Sunday, August 16, 2009

Did I go too far?


I definitely did not go the clean and simple route with this card for the Color Throwdown. Once I started working with these colors I kind of got into it and just wanted to keep adding stuff, LOL. Is it too much? ;)

The colors for the challenge threw me at first: black, white, kraft, melon mambo, and crushed curry. Sometimes a challenge really and truly is a challenge - but I hadn't tackled something that I considered difficult in a while and it felt good. I thought these colors wouldn't work with just any stamp set so I chose carefully - Razzle Dazzle is what I ended up with. I used Jen's Sketch for You to Try from yesterday for the layout - I love this image in the big Nesties circle.

I colored the main image with melon, curry and black markers. The flowers are from the Blossom Party die (love this!) with an American Crafts button tied with linen thread. Tip of the day: I was disappointed that we didn't get any In Color buttons, but these (the color is taffy) are a really good match for the melon. The background is embossed with the finial press folder. I stamped a kraft panel with the smallest flower from Razzle Dazzle, and the curry flower in the center of the sentiment (Think Happy Thoughts) also comes from that set - it fits perfectly and ties in with my card better than the flower in the sentiment set. Some wide black grosgrain ribbon helped pull it all together. All in all I guess I played with lots of new stuff on this card - fun, fun!

9 comments:

Barbara said...

Fantastic card!! Your image is perfect for these colors!!! Love the way you used the colors! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

broni (waterchild12) said...

It's not too much! I love all your flowers and how you used the colors! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown with us!

njburk said...

Yes, it sure is out there, but I think it all works really well together. Love the embossed background sheet--isn't the Big Shot just the best!
Great job, Nola

Juliana said...

I love the high contrast!! and that BIG bow!!
It is LOTS---but it sure works!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Definitely not too much! I love it! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Sylvia said...

Great card! I love all the different elements. Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown.

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous! You rocked this.

Denise Clark said...

Absolutely not too far! Very nice job! Love that flower! Fits so perfectly yet stands out as a beautiful flower should!

Michell said...

wow,Its simply and cute card,
Color comb is beautiful
--
Michell
Wireless Home Alarm Security Systems