Saturday, 21 May 2011

Colour Throwdown - Black, Grey and Lime

I don't often do colour challenges - I find it the hardest form of challenge as I have a colours I am comfortable working with, and others I don't.  I do follow them though, and play along when a combo comes up that suits me (I know the idea is to challenge yourself but colour is my Achilles heel...)   This week, I loved the colour combo at colour throwdown, and knew instantly what I wanted to make but have only just found time to do it.  You can find the challenge here - http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2011/05/color-throwdown-142.html


I used a white base card, and mounted some grey damask from a papermania capsule collection onto black for the background.  I stamped a waltzing mouse label onto some lime swirl DP from My Minds Eye, cut with the corresponding nestie and mounted again onto black.  I added a simple sentiment from there she goes stamps again in black.  I made a paper ribbon from the same lime swirl DP and mounted again onto black across the centre of the card.  I then used a lovely thick ribbed satin ribbon and made a flat bow, secured with a lime green brad, this was set to the side with the sentiment at the other side for balance.

I am combining this with this weeks challenge at 4 crafty chicks which is to use brads.  I bought these jumbo brads ages ago and have only used one so far so I thought this was an ideal challenge to use another on.  http://4craftychicks.blogspot.com/2011/05/challenge-38-brads.html

Have a good evening,  Craftilicious x

5 comments:

  1. Very nice card! I think you did great using that color combo :) Love that brad in the ribbon - awesome!

    Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

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  2. Sorry Tara I meant to leave a comment ages ago and got waylaid. Your card is fabulous. Great use of the colours.
    Lynne xxx

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  3. Using that beautiful light gray in the background really adds to the elegance of your card! Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us!

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  4. I really like the label and the ribbon treatment here. I never seem to do colour challenges either - maybe I should try something new today! Vx

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