Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mojo Monday 254 and Color My Heart Color Dare #11

I finally got back on track with another challenge, and this one is a double doozey!  I used the sketch from Mojo Monday 254 and the color scheme from Color Dare #11.



So, the color scheme made me cringe at first as do many that have so many colors to work with.  It included Ruby, Goldrush, Sweet Leaf, Honey, Indian Corn Blue, and Cocoa.  At first, I thought I was going to have to sit out another week since I had no Ruby at all yet.  Then I realized that I have the paper sampler with some of each color and could use that!  I added Colonial White, and then focused on one of the colors that I had a background paper for and ran with it from there.  I decided that the colors actually reminded me of fall so pulled out my Harvest Happiness My Acrylix set.  Here is what I came up with:


My background paper is from the retired Lucy Paper packet.  This gorgeous ribbon is also in sweet leaf and can be found in the Designer Ribbon Green Assortment.


My favorite part of this one is the Cocoa Cardstock stamped with the Colonial White Ink in the leafy swirls.  I covered it with gold embossing powder and heated it.  The effect was fabulous!  I also love the bit of added hemp in the leaf cluster.


Each of the pieces is inked with the Cocoa to bring a sense of cohesion to the crazy color scheme.  ;)  In fact, I was so distracted by the colors that I neglected to add any black to the colors for the whole lesson on shades that Sara gave us on her Color My Heart Blog!  Wooopsie!  Sorry, Sara!  :O

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    1. Thanks, Mandy! I am loving making them! ;)

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  2. Everything about this card is beautiful! Makes me wish it was fall already! Fabulous job!

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    1. No, not fall yet! ;) Thanks so much for the feedback! Pop in again sometime.

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  3. Love ... I do NOT want it to be Fall, but I DO love the colorful paper leaves. If I could vote I'd call you the winner. Did you see that Sarah Stone?

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    1. Ha, ha, I know--I still want summer for a while. You are too sweet, thank you for the vote, lol! Can't wait to see the other entries!

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  4. I love your card Amie! This one just rocks. I love your stamp set of choice -- my fav from last years fall IB. The embossing is over the top! thanks for sharing!

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    1. I finally got the set this time around, so was super-geeked to give it a go! I am so glad you like the embossing--I could not have been more thrilled with how it turned out. Thank you!

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  5. Shelly, I see it! Amie, I think we have a winner! Congrats. I love your card - everything about it, but the embossing really did it for me. I love the gold. Very good job with the sketch and using all the colors. You made it look so pretty. Thanks for joining in this time at Color my Heart.

    Sarah

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    1. *screams* OH! That really makes me smile today, thanks so very much, Sarah! I can't wait to participate in the next challenge. Thank you for all your fabulous challenges that push me to try new things. :)

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    2. You're welcome :) If you'd like to be the guest designer for next week, please email me at sarahstone@marykay.com and I'll let you know the colors.

      Sarah

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    3. Sent you an email--let me know you got it! :)

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  6. So beautiful. Love the raffia texture added to the leves and acorn. Lovely!

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    1. I thought of that after I was finished and LOVE the effect too. Thanks so much!

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  7. Amie, you hit it out of the park again! I love fall and fell in love with this card as soon as I saw it. LOVE LOVE the leaves!

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    1. I love fall too, but am not ready for it quite yet, lol! Your kind words always make me smile, Dana. I appreciate every time you pop in! Thanks!

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  8. Gorgeous card. I love everything about it! Great take on the sketch.

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