Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bloggers Challenge #63: Color Challenge


Stamps: Gnome by Stampendous; sentiment by Amuse
Paper: Pacific Blue; Tangerine Tango; Black; Confetti White; Bella Rosa DSP
Ink:
Pacific Blue; Tangerine Tango; Kiwi Kiss; Ridinghood Red; Black

Other:
White brads; Ruby Red button


This weeks bloggers challenge was to use Pacific Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Riding hood Red together. (or similar colors if you don't have these) This was truly a challenge for me! I don't think I normally use this many colors on my cards. And all these bold colors are outside of my comfort zone.
So I got out my little gnome friend and stamped him four times, (2 are cut out and pop dotted). The next challenge was figuring out how to get all the paper colors on there...I always feel the need to match my ink colors to my paper colors. I can't just have random colors around there without tying them into the rest of the card! I know, I have issues with everything always having to be a certain way. (but this is only the tip of the issues iceberg! lol) So after cutting up and wasting a lot of cs and dsp I decided I needed to make another 5x7 card. I have been making so many this size lately...they seem so BIG! Anyhow, this is what I ended up with. It always seems like the cards that I spend the most time on always end up being nothing great!

You want to see what everyone else did? Click on the Bloggers Challenge link in the right column.

PS-How do you like my new banner and personalized sig? They were both designed by Michelle Laycock. She was great to work with and quick too! Click on her banner in the right column to order yours!




33 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh, my goodness! This is absolutely adorable!

Savor the Journey said...

How adorable! Love this little line-up of your gnomes! LOL

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a fabulous design and love those little gnomes! Awesome job with a challenging color grouping (in my opinnion anyway) :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful new banner Kerry! These colors worked out great for the gnomes -love that some are popped up - very cute!

Beckie said...

Well...this card certainly IS something special! I love it! The little guys are so cute! You tied in all the colors very nicely!

Connie said...

Love those gnomes and the colors go great with them! Very nice new banner, too!

Barb Hardeman said...

How cute it this? You did a fabulous job on your design, and the layout is super! I love your new blog banner and siggy - Michelle did mine also (and isn't she fabulous??) I love your little gnomes - thay make the whole card!

Robin Merriman said...

I love your combination of papers with the cute images. Wonderful design! Your new banner is really pretty too!

Sheryl said...

Kerry, your card makes me smile! Your gnomes are adorable, especially in these colors! Love the new banner too!!

Ida P. Krause said...

How dare you say this is nothing great, it's adorable and fun, fun, fun! The little "Gnome" was the perfect choice for fitting in all these colors.

Your blog banner is lovely (I'm surprised there isn't any purple on it though).

mamichelle said...

I LOVE this card! That stamp is so adorable! I wrote the colors down thinking I will have to make one but I don't have all the inks. Send some creativity and talent my way, would ya?!!

Love your new banner too!

kc_froglady said...

this is just too darn cute! I love those little gnomes! great use of the colors too :)

StampingSelene said...

Adorable! Those are cute gnomes! Just awesome.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is just too cute Kerry! Those gnomes are adorable! What a fabulous design! :D

Anna Banana said...

I love your little gnomes - One more stamp that I need to acquire!
The card is great and the colors really give it a cheerful feel.

Thanks for the inspiration - Oh, and your new blog title is very nice!
Anna

Pia said...

Kerry,
I love the card and the new look of the blog!
Pia

Connie Paxman said...

ooohhh this was a challenge on brilliance and you really cased it.
Love the knomes.
connie paxman

Lisa Bohler said...

Super way to incorporate those colors with the little gnomes!!! Too cute!

amycara said...

FANTASTIC card! WOWZA! Way to go!!

Barbara said...

WOW! You are definitely on a roll....ANOTHER BEAUTY!! I know you love those little knomes, and you've turned them out onto a great card!!
Oh, and your new banner is fabulous!!

Lori said...

This is adorable! I really like the layout, especially the way you cut the panels for the sentiment.

Sue said...

This is so darn cute Kerry! That little gnome is so cute! Love all of your colors too!

Nikki Bond said...

Tooo cute! I love those lil fellas.....they are adorable! Great job this week! {SMILEs}

Chrissy D said...

Kerry- this is ADORABLE! Those gnomes go together perfectly with these colors. Love the sketch too! Well done! TFS!

Tangerine Dream said...

You did great with the color challenge!

Regina Cornelius said...

OMGosh!!! this is soooo cute!!!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

This is adorable! I love how the greeting "V" balances the V of the hats...great layout!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Hi Kerry - I'm hoping to join the SBS group. I love your blog. The gnomes are so cute!

Wendy said...

Hi Kerry
What lovely cute fellows on this card, I love them.
I have just joined your SBS group and I am looking forward to my visits to your blog, Love all your cards
Wendie

Kristen said...

This card is so cute. I love your multiple gnomes. Great job with the colors.

tonistamps said...

These are adorable Kerry! Love those little gnomes!

Elena said...

Very-very cute card! You did an awesome job!!! The colors were just waiting for you to play in this challenge! I just absolutely love it!!!

PaperAddictJenn said...

I love the gnome card. I have drawn the layout in my idea sketch book and hope to use the layout soon. I'll be sure to show you what it looks like!

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