Saturday, November 13, 2010

Be grateful . . .

Good morning! Thanks for dropping in! Today's card is one I TRULY struggled to create. I honestly wasn't thrilled with the result, but Ava said she loved it so I will post it. She rarely likes my cards (her style is different from mine), so for her to say that was a treat. A treat I will share with y'all.

I used the Play Date Cafe color challenge for this week. Here is the inspiration photo.



Thud. That was my first response. lol. I had no idea HOW to get this in one card, but here is my creation:


What are your thoughts on it? I heat embossed the background and then sponged the inks over it. It was a mess to create, but ah well.

Well, that's it...hope to see you back soon. I'm still in the mountains hopefully having fun! Laters!


Stamps: Henna Petals (Fiskars); Inside Out: Thank You (papertrey)
Card Stock: Bashful Blue, White (stampin up)
Ink: Ruby Red, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Brilliant Blue, Bravo Burgundy (stampin up)
Extras: Pearls, Versamark, white embossing powder (stampin up)

17 brownkowments:

Andrea Ewen said...

I third Ava's opinion. I really like it. What a wonderful blending of colors, so smoothe and cohesive. I, too, had trouble initially with this color combo, but really if it weren't a challenge, we'd all give up on it! You've met the challenge wonderfully! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Nigel said...

This one was definitely a challenge, but you've used the palette beautifully :)

Sharli said...

I agree with Ava - it's gorgeous! The colors over the embossing are so pretty! Very nice work - the embossed image is so intricate . . .

Hugs!

scrapperjulia said...

This is so beautiful! Love the background, the peacock and the saying!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! Wonderful way to work in this weeks colors with your beautifully color BG. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Anne Marie said...

Keva, you rocked this challenge! This is an interesting combo and you put it together beautifully. I just love that peacock image, too! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! :)

Sarah Anderson said...

Your peacock is beautiful and looks fabulous on this background. These haven't been easy colours this week but you truly rose to the challenge. Thanks for playing with us in the Play Date Cafe :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHH! What a beautiful peacock--love that damask design/background!! Great job this week--Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

The bg you created is super stunning!! WOW! I love how your used all the colors, and that pattern with the resist is gorgeous!

 

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