Color Throwdown 189 and Just Add Ink 115

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I finally managed to put a card together for the super-hard Color Throwdown challenge this week.  I started to make a card for the challenge on Wednesday and scrapped it because I didn't like where it was going.  Then I found the Just Add Ink sketch challenge and thought I'd try something with that sketch on Friday but eventually I had to step away from my desk because something still wasn't quite right.  I sat back down tonight and FINALLY put something together.  I don't love it but I put so much time into it I figured I better post it just so I can at least say I didn't back down from what I think just may be the most challenging colors I've ever attempted to put together!

I DO like my little flower though.  I'm not sure it shows up in the photo, but I did the flower layers with cardstock that had been "sueded."  I'm pretty sure that's not a word, but I don't know what else to call this.  I cut the flowers from the Sizzix Tattered Floral die then ran it a bunch of times through my crimper to break down the fibers.  After I smoothed it out a bit, I separated the cardstock and on the inside you get this magical suede effect.  I stuck the layers together with a Calypso Coral brad.

I also used the Stripes embossing folder on the So Saffron layer, but I don't think that shows up all that well either.  I guess this card was meant to be trouble from the very beginning!

I think I'm going to hang up my card-making supplies for the night and hope that a good night's sleep will rejuvenate my mojo!  Thanks for stopping by!

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9 Responses to “Color Throwdown 189 and Just Add Ink 115”

Nikki Spencer said...

Dont you just hate those days when nothing looks how you want it too!
But you got there Jen, l love the bold clean lines and you have used the colours perfectly, l think it turned out great...:0)
Thanks for playing at JAI.

Michelle said...

Jen, I think you put the colours together really well. I absolutely adore your flower! Great card!

Mieke'S said...

Very nice cards!
Greetings Mieke'S

Christine Blain said...

Wow, those ARE challenging colours!! I'm so glad you persisted, though - Jen, this card is gorgeous! Love the clean lines, and I think you have used the colours perfectly (you're braver than I!). Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Jen - you've made these colours work beautifully with the sketch! Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week! cheers Narelle

Kristin Eberline said...

Jen, this is stunning! Beautiful work with this palette! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week :]

Jo said...

Jen, this card looks great. I think the colour palette you were working with was a tough one and you've done a fantastic job of incorporating them all. Thanks for joining us at JAI this week.

Mae Collins said...

A lovely card. Thanks for taking part in our sketch challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

Jodene said...

I love this C&S card design and you have made the colours come together beautifully too! Thanks for playing along at JAI this week :)