Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Prettie Wednesday Color Challenge

I have to admit...when I saw Jessie's color challenge to use Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss and Cameo Coral together I thought she was nuts!!! I mean, coral with rose red?? That's just crazy talk. And even when I first pulled out the cardstock I still thought she must be insane...but as I started playing more I decided it wasn't as big a stretch as I initially thought.

I decided a beach theme would be fun, especially since that's what I'm dreaming of with this nasty cold rain we've been getting. I stamped the palm tree from Soakin' Up the Sun into the Kiwi Kiss ink first, then used a marker to color the trunk chocolate chip. After stamping, I took a blender pen and pulled some color in to color the leaves and trunk, but still leave a dark outline. Next, I cut out a mask of the tree (not easy, let me tell you!!!) and made one for the horizon line and then sponged on some color. I first added the cameo coral near the horizon line, then some rose red moving upwards. For the water I used Pacific Point, then added a little Night of Navy near the top to make it darker further away. Lastly, I used Creamy Caramel for the sand after moving the mask to leave a little white foam at the edge of the waterline.

Since this card was for a Jessie challenge--the layer and embellishment QUEEN--I had to really step it up from my usual simple cards. I have 3 layers (including the patterned paper from the Bella Rose pack which I've almost finished off!!) Then I added the Groovy Guava stitched ribbon because I thought it matched the coral pretty well. The main image is popped up over the ribbon, then I added the photo corners. I stamped a greeting from the set with black ink so it would stand out on the dsp. Lastly, I added the hardware with a little Kiwi satin ribbon because it was a very Jessie thing to do! :-)

After all that, I really like this card! It's something i can be proud to send along to my fellow Prettie Girl Danielle (who's much colder than I being in Michigan and all poor thing!) Have a very Prettie Wednesday everyone, and be sure to check out all the other Prettie blogs to see their creations.

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Soakin' Up the Sun
by Paper Pretties
CS: Pure Luxury White,
Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Cameo Coral, SU! Bella Rose DSP
Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Cameo Coral, chocolate chip, creamy caramel, pacific point, night of navy, palette noir
Acc: ribbon, photo corner punch, hph, sponge



  1. Awesome job with this challenge!!! I'm dreaming of the beach -aaahhh!! Very nice Jana!! :)

  2. Jana, this is so stinkin' CUTE! LOVE it!

  3. Oh my word.....Jana, this is fantastic!!!

  4. So cute, Jana! And yes bring me some warm weather too! It has to pass through IL to get to MI right???

  5. Holy COW girlie! This is GORGEOUS!! Makes me think of a nice warm beach...yum!

  6. Well, I LOVE it!! You rocked the combo!!

  7. Can you send some warm weather with your fabulous card?! :) Maybe some sand and sun too. :) Beautiful card Jana!


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