Friday, June 13, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - Week 51 - Color Challenge!


Hello out there in Blogger Land! It's with great misgivings that I am posting my "creation" for this week's Blogger's Challenge. You see, Bold Brights is not my color pallette of choice and Gable Green is probably my least favorite green to use of all the SU! colors. But, our Challenge Mom knows what she is doing to get us to "create outside the box". She had us use Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise and Pink (our choice) with a neutral. So here it is in all it's BRIGHT glory!

I was really having a time with my stampin' mojo until I spied a gift bag left over from my birthday last month. I thought "Hmmm, that beautiful orange could become Tempting Turquoise and I think I can find some fun flowers to play with. Let me try Stitched Exotics." I will say that I was tempted to reach for the retired Big Blossom from last year's SAB, but I wanted to try this with something current. Pick-A-Petal would have worked too.
Anyway, I used Versamark and stamped my images on Whisper White cardstock, then embossed with Clear EP. (Next time I will use Glossy White, but I digress) Then I used long post it notes to mask off the top and bottom of the embossed panel and brayered the center with Tempting Turquoise ink. Moving the masks to cover the center, I then brayered with Pink Passion.
The flower centers are accented with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter adhered with the 2 Way Glue Pen. I stamped some extra flowers with Gable Green ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut them out. The large flower has one of those FABULOUS Pink Rhinestone brads in the center (That's the best part of the card if you ask me!) The flowers were mounted on dimensionals and adhered.
The words were stamped with "Way to" from the Just B stamp set and letters from Short Order Alphabet. I used Gable Green for my card base and rounded all the corners for a final touch.
Leave me a comment and tell me what you think - it's not in my comfort zone, but it's good to stretch ourselves once in awhile!
Happy Friday everyone!
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18 comments:

  1. What great cards...I love the tropical feel that these colors give, and your images are fabulous to add to that feel. Wonderful job Robin!

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  2. Great inspiration piece Robin, it made such a fun, funky card!

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  3. Nice! very tropical! i think your subconscious is already getting into Hawaii mode!

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  4. Very pretty! So summery and bright! Makes me want to on a fabulous vacation!

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  5. I love the way you used these colors, it looks great!

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  6. I KNOW how much you hate the Bold Brights. I really like this card!!!! I love how you found inspiration from the gift bag!!

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  7. Oooohh...these are very fun, Robin. Love the bright bold images and colors.

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  8. OHHHH - I just love it. I just got the stamp set... that's the inspiration I need this weekend!

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  9. Ohh lovely - I love this "SET"! TFS!

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  10. This is fantastic Robin! What a wonderful inspiration piece! :D

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  11. Nicely done Robin! I love those flowers.

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  12. Very nice job. I love the way you were inspired by the bright colored bag and you did a great job with your card. The flowers are lovely and as Lynn M said they do have a great tropical feel to them.

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  13. Thanks for sharing the inspiration for your card. You captured it beautifully!

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  14. You did a really super job on the cards..I too am not a bold brights person..This was a struggle.
    Connie Paxman

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  15. Love how you used the inspiration for your card! Great job (even though it was Gable Green instead of Green Galore...it works!)

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  16. I absolutely LOVE this!!!! The color blocked background is just perfect to make the white flowers pop!

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