Jan 7, 2011

BC194 Color Challenge

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Hello and welcome to the first BC Challenge of the New Year.  For this challenge we were to use the colors:
Brown, Green and Yellow. 
I started to panic a little when I couldn't locate any DP with those 3 colors in it.  However I persevered and came up with this card.

My card base is Chocolate Chip layered with Pear Pizzazz and some DP from Cosmo Cricket (DeLovely) line.  A favorite of mine from last year.  I added a border of Daffodil Delight punched with an EK Success punch (Daisy Scallop).
The focal piece was already stamped and colored and laying in a box of "project" hopefuls.  You know stuff you start but never quite get to a card but you hate to throw it out because you never know when it might come in handy.  Yep, it came in handy.
The stamp is from a retired SU set:  Sun Ripened II - It was stamped with Basic Brown ink on Very Vanilla cs and colored with markers.  It was crumpled and spritzed with homemade shimmer spray and dusted with some Aztec Gold Powder as well. I added some Brown Twill ribbon, 3 brown brads and the sentiment from Mint Motif (Very Square Sentiments).

I really like how this turned out and am happy to have used up one of my scrap "hopefuls." 

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Hope the start of 2011 is going well for you.

24 comments:

Rose said...

Love the colors and layout. I had Sunriped I and II, you must have had that hopeful sitting around quite awhile. Great job putting this whole card together. Beautiful work.

Elena said...

I like how the hopefuls turned into a gorgeous card! Love the distress look you created, Ida!

GCgirl said...

This turned out so lovely! It's great that you got to use an already completed image too...the crumpled/distressed look just makes it for me :0).

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh pretty! Great way to use up those scraps and the colors!

Tami Black said...

Ida,

I just love your positivity! Project Hopefuls...what a great name! I call mine Rejects and perhaps that is I have such a large pile! Your card is awesome and I'm sure it will find a happy home.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Thinking of You card! Great design, love the crumpled/distressed look of your focal panel.

BarbaraW said...

Pretty image against that beautiful background paper.

JP Card Crazy said...

Ida beautiful card and take on this weeks colors!!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love it,Ida. The lemon is perfect!! Great card.

Allison said...

Look how that turned out! Awesome! I cannot do distressing but you totally worked it!

Basement Stamper said...

Ida this card is gorgeous and the image is perfect with these colors. Beautiful!

Lisa Bohler said...

Lovely use of the colors...very elegant!

Lisa Bohler said...

(I don't know if my first comment came through...) Very pretty use of the colors...elegantly done!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very pretty Ida, just perfect!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so beautiful Ida! It's very elegant and the layout is sensational! Wonderfully done! :D

Linda Monroe said...

This is such a fun image. i love the fruit and flower stamps. i too throw so many 'partially made' things in a box. I really need to just take a weekend and challenge myself to make 12 cards with stuff in that box. The card is great. love the colors and the paper you chose. Happy New Year.

maryr917 said...

this is such a pretty card ida-I love the focal image and your mix of gorgeous dp-my new year is off to a good start we are visiting with our new granddaughter in san francisco

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a pretty card! You nailed this challenge!

Nikki Bond said...

This is gorgeous...Love the vintage feel of it!

njburk said...

Ida--I love your projects--you always do such a nice job--no exception here. Love the little punched border--it's great. Hugs, N

Tammy Hershberger said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Ida! You rocked those colors! I love what you did to embellish the main image panel!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Ida. Great use of the colors and that image is perfect with the vintage style. :o)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beauitful IDA! Love the stamp choice and the shabby wrinkled look is perfect!

Lori said...

This is lovely, Ida! Love the distressed look you created on your image panel. I'm always glad when I can use up one of my "hopefuls," too.