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Friday, April 17, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #95 - Color Challenge

This week's challenge was to use the following colors on a card: Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, and Sahara Sand, and a neutral if you wanted. I, like everyone else that I've been reading, had a hard time working in that Sage! I kind of masked it a lot with other ink colors to try to make it "blend" a little better!


I started out with an Artichoke base and layered the top half with Sahara Sand, after I ran it through my wonderful Big Shot on the Damask Texturz plate. I did use a sponge and kind of "rub" a little chocolate ink on the Sand to kind of dirty it up a little and make it a little less stark. Then layered the bottom half with the Sage. I used a few different stamps from the "Wanted" set to make my own background paper. I used both Arthchoke and Chocolate ink on it - if you click to enlarge the picture, you may be able to see that better.


I stamped the horse image from the "Wanted" set on Vanilla using the Sahara Sand ink, and then stamped the saying from the "Best Wishes and More" set with Chocolate ink. I made the dust from the running horse by using a piece of scratch paper and making a template using different sized circle punches and then sponging Sand ink while moving it around a little. Here's what my template looked like:


Then I tied some of our yummy 5/8" Chocolate grosgrain ribbon around with a little lasso (our natural color hemp twine) tied in the knot.

I think that's about it! It was a fun challenge and I'm looking forward to the next one. Now that we're all moved and settled - notice I said "settled" and not "organized"!! - I think I'll be able to play a lot more. I also have my own stamp room now too!

Have a great weekend!



19 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Glad to have you back on BC! You worked in this weeks challenge colors nicely - great masculine card!

Ida P. Krause said...

Wonderful card. I love the different layers (DP, Embossing) and what a great idea to make a template for the dust behind the horse. Clever!

Barb Hardeman said...

What a nifty idea you had to make the dust from the horse. What a great card!!

Lisa said...

Holy smokes...look at the cloud of dust behind that pony! Wow...looks like someone with lots of energy stamped that baby! Woo Hoo! Go Shona! I really like how you curled up the hemp for rope! It's an authentic cowboy card!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Great card! Love the "dust" from the horse and the lasso--perfect for a masculine card!

Connie said...

Welcome back! Love your card...and the lasso!

Claudia said...

what a great card!

Rachel Hope said...

Very nice! Love the lariat (is that the right word???)

Lisa Bohler said...

So glad you are back!

You clever girl you! Love the "dust" idea for that image! LOVELY card!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Welcome back Shona! Terrific card! You used the colors wonderfully! Great card for a man! Love the lasso! :D

Barbara said...

WOW! This card is just amazing....so creative and a fabulous look with this color combo!

Nikki Bond said...

Fabulous card! Love the colors with this set...I so need to pull mine out again! {SMILEs}

Chrissy D said...

Great masculine card - love the way you combined the color combo!

Tiffany Bauer said...

OMG!!! I love this!! Love what you did with the hemp twine!!! I am soooo casing this one!!

Patrice Pierce said...

Great card! I really like the twine for a lasso!

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute, love how you did that background of dust behind the horse.

Robin Merriman said...

Great card, Shona. Love that masking technique!

StampingSelene said...

I love the tied twine! What a terrific card!

Margaret R said...

Great card for anyone who is a fan of western style, man or woman! Great way to work the dcolors in!