Thursday, July 2, 2009

{A Color Challenge}

Every week when Dawn McVey puts her color challenge up I swear I will get to it---and then the time passes and I don't. Color IS a challenge for me, so I tend to put it off. I decided I had no excuses today, and I went for it---here's the picture for the challenge. You still have plenty of time to get in on it if you want.


I actually made another card first and I hated it---I had finished all the elements, but when I put it together it just looked BAD---so I threw it out. REALLY---the things I could keep I did, but a few elements I just needed to throw out! :)

Anyway, I don't have Soft Stone cardstock (HORRORS----a Papertrey cardstock I don't own---I seriously think it's the only one.....wouldn't you know?I guess I *NEED* it, huh?) SOOOOO, I used Sahara Sand instead. It truly looked a little more gray in my room, but when I brought it out in the dining room to photograph it, it doesn't look very gray at all. I had some Basic Gray from SU, but it still looked too dark---it would have looked better than this, I think---oh well! C'est la Vie--I had fun anyway! I started with a 5 x 5 card of Sahara Sand. I stamped the damask star from Star Prints in three colors on to Stamper's Select White cardstock. Then I stamped the sentiment from the same set in Memento Tuxedo Black. I "boxed it all in" with a black Uniball pen.....no Copic multiliner for me----I don't own one, so I used what I had! :) I layered that image with Raspberry Fizz and Pure Poppy papers. I tied some saddle stitch ribbon around the whole card (I cut a hole in the fold of the card) and then added three buttons to embellish---there it is! I hope you enjoyed it---and go try this challenge yourself---it was much easier when I went with SIMPLE---the first one was much too complicated and it just looked bad!

Thanks for looking! Have a great day~

Stamps: Star Prints
Paper: Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, SS White (PTI), Sahara Sand (SU!),
Ink: Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf (PTI), Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Saddle Stitch True Black ribbon, Vintage buttons (PTI), Foof-a-la button (red--gotta get some pure poppy buttons, people!), Uniball black pen

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

LOVE your card!!

Randee E said...

Very pretty card! I love the stars :0)

Maureen P said...

this is fabulous! Love the border around the main image :)

Ann said...

Very cool card! Great job with the colors!

Sharnee Torrents said...

This is completely and utterly and totally amazing!! WOW! those stars, how clever to have them half stamped! It's sooooooooooo effective! I LOVE IT!! It's a top pick guaranteed, even with the Sahara Sand!!!

travelingmama said...

This is AMAZING! You are sure to be a top pick with this one!

LeAnne said...

This is awesome! Good for you! That black makes everything really pop!

Janelle said...

Fabulous card! Love the way you stamped the stars/half-stars and framed them with your black pen.

Winter said...

Cute card! I love the clean design! Top pick for sure! :)

Jessica said...

Very pretty card!! Colors look great :)

Elise said...

This is fantastic! Great job with those colors: you really know how to create dynamic looks and celebrate the challenge... Wonderful!

Scrapping Julie said...

how neat is this. love the way the stars fade

Karen said...

I really love the half stars! They seem to be pointing your eye straight in to the center red star. A very clean card that looks fabulous! :>