Saturday, May 22, 2010

H2H #7 Challenging Color Challenge!

The Heart to Heart challenge this week is a color challenge.
We are to use these colors, plus a neutral like black, cream or white:

I'll admit, I'm not crazy about this color combo, and I struggled with his one!

Here is what I finally came up with, I think it'll make a nice get well or sympathy card:
The main image was stamped onto white cs twice, and since I don't have many CTMH markers, I colored the scenes using only ink pads, sponges and a blending pen. I like the way it turned out.
After layering it on the card, I thought it looked a little bare, so I drew in the fine black outline to anchor it all, I think it helped.  I had a little oops in the bottom corner, so I covered it with the leaf stamp from the set, shh...don't tell. (If you could only see all the mistakes hidden under things on my cards... :)
All in, I think this was a very successful challenge...I never would have tried this color combo!

CTMH cardstock in White Daisy, Ocean, Topiary and Desert Sand
CTMH  Exclusive Inks in Black, White Daisy, Ocean, Topiary and Desert Sand
CTMH My Acrylix Stamps: D1298 Beautiful Things, and C1366 Fringed Phrases
Blending pen
Black satin ribbon
Black Brad
Fine Black Sharpie marker

I apologize for the late's already Saturday! Finished just in time for the next challenge! I have managed to play along with all 7 challenges so far, I'm really trying to keep up each week. I love these challenges, they really get the mojo going and push me out of my box.

For some CTMH inspiration, hop on over to the H2H blog and have a peek at all the creativity, then play along with the challenges!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Very majestic! Great masculine card. Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  2. Love the double image, and how the black line anchors it, great job!

  3. Your card is gorgeous and your coloring superb.

  4. It's beautiful! I love this stamp set and need to play with it more often, yours is a great inspiration. Glad you made the challenge!

  5. Gorgeous! Love the coloring, the depth - looks like I could step into the card & feel the cool air blowing. Nice job!


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