"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Simple Color....

Today, I'm still on my simplicity kick.  This time with color, though.  Again, I have two cards for two different color challenges, but both using several colors in common.  The first card is for ColourQ (#47), one of my favorite color challenges.  I haven't played along the last few weeks for various reasons.  The major one being I didn't have any of the new SU! colors.  I used the sketch from a challenge blog that I have yet to have a chance to participate in:  Pals Paper Arts, PPA57.   It was just what I need to finally get my card put together since I was really stumped as to how to use the striking color combo (Poppy Parade, More Mustard, Basic Grey & Bermuda Bay) put forth by Arielle (actually, that happens to me alot!).  For this card I used a new SU! set called Just Believe. 

My second card is also for a color challenge called Color Cue put forth by the very talented Dawn of WPlus9Design Studio.  Her colors this month:  Gold, Red, Aqua & White/Cream.  Now SU!'s Bermuda Bay could be taken for an aqua color, but because it tends more toward the green end, I went with SU!'s Tempting Turquoise because when I think "aqua" I think more of a blue color.  I also used Dawn's fantastic stamp set Woodgrain Silhouettes, one of my most favorite sets, and the current sketch from Clean & Simple, FTL105.  I probably should have stamped the leaf image a bit more off the cardstock to give it better balance....  Well, live and learn.

So, thanks for taking a peek... I hope you have a wonderful day!

(PS... there are no graphics for the color challenges or the sketch challenges because I didn't want a big, long post.  Appropriate links have been provided.)

Supplies:  ColourQ:  Cardstock:  PTI White; SU! Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay; Stamps:  SU! Just Believe; Ink:  SU! More Mustard; Ancient Page Stone Grey; Memento Tuxedo Black; Rhinestones:  Kaiser Craft; Cuttlebug; SU! Lattice Square EF

Color Cue:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Poppy Parade & Tempting Turquoise; Ink:  SU! More Mustard; Palette Cote' Azure; Memento Tuxedo Black, Stamps:  Woodgrain Silhouettes; Punch:  EK Success:  Bracket

9 comments:

Lin said...

Very challenging colors, but you've pulled them off beautifully! Good luck on your challenges!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a very pretty card!!

Ann Schach said...

Love the bling and texture on your PPA card! Both cards are very pretty! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

AnitaRex said...

So pretty Rosemary! Love the colors and your simple design!

Elise said...

These are BOTH gorgeous, Rosebud! Your work with these colors is a match made in HEAVEN! I love how that butterfly appears to be floating right off the paper! WONDERFUL! You + simple = GREAT! Thanks for the "dazzle" tonight, sweet Rose - you are SUCH a busy, crafty girl! YEEE HAW!

Heather Maria said...

Two gorgeous cards Rosemary! Love them!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Terrific use of the color combo on both cards.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards, Rosemary! Thanks for playing the CQC!

Stampin' Diva said...

Just lovely cards in such inspiring colors!!! Thanks for playing @ PPA!!!