Friday, February 4, 2011
BC 198 Color challenge Black, White, Red
So, I confess, this challenge really challenged me and I don't know why. I mean how hard is it to use three colors in a card - jeez, I do it all the time. But I struggle with the color red. When I first read the challenge I heard use Red, White and Black. So my mind went to using red as the primary color and white and black as an accent. That sounded hard. But when I changed it around and thought about making a black and white card with some red accents - easy smeazy! So once I changed my focus, it all came together.
This is actually a mini-card that will be another one of my cookie sunday cards. It is 4 X 3 1/2. The base is actually very vanilla. I wanted something other than black for the back. Next came a layer of basic black. The next is a SU DSP that was cut to size and then trimmed with my corner rounder. Next layer is antique lace ribbon (don't know why I don't use this more often!) On top of that is some whisper white embossed with criss-cross, also rounded. Then on top is a circle nestie cut out and stamped with one of my all time favorites - SU's rose double stamp set. The colors for the rose are real red first, then riding hood red for the second rose stamp. The green is first pear pizzaz, then wild wasabi. If you've never tried 'two step stamping' you must. It's not too hard and does add a level of interest to the image. Oh, and I used a post it note to mask the rose when I stamped on my leaves.
The embellishments on top are some cheapo black/white polka dot ribbon made into a bow topped with a red felt heart with twine bow laced inside.
So that's my Bloggers Challenge for the week! We have some great card makers in our group. In my blog now is the BC blog hop. You can see all the others designs and if you want to play along and make a card with these colors - please link it up to my site. It's fun to be challenged.