Thursday, August 7, 2008

Be Yourself

So I am not feeling much like myself right now, I was just hit with a yucky cold that came out of nowhere, and I find the saying on my card to be a little ironic.  This card uses Kristina's Color Inspiration #18 as well as the SCS Sketch Challenge #188.  The colors, the design, the boldness well pretty much most of the card is not what I would typically create.  Here is the color challenge that we were given:             

                                                               080608-colorinspiration #18

So the colors are black, pumpkin pie, rose red and your choice of either summer sun or green galore.  I really am not a fan of green galore so I went with summer sun in my card.  I also ended up rotating the sketch challenge sideways because the saying I wanted as the focal point didn't look good going the other way.

                                                   Be Yourself

The black and white background is made by using one of the stamps from the Stitched Exotics Stamp Set stamped repeatedly in black.  The yellow patterns are from the Baroque Motif stamp set.  The saying from the Smarty Pants stamp set is stamped in pumpkin craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The edges of the focal point are sponged with pumpkin ink as well.


Stamps: Stitched Exotics, Baroque Motifs, Smarty Pants

Ink: Black, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie classic, and Pumpkin Pie Craft

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Rose Red Prints Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Ribbon Slide from Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Pumpkin ribbon, dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder

Tools/ Punches: Crafters Tool Kit, Heat Gun

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Sherri said...

I think that stamp set suits these colors so well! Great card! I loved working with such vivid colors today!

Shawntel said...

I hope you feel better soon! I really don't like those colds that hit ya right out of the blue. Anyway, I think your card is SO pretty! I love the black and white background you created, SO Cool! I also like the embossed sentiment, perfect!

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Lori said...

Looks great! Those bold images look so nice with the challenge colors.