Friday, March 12, 2010

Exploring New Worlds~Color Challenge

When the Just For Fun Design Team decided to do a weekly color challenge, our fearless leader Sherry asked us for suggestions on some general color combinations.  This week we are using possibly one of my FAVORITE color combinations!

Here is what I came up with:

Now this card is WAAAY out of my comfort zone, but I REALLY, REALLY like it!! It has much more embellishments than I usually use, but I think if I can get over my "if I use it, I won't have it" hoader syndrome, I just might get used to this look from me!! hehe.   I knew I wanted to use this Just For Fun Old World Map.  I pulled out Distress inks in Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters and Broken China and swiped across my craft mat for the Wrinkle Free Distress technique. I repeated this two times on some Georgia Pacific 110# cardstock.  I then stamped the image twice using Distress Vintage Photo and clear embossed.  I then went in with a sponge and darkened some of the lighter areas using the same inks as I used for the wrinkle free portion.  I cut out one image of the globes and used foam tape to pop it over the other image.   

This image is LARGE.  5 1/4" x 4".   I knew I wanted a larger card than your regular A2 so I planned on making an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base.  I pulled out this gorgeous blue/green paper from My Minds Eye "School Days" that I've had forever and used that as my base.  Then I added the textured brown from DCWV natural pack for the matting of my image.  Then I got stuck.  REALLY stuck.  I could just not come up with the "final look".  So I pulled out the big design guns.  I called in the Toad (dear hubby) to help me.  I layed out some possible embellishments that I was considering and he fiddled around with some of them and wah~lah!! He suggested the jumbo eyelets across the top with the twine and the key hanging off of it "somehow".  I added the rub on flourishes and sentiment from K&Company's Blue Awning and finished it all off with the twill ribbon.  Supplies:  Stamps:  Just for Fun® Old World map H2105.  Paper:  MME "school Days", DCWV textured brown.  Accessories:  SU jumbo eyelets and twill ribbon, cropadile, twine, key from T!m Holtz             idea-ology, sentiment and flourish rub ons from K&Company "Blue Awning"

Now, we would like you to join us in our color challenge!  Make a card using the above colors of BLUE, GREEN and BROWN and add your link to Mr. Linky on the Just for Fun Blog.  While we hope you'll use your favorite Just For Fun Stamp, but all means, it is NOT required!!  Grab your stamps, inks and come join in the fun of creating!!

For some more inspiration don't forget to check out the other team member creations:

 I hope my last couple of projects have inspired  you to step out of your comfort zone to try something new!!  How much more fun to make a big ol' mess with others!! hehe
Thanks for dropping by!! Till next time~~~


Elaine A said...

Starla -

I really, really LOVE this card too! Oh my God, this is just beautiful. What a super job you have done with this, stunning!

Elaine Allen

Sherry Cheever said...

Gorgeous! I love all your little details but that key is just the topper!

Broni said...

This is just amazing, Starla!! I love the whole design!

Riet said...

thamks for your nice comments on my blog.
Now about this card, I just love it.
The design, colors and embelishments.
Verry well done.

KAT said...

Lovin this card - all the details really make it pop! Love the key, brads and the "rope"

chelemom said...

This turned out gorgeous!!!

kaiandkristi said...

LOVE this one!! So...I have some girlfriends with kids and we had a creative idea that I need to talk with you about sometime...

Carolyn King said...

ohhhh beautiful. glad you used some hoarded items. Looks fantastic!!