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!

7 comments:

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!
Hugs,
L

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!!
Hugs
Wendy