Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Triple Challenge

I made this card to meet 3 challenges this week - the Color Throwdown #55 to use Black, White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Kraft; the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge #28 to use scoring; and the SCS#241 sketch challenge. I wasn't sure about these colors but as I started creating, I found they worked beautifully together. I stamped the Flourishes Poppy image on white with Versamark and embossed it with clear ep. I colored it with Tombows, adding FlowerSoft and black stickles to the center. The black panels are matted with Kraft and scored diagonally. It was really difficult to capture the scoring on black, but if you click the picture you might be able to see it better. I scored in different directions for added interest. The sentiment is by SU! and colored with Tombows before stamping. The Bling was in my stash.
Thanks for all the great challenges ladies, and thanks for stopping by to visit me today :)

Carol

14 comments:

Sylvia said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the way you chose to use the colors. Thanks for playing!

Cindy Haffner said...

Your card is so pretty!!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is beautiful! That black background really makes things stand out! Great job coloring--you're one of the best!!! Thanks for playing, Carol!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

This is beautiful, Carol!!! Wonderfully colored and love the touches of bling!!! Love the scoring on the black!!!

Sylvia said...

Thanks you Carol for the kind comments on my blog. The challenges are fun! Being a guest designer is a real honor, but playing is really nice, too. Good luck, the watercolor you did is really lovely.

The Rubber Maid said...

A real beauty Carol, that is one of my favorite sets from Flourishes but dang I love all their stamps. You did a fabulous job on the poppy. Pat

Silke said...

Carol - I loved it already when I saw this beauty over on SCS!!! You rocked all the challenges...thank you for including the FTTC :) Hugs ~S~

JD said...

Lovely...Three challenges, wow...nicely done...

Terri E. said...

Love your paper piercing and your bling. Wonderful job on the color throwdown challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful- I love the contrast of black with the bright colors

Debbie Corbari said...

SHAZAM! This card is GORGEOUS!

Dee Jackson said...

Wow! you rocked that color challenge. This is really pretty!

Krista Driessen said...

Pretty card !

Tammy Hershberger said...

Your design is stunning, Carol! I agree with Debbie... SHAZAM!