Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A REAL color challenge! {DCBD112}

I gotta be honest... I almost begged off from this week's DCBD challenge. It was the pink- it nearly did me in! The colors look beautiful together in this pillow and picture, but once I set them on my desk together I cringed. Then I saw this card and this card and decided I'd give it one more go with this layout before giving up entirely!

Can I say I really like what I ended up with?! (Thanks Heidi!) At first I thought I'll just work with the blues and forget the pink or I'll never get anywhere. My plan was to just sneak in a tiny touch of the pink at the very end to qualify for following the rules. Turns out that's all it needed was a touch. That center panel with the pink flower is raised on pop dots and has a touch of dazzling diamonds. Other than that, I used the silver ribbon slide from the Hodgepodge Hardware with a tiny bit of Baha Breeze grosgrain ribbon, poked a few holes and called it a day!

Hope you like it. I'm considering even using it for my Birthday Stamp-a-Stack coming up on Friday!
Stop back tomorrow and I'll show you the first attempt at these colors which ended up off track, but still a keeper in my book!
Oops, almost forgot... please DON'T FORGET to check out the other Diva's uploads for this challenge! They are listed on the right under the coffee cup logo! Go check 'em out!

Thanks for visiting- I love seeing you all here and reading your sweet comments!
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Live Like You Mean It
Ink: Whisper White, Pink Passion
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Baha Breeze, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: corner punch, Baha Breeze grosgrain, Styled Silver Hodgepodge ribbon slide, Crafter's Tool Kit, dazzling diamonds


  1. Kristin, you did a great job with the challenge, your card is very pretty!

  2. this turned out AWESOME! I love the colors and that glitter looks FAB! It is a great sketch. Yes, I say use this card (it's already done).

  3. Wow Kristen, you nailed it. Simple, elegant and beautiful! Gorgeous!

  4. I love this! You're right, it only needed a touch of perfect, and you got it just right! Love the ribbon/slide too.

  5. You did great. See this is called a CHALLENGE for a reason. I seem to get someone every week. This week was yours and you overcame it. Always give it a little bling and its beautiful!

  6. Great card, kind of reminds me of a paint chip, the panels and the rounded corner, but kind of out on a limb with the color combo! Love it!

  7. Nice card, Kristen. I love how the middle flower stands out.

  8. Wow, gorgeous layout. Such a clean, simple, beautiful design.

  9. Love this card, Kristen! Believe it or not I finally got around to following up on the sweet blog award you gave me in *gasp* September! I'll totally understand if you never comment on my blog again. I'm a loser. Anyway, thanks so much! {{{Hugs}}}

  10. I love your card Kristen! It is so pretty.


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