Friday, July 18, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - Color Challenge


Lisa loves to throw a challenge out there for the Blogger's Challenge players; this week proves it! The colors assigned to us this week were Really Rust, Mellow Moss, Sahara Sand, Regal Rose, and Blue Bayou. Truthfully, this is not a color palette that I would reach for when working -- but in all honesty, I can say that I really like how my creation turned out! That is one of the reasons I love to be in the BC group -- sometimes it really stretches me.

I stamped and embossed the collage stamp from the Innovative Stamp Creations' Summer Elements II in really rust, then I used the Marker Water Coloring Technique from the June 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter to color it. On the background, I stamped the flourish from ISC's Nature Silhouette sheet in really rust, then I traced over it loosely with a matching marker. I added highlights with a mellow moss marker, then pierced some holes in it to add interest. All that is layered on more color -- and I think it turned out pretty cool!
Make sure to check out the other Blogger's Challenge Players -- an up-to-date list can be found by clicking on the logo in my sidebar.
I hope your weekend is filled with unexpected colors!

20 comments:

MJ said...

Another extremely cool looking card. Those techniques are perfect for these images. I love all the added details to the swirls.

Sheryl said...

Pat, this is too cool! Perfect technique and stamp to use all the colors!

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow Pat! This card is amazing. I love how you incorporated so many different elements into it and still used all the challenge colors. Great job!

Anita Van Hal said...

Wow! Pat, you did an amazing job with this week's challenge! Lots of interesting elements, that's for sure! I know, sometimes Lisa's challenges are a bit "challenging" but oh my, how I've grown since I joined the group!

Basement Stamper said...

Your card turned out phenomenal!!! It's absolutely gorgeous, I like it a lot!

Chrissy D said...

Pat, your card is AWESOME. mine is ehhh. LOL These colors didn't work out for me, but I wouldn't have reached for them either. Beautifully done! TFS!

Shirley said...

Cool indeed! I love what you did with the colors and how you used them to centalize your main image.

Wow~!

Ida said...

Very creative and eye catching. I love the piercing on your swirls.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful card Pat, great way to use all those colors I threw at you!

Nikki Bond said...

This is sooo pretty! I love the way that technique looks! Great job this week! {SMILES}

Connie said...

Very pretty, Pat...love how you combined the colors...

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Pat! Love that flourish stamp! :D

Beckie said...

pat, this is just beautiful!!

Marcia said...

What a beautiful take on the challenge. Great card, love the swirls.

Marcia
thestampspot.wordpress.com

Lori said...

Fantastic, Pat! The embossed image turned out great.

JeanM said...

Pat, All the colors worked well together. I think the card is awesome.

Lisa Bohler said...

I love how you shadowed and pierced around the baroque image! Really pretty!

Juliann said...

Very pretty card, and such hard colors to put together!
Nice job!

rozie640 said...

Oh my gosh, this card is fabulous. I love your art piece and the background swirl. It so dramatic looking with those colors. Excellent piece of art.

Barbara said...

WOW! This is an amazing card....love all the colors you've worked in there! (It's kind of nice to know I wasn't the only one who struggled with this combo!!)