Jul 18, 2008

BC Wk. 56 - Color "Challenged!"



Happy Friday! - It's time for another Challenge from the Blogger's Challenge Group. - This week we were assigned a "Color" challenge and I must say it most certainly was a CHALLENGE!

The colors we were given were: Sahara Sand, Mellow Moss, Regal Rose, Blue Bayou and Really Rust. Mind you I rarely (if ever) use that many colors for a card. I started out trying to figure out first what stamp set to use and then some kind of a layout that I liked and how to fit all those colors in as well. This was not an easy task but I'm happy with the outcome of my card.

My card base is: Sahara Sand which I stamped the En Francais BG stamp in Really Rust ink (that was the color I was having a hard time with for this challenge.)

Then I added a piece of Mellow Moss that I ran through the Cuttlebug with the (Birds and Swirls) embossing Folder. I distressed the emboss piece by lightly running it over my Mellow Moss ink pad. Then I ran a small strip of Regal Rose card stock down the side to offset the 2 pieces of card stock.

My focal image is from the SU set (Always) which I just love. I stamped the bird with Blue Bayou ink on Sahara Sand and then stamped one of the small flowers with the Regal Rose on White card stock and punched out just the center with a 1/4" circle punch. I highlighted it with a Spica Clear Glitter Pen. I stamped the sentiment with Really Rust ink. This was cut out using Nestabilities Rectangle Dies. I mounted the piece on Blue Bayou and also embossed it with a Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangle Die.

I stamped the flower with Regal Rose ink on Whisper White card stock and punched it out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch, colored it with the Spica Clear Glitter Pen and then mounted it on Mellow Moss punched with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch. Then I added a Mellow Moss Eyelet. The focal image and flower were mounted on the card using foam mounting tape.

So there you have it. - Now don't forget to check out all the other members projects by clicking on the Blogger's Challenge Icon on my side bar.

18 comments:

MJ said...

What a terrific job you did laying out those colors. I love the rust for the script background and you really made the Real Rose work! Great card.

Barb Hardeman said...

What a wonderful job you did with this challenge Ida. I think we all had a struggle with the color choices. Your card is just great.

Nikki Bond said...

This turned out gorgeous! Very shabby chic! Great job this week! {SMILES}

Chrissy D said...

While this was a challenge, you did a BEAUTIFUL job! Great card! TFS!

Sheryl said...

All the colors worked well on your card, Ida. Very pretty!

Patti Chesky said...

This is such a pretty card. It was really a difficult challenge this week, but you did a fabulous job with it!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful job! Who would have thought these colors would work with each other?!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great layout to work in this weeks colors - it's beautiful!

Connie said...

Yes, a true challenge, but you met it beautifully! I looked at using that set, too. Great job!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is gorgeous Ida! What a wonderful way to use all of these colors! The bird turned out beautifully! :D

Suzanne said...

This is terrific.

Beckie said...

You pulled it together beautifully!

Marcia said...

Well you pulled off one of the best (and worst) challenges ever seen. Great effort.

Marcia
www.thestampspot.wordpress.com

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, this image is gorgeous.

Lori said...

This is so pretty, Ida! The bird image works so nicely with the embossed images.

Lisa Bohler said...

The "split" look of the layout really works to get all of those colors in! Great job with this beautiful card!

apigonfire said...

I love all of these colors together! Your layout is great - I love the mix of the embossed background and the word background. Very nice.
~Kendra

Elena said...

Very beautiful! Love the colors a lot!!! The image is gorgeous!