Monthly Colour Challenge September Results Gallery

Apologies that this is a bit lot. So much has happened that it sadly got popped to one side.

Some stunning creations have been sent through though – fancy taking a look?

As ever, first up are your creations.

Judy Del Perugia

Judy says, “Well!……….. when I saw the colours of this month’s challenge my heart sank as I don’t usually gravitate towards the ‘hot’ spectrum but hey ho I persevered and came up with no less than 3 projects:

Pics 1 & 2 are of an old biscuit tin that I decided to have a go at upcycling. To cover the lid I embossed about 5 random folders in white card and cut them into rectangles and squares. I stuck them to the lid in a haphazard fashion with pva glue then covered the whole tin in black gesso. When it was dry I attacked the lid with all sorts of products mostly from DecoArt and Pebeo – must admit I had a bit of trouble getting enough colour to come through! I then stenciled and coloured a large flower onto white card cut it out and stuck it on! The base of the tin was easier I just took hessian from my crafty stash and coloured it with inkpads and stuck it round. Then I sealed the whole tin with DecoArt matt medium.
Pic 3 is a card made using a Leonie Pujol embossing folder and heart die along with Tattered Lace tuck-in dies, MDF hearts and paper roses – the whole lot is coloured using distress inkpads
Pic 4 I decided to go more minimalistic with this card using a Stampin Up Totally Trees stamp set and a sentiment from Stamps Away – again using Distress Inks. This was the quickest ever card to make and I have to confess it’s my favourite of the 3 projects! But then that’s me – a mere simple soul!!!
So big thanks to you John for making me come out of my ‘colour rut’ I really enjoyed it and won’t shy away from the hot colours in future

John says, “For someone that didn’t like the colours you have really excelled and created some awesome projects Judy! Hoping that October’s colours will be more to your liking.”

Laura Shropshire

Laura says, “Hi! I found your blog nearly a year ago when googling ideas for my new Inkadinkado stamping gear sets (I snagged two sets — one square, one oval — on clearance at Michael’s for 80% off!!).

So, I have been following you ever since. This month it just so happened that your color (<—- no U, ah ha, I am American and live in Virginia) challenge includes the very same colors I was planning to use for a birthday card for an uncle.

I’d love to share the card with you.”

John says, “Welcome! Wow, what a bargain! Very excited that these creations have been shared all the way from Virginia, USA! They are very stunning and I am sure that your uncle will love the creation that you sent him.

Consider your card shared with me, and the rest of the world!”

Lola Radnoti


Lola says, “Hello John, attached is my “entry” into your Colour Challenge for September – Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed.

The flowers are stamped with the three colours (2 of each colour); the stamp is one of Michael Strong’s rubber stamps.  The papers are all Kaszazz papers and flowers and patterned papers are all distressed with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.
I am also sending this to our Michael Strong Group email, I hope you don’t mind.  I’m sure there are people in that group who would be interested in your blogs if not already receiving them.”

John says, “I was over the moon that someone from the USA had submitted a design but now I have Australia in the same blog post too – it’s just too exciting! Anyway, just wanted to say that I love the juxtaposition between old and new in this design – very effective!

Be my guest and share these blog posts with all and everyone – the more the merrier!”

Penny Harriss


Penny says, “Here is my submission for the monthly colour challenge.

I have used the three colours stated – barn door, spiced marmalade and mustard seed.  I used my acrylic block to stamp the colours onto some photo paper.  I did this twice so I could add a die cut butterfly.  A sentiment was stamped onto the image and all added to a small card.  The colours come out just stunning on photo paper.

Hope you like it.”

John says, “I love it Penny! The colours really do have an intensity I’ve not seen before – what a fantastic idea! Such a wonderful sentiment too.”

Want to see a couple that I made? Well, sadly I didn’t get chance to have a play this month.

Bit silly when you can’t even take part in your own challenge isn’t it?! Sheesh.

Ah well, I will just have to pull my finger out for next time.

Hopefully the stunning creations above will be enough to satiate your creative appetite this time around – they should because they are amazing!

Thanks for the catch up and I’ll see you again soon.

J :)


2 thoughts on “Monthly Colour Challenge September Results Gallery

  1. Hi John

    September’s three colours are three of my favourite distress ink colours. I love making backgrounds with them and stamping or adding die cut silhouettes on top. I was hoping to join in but time seems to melt away and my minutes of having energy and seeing straight are snapped up straight away- don’t know where the month has gone!

    Well done to all those who took part, all very stunning projects. I love that you’ve had submissions from the US and Australia.

    I intend to join in one day but for now I’ll just enjoy the beautiful works of art submitted by others.

    Have a great week John and everyone.

    T x

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