Card Concept Challenge #1: Colours

There's a new challenge blog that's caught my eye and I wanted to get in on the inaugural challenge...The Card Concept.  It has the neatest idea behind it.  The Design Team represents 6 different style themes and the challenge for players is to use the bi-weekly theme to make a card in one of those "styles".  What are the styles you ask?
Clean & Simple
Clean & Layered
Clean & Graphic
Freestyle Collage
Shabby Chic
Classy & Elegant

This is a challenge that is "just right" for every style of crafter.  Sounds fun, don't you think?  Here's the inspiration photo for Challenge #1:
Such a beautiful color combination to work with for the first challenge.

I found a pack of patterned paper (MME Lost & Found Madison Avenue) that I have had for the longest time...every single piece was the right color for this challenge.  I used the Papertrey Ink Coverplate Hexagon die, cut it with 5 different pieces of patterned paper and just started mixing and matching the different papers to come up with a random pattern.  I cut a Lil Inker On the Diagonal die in pink patterned paper and wrapped some chevron twill ribbon around it and tied a nice poofy bow.  The sentiment tag is tied on with twine and stamped with one of Papertrey Ink's Fillable Frame stamps.
I am having a tough time making a final decision about what style this is.  Normally, most of my cards are Clean and Layered, but this one has the bow and stickpin so I am guessing it is a combination of Clean and Layered and Classy and Elegant.  I guess the experts over at the Card Concept will have to make the final determination!  


Joyce said...

This is gorgeous no matter how you label it. I forgot how much I love that hexagon plate, and how beautiful it looks all filled in. You are right that you found the perfect patterned pad for it. And, I love how you used that diagonal die, yummy ribbon and a sentiment tag. This is one phenomenal card.

Deepti said...

Wow this is remarkable :) love all those patterns in hexagon. simple stunning!

Deepti said...

Wow this is remarkable :) love all those patterns in hexagon. simple stunning!

Marybeth said...

I'm going to call this style just gorgeous! Love this card Cathy . I totally forgot I wanted to play this one because of the your bow with pins!

This is so pretty, and those colors are exactly spot-on for this challenge! That bow -- it's simply amazing, and truly elegant. Such a lovely card. Perfect little tag, too! Bev

KimCreate said...

Your card is sooo pretty! I love the diecut background and the bow. I know, it's hard to try to figure out what that styles are!

Lindsey said...

This card is absolutely warm and beautiful. Adore the patterns you mixed. And the way the bow angles across the front...incredible!

wow, I luv this....super glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

sparkle & shine *~*

Judith said...

Hello Cathy,
Thank you for sharing such pretty cards with us. I like your style, so I became a follower of your blog.
Thanks again for your kind comment on my blog!
Have a nice weekend,

Cathy this is fantastic, I love the hexagons and that paper is wowie! Thank you so much for joining us for the first Card Concept challenge!

Lisa said...

Very pretty card Cathy! Love your ribbon adorned with the pretty pin!

Amazing card Cathy...just amazing. I love what you did with your hexagon plate that I always tend to forget that I have. You made the sweetest bow too, adds so much beauty to your card.

Greta said...

Wowzer! I so adore this card--every detail!

Oh my goodness - this card is totally amazing! I love how you've used the challenge colours! Truly amazing! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Cathy! I love the yummy papers you used and that ribbon is scrumptious! I don't use much ribbon on my cards but I love seeing it used beautifully like you did here. That triple bow is amazing!

Cathy, this a fabulous. I never thought to use patterned fun. So glad you joined us this week at The Card Concept.

Geri said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Definitely and BEAUTIFULLY clean & layered! You sure have a knack for combing elements...DP, colors and the sweet little extras (like that awesome stick pin) to create a visual extravaganze of color! Perfectly designed, impeccable craftsmanship (so neat & tidy), a bow that really does make me drool (can't tie a nice bow no matter how hard I try!) and a lovely staged photograph!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your stunning creation with us at the first ever Card Concept Challenge. Another fun challenge is on tap...hope to see your card in the gallery :)

Geri said...

Oh my goodness! What a pleasant surprise! I guess I should have read my e-mails sooner! Glad to hear the great news! Your work rocks!!!

Lynn said...

Cathy, I am staring at this gorgeous card...I love the patterns and the! It is amazing!

WOW Cathy!! I LOVE this card!! So beautiful! I love your design and the big ribbon looks awesome here!!
Thank you so much for joining us The Card Concept!!

~Tammy~ said...

Cathy, this is clearly genius use of the colors! Stunning! I bought several pads of that paper because I loved it so! Love love love this!!!

What a marvelous card Cathy! Love the colorful hexagon background, and your gorgeous chevron bow! spot on for the challenge!

Sharron said...

Love the hexagons and you used the perfect patterned papers. They couldn't be better and you used them so well! Love your gorgeous bow, especially pretty on the angled cardstock.

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Cathy!! I LOVE it! What a GREAT color combo, and the PPs are PERFECT for it!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Beautiful card Cathy! I love the gorgeous details especially the bow! Soooooo pretty!

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