Thursday, 5 August 2010

PDCC#41 - brick red, yellow ochre, off white!


I love the photo Julie chose for this week's colour challenge from The Play Date Cafe,  but I did exclaim 'yikes Julie!' when I saw the colours she picked out.


If colours are a bit daunting, it's always worth remembering that you can put two of the colours together, then just add the third as an accent.  This is how I was reassuring myself when the Graphic 45 Communique tags caught my eye!


I don't buy many papers, but these really called to me as I loved the vintage typewriter images.  If anyone knows a good set of stamps with typewriters on I'd love to know (the Cavalinni one is a bit small).


My old text papers are naturally off white, and I had the yellow ochre paint out for another project, and there was the brick red on the papers :)  One of those cards that came together very quickly :)

This is a scheduled post as I'm away on my holidays so please forgive me for not visiting you back when you leave a comment.  I'll catch up when I'm home so I'd still love to hear from you :)  Don't forget to visit the rest of the DTs blogs and see what exciting things they've done with these colours.

31 comments:

  1. Always so gorgeous! Love what you did with these colors. It really goes to show you can make it work ; )
    love ya for gettin' it done! xx

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  2. fab piece..love those colours :))

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  3. Smashing card, such a great idea. Annette

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  4. I love this. That pic of the typewriter is great! Hope you didn't get too wet yesterday!!

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  5. Awesome card. Love the torn edges and effect of the typewriter on the white background. Hope you are having a fab holiday!

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  6. I think this is one of those which will look absolutely wonderful in real life but a photo doesn't do it justice. I love it.

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  7. OOh how nice. I LOVE these colours. Hope u r having happy hols :-)

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  8. Wonderful collage of images, love that typewriter!

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  9. I love, love, love this card!!! When I saw it over at PDCC, I had to come and have a closer look, see how it was put together. I love that you not only used the colors of the challenge, but you've managed to capture that feeling of layers, of the buildings stacked one atop the other as they ascend that gorgeous cliffside. I will certainly have to play in this one! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. oh the combination of the colors is so beautiful. I'd never have imagined that you were a bit doubtful about them in the beginning! Don't you just love it when things come together so easy

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  11. Love your details on this card...very inspiring!

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  12. This card REALLY rocks! Great job!!!

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  13. As always Sarah this is an amazing creation!

    Sarah x

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  14. Hope you're having a wonderful holiday! LOVE this Sarah, it's FAB. I love those vintage typewriters too, they are gorgeous!

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  15. This is just fab and I love the typewriter!

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  16. October Afternoon has a stamp set with a Fab typewrite in it-called Thrift Shop. There is one in my ebay store right now.
    Your card is fantastic!!

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  17. I love the vintage typewriter image! It reminds me of when I had one!!!! Gorgeous card!

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  18. Boy, am I loving the creativity of this group (PDCC)! Style, design, color - a wonderful example that expresses this challenge perfectly! Your card is very appealing.

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  19. I love this is card, it is so beautiful and different to many others.

    Lots of Greetings
    Janna

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  20. I love Graphic 45 papers and this typewriter image just rocks!

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  21. Fab creation! I think Crafty Secrets do vintage typewriters - if you havent seen them already :)

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  22. DROOLING--I just loooooooooooove this card! It is beautifully done--great white space--great papers! Lush mix of everything:) You are SUPER TALENTED! I just love it! Great great great---GREATNESS all around:) LOVE you!

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  23. This is superb Sarah! Looks so fresh and elegant. Absolutely love it!!!!! Love the use of white space and the balance you have created.

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  24. Love the vintage typewriter, a great image. Works so well with these colours. Nice to see something a little different in an image, love it and your style. Tracy Evans x

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  26. Beautiful card! I love what you did with the colors. If you are looking for a nice vintage typewriter, Lindsay's Stamp Stuff offers a digital stamp that you can size according to your needs. 17 digital stamps for $5.00, you will love them! Steampunk Style Stamps I hope you like it! ~Diane

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  27. This card made me gasp! I always get SO inspired by your wonderful, eclectic style - this is AWESOME! I love that YOU love vintage type writers!!! I have developed a huge love for them, too... S/U! has a great one in a set of like vintagey special items such as an old fan, typewriter, baby buggy, etc. - they are very old and very well drawn, which is huge for me! Anyway, your card is stunning! I'm all twitchy with crafty excitement! Yipeeeee!

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  28. Wonderful!!! Love your blog!!
    Cynthia......Cynnie

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