Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Utah Divas International Color Challenge #1

Hello Friends,

I am soooooooo excited.  One of my great stampin' friends, Gretchen Barron is now hosting a Color Challenge every Tuesday on our UDI blog - http://www.utahdivasinternational.blogspot.com/

I have participated in the UDI Saturday Sketch Challenges and have missed them.  I wanted to try something different and knew that a Color Challenge would be great.  I tend to stick to the same colors and so by joining this kind of challenge, it would help me to work with colors I never or very rarely use. 

This weeks Color Challenge was based on this - (Remember the challenge is based on color not the actual picture.)

The base of my card is Crumb Cake Card Stock.  A color that I LOVE and one I haven't used in a l-o-n-g time.  Early Espresso Card Stock is one I LOVE and use a LOT.  I ran this layer through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

I then added some Pear Pizzazz Stitched Poly Ribbon and tied a knot with the Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon.  Next I stamped the "Friends Are Flowers That Never Fade" sentiment from the "Friends Never Fade" Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink on Whisper White Card Stock.
I stamped the flower image again, colored it with the Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write Marker and cut it out and placed it on top of the already stamped flower with a Stampin' Dimensional. I layered it on a piece of Early Espresso Card Stock and then on some Pear Pizzazz Card Stock.  I added some Jewels - Basic Pearls. 
Next I put some Crystal Effects in the middle of the flower and added some Pink Stampin' Glitter then left it to dry.

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*Be sure to visit next Tuesday - I cannot wait to show you the picture Gretchen sent us for our next Color Challenge :) If you would like to see what my awesome friends came up with for this challenge - click here :)

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Have a wonderful day!


Dawn said...

Gorgeous Card Max, love it!

Maxine Conrad said...

Thank you my friend. I really stepped outside my box - just like we chatted about :)

Liz Miller said...

Love your card Max!

Mary Fish said...

Wow . . . the black is stunning embossed. Such a pretty color combination. Hugs, M

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Beautiful card Max, love what you did with the challenge!