Friday, August 22, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #61! Color Challenge!


Our challenge this week was a color challenge. The colors were: More Mustard, Ruby Red, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. I began by thinking fall leaves and then went in a different direction!

I was inspired by the layout on page 120 of the new catty. I made it my own but that's how I got my start and the basics of this card. Another inspiration was the way Margaret Raburn used the Boho Background on her card for our shoebox swap in SLC. Using these ideas with the color combination completed this card!

Another element was adding the Ruby Red Taffeta Ribbon...OH WAIT!!! SU doesn't make this ribbon...I did!!! I used the Vanilla Taffeta ribbon and my ruby red stamp pad to dye the ribbon to match my card!

Thanks for looking and check out what the other participants are up to with this challenge!



Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Boho Backgrounds
Cardstock: Old Olive, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Ruby Red
Ribbon: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain, "Ruby Red" Taffeta Ribbon (hee hee)
Other: Crafter's Tool Kit, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL

16 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

GREAT! Wonderful card Lisa. I love this set, and in fact, just used part of it for a swap I'm in. Your card is truly lovely!

Robin Merriman said...

Aren't you the clever one dyeing your ribbon! I love every thing about this card Lisa. Beautiful as always!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I love this Lisa! I will certainly be trying this layout! It is perfect for this set (one that I just had to have and unfortunately, seldom use)! The ribbon turned out great too! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the layout Lisa, and the ruby red dyed ribbon with the olive pierced paper behind it is a great touch!

Claudia said...

Boy you really had lots of inspiration for this card - and it came out great! Love the strip under your hand dyed ribbon too!

thestampspot said...

Great idea to dye the ribbon - now why didn't I think of that!! I love the simplicity of this card, reminds me of why I should do this more often!

:) Marcia

Sheryl said...

Very pretty, Lisa! Great idea to dye the ribbon. It's a perfect "fall" card!

Barb Hardeman said...

Super card Lisa. Love your hand dyed ribbon! Your layout is wonderful...great job...

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty, love the ribbon!

tonistamps said...

I really like that double layer ribbon Lisa. Great job!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty. I love the way you did the background and the medallion.

Suzanne said...

This is very pretty. Love the layout.

Regina Cornelius said...

wow!! what a wonderful use of the background stamps!

Patti Chesky said...

This card is so perfect for the Fall. Aren't you the adventurer dying your own ribbon????

Lori said...

So pretty, Lisa. Love how you layered the ribbons.

MJ said...

So pretty. You did a great job with the background! I love the ribbon too, looks great.