Monday, June 15, 2009

CBCC #39 - Color Challenge

Howdy again! Did you think we forgot about Courtney's Challenges? :-) Courtney just wanted us all to take a little break and recharge our batteries. We are back and raring to go. First up, a color challenge:

These colors remind me of rich autumn colors, so I went with a fall-themed card.

This is a more "scrappy" style card than I usually do. I've got all kinds of different things here: stamping, rub ons, buttons, sponging, scene stamping, and borders. The ground beneath the pheasant is actually a grass stamp from Stampscapes. It's been a while since I pulled out my Stampscapes stamps. These were my first major purchase when I started stamping. I love making scenes, but I rarely have time to play with all the different components.

This card has three sneak peaks of the new Stampin Up catalog here. First is the pheasant - it is a gorgeous stamp in the new Autumn Days set. Next is the gorgeous vine with berries rub on (on the kraft strip). This is from a new set of rub ons called Autumn Harvest. The last sneak peak is the color of the pheasant - a wonderful soft brown called Soft Suede. It's a perfect fall color when you want a softer brown color instead of the dark dark Chocolate Chip (my favorite color!).

What do you think about this "scrappy" kind of card? Did I freak you out too much? Or do you think it is a good change from my normal clean and simple cards? :-)

We would love to have you play along with us. Create a card, a scrapbook page, or any 3D project and share with us by leaving a link on Courtney's blog. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword CBCC39.

Need a little more inspiration to use these colors? Check out the other designers:

Courtney Fowler
Maria Fiscella
Danielle Marcus
Sparkle Smith
Kim Gruetzmacher
Risa Malieta West

Stamps: Autumn Days, Harvest Home, Stampscapes small grass stamp
Ink: Ruby Red, Old Olive, More Mustard, Soft Suede
CS: Kraft, Old Olive (textured), Ruby Red, Whisper White, Perfect Plum dsp
Other: Autumn Harvest rub ons, Mustard grosgrain ribbon, sponge, Earth Elements buttons (retired SU), linen thread, dimensionals


Sandi MacIver said...

I love your scrappy card and you did an awesome job sponging the background.

Dani said...

Scrappy suits you! :) Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Risa said...

Very pretty card Holly! The rich colors are beautiful and so is your image!

Kim said...

Great work Holly! Love your card!
Hugs~ Kim

Sparkle said...

Your card is so pretty!

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

Beautiful. I love the colors.

KelliStamps4U said...

Very pretty. The color combo is awesome!

Kirsten said...

The scrappy card is great. It all works so wonderfully with the image.