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On the first Sunday of the month, at 6pm UK time, we will set a new challenge which will close on the 28th of that month at midday. The DT will pick their top three favourites and you could win a prize and join us as a Guest Designer. Winners are posted on the first Sunday in the month (midday usually) before the new challenge - don't forget to come and check if you are a winner.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Challenge #9 2013 Dark and Bright and Don't be Square - use a very dark colour with very bright colour (not black and white) and no squares or rectangles.

Welcome back to Quirky Craft's Challenge Blog! Please scroll down to the post below (or click here) to see if you were a winner of our last challenge.

It is my turn (Cazzy) to set the challenge and I want to see one very dark colour and one very bright colour as the main colour scheme of your project - this means you can only use two colours, except for white - no white allowed unless it is part of an image or sentiment!
Images can include additional colours (including white). As well as that you should not have any squares or rectangles on your project (layout pages can be normal but nothing on them should be square or rectangular). That is all then, simples!

Examples of colours you could use:
Black - bright green
Black - bright pink
Black - bright orange
Black - bright yellow
Black - bright blue
Dark Green - bright green
Dark Green - bright pink
Dark Green - bright orange
Dark Green - bright blue (maybe that would clash)
Navy or dark blue with any of the above brights,
Very dark red or purple, with any of the above brights,
and so on.
 Don't forget - no white allowed except for images and sentiments!

Our sponsors this time are:

Stitchy Bear are providing first and third prizes of $8 and $2 respectively.

Digital Delights are providing a $5 voucher to our second prize winner.

Here are some lovely examples from the team to inspire you.

Guest Designer Manderly

Mandy, who is also on the Stitchy DT, said: I used Sizzix and Nellie Snellen circle dies to make this bright and dark easel card.  The image is StitchyBear's Butterfly Profile, colored with Prisma Pencils.  Cropped a few butterflies from her hair, enlarged them, and covered them with Glossy Accents and glitter.  The flowers and pearls are by Wild Orchard Crafts and they lay on a Memory Box die called Elegant Scroll.

Guest Designer Coops (Nic)
Nic used Butter Blue from Stitchy, and said: it's a triple oval easel and I have gone with dark purple and light bright green for the colours. I love the image, she is fantastic.

Guest Designer Jessie

Jessie used Little Tiggy Tiger from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps, and coloured the image in the same colours as her background, she said it took ages to make the flowers and originally she was going to use black and pink.

 I used Little Tiggy Tiger on this little easel card, and kept it fairly plain apart from adding some pearl flat backs, I love this bright green card and it matches Tiggy's eyes! I typed the sentiment and printed it, die cut it with an oval Nestie and added a flower and gem which I coloured with my bright green Promarker to match. I cut the card with a Quickutz die, now I just need to make a small envelope.

My colour choices were yellow and black (with skin tones for the hands).  This is a page of my journal which was made using mustard seed distress ink layered up to create different depths of colour.  I generated triangular rays of sun out from the hands and then stamped into them using a variety of stamps.  I then mounted the Praying hands image from Stitchy Bear, rummed it in black and put the words of the Lord's Prayer round the edge.  I finished off with little touches of sakura star dust pen.

 My colours of choice were indigo and silver. I fingerpainted using three colours of acrylic paint to make the smudgy background. The image is 'Starry Eyed' from Stitchy Bear - gorgeous or what?! I coloured her in using Prismacolor pencils, which are great for blending, and then I added some little doodles with a silver gel pen. The text reads: Never forget who you are little star. Never forget how to dream (Madonna lyrics). I hope you all have big fun with this challenge!

Doris - is not very well and is under doctor's orders to stay off the computer for 36 hours. She will have a lovely project to show us all when she is well enough, which might be the reminder post next week.

Lyn - where is she????

Here I am my darlings! (((wave)) sorry I'm late, did you miss me?? Here's my card (at last) I've used Stitchy Bear's Digital Stamp called Lovestuck I've 3D-ed him and coloured with ProMarkers and added him to a bottle shaped card (Template on my blog)along with die-cuts and embossing. The font used in the sentiment is a freebie, link on my blog. All the black is card but all the gold/yellow is white card, coloured with a Promarker!

Look out for our reminder post next week for some more examples from the team.

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Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

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  1. Wow, what *gorgeous* DT cards! Fabulous colour schemes and such beautiful colouring of the images.

    Thrilled to see some creations using my digi stamps - Manderly's colouring on Butterfly Profile is just stunning and I love how she's layered some of the butterflies and added glitter and Glossy Accents. Just beautiful!

    And I loooove the intense blue and silver of Daire's creation using Starry-Eyed - the detail on the hair in particular is fabulous! :)

    Ali (Stitchy Bear Creator - Alipeeps' Art)

  2. Oh thank you Ali! I loved working with the image too, it was really hard for me to pick between that one, the Butterfly Profile and the Peacock Profile, they're all just stunning!

    Daire x

  3. Lovely challenge as always and great inspiration from the Team. See you next time!!! Thanks again! :-)




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