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!

19 comments:

Tami Black said...

Ida,

I love this card! I love the way the colors blend and how you used the Chocolate Chip ink! I think it's gorgeous!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh no, Ida! I think these colors are fabulous together and your card is beautiful! You rocked those colors! LOVE that layout, and the embossing! And I just love silhouette flowers, too! I might have to give this color combo a try!

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Ida! And these colors looks so good together! Love the stamp set you chose! So gentle! Really love the flowers that you stamped on the background! Love your idea with the pearlx powder too!

Selene Kempton said...

It's amazing how soft a bright color combination can look. This is so soft and beautiful!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh I bet the shimmer on this is PERFECT! This is GORGEOUS!

Lorie said...

Beautiful!

Christi said...

This is beautiful! I love that layout!

Nikki Bond said...

Very serene...love it! {SMILES}

Allison said...

This is durn pretty! And I have a similar CC this weekend to do...thanks for the inspiration!

Connie said...

Very pretty, Ida!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Ida! You did such a lovely job with these colors! Enjoy your weekend! :D

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful, love the addition of the shimmer to the card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

You did a gorgeous job blending these colors together! Love the layout too! TFS

Marcia said...

I love the mix of the colours you used, it makes this a really 'peaceful' card to look at. Also love how you did a long card!

:) Marcia P

Rachel Hope said...

:) Way to go for it Ida! I think you worked these colors very well....and now I Really have to have that set!

Lori said...

Ida, this is gorgeous! It reminds me of a sunset.

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty! Great layout and love the shimmer!

Patti Chesky said...

Ida, it's not too bright. It's perfect. The stamp set you chose works perfectly with the sketch. Fabulous card!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

Your persistance paid off! What a cute card! Love the texture on the curry piece!