Congrats Kim on hosting your first color challenge!! And a challenge it was, for me any how. I just couldn't seem to make these colors work for me very well no matter how many cards I made!!!! So here is the "FINAL" result. I ain't making any more cards trying to get it right :) I embossed my large mat using Darice's basketweave folder and my smaller label mat using the square lattice folder. I popped up my image matted in Island Indigo. I pierced along the left edge...believe me I needed dessert after all my attempts this morning to get a card done!!!! Added a couple of pearls and some ribbon to finish it off. Not completely satisfied, but it is what it is. TFL!!!
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 GMT Views: 1139
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 53994
Tue, May 28, 2013 @ 10:09 AM
Mary, your description brought a smile to my face...think many of us "have been there, done that". Your "final result" is lovely and I like how you did the 2-step lilac blossom in the blues with the Limeade leaves. Pretty framing, embossing and piercing too.
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Tue, May 28, 2013 @ 11:01 AM
Oh Mary, I'm sorry you had so many difficulties. Sometimes we just have days like that. I however do think this is a great looking card!! I love the 2 step lilac you used and how you used the colors. The basket weave you used is really a neat looking embossing folder.
Registered: May 18, 2004 Location: Southwest Michigan Posts: 17032
Tue, May 28, 2013 @ 11:33 AM
I think this turned out beautifully! I know it's hard to work with a color palette that just doesn't come together for you, though! Good on you for persevering! I absolutely love the texture you achieved with those two beautifully embossed patterns.
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