Saturday, October 16, 2010

Just Us Girls - A Color Challenge

Happy Saturday! It's time for another challenge from Just Us Girls! Today Alicia has challenged us with a really great color challenge....black, cream, and kraft.Whenever I see colors like these, my thoughts always turn to Graphic 45 paper. This paper plus a Mojo sketch turns to this. Now I cannot take credit for the light shining on the cat idea. This was done on a card I saw at my LSS using this stamp (which is why I purchased it!), and I fell in love with the idea. I stamped the image on vintage cream cardstock, then masked off the area for the light and inked it up in wild honey distress ink. Easy peasy! I added a black mat punched with a border punch, the dp, and some kraft taffeta ribbon. I used the Mojo Monday sketch from this week (flipped on its side), which is why I added that black piece on the bottom punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I don't know that I like it much, but it was the only way I could figure out how to get that element in there. The sentiment is from Spooky Treats by PTI. The double bow was created with the bow easy. I love that thing now that I know how to use it!

Want some more inspiration for these colors? Stop by the JUGs blog and see what they have created. We'd love to have you play along!

Thanks for stopping in today! Enjoy your weekend!

Recipe
Stamps: Night Cat (Memory Box), Spooky Sweets (PTI)
Paper: Vintage cream, black, Communique Collection (Graphic 45)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, wild honey distress ink
Accessories: Nesties, kraft taffeta ribbon, bow easy, Martha Stewart punch, border punch, black pearls

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13 comments:

Karen B. said...

What a neat card, saw it over on the JUGS blog and had to come over for more details! Lovely.

Anita Hovey said...

This is really cool...I can see why you bought it! Gorgeous card.

Stampin' Pam said...

Great project Lisa. Love the stamp image - how cool! You must have a great LSS. Mine isn't so great. Well done with the colors!

Shaela said...

this is fantastic!! I love everything about your card! (and I'm sure I would have bought the stamp after seeing a sample like this, too) ;)

Anne said...

Awesome card! Your dp and the border punch match the light post image so well!! And of course I love the stream of light with the cat beneath it.

Kathryn B said...

Love how the black cat is walking under the street light...very clever! Such a beautiful bow and edging too! I think Graphic 45 does have the best papers also!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful job! Love the pop of yellow and the fun halloween theme! Nice job!

Andrea M said...

Ohhh Lisa! This is a perfect Halloween card! Love the intricate looking paper. The lamp light is awesome - it really makes the card positively shine!!! Great job!!!

Sue said...

Lisa, love your beautiful card! Love that color combo, will have to made time to join in this week.
I love that stamp too and she was out of it, so I ordered it and the other one of the cat with the end table and lamp.

Sue Drees

Monique said...

Love how you have used these colors Lisa :)..The image is fantastic and love your border ( note to self need that lol)...

Lea L. said...

Totally LOVE this card!! I absolutely have to have that stamp now...tee hee! You are an enabler...:) Awesome job! ♥♥♥

Audrey Pettit said...

What a great idea and a totally cool technique. This is awesome!

Cath said...

Fun, fun Halloween card, Lisa! Thanks again for linking it up to the Bopping for Fright-spiration post in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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