Friday, July 18, 2008

Bloggers challenge


This week our challenge was a color combo challenge. I admit I struggled a bit with this one. These are not colors I normally put together. But hey, it IS supposed to be a challenge, right? So, I rolled up my sleeves and jumped in. The colors in our challenge were: Sahara Sand, Blue Bayou, Rose romance, Mellow Moss, and Really rust. See what I mean?
I started with a card base of Sahara sand and layered a strip of Mellow Moss cardstock on it. I used my paper trimmer to cut a small slit in the crease of the card and fed the Blue Bayou ribbon through it and around the card. For the focal point, I used really rust chalk to create the soft background color. I inked up my flower with Rose romance and mellow moss markers and stamped it right over the chalk. The 'thank you' is also inked with the mellow moss marker. I have to say that the hardest part of this challenge was getting the Really Rust in there. I like how it looks as a background color tho.
Be sure to check out the other bloggers challenge players to see how they tackled this challenge!

16 comments:

Chrissy D said...

Very pretty! This was a hard challenge for me too! TFS!

Sheryl said...

Very pretty, Beckie! Using Really Rust as a soft background was a great idea!

Patti Chesky said...

This card is very pretty. I agree, the color combo was a hard one!!

Nikki Bond said...

This is soooo pretty! Love the soft look! {SMILES}

Nikki Bond said...

This is soooo pretty! Love the soft look! {SMILES}

Ida said...

Ah someone else who had trouble with that Really Rust! - Great idea using it as a background color in chalk. Wonderful image as well that worked great with this challenge.

Barb Hardeman said...

So pretty Beckie! I love the soft Rust background you put behind your flower. Good thinking! The color combo was definitely a tough one!

MJ said...

You did a great job. There was a lot of colors to get in and you did it. The card is beautiful.

Connie said...

Now that is VERY pretty...the Really Rust chalk is very soft and subtle. Great job.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautiful job with this challenge Beckie! I like the Really Rust background too! :D

Suzanne said...

Very pretty!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful card! The way you incorporated all the colors really works with this stamp set!

Marcia said...

This was a hard challenge for me too, but looks like you mastered it. Great job, love the background behind the flower.

Marcia
www.thestampspot.wordpress.com

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Beckie! I love how you incorporated the Really Rust. The chalk makes a great background for the flower image.

Lisa Bohler said...

This is wonderful! I love the chalked background, especially!

Gina Wrona said...

Just fabulous, one of my favorite sets!

(hugs)
Gina