Monday, November 23, 2009

OCC Color Challenge

This weekend I attempted my first color challenge...eeck! I think this was definitely harder than a sketch challenge. What do you find easier?

As a Demo for over 6 years, I have lots and lots of stamps from The Angel Company and since I buy what I like, I seldom get rid of any, even when they retire. That means often something sits neglected for a while or worse, cut and never used (like my Decorative Corners)! This card makes me feel good about using both neglected stamps.

So, back to the color challenge, it was white, orange, cocoa and dark brown...and here is what I came up with!


I watercolored the mouse and leaf...and then did the leaf once more and cut it out and popped it up a bit.


Card Materials: All stamps from The Angel Company
Stamps: Pick of the Patch, Decorative Corners
Accessories: Sizzixlet border strip, Nestabilities label, watercolor paper, Tombow markers, aquabrush, Noir palette ink, misc papers

Once I put my card together, the right side just felt really "empty" and it hit me that I could stamp these corners and then twist the image to give it a back to back (or side by side) look...I love, love, love the result! And, it felt good to finally use this stamp set.

It's going to be a busy week (I still have to design 10 cards for my Christmas Card workshop next week - yikes!), hubby and kids home half the week and Thanksgiving over at my sister's house. I hope to pop in again before Thanksgiving...hope to hear from MISSY about my blog candy. If not, I'll be picking a new winner on Friday. Have a super week!

11 comments:

Laurie said...

Great card! Love the bright orange leaf!!

Jovita said...

Adorable, very pretty colors ;)

Danni said...

How very clever with the corner stamps! Great card!

Annette said...

Love your card Chris, the stamp is so cute and you did an awesome job with the coloring! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Clarissa said...

WOW! What a festive card! Your water coloring skills are excellent!

Silli said...

Oh Chris, your card is soooo sweet! Love this cute image... And YES, colorchallenges is not easy... I love sketchchallenges!!! Big hugs and happy day...

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is pure sweetness. LOVE that hit of bright orange. That mouse is so cute & your colouring is dynAmite! What a brilliant way to use a corner stamp. Makes me want to drag out some neglected stamps of my own. Thanks! :-D

deronlee said...

Adorable, your creativity continues to impress me. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Meyer said...

Awww what a precious card Chris, your coloring is stunning and what a sweet design! Great use of the colors!

Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the OCC! Hugs, Jennifer :)

Trudy Osborn said...

VERY cute!

Debbie said...

I love the colors and what you did with the card!
Hope you had a fairly relaxing weekend!
Debbie