Sep 18, 2009
BC117 - Life is....
Good Morning! - Is anyone else glad today is Friday!!! - I know I'm ready for the weekend. - Still recovering from the cold/sinus infection I had last week but starting to feel human again. - So are you ready for a "Color Challenge" this week from the Blogger Challenge group. - This week Lisa "our list mom" gave us a doozie in my opinion. The colors are: Chocolate, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Neutrals as needed. - Okay I like these colors but just not together. I searched and searched my paper stash for some DP that had these colors but alas none was to be found. I switched gears for awhile and found a card layout that I really liked in the CTMH (Close To My Heart) catalog and even had a similiar stamp set to the one that was used so I decided to go with that. The problem was that darn, Crushed Curry color as it just didn't seem to go with the other colors but I used it anyway and this card is the result of my efforts. At this point I'm thinking that maybe I should have made my card base Chocolate but I didn't have a full piece to use so I went with the Crushed (almost said, cursed) piece instead.
My stamps are from Papertrey Ink (Life set by Lisa Johnson) I stamped the images with Chocolate Chip ink on the Melon Mambo CS. Then I added a Crushed Curry piece ran through the Cuttlebug using the Textile Embossing folder and dusted it with Gold PearlX powder. The sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla cs with Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip inks. I stamped the leaf branch on VV with Crushed Curry ink and distressed the edges with Chocolate Chip ink. I added a piece of Chocolate Chip cs that I pierced and photo corners of Chocolate Chip to complete the card.
So now that you've seen my card (Did you check out the close-up)...I used some homemade shimmer spray (basically hairspray with the gold pearlx powder) to add some shimmer to the card. Now it's your turn to play with the challenge. If you don't have the exact colors why not try similar colors. - Also don't forget to check out the other BC members blogs to see what they did with the challenge.
Have a great weekend!