Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A color challenge to be leery about

In the past 11 months I have been playing on Splitcoast, there have been color challenges that cause me to go "umm...." Most of the time I'm pleasantly surprised even when they use colors that I don't normally use.

Not today. Today's colors are: Real Red, Glorious Green, and Night of Navy. Glorious Green is a very yucky color in my opinion. It's a very Kelly green that I can never seem to look good. I wanted to minimize it on my card.

The background paper is stamped with the Papertrey Anniversary Set. I love the dp I made with it using Night of Navy. I then sponged Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the edges to antique it.

I stamped the medallion in Real Red on white, punched it out with a 1 1/4" circle punch. It's layered on a 1 3/8" circle punch in Night of Navy and a SU scallop circle punch in Real Red. The edges of the scallops are sponged with Distress Ink. A brad and Stickles finish it off.

The sentiment was stamped in Glorious Green on white. The paper was sponged with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.

This card is going the mom of a friend of mine. She was taken to the hospital on Sunday night for what is has turned out to be an intestinal blockage. I really hope she does feel better soon.

Stamps: Papertrey - Simple Little Things (anniversary set). Paper: Real Red, Glorious Green, Night of Navy, white. Ink: Glorious Green, Real Red, Night of Navy, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Vintage Photo and Tea Dye. Accessories: ribbon, brad, paper piercer, stickles, dimensionals, sponge, corner rounder punch, 1 1/4" 1 3/8" and SU scallop circle punches.

I hope that tomorrow's a sunny warm day for everyone!


Joan and Amy said...

You did a good job on this challenge! That tiny little hint of green is nice...I love that medallion stamp. Joan

Neva said...

Very nice job using colors that normally do not work together. I too have not been over excited with the color combos lately. Last weeks was wonderful so maybe next weeks will be again.