Friday, January 28, 2011

I Did it!!!

I made a card using Stacey's colors at the Curtain Call Color Challenge. Now, this girl does some wonderful color combos and the pic with mittens {you will see shortly} are adorable. But, these colors to me were just like Marissa's {my blogging friend} aversion to tilted panels!! LOL!!  Love reds but, normally use them with black/kraft, loves pinks but, normally use them with greens/grays, and lavender well, purple I don't do so well. Stacey's colors were bravo burgandy, cherry cobbler, lavendar lace, and pretty in pink. WOW... did this give me "brain freeze"!! I chose to embrace those colors and try to find a way to make them work.

Went totally CAS with this. Used a gorgeous flower and sentiment from Verve's Dream Big set. Stamped the flower in Stacey's colors and added a sentiment on a nestie. The nestie was stamped first with an image from Waltzingmouse Stamps Holiday Labels No. 14-- WMS has lots of images that are nestie compatible and I don't use the ones I have enough!! Added some nailheads I received free from a PizzazzaPlenty order and sewed and scrunched some ribbon.

Phew.... I managed to do it!!

TFL!! I am telling myself... it's good to stretch and try something new!!

Stamps: Verve Dream Big
Paper: bravo burgandy, vanilla
Ink: cherry cobbler, lavendar lace, pretty in pink
Accessories: burgandy ribbon, nailheads, silver pearls


Wanda Cullen said...

I had a really tough time with these colors, too! You came up with a super solution! CONGRATULATIONS on your Verve win! WOW! Lucky you!

Marisa said...

You had me LOL, Vickie :) Nice to know some one else has aversions! However, I must say you "embraced the purple and made it your friend" wonderfully well.

Love that Verve flower and your sentiment panel is fabulous. I'll join you in the happy dance (((hugs))). Congrats again on your Verve win too!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

I really like all of the fun flowers on this card. Great job with the curtain call challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.