This past week has been quite full of both ups and downs! Early last week we received confirmation and start date for our darling Daughters’ new job (YEAH!!! can you visualize me jumping up and down?)… and then on Sunday heard very sad news about a friend’s loss of her eldest son. Makes you think a lot… about friends, family, my own uncommunicative son who is stationed somewhere far away with USAF Intelligence…
So… I spent Sunday making a sympathy card, and wishing I knew where our son was, and (of course) his state of mind. Since we haven’t heard a peep from him since Mothers’ Day (which BTW was barely a peep, but it was enough to know he was ok).
Enough of my saga… today's card is prompted by another Utah Divas International Color Challenge. I’ve been a follower of this group for quite a while, and the first time they asked me to join ranks I simply couldn’t do it and still have balance in my life! When sweet Maxine Conrad approached me a second time… fortunately, it was also at the right time!
Our team leader Gretchen Barron comes up with some really crazy color combinations… and this one is right up there too! I first thought of creating a brayer card (yes, Patrice… I know I need to do another brayer tutorial and teach a class for the VC rocks group!!) However… time was an issue, with back to back classes, swap due dates and LIFE… well… this is the card I made, hope you like it!
Instead of a brayer, I used a 3/8” paint brush to add re-inker color to glossy white card stock. Markers were used to add body/antennae to the butterflies… and then embellishments were added before putting the card together.
The paint brushed grass was created with color challenge re-inkers certainly celery and old olive…. using a simple flicking motion. Flower brads were added along with regular brads to the card front.
Glossy card stock tends to bleed a bit when stamping or using markers.. but in this case, it worked to my advantage, LOL! I like the way the smoosh’d butterfly has both lightness and darkness to the stamped silhouette image.
This week’s color challenge required us to use the colors Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery Old Olive, Whisper White, and Real Red in one card…. it works in the inspiration piece but, boy did I have a challenge on hand! I will be interested in viewing the cards from other design team members… my notes said rose red… so I didn’t do it right… (oops!) Guess I’m still shocked and surprised by the news I received today, wish I would hear from our son… Either way, this was a tough one!
Maybe you have a great way of combining these crazy colors into a scrapbook page, card or project?? Maybe you just want a crazy challenge?? We’d love to see what you come up with! After creating your fabulous art, please visit the Utah Divas International Design Team Blog and upload the URL of your creation to share with us (and the world)… we love to see your creations too!
See you tomorrow with a new challenge from the Diva Coffee Break Designs Team…