Sunday, February 15, 2009

Magnolia Vs. Stampavie Color Challenge Week 14

YEA it is Magnolia Vs. Stampavie day, I do love this challenge. And this week is a great Color Challenge -

"Week 14* Colour Combo Challenge

How to take part in this week Colour Challenge, you will notice in the Ovals there are colours, These are the colours your work should be (of course excluding the flesh colours etc on your stamped images) The Stampin up colours are listed in the ovals, as we know a lot of people are getting more into stampin up and like to know what shade's the colours are. But don't worry if you don't have stampin up, just use as close as possible to the above colours. And most of all ENJOY! "

Well the last M vs. S colour challenge was all me, loved the colors as soon as I saw them, but this one... well I sat and stared at it awhile... hmmmm how will I get all these colors together. Guess that is the "fun" part of a challenge is thinking outside your normal box.

I started going thru all my pattern papers to see if I could make anything work. And then WHAM! The Basic Grey Periphery Line! Perfect color matches! So I then picked out card stocks to match and went to work. Starting with one of my all time favorite Tilda's. I just love her little smocked blouse and polk-a-dot bow on her hat. My Grandma made me a million little dresses and shirts like this one when I was a kid.

She is colored with my Copics and highlighted with white gel pen. Then cut out. I found two pieces of the Periphery papers I liked used one as the back ground and the other had this gorgeous rose on it, I cut around the rose and layered it on the striped paper. I layered the card stocks and then at the last minute decided to punch the green card stock with the Martha Steward Fence Border Punch.. something about the rose and picket fence... who knows. I loved the flourishes on the striped paper, but wanted it to pop just a bit more, so with my Making Memories Slice I cut out two flourishes to add to the paper, more bold, I think. Everything is inked on the edges with light brown ink. Then for the sentiment I again used the Making Memories Slice and cut out a library tag, used the inside to stamp the word "Hello!" on, inked the edges so it would stand out more, and used MM mini button brads to attach. Gel pen stitched the edges of it, and the pop dotted Tilda in the center.

For being so nervous about the colors at the start, I do like how it all came together!

The other DT really outdid themselves, wow! You just have to go over and see their work. And then you MUST do a card yourself... you see Donna has a GREAT prize this week!!!

A 12 COPIC MARKER SET!!! No really go look and see! HERE

And one more really exciting thing...

Have you visted Papercrafts by Rach lately? Holy COW BATMAN! Seriously... Blog candy that is going to shake the blog world here.... run over and see.... you'll agree!

So I am really late today - better get things going on my to do list so I can have some blogging time too. Have a great Sunday-

HUGS and-


Rach said...

wow Michelle you have done a fabulous job with this weeks challenge... love what you have created, the border punched fence at the top looks wonderful.xx

Suzanne said...

Oh Michelle this is gorgeous I love the flourishes and the fence. Sue :o)

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is beautiful. Just love those papers and what a color combo that is!

Kirsten said...

Stunning card Michelle. I'm going to have to give this colour combo a LOT of thought, but you've shown me it can be done!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeosu card Michelle!! Fun color combo too!!

Julia Pollard said...

Great work :o)

Janna said...

Michelle! I love this card! The fence punch at the top is perfect and I love how the rose is cut out! The perfect detail! Of course your coloring is perfect as always! I just love how you use that white gel pen to create highlights. and the new blog background is awesome!


Sally said...

Gorgeous. Love the swirls and flourishes

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow Michelle this is just stunning I love what you have done with those fabby papers
Hugs Jacqui x

Annie said...

I love the card you have created with those 'awkward' colours! great selection of papers and an adorable Tilda! hugs, annie x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card! Love the papers you've used!
Helen x

Ila said...

This is Totally Beautiful!! I love the colors and details...everything is Gorgeous!!...Hugs, Ila