Saturday, April 16, 2011

JUST ADD INK #64 - CHOCOLATE WRAPPER COLOUR CHALLENGE

This week's challenge over at Just Add Ink is to draw inspiration from the colours on the wrapper of our favourite chocolate bar.

Well ... one of my favourites is wrapped in a colour combination that is NOT easy to translate to a card!  I wanted to use only Stampin' Up! products, but there's no blue in our range that matches.  Whilst the colour isn't 100% true on-screen, it is a deep purplish-blue, but nowhere near Concord Crush.  I've dug into my stash of card, risen to the challenge, and come up with a little 10cm square card:





Here is my 'inspiration piece' (NB: not an empty wrapper - how restrained am I? LOL), alongside the card, so you can see how I've used the colours, some gold embossing, and a small leaf pattern:



Stamps: Bring on the Cake, Sweet Summer (Sale-a-bration set, NLA)
Card: Blue cardstock from stash, Early Espresso, Brushed Gold
Ink: Versamark inkpad
Other: Scallop Edge border punch, Gold embossing powder, Square Lattice embossing folder, Early Espresso 5/8" grosgrain ribbon

11 comments:

Sam said...

Beautiful card Christine! Love the gold embossed cake, and texture at the top.

I have never seen or heard of that chocolate before. I think I would remember if I had because the blue and gold of the wrapper is a striking combo.

:o)
Sam.

Nikki Spencer said...

So classy!!! love the colour inspiration, one of yours? How good are you not to nibble...LOL

Bronwyn Eastley said...

I haven't seen that choccie!! Love all the gold embossing and texture on your card. Great job with the colour match too.

Kerry said...

Oooh choccy, you know how to get my attention!The card is a fab, you have really captured it well, looks almost good enough to eat.I bet the choccy bar didn't last long after the photo was taken.LOL.

Corinna said...

What a fabulous entry for the challenge! You've emulated the wrapper so well - right down to the embossing on the front! Fantastic

Christine Henderson said...

Very clever and imaginative and creative...your trademarks!

Gina said...

ooh love that chocolate too!!..and you've done a great job on your card!
thanks for visiting my blog too. Cheers, Gina

Patrice said...

Your card is terrific, and matches your choccie bar perfectly. Love that embossing.

I haven't ever come across this bar before.

xox

KimB said...

Lovely (sweet) card Christine. Love the lattice at the top and the gold embossed cake sentiment. Hmm - I've seen this chocolate but not tried it yet......
Kim

delysc said...

Fabulous card Christine! love the layered scallops

H2 :) said...

Scrumptious & striking card! (Haven't seen the chocolate before.) :)