Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Color Challenge

The color challenge today was to put two colors together that I normally would not. Pumpkin and rose red, with a splash of celery. Now these colors don't sound appealing together. I guess I grew up believing that red and orange don't go. Time to get rid of past impressions. I love how these colors turned out! I wanted to play some more with the Lockhart stamps I purchased at Ellen's store last week and I also like to make sympathy cards when I don't need them....voila! I now had some inspiration. I colored my focal image first with copics and then highlighted the flowers with my new spica glitter pen (love this my glitter doesn't look gray!). I grounded the image with my C1 copic marker (cool gray).
I then used a series of nestabilities in the oval shape to mat my image. I pieced together this wild asparagas dp with a black base and then adhered it to my card base with stitching. A few finishing details like ribbon, MFT sentiment, dew drops and I am done.

Here is a close shot of the main image. There is a lot of very pretty detail in the stamp. I did use two tones of each color to achieve some shading.
Thanks for coming to look today and for the very helpful gift card suggestions from yesterday. I think I'm going to go with the book store gift card.

Happy Stamping!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card. I love looking in at your blog every day.

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is beautiful, love your coloring and shading

Donna said...

Sherrie, these colors are pretty together! lovely card

leenda said...

WONDERFUL & very creative! I think is the only stamp I did not purchase last week!! lol

Elizebeth said...

This is so pretty! I love all your new toys!

Theresa said...

Lovely card! Looks like you have picked something great things from Ellen's shop!

Anonymous said...

Just Love the colors here, very pretty!
Conniecrafter

Carolyn King said...

This is gorgeous...love these colors together!

Alli Miles said...

Love it Sherrie!

Joan said...

Great layout, great colors, just a beautiful job. TFS