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Friday, April 6, 2012

GHWI Color Challenge

I have to admit I've been quaking in my boots (ok, Tevas) about this one since I first saw this Get Hippity with Ippity color challenge.  The colors (from Design Seeds) are lovely.  The picture is gorgeous.  I just couldn't come up with anything using them all.
I made something.  I won't share.  It had some potential but when I added in a true grey, it all went further south than here in NC for the winter.  However, I then got smart and asked (duh!  Start by asking and you won't have to make as many botched efforts!) and it turns out that you don't have to use ALL of the colors.  SCORE!  First try got me something I like.  YAY!  It all worked out for the best though- I didn't have this set of stamps when I made my first go at the challenge.



I stamped the fish and sentiment with VersaMark and embossed them with a glittery gold EP.  I then rubbed them with a bit of green and bronze Pearl Ex to give them a bit of luster.  I stamped the kelp and other greenery with both the olive and burgundy inks, making only minimal efforts to line the stamps up- I wanted to see what the offset effect was and I like it.  I fussy cut some of the greens to layer them with the fish and generally add a bit of depth to it all.

The base paper is kraft (Crumbcake) and actually lands somewhere between the grey and tan colors depending on the light.

Please join us in this challenge.  You don't need to use a Unity or ippity stamp but it's nice if you do and it'll get you an extra entry in the drawing.

Ingredients:
Paper: (Kraft, Really Rust, Certainly Celery): Stampin' Up, (Burgundy/Brown, Green DP): ?

Ink: (Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy): Stampin' Up, (VersaMark): Tsukineko
Misc: (Jeweled Gold EP): Stampendous, (Green Yellow & Super Bronze Pearl Ex): Stampin' Up/Jacquard
Stamps: (Fishy Philosophy): ippity
Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Favorite tool (LOTS and LOTS of fussy cutting with my favorite pair of small, sharp scissors!)
Desert Island Crafters: #28: For a child 10 or younger, masculine, brown, maybe humorous/punny sentiment

23 comments:

  1. Wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at SimonSaysStamp this week.

    Domi

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  2. Adorable! One of my very favorite sentiments!

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  3. So very cute!! Love the underwater scene.

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  4. Beautiful outcome! I really love how you cut out all the greenery and have the fish poking out of it, so realistic! Great job on the challenge!!!!

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  5. wow this is a work of art! beautiful

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  6. So cute!!! LOVE the little fish hiding in the greenery!!!

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  7. This is so cute, I love how you layered the fishes behind the algae!

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  8. Jen, this is super duper pretty. Love the gold embossing and this color challenge works perfect with your theme of your card! Happy to hop over from FWF!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  9. This is fabulous Jen I love it , what a great idea Love those fishes......Fab card well done Hugs Elaine

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  10. Your card is fantastic, love those fish!

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  11. Cute card! I really like the embossing.

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  12. What a great card! Love your color inspiration.

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  13. Fabulous card from the inspiration photo....

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  14. Very pretty, thanks so much for joining us at Desert Islands Crafts! :)

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  15. Oh, this is wonderful! I love how you created the fish and the background!

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  16. WOW
    I love the dimension and tones!

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  17. Super cute and great take with the colors!!

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  18. I bet the shimmery fish are great in real life! Thanks for playing along with my DICC itinerary!

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