Saturday, November 21, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge #8 - Color

Wow, can we say FUN color challenge for you today, brought to you by Just Us Girls and hosted by none other than our lovely and talented Lisa Kind!! Lisa picked some great traditional fall colors with a twist - you are to use Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust and then the twist is to add some Bashful Blue (you may use similar colors if you don't have those exact colors.)


Here's my card with these fresh and fun fall colors:


I wanted to continue making Thanksgiving cards (thanks, Lisa!!) so I will have enough to send to the family.   I didn't have the exact colors Lisa called for so I used PTI's Orange Zest and Spring Rain plus SU!'s Really Rust! If you click check out the detail (below) you'll see that I also used some pieces of PTI's Autumn Abundance DP (LOVE this paper). To bring in more of the blues I used my blue copic #21 and outlined all the leaves and stems right on the DP - nice subtle effect eh?


A layer of Spring Rain which I ran through the dotted swiss CB really helped bring out the blue I had added to the DP.  For a final accent to again highlight the blue I added a blue button on the cork flower. My sweet friend, Hanne, from The Netherlands, sent me some of these cork flowers punched out - they have adhesive backing so it was a piece of ribbon, add button, stick to cork flower with large glue dot - peel off adhesive backing then stick the entire cork flower, ribbon and button embellishment to the card. THANK YOU Hanne for this LOVELY idea and gift!!!



Please play along with us with these great colors. Be sure to link to the Mr. Linky on the Just Us Girls blog. Also - check out my sidebar for the other Just Us Girls Team members - you'll surely see some GOOD ideas. Have a LOVELY weekend.

16 comments:

Hanne said...

Wave!!! Hi Pam! Lovely card and have a nice weekend yourself!

Love, Hanne

LeAnne said...

What a sweet card & lovely little gift you got there---I especially love how you altered the DP to add some blue---clever trick!

Selma said...

Very pretty card Pam. I wouldn't normally throw in the blue but gosh, it really is a beautiful accent. Really like how you added it to the dp and really love that cork flower.

Lisa Kind said...

I love your card! I've done the adding color to dp before....it really adds a nice touch and so personalizes your creation! This is such a pretty card, Pam, and love the button flower! How fun to receive these...what a cool idea too! Thanks for making my colors look so fab! ;-)

Tracey Cuccia said...

Pam - this is FABULOUS! I love how you brought the blue into your paper ;). Great details and great balance. Beautiful!

Wendy said...

It's perfect! And that dp looks great with everything! I hope to play this weekend!

Steph K (booga3) said...

So beautiful, Pam! I absolutely LOVE how you outlined the leaves and stems (I thought I recognized the pp!)!

Nancy L. said...

Beautiful card! Love what you did to your DP!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a GORGEOUS card Pam! I love everything about it - those rich looking pumpkins - all the embossing & that lil' cork embellie with the button center is so cute! You surely made Lisa's colors work!

Deanna said...

Seriously Gorgeous Pam!

Andrea M said...

Oh my goodness Pam! Love your card - way to show off the awesome colors! While looking at your card, I was marveling at how perfectly the DP matched the challenge (and how beautiful it was of course :)). Then I read that you enhanced the lovely autumn abundance DP with a copic marker! How creative are you?!?!? Awesome and such a beautiful effect. Thanks for the inspiration!

Justine said...

Great card, love it Pam

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous job Pam! Love those pumpkins!

Annie said...

oh my! Your card is SUPER SUPER awesome!!!!!

Martina said...

Pam, I sent you a private email answering your questions you left on my blog! Just to make sure that you find it and that it will not be defined as a spam!

Yesnir said...

Really beautiful design, Pam! Love those pumpkins!

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