Saturday, February 13, 2010

Utah Divas International - Saturday Sketch Challenge

Hello Friends,

It has been a while since I took part in the Sketch Challenge on Utah Divas International.  Here is this weeks sketch. 


Easy enough sketch!!! It was the other part of the challenge.  We had to use our least favorite color.  Well this was the easy part.....Ever since I became a Demonstrator almost 6 years ago, I have never ever liked nor used "Orchid Opulence".  If ever I could have got rid of a color - it would be this one. 

The challenge came with making the card.  I looked at the card stock for about an hour, wondering what I could do with it.  I then decided to use Basic Black and Whisper White as the coordinating colors.  I looked through my many stamp sets and decided to use one I hadn't used in a l-o-n-g time !
I even decided to watercolor.....NOW if you know anything about me at all, you will know I don't like to watercolor.  So I added an extra challenge in the mix.  I used the Watercolor Crayons and the Blender Pen.

Anyways, here we go!  Judge me lightly :)



Bloomin' Beautiful 111490

Nurture your relationships with lots of love from the Bloomin' Beautiful stamp set. A hand-stamped creation is a terrific way to express your thoughts to those who mean the most to you. Use the definition as a background, or watercolor the beautiful plants for hours of stamping creation.

Have a wonderful day!

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Max, this is just beautiful! Your watercoloring is fabulous! You know, you're going to make Carol cry since purple is her favorite color! LOL

Big hugs!

Lorie said...

You did a great job with this card...I love it!

Tiffany Bauer said...

You knocked this challenge out of the park girlfriend!! I love your card and now looking at this color I just might have to use it myself!!!LOL!!! TFS!

RuthieB said...

You crack me up!!!! I love the colors together, it' amazing what adding black can do, isn't it? Your watercoloring is "Brilliant"!

Monika said...

I agree that my least favorite color is also Orchid Opulence - in fact out of all the colors the only ink pads that I don't have are a few of the purple ones - Orchid Opulence, Lavender Lace and I only have Pale Plum because some one gave me an extra one and it is still in plastic wrap. You did a great job with the card - thanks for sharing it.
Monika

Phyllis said...

See, I knew I wasn't the only one who didn't like Orchid Opulence!!! My customers can tell you that it my LEAST favorite color!!!! Great minds think alike!!

PhotoDivaJ said...

Beautiful card, love the watercoloring and design. Ditto what Elizabeth said, the purple princess will love it!

Leonie said...

oooo what an elegant card ... love the orchid opulence you used - you should use bold brights more often ;)

Nathalie said...

lovely card!!!
nathalie

Mary Fish said...

Terrific job taking your Orchid Opulence with a little sugar and turning it into beauty. Hugs, M

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Jan said...

Max, I don't even think that I own a single sheet of Orchid Opulence but you have made me like it. Something about being paired up with black just makes it look good! Jan Hoyt O'Fallon, IL