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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Another Tricky Color Combo...

This time from those lovely ladies over at The Paper Players.  Their challenge this week is to use the following colors:  Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze and So Saffron.   All pretty colors, but not necessarily ones that I would think to put together on a card.  But if you take a look at the fabulous samples from the design team they obviously do work perfectly well together.     After some careful consideration and hunting around for scraps of Poppy Parade & Baja Breeze I think I succeeded in creating a card with a nice balance of all the colors.



I'm also including my card in the current Our Daily Bread Shining the Light challenge to make a card that has NO RIBBON on it!   Now initially I thought I would have a bit of a problem with that because well.... I LOVE RIBBON!  But I am quite capable of leaving it off a card.   Stamps used on the card are SU!'s Fast & Fabulous and ODBD's Faith.

Thanks for taking a peek...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Poppy Parade, So Saffron & Baja Breeze; Ink:  Hero Arts Punch; SU! So Saffron & Baja Breeze; Stamps:  SU! Fast & Fabulous; ODBD Faith; SU! punch; Martha Stewart butterfly punch

14 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty!! I just love your colors and all the butterflies. So Springy! Thanks for joining us at the Shining the Light challenge at ODBD.

Sue said...

Rosie these are wonderful colours and you have worked them so well in this card it is beautiful.
Smiles:)

sheila said...

your card looks great and those are hard colors to work with!! have never heard of this challenge site...will have to take a look.

Cindy said...

Very pretty. Those colors are really beautiful together.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary! I love how you incorporated the challenge colors. The butterflies are the perfect touch! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Elise said...

This is soooooooooooooo springy, to me! Reminds me of some wetlands that we hike, where the green leaves pretty early in the spring, but blues and that poppy red are dominant! Sprinkle in some sun and I say BOOM! Goes the DYNAMITE! It's stunning! I could LIVE without ribbon, until someone said "don't USE ribbon!" and then I'd be horrified! Meanwhile, you answered the call, flawlessly - AGAIN! LOVE this exquisite creation, my friend. xoxox!

Always Playing with Paper said...

How light and pretty! I love how the white tones down the intensity of the other colours! So happy you challenged yourself and played along with us at the Paper Players!
Smiles,
Lesley

Dezinaworld said...

I love Springtime Cards! such pretty colours and delicate butterflies! looks like it was a fun project!
Just to let you know i have a lovely Freebie background on the Dezinaworld blog, its only available until tommorow so feel free to pop along and grab it if you like!!

Hugs June x

Olga said...

I love this, you never cease to amaze me, and yes, I like the colors together too!

Jen said...

I think that's what color challenges are all about right? Using colors that are out of our comfort zone! Well, I would have to say that your beautiful creation is perfect - a great take on the challenge!

jaydee said...

Rosemary, you certainly did rock these colors. I think it is a beautifully composed card! I love that you distressed the edges of the white cardstock, it works so well with the clean lines of the background layers. The three butterflies make my heart sing! An all round, gorgeous card!
So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week and shared this beautiful card.
Jaydee

Anne Marie said...

Rosemary, this is so beautiful! I love how you used the colors and the butterfly accents just tie everything together beautifully. The subtle distressing adds so much to the whole design. Just gorgeous, in every way! Thanks so much for playing along again this week with The Paper Players! :)

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous--the layout & composition, the colors (of course), and the images you've used, just make this a stand-out card!! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Nance said...

Beautiful card Rosemary! Great layout--I love how your use of white space really makes the challenge colors POP! And the trio of butterflies is the perfect touch. So glad you could join us at the Paper Players this week! :-)