Thursday, November 15, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #21 - Color Challenge


Posting this a little early since I'll be gone all day tomorrow. This week's Friday Blogger's challenge was to use the colors of Brocade Blue, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip. I must admit...I would never have tossed in Brocade Blue with that combination! But, I guess that is why it is called a "challenge"!

I haven't used this set, With Gratitude, very much, even though Earth Elements and the fall colors are my favorites. I like the veins that are apparent in these leaves...makes them very realistic looking. The layout of this card I borrowed from Cambria...I liked how she added the little tag up in the corner. I added the Jumbo eyelet (love them!) and ribbon in the lower left to her layout design.

The background on the Pumpkin Pie layer is stamped with the smaller leaves in this set, with Pumpkin Pie ink. Then I over stamped Sanded with Chocolate Chip. The Old Olive layer is also stamped with the smaller leaves in Old Olive, then I used my Old Olive direct-to-paper. The large leaf is stamped with Pumpkin Patch Spectrum Pad on Confetti Cream paper. I realized after I put it all together that the wide Brocade Blue ribbon would have been awesome...but it was already adhered together and I wasn't going to mess with taking it apart.

Check out the rest of the Blogger's to see what they did with this challenge! Have a great weekend!

Sets: With Gratitude, Sanded
C/S: Brocade Blue, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Confetti Cream
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Patch Spectrum pad
Other: Jumbo Eyelet, Crop-a-dile, Brocade ribbon (retired), Distressing tool, Round Tab Punch

15 comments:

Lisa said...

Great layout Connie!

Susie said...

Wow - I love the way the colors just pop. You did a wonderful job.

Susie

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love this set Connie, and you have made it look extraordinary with your challenge card. Great job!

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty card Connie! This color combo is really catching my eye!

Stefanie said...

I really like the layout you used Connie! I need to use my fall leaf sets more often too!

rozie640 said...

Love your card, the blue with those fall colors looks great, great challenge girls!

Karen said...

beautiful Fall card Connie!!

Gerrie said...

Very nice, luv it!

Ida said...

Beautiful! Such a wonderful fall card and what a neat layout. I need to get those Jumbo eyelets, they look great on this card.

astampingteddy said...

GREAT card - and I just love how you pulled ribbon through the jumbo eyelet. Neat idea!
Claudia

Lori said...

Oooh, Connie, this is so pretty! I love the layout and how you used the jumbo eyelet.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card! I just love leaf sets, don't you?!!

Lisa Bohler said...

The layout is so neat with the tag on top and the use of the ribbon!

Sheryl said...

This is beautiful! I love everything about it.

tonistamps said...

Beautiful job Connie!