Sunday, August 30, 2009

A little late color challenge

Hi everyone. Sorry for the late post, but I am just running so behind this weekend! I started working on a card for Stef's color challenge on Card Universe yesterday and I never had time to finish it.
This morning I got up and finished the coloring, but then I was stumped on a layout. I didn't like anything I did. I finally gave up and left for my walk with Riley hoping that I'd be inspired before I got back home.

I got home and tried to finish up the card, and I did finish it but I'm still not too wild about the layout. Anyway, here is the final product



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I used the Squigglefly image Apple Harvest and colored the whole thing with copic markers. I highlighted with a white gel pen. The words are computer generated in Bradley Hand font. I did some faux stitching around the designer paper, but you really can't see it that well with the design in the paper.

I found a little chipboard flourish and colored it with a copic marker and stuck it on there too. I don't know, sometimes I think it looks too busy and other times I think it needs something else!

There are a lot of different colors used on this little image! Here are the ones I used




Absolutely delightful weather we had for our walk and I think the weather forecast for the rest of the week sounds pretty darn near perfect! I am going to go cook a few meals ahead for the week and then later I plan to hit Michaels with a friend and a couple of coupons! I hope you all have a glorious Sunday, and thanks for looking!

8 comments:

Jeanette said...

I like it Holly, just the way it is. Don't you just love those colors.

Jeanette

Pam in Ar. said...

I like the embossed background with the designer paper...different, but nice =)

Debby said...

I'm with Jeanette. I like it just the way it is. Love that image. And I hit Michaels yesterday. Be careful. They have some new stuff in.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holly it's beautiful! faux stitching eh? i thought it was distessing. i love the look and i love that flourish too! it's super!

hugs,

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Holly!
I love your coloring! and that little swirl/flourish is just perfect!
Blessings, Maria

Linda L said...

Holly the layout is great and I love the distressing.
I made a card for the challenge but forgot to use an image for them. I used the colors and I like the card. It won't post until Tuesday. I love the colors Stef picked.

Anonymous said...

This is just gorgeous Holly!! Beautiful paper, colors and texture!! Stunning creation with the colors!! HUGS

msfreida said...

LOVE this one too! :) The colors are so warm and inviting! Love the embossed BG...adds so much texture! AWESOME job!

Hugs~