Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Groovy Color Challenge

Today's color challenge on splitcoaststampers was to use Groovy Guava and Always Artichoke. I wasn't sure what I thought of those 2 colors together, but since I had both of them, I thought I'd give it a try.

The patterned section of the card was created by randomly stamping 3 of the stamps from True Friend in Groovy Guava, 2nd generation Groovy Guava and Always Artichoke. I then wheeled the entire piece with the Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel. I really like the look the wheel gives, but I sometimes forget I have it. I need to get it out more often! This piece was added to an Artichoke card base (wheeled in Artichoke with Rough Texture - not sure if that shows up in the picture or not). I then added a thin strip of Chocolate Chip, a strip of Guava, and gingham ribbon. (I may be breaking the color challenge "rules" by adding the Chocolate Chip, but I thought it would be a good neutral to add to the card. And, if you look through my card stash, it would be very hard to find a card where I didn't use either Chocolate Chip or Basic Black.)

The focal image was created with the flower from True Friend. I stamped it in Groovy Guava, wiped off the ink from the stem and leaves, and then used my marker to add the Artichoke. This piece was also wheeled with Rough Texture, layered on Chocolate Chip and Guava. The sentiment is from the level 1 hostess set, So Many Sayings.

I am really enjoying these challenges. Hopefully I will be able to keep participating on a regular basis! I made several cards yesterday with the same color combination (Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and River Rock), so it was good for me to break out of that mindset. I'll share those cards when I get a chance later.

Stamps: True Friend, So Many Sayings
Cardstock: Groovy Guava, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Groovy Guava, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Other: Gingham Ribbon


Ann said...

This is beautiful! I love what you did with the color challenge.

Anonymous said...

I love all the texture on the card. Great combination of sets and colors!