Wednesday, October 21, 2009

DCBD Color Challenge #150!

Boy these Diva Coffee Break color challenges have really been that for me, a challenge.  I saw these colors and honestly my first thought was, “Eewww, do I really have to do that?”    I have since changed my mind and I am not so repulsed by the colors, I love the card that I ended up with but it was a toughie getting there.   Here are the colors:
While I love Old Olive and Certainly Celery, I don’t think I have used them together before now, really rust is not a color I tend to use and basic gray is just that, basically gray.  But lookie, lookie  at my fabulous card!
dcbd 150
I had pulled out the 4 colors of cardstock and ink pads and stared at them for a while (probably for a half hour) before I even had the inkling of an idea.  I took the liberty of adding in Vanilla to to color scheme and when I added the Vanilla I had to check and make sure that I had Really Rust and not Pumpkin Pie.  That is when I decided to make a pumpkin and the card fell into place.  This is a 3x6 card to fit in an open ended envelope.  I love, love, love the new shimmer paint.  I used the shimmer paint/ alcohol mix on the pumpkin.  Here is a close up that gives you about 1/4 of the real life shimmer of the pumpkin.  dcbd 150-1 I hope you all enjoy the card as much as I do!  Remember to check out the Diva’s entries on the Diva Coffee Break Designs blog and play along, I cannot wait to see what you come up with!
Stamps:  Baroque Motifs, Holiday Best (Hostess)
Ink:  Basic Gray, Really Rust ink pad and marker, Old Olive ink pad and marker
Paper: Basic Gray, Really Rust, Certainly Celery, Old Olive and Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Champagne Shimmer paint, blender pen (to remove ink from stamp to color leaves different color)
Tools: Wide Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch (to make the pumpkin stem), Scallop Edge Punch, SpongePin It Now!


sandimaciver said...

Hi Kirsten. I love your cute little pumpkin and what a great idea to stamp the background to look like all the curly stems in the pumpkin Patch. Awesome job and thanks for sharing

Penny G said...

Kirsten, you did a great job on the DCBD challenge. It sure doesn't look like you struggled with the color combination. I like it!

LeAnne said...

This is so sweet and I had the EXACT same thought when I saw the colors---ick! But I ended up liking them too! I love making these pumpkins, I think I'll use them along with this sentiment for my workshop on Saturday! TFS!

Kelli said...

I love this! I love the shimmer of the pumpkin. Old olive is really growing on me and it was hard to tell you didn't use pumpkin pie. Thanks for sharing!

Nat said...

Wow! That looks fabulous! Who would have thought those colors would go together so well. It's so fun to see all the stuff you come up with.