Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fridays challenge #63

This week has been crazy. We had a fun Labor day and then actually went to school the rest of the week! The storms decided to stay away for a while. I'm glad.
Our challenge this time was a color challenge. The colors are Ridinghood red, Tangerine and Pacific Point. All new In Colors at Stampin' Up! for the new catalog. I love all these colors but, together....they were a challenge! I decided to play up the red and blue and use the tangerine as a highlight. I pulled out my True Friend stamp set and stamped the large medallion style stamp all over the ridinghood red using my basic black stamp pad. It looked okay....but then I remembered the Banadana technique Pat shared in a recent Technique Junkie newsletter. You all know how much I LOVE my white gel pen, so...I went to work. I won't tell you how the bandana technique works, you'll have to visit Pat for that info. She puts out a fabulous newsletter every other month, FULL of great stampin ideas. I hear she has some great new stuff on the horizon and can't wait to see it all!
I didn't have any ribbon in the new colors, so I took a piece of white grosgrain from my scrap ribbon jar and ran it across the Tangerine pad to die it. If you hold the ribbon down on the pad with a sponge dauber and then pull the ribbon so it passes under the dauber, that gives you a pretty good coverage. I usually do both sides to make it nice and dark.
I don't usually do envelopes, frankly I just forget, but after seeing all the cute envelopes in the new catalog, I've gotten the envelope bug I guess. I pulled out a regular whisper white envelope and put a piece of scrap paper in the flap to cover the back and expose the flap. I used a sponge to rub ridinghood ink onto the flap til it was pretty covered. Then, I did the bandana technique again, right over the red ink. I think it looks cool!
Be sure to check out what the other BC gals are doing this week. They amaze me!
have a good weekend!

18 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

I too felt this color combination was a real challenge, but you pulled it off magnificently.

tonistamps said...

I love the bandana look of it!!! Great job!

Kerry D-C said...

I also felt this color combo was a tough, but your card makes it look GREAT!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

The Bandanna Tech worked out well with your bloggers challenge!

Connie said...

Love your Bandanna card...it was a challenge!

Barb Hardeman said...

Yes, you're right! Putting all those colors together was quite a challenge, but you pulled it off so well. Love the bandana technqiue!

Robin Merriman said...

That background ROCKS! I have got to try that technique and I love the stamps you used for it. Super job!

Sheryl said...

Very pretty! The white dots really create a Wow!

Patti Chesky said...

It really does look like a bandana. So cool!!! Great job with the challenge!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Nicely done. The Bandana Technique is so cool and looks fabulous on your card.

Lisa Bohler said...

The bandanna tech was just the right way to go! Super job with the challenge!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a great card Beckie! Love the white dots around your images! Looks wonderful! :D

Lori said...

That image is just perfect for the bandanna technique! Your card turned out great.

Nikki Bond said...

So pretty! You really pulled this one off! {SMILES}

Regina Cornelius said...

love this!!! you did a great job with the bandana card!

MJ said...

Super card. Love that background.

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

You totally pulled off the bandana technique...I immediately felt the urge to put your card around my head! :) Awesome!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh you ROCKED this challenge! Great way to use the Bandana tech too! TFS!