With encouragement, from Cheryl, I am going where I have never been before, entering TWO challenges. :) Thank you Cheryl.
I didn't have Island Indigo so I used Pacific Point instead. I added a hint of Paynes grey to the sides of the tree, for shadow, and to the branches of the trees.
As this card was for my husband, I added the truck. I want to thank Tessaduck for showing me that these colours can be used on a masculine card.
I used the birch tree embossing folder and stamped and cut out the tiny bird from the Sitting There stamp set. I added a black dot for eyes and then covered them in Crystal glaze. The truck is from a Christmas stamp set I bought at Michaels. I added some white gel pen strokes to the windows and other areas to brighten the white areas on the truck. The grass is stroked Pool Party. The other colours on the trees are Flirty Flamingo and Pacific Point. The jewels were ones I had in my stash and they have the look of the Pacific Point colour. I embossed the band behind the art piece with the birch folder. I also cut out one tree to get the tree on the far left a raised look so it looks to be in front of the truck.
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018 GMT Views: 412
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Sat, Apr 07, 2018 @ 1:55 PM
Oh, Joann, I am so happy that you've joined this Color Challenge this week! I love your scene, and what a fabulous truck! Yes, Brenda (tessaduck), is wonderful, and I'm so glad you showed you how to use these colors for a masculine card! (Yes, it works for this week's Free For All challenge to make a "Duuuuuuuude!!" card! It's fabulous, and I know your husband will love it! Hugs, sweet friend!
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Sat, Apr 07, 2018 @ 8:04 PM
This is such s happy card! I especially like the way you detailed the Birch trees with multiple colors, it adds a lot of character and texture. Also like the sparkly grass at the bottom. Don’t know how you made it, but it’s wonderful! Really fun card for the dude challenge. TFS!