PPA126 Color Challenge

Friday, January 6, 2012

The new year has brought a return of the challenges that I can't seem to live without!  Today I've made a card for the Pals Paper Arts color challenge.

I embossed the vertical Not Quite Navy layer with the Elegant Lines embossing folder.  Then I added a couple of layers of Baja Breeze.  I sponged the layers before adding a scrap from the Walk in the Park dsp to the top layer.

The flower was cut from the Sizzix Tattered Florals die and then stamped with Stitched background stamp. I sponged the edges then crinkled them up before I attached them with an Antique brad.

The layout for my card comes from a February Viva La Verve challenge.  As I've mentioned before I've got a binder where I've printed out several compendiums of sketch challenges.  I turn to it whenever I need a little inspiration, which is how I came up with the layout for this card.

I thought about stitching the vertical layer (as in the sketch), but decided to dry emboss it instead.   I only wish that I had run the cardstock through the embossing folder twice so that the top of this layer wasn't so plain.  (Why do I always think of these things too late)!

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5 Responses to “PPA126 Color Challenge”

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful in blue! Love the shading....and I have one of those notebooks as well - it is in bad need of some organization!

Michelle said...

Absolutely love these colours and that flower is just great!!

Dawn said...

Great card! I love the embossing and the flower. I am going to start a notebook. I have one for scrapbooking but not cards. Thanks for the idea!

Sue said...

Wow wow wow so stunning and love the colour combo Luv Sue X

Margaret Moody said...

This is wonderful, Jen! I love the flower! Great job with the challenge!