Thursday, November 4, 2010

A little Rock n Roll and a Color Challenge

And a challenge it was!! Todays PPA Color Challenge is Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray. All wonderful colors in their own right, but combined, hmmmm what to do? Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight reminded me of some of the most vibrant fall colors this year. So I grabbed my Lovely as a Tree set to kreate a subtle scene

* Standard cardbase of Textured Gray cardstock

* Inked up my trees in Basic Gray and stamped onto Whisper White. With my Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight Markers I accented each tree with a few leaves. Kinda reminds me of a black and white photo with colored accents.

* A little too stark? A few flecks from my Color Spritzer helped to soften the look

* Ready to rock n roll? I took the leaf image inked in Daffodil Delight and lightly rolled the stamp around in Poppy Parade, kreating a two tone leaf image. TIP: Make sure to always use your light color first then into a dark color, so you don't ruin your ink pads!!

* Using my Paper Snips for precise cutting, I snipped out my leaves.

* With the same rock n roll technique I added my sentiment from Sincere Salutations

* A scrunchie Gray Taffeta Ribbon, see my scrunchie technique HERE, and Antique Brad finish it off.

PHEW, this one wasn't easy! But thats a challenge right?!
How'd I do? Not my personal fave, but I think I can live with it ;) and maybe it will inspire you in some way?!
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Ann Schach said...

Kim...This is fabulous! I love the scrunchie ribbon, the leaves, the antique brad...I love it all! What a way to incorporate the challenge colors!

Pam~ said...

I like it ... very much so! You "rocked" this challenge. Have a great day!

Martha said...

I love what you did with this set. It really is gorgeous and looks like one of those cold fall days! Really beautiful!

Kim S. said...

This is great Kim! I love the cut out leaves in the corner with the brad & ribbon...ties everything together really nicely!

Linda Callahan said...

You are so right about the look of this! My mother used to touch up b/w pictures herself with subtle touches of color! This is gorgeous - you are such an artist!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is beautiful!!! I love the coloring and those cutout leaves. Your scrunchie ribbon adds the perfect touch. Hugs,

Mary Fish said...

smart girl . . . you pulled "natural" out of some bright colors. beautiful use of the gray and the pops of color for fall! hugs, m

Stampin' Diva said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts.