Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Real Red, Glorious Green and Night of Navy

So, today's color challenge was using these bright colors. Glorius Green is a little bright and one I don't reach for very often. I kept it to a minimum on my card, just using it for a bit of greenery.

I stamped the roses using Real Red. I inked the first stamp with the ink pad, and then the other two with the marker, as it gives a much denser color. I really like the way the roses turned out. I also stamped the sentiment using the real red. It was still a bit harsh, so I sponged the edges with real red and even went over the roses to give them a little softer look. I like the result of that.

I also did the layered ribbon again, punching holes through the image panel with the crop a dile and threading the ribbons through, then adding more and more ribbon to the "bow".

Lots of dimensionals on this one too. I went around the edges of the cuttlebug embossed panel with a real red marker to make it stand out a wee bit more from the main card. You can't really tell in the photo, but the main card was stamped with the Fine Lace bg in real red too. Looking at it now, I think I should have added some red to the ribbon bouquet.

So, how do you like this creation?


Joan and Amy said...

I love how your challenge card is mostly red with a hint of the other two colours. Joan

Trish D said...

It's lovely! I actually like that there isn't any red in the ribbon - it provides a nice contrast to the roses.

Joan and Amy said...

Hi again....just letting you know that I nominated you for an award on my blog...Happy Stampin' - Joan