Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Color Chef and Delightful Sketches Challenges

Have you ever worked on a card literally for hours only to not be thrilled with the outcome? I kept walking away from this one and coming back and it not coming together for me the way I had envisioned. It's a dual challenge card - Color Chef (teal, orange, brown and cream) and Delightful Sketches. The stamp set is called Nice Neighborhood by Clear Dollar Stamps. I used my copic markers on it, cut it out with an oval nestie, sponged blue sky (too dark I think) and green grass. The windows got a touch of Crystal Effects for that added shine (I should add some flecks of dark glitter or something to represent the dirt on my windows!!!). For my colors I used Bermuda bay, Chocolate chip, Very vanilla and Dusty durango. I had just received my order from Clear Dollar Stamps that included Basic Grey's Indian Summer DSP that I simply had to use on this card!!! I'm not happy with the embellishments I used, but can't change it now, they are stuck!! Thanks for stopping by, gotta go pack my lunch and get to work!


Katie Renz said...

Hi Linda, nope, I've never felt that way about a card... lol... NOT!!! Unfortunately, I feel like that happens too often.

But don't worry, I think your card turned out great and you are being too hard on yourself and I know you would say the same for me.

Hope you had a great day.

Lisa Foster said...

This is absolutely adorable!!! Fantastic colors! A wonderful, cheery, card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches!

Cindy said...

I most certainly have done that... almost every card I make :( . We are our own worst critics.

This card is super! It came out very nice! Thanks so much for joining us at Delightful Sketches!!

Kim Nath said...

I can't believe you aren't happy with this, it totally had me doing a double take because it is so beautifully colorful! I love it1

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I have been there very frustrating. But I think this turned out cute!

Joan Ervin said...

All your hard work sure did pay off, Linda...this turned out beautifully!!!! I love your coloring on the house and the color combo is sooo pretty!!!!

Wendy said...

Linda this is beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Sketches!!