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Friday, April 17, 2009

Bloggers' Challenge -- Color Combo

Hmmmm.....Sage Shadow, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, and a neutral......sounds good! Wait a minute.....Always Artichoke AND Sage Shadow---together, in one card? Yikes! Now those are 2 colors I would NEVER put together.....that made it kind of difficult. I pulled out those colors onto my desktop and studied them awhile. OK, the Chocolate Chip and a neutral...that's easy and will tame the colors. But then Sahara Sand was thrown in......well, you get the picture, I'm sure! Not an easy task using these colors together.

The first step was to stamp this tree in Sage Shadow, color in the trunk and branches right over top with a Chocolate Chip Marker, and then kind of "thump" in some extra shading on the leaves with the Always Artichoke Marker....then onto a Chocolate Chip layer. So far, so good!.....I was a woman on a mission, and my discard pile grew! LOL
Somehow I came up with this card and although a very simple layout, I think it works! ALL the materials used in the making of this card are SU....except for the "embossed" background, which is the Texturized Embossing Folder by ProvoCraft. When ink is swiped directly over the raised edges, it reminds me of pressed tin. Notice the Sage Shadow background uses my very favorite of all the Texturz plates.....that's because it creates a subtle textured paper. So, what do you think? Do these colors work, or what?!!
Thanks for stopping by....now it's time to go visit the other Bloggers' to see their beautiful creations. See you there!
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Inks: Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow
CS: Natural Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Sahara Sand
Misc: Hoizontal Slot Punch, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Texturz Plate (Kit #4), Cutter Kit (for distressing), Texturized Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Chocolate Chip Marker, Always Artichoke Marker

21 comments:

Lisa said...

I see you had the same feelings I did about the color combo! Your card turned out very pretty!

PaperAddictJenn said...

Wow--that is beautiful! I've looked at that tree stamp before and passed it right over. I love how it stands out on the Sahara Sand.

Shona said...

Great job with the colors! You made it look easy! I'm anxious to play with it tomorrow.

Barb Hardeman said...

It was a difficult combination, but you pulled it together so beautifully.

Rachel Hope said...

Wow...lovely!

Lisa Bohler said...

LOVE the texture highlighted with the cc ink! Very pretty card!

Christina said...

Well I can see why it was difficult but you did a great job pulling it off!

Basement Stamper said...

I think you did a great job on your card. I agree this was a tough color combo if you didn't have the DSP to work with.

Ida P. Krause said...

Nicely done and yes the colors do work on this card. Very serene feeling.

Lisa Somerville said...

You card came together nicely - love the highlighting of the CB folders.

Robin Merriman said...

Beautiful job Barb! Love the textures together.

Connie said...

Great card! I love that set...colors are perfect for it!

Claudia said...

very beautiful!

Nikki Bond said...

Love the elegance! Gorgeous! {SMILES}

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Oh this is so pretty! You did a great job with the challenge!!

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Barb! You're right about the look of the ProvoCraft embossing folder--it definitely looks like pressed tin.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautifully done Barbara! I almost embossed my Sahara Sand panel with that folder too...lol! We really were thinking alike! :D

Lisa Maco said...

Very pretty!

Patrice Pierce said...

Very pretty! The colors are great for your card! LOL

Connie Paxman said...

Posting late on this challenge..but love what you did and cuttlebug folder really complimented the card.
connie paxman

StampingSelene said...

This is so stunning, I just love this set and what you did with it!

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