Saturday, November 13, 2010

A REAL challenge

Here are the colors that we are to work with over at the Play Date Cafe: light pink, red, burgundy, light blue and bright blue.

 I was all over the place with this one; I tried coloring an image using the colors, and even tried to use the photograph as a kind of sketch.......disasters!  Finally I decided to try and simplify the patterns as much as possible and this is what I came up with.


I used light pink, light blue and burgundy cardstock.  The Houndstooth pattern was stamped in Cranberry ink on the light pink (and also on the sentiment - see how different the color looks when stamped over a different color!), and in Deep Lagoon on the light blue. These were trimmed nto squares and framed up with the burgundy cardstock.  Then I embossed the butterfly on burgundy with pale pink embossing powder, trimmed it out, and popped it above the panel.  My colors aren't reading true - that pale pink embossing looks white, and the burgundy looks brown. 

Supplies:  light pink, light blue, burgundy cardstock, Hero Arts K5175 Houndstooth, E5388 Traditional Butterfly, CL380 Truly Appreciated (sentiment), Adirondack Cranberry, Versafine Deep Lagoon, and Versamark inks, pale pink and clear embossing powders

14 comments:

  1. A REAL challenge, but you ACED it! LOVE this with all the pattern and colors!

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  2. Lin, you are gamer than me... those colours are a REAL challenge.... but as Virginia says... "you ACED it" well done. I'm giving this week a miss...

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  3. Awesome, Lin! Sounded like it didn't come easy but I love this end result! What a fun design and you rocked the colors! Beautiful!

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  4. That's a great take on that colour challenge- love it!! It all fits so well in the card and looks beautiful!

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  5. Amazing job Lin!!! Your card came out beautiful!! Good luck!

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  6. Wow! I know this would have definitely been a challenge for me! It resembles that rustic, old style charm in the photo, I love what you did by partitioning the card into 4 squares and having the butterfly really stand out, beautiful!

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  7. Awesome Lin! You weren't the only one to have "issues" with these colors. The thing is though, that you were able to overcome this challenge, wonderfully so I might add. That's why they call it a challenge...to get you out of your comfort zone. Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!

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  8. Fab design to use with this weeks colors! Glad you stuck it out and joined us at the PDCC this week!

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  9. I love how you solved the color dilemma. It is striking.

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  10. Love the feel of this. Just like a quilt and the butterfly is a perfect embellishment!

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  11. Great use of the colors. Glad you played along. Beautiful card and design!

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  12. You got these colours to work together really well! Thanks for playing with us in the Play Date Cafe :)

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  13. WOOOOOOOOOW! You nailed these colors--love that houndstooth! Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

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