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Saturday, December 6, 2008

BC#76 -- Color Combination


This is an "interesting" color combination......but, I think it works! Must be because of that new theory, "brown is the new black!!" The brown...or in this case, Close to Cocoa.....seems to ground these colors. One more interesting fact: these are colors in the new SU DSP pack in the Holiday Mini, Frosty Day. However, I do not own any of this new paper....since I really need to use up some of what I already have on hand, I didn't purchase it! Some of the cards and projects I've seen with this paper have been spectacular, but, I'm still not comfortable with these as Christmas colors! So, when using these colors for our Challenge this week, I did not make a holiday card, but made a friendship, or thank you card instead. We still need those, right?...even at this time of the year!


This layout has been floating around lately since it was a challenge on SCS recently, and it works perfectly for this card, doesn't it?!! The base of the card is Close to Cocoa and each strip of color was stamped with a set I haven't really used in awhile, Seeing Spots. Once I decided on the layout and stamp set, this card really was fairly quick....only that faux stitching took a bit of time.


So, what do you think of this color combination: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White?


Stamps: Seeing Spots, Best Yet
Inks: White Craft
CS: Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue, Tangerine Tango
Misc: White Gel Pen, On Board Chipboard*, Wide White Grosgrain Ribbon**, White Mini Brads**

*Retired--from last catalog
**Non SU: Ribbon is from Offray; Brads are from American Craft
Thanks for stopping by....and hope you will visit the others who participate!! You KNOW it's always fun to stop by and see what they've been up to!!

14 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Hey Barb - what a great card, and such wonderful way to highlight the colors in the challenge! I really like how you carried the same stamped images on all three of your panels. Wonderful look!

Kerry Donovan-Casey said...

WOW! Barb you did a great job for not loving this challenge!!

Leona said...

gorgoeus colours here on the colour combo....

i love your design aswell.... fabby

Lisa Bohler said...

That is a great layout. I love all of the detail with the faux stitching and all of the spotted circles! Cute!

Nikki Bond said...

This looks great...love the color blocking and the stiching around the edges is wonderful! Beautiful job! {SMILES}

Marcia P said...

Love it, love it, love it. This is such a refreshing card to look at and you have given me new hope for my Seeing Spots which is always overlooked!

:) Marcia

Lisa Somerville said...

Great card Barb - love the addition of the Faux Stitching to the layout

Christina said...

I like the colors togetther just not one I would have thought up KWIM? But I love your card!

Rachel Hope said...

Great job with these colores!

MJ said...

This is great Barb! I love the seeing spots stamped on the papers, looks like dp. Great job on this! Love the big flower focal point too.

Connie said...

Love what you did with this color challenge!

Chrissy D said...

Barb - You did an AMAZING job with these colors AND the SCS SKetch Challenge! I love this card -

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is great card Barbara! Love the way you did the different panels! Great way to combine all of the colors! :D

Robin Merriman said...

How did I miss this card Barbara? It's really beautiful - great job!

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