Paper Players 60 and CCMC163

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I wanted to participate in the latest Create With Connie and Mary color challenge because it included Pacific Point, a color I don't use nearly enough.

But I was also a little afraid of it, because the colors are so diverse.  But I reminded myself that sometimes being scared of a challenge is just what the doctor ordered.  Then I saw the sketch challenge at The Paper Players and realized that these two challenges would be perfect for each other!

Often when I attempt a color challenge that has just three colors I try to use a layout that is pretty clean and simple.  This beauty gave me plenty of opportunity to leave a lot of white space.

Initially, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for the focal point of my card and after some deliberation decided on the small flower from the Fabulous Florets stamp set.  I embossed it with Tangerine Tango embossing powder then popped it up on some dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Bring On the Cake stamp set.

Despite my original misgivings about this tough color challenge, I'm actually pretty pleased with how this turned out.  And I love using that rickrack.  It's so Charlie Brown!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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14 Responses to “Paper Players 60 and CCMC163”

Deb said...

Just beautiful! I love all the white on your card! It really helps tone down the bright colors! Great layout, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Jen! I love how you popped the flowers up on dimensionals! It gives the card such depth and dimension! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Lauri said...

Jen, I love your card! The flowers are gorgeous, with the outline and dimension. Really pretty colors too! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Christy Q said...

Beautiful and I love that rickrack trim! The card is so delightfully CAS.

Marie said...

I love your focal point and the colors you used. Your card is stunning.

Connie Babbert said...

I love how challenges push us out of our comfort zone. Great use of a lot of white to tone down the BRIGHT colors! Thanks for playing along with our color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

LeAnne said...

LOL! I will never be able to look at that rickrack again without thinking of Charlie Brown! You're right! Well, I am glad that my sketch gave you an opportunity to use these challenging colors in such a clean & beautiful way! Love the way you used the sentiment, too! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Nance said...

Clean and classy Jen! Love the clean pops of color with all that fabulous white space. The trio of flowers is genius and I love the charlie brown ric rack! So glad you could join us at The Paper Players and CCMC!

Lesley Croghan said...

Beautiful Jen, love all the white space and the pop of colour from the flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players!
Smiles,
Lesley

Mary Brown said...

GREAT use of white on this card along with the color combo. What a GREAT sketch to go along with it! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Linda Callahan said...

I love the rickrack too! Love the clean look of this card!

Lisa said...

Clean and simple with lots of white...but just enough color to create great visual interest. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Thursday Challenge!

Carrie Gaskin said...

So pretty Jen. I love how you've married these two challenges perfectly. Thanks for playing along at CCMC and PP this week.

jaydee said...

Hey Jen, such a fabulous CAS card. I love the colors and your rick rack... thank you for reminding me that I really need to use mine! I love that you kept the sketch clean and simple. Another fabulous card. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players again this week
hugs
jaydee