Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Color Challenge

Kristina Werner has a wonderful blog, and every week she posts a color inspiration challenge. Didn't I just say yesterday that I was looking for inspiration? I love it when that happens. Kristina doesn't know it, but she's being doubly helpful to me, because I've been searching for blue and brown bedding for months now and have not found what I like! Perhaps my search is ended...

But I digress. Here's what I came up with. Since SU! doesn't make a Soft Sky marker, I had to improvise. I stamped the entire image in SS, then colored over the areas I wanted Chocolate Chip or Close to Cocoa for the flowers. After doing the largest one this way, I didn't add Close to Cocoa to any of the other flowers, because it was too difficult to differentiate between the two browns, seeing as they both were "diluted" by the SS already on the surface.

Originally, I had set out this morning to create a frame with my Dots jumbo wheel, which matches the Friendly Flowers set. This turned out to be a bit more challenging than I had anticipated. I ended up using it as the mat for the main image, but you can't see very many of the dots. Perhaps I'll attempt this look again another day.

Overall, I'm happy with it, and someone will be pleased to receive it. Don't know who it'll be, but that's why having a stash of cards is good! Thanks, Kristina!

9 comments:

Toni said...

I never know what to do with this set. Thanks for the inspiration!

PS thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment :)

travelingmama said...

Super cute card! I love the bedding from Restoration Hardware too. They have the BEST linens (and great sales if you have a store near you!)
Tina
www.travelingmama.net

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Love what you did with the color challenge! Wonderful card!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

"ADORABLE"!!!!!

Michelle said...

I love, love , love this color combo. You'r card is fabulous!

Deanna said...

Pretty... love the stamp set!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous end result! That would be a tough wheel to work with for the frame. You will like the results better with a wheel that has those little dots near the edges so overlaps or misses don't show!

Alexandra said...

Totally cute card Jenn! Love the inspiration piece, you did a fabulous job with it!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Debbie Olson said...

I love this color scheme, and the way you masked for the dotted pattern was creative!