March 24, 2011

A Challenge of Color

I'm sad.

Sad that I haven't been able to spend more time in my studio this week and experiment with all my fun stuff. I can't tell you how great it is to have a new sturdy desk in my space. I can distress to my heart's content and there's so much more space to stretch out. Unfortunately, I've taken advantage of this feature too soon. Now my huge desk looks like a huge mess!

But such is the life of a creative person. You should see my desk at work...and my computer desktop... (don't get me started on that - you wouldn't believe how many people comment on how messy all my icons look).

Anyway, here's my card. Its cute. Thanks for the push CR84FN!

Here's my card:

Based on the color inspiration from this image:

I really like this color combination. I will probably use it again.

I'm pretty pleased with the fact that I used paper from different manufacturers rather than using ones in the same line. The card base is Bazzill Basics Velvet. I love how deep the purple is. The flowered pattern half circle is from a DCWV Premium Stack called Latte Matstack. This pattern ties all of the colors in this challenge together. The green houndstooth is Colorbok. I think the subtle differences in the houndstooth pattern is a nice compliment to the busy flower pattern. The cream paper is Curious Metallics - I think its Poison Ivory. I use Curious occasionally at work as a graphic designer. They put out some really beautiful, slightly shimmered papers. The only thing I didn't like (with this project) is that this card stock is on the heavy side and was a bit of a challenge for my Martha Stewart border punch. Good thing it was only a few inches!

Love, love, love this green grossgrain ribbon with the slightly darker stitch on the outside edge. I'm at the end of my spool so I'll have to go get some more soon. I also got to use some new distress ink colors on this project which I love. I got to use my new liquid pearls in platinum today too around the sentiment. I like this - I think I'll pick up more colors the next time I hit Paper Zone.

Off to bed! G'night!



  1. Very pretty card Holly! Love the fancy ribbon treatment and the decorative border! Great way to mix up that patterned paper! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

  2. This is very pretty - I like the way you've done the ribbon and framed the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  3. Holly, this is so pretty! LOVE your ribbon! LOVE your frame with the bling and the buttons! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  4. Beautiful card, Holly! Love your borders and fab ribbon treatment.. Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

  5. Holly, this is so pretty!! Love the papers! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Wonderful take on the challenge colors!

  6. love your layers. and those colors are great!