Friday, February 22, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - week 35

Well....today's blogger's challenge was a color combination. We were to use Brilliant Blue (what????), Purely Pomegranate, and Old Olive. We could add white or vanilla if we wanted to.


I wanted to make a birthday card for my cousin, so I thought that I would fulfill two things today. And My challenge to myself was to get some of my Sale A Bration stamps inked up! I have all of them and have only used one of the sets....what in the world is the matter with me??? My stamps cry out to me when I enter my room....they plead for my attention and today I would give in to their pleas! Don't get me wrong...I really like all of the Sale a Bration sets as well as the rub ons....I just don't have enough time to ink everything at once. My little one only naps so long, you know?


I also didn't feel the colors needed too much stamping...they are very bold together and I didn't think they could be softened all together to my liking. You know what??? I really didn't know what I would think of this when I was working on it and it turns out that I do like it. It isn't really my typical style of stamping, but like I said before...that is why we do challenges, right?

I would love to see what you can do with this color combination. (Fran - we talked last night about you inking up your peony set for homework, but consider this 2 assignments."wink")


Well, with that said...here it is:



recipe:

stamps: forever friends, mft sentiment

card stock: brilliant blue, old olive, purely pomegranate, confetti white

ink: white craft, basic black

accessories: heat tool, white detail emboss powder, stampin dimensionals, horizontal slot punch, 5/8 inch olive grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

18 comments:

Amber Porter said...

Nice job with the challenge. Your card turned out great!

Foster Mom said...

Oh, WOW! You got your Mojo working on this one. Fabulous...
Barb

Lynn Mercurio said...

This really turned out beautifully. It's a very striking card...you should be proud.

Susie said...

I think the key to this challenge is to use the gallon, quart, pint theory. Equal amounts of those three colors might be too much. You were able to make a beautiful card by using just a little bit of the secondary colors.

I think this is my favorite one so far this week.

Susie

Nikki Bond said...

Your card is gorgeous! You rocked the challenge this week! {SMILES}

Connie said...

Great job! I think most of us have been very surprised on how well this color combo turned out...

VA from PA said...

Great job on this color challenge.
I really like the layout.

Basement Stamper said...

I love those flowers, great job!

Gerrie said...

...and didin't it turn out beautiful! sweet!

Ida said...

I like the bright bold look of this card. The white embossing on the flowers is fabulous.

Beckie said...

I think this looks great! Very clean and bright and cheery! I may even copy you....;o)

Lori said...

This came out great! I really like the embossing on the flowers.

Karen said...

beautiful card!! love how the flowers really pop on this card!!

MJ said...

I love this card. So bright crisp and clean. Great job.

Charlotte said...

Very sweet card. You're right, not much stamping needed with these colors. Beautiful job!

Anita said...

VERY pretty card! I love what you did with this challenge!

Lisa Bohler said...

The embossing and layering makes those flowers pop right off the card! Neat layout, too!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

This is just adorable! Awesome!