February 14, 2009

Best color challenge EVAH!

I am so psyched! Just yesterday I was asking Dawn McVey to host a color challenge (because that girl is amazing when it comes to grouping unlikely colors together), and today she is! Well, actually, Papertrey Ink and Nichole Heady are hosting it, but it is based on Dawn's work. I think this might be the last PTI anniversary challenge, but it's my favorite so far. I like trying new things, especially color combos!
I chose this card of Dawns to base my submission on because it is such an unlikely combination for me to even think about. Red and green always look christmasy to me, so I don't often pair them together. Add in bright yellow and black and it seems crazy! (How does she make it work?)

This is a paltry attempt, I know, but it was fun anyway. Let me tell you how difficult it was for me to get some green on there! I was cringing the whole time, but once it was finished I rather liked it. I guess it just takes getting used to, right? Large flower is embossed with yellow ep and sprinkled with bright yellow glitter on black CS.

Supplies

Paper: Black, white CS (PTI), yellow CS (stash)

Stamps: Images (SU), sentiment (PTI)

Accessories: Red ribbon (stash), red heart pin (Joann), glitter (Joann), ep (Sprinkle and sparkle)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT St. Valentine's Day.

12 comments:

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous!! Totally love the color combo you picked!

~Lea

Dana said...

What a pretty card, Dana! You pulled off that red and green and yellow for sure. Thank goodness we have Dawn's blog to push us into trying new things. Good luck on the contest and hey, thanls for stopping by my blog too :)

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Yay!! Good for you......so glad you got to play along!

kimosabescraps said...

very pretty... that flower set is one of my faves..!

Love the yellow!

Marge said...

Hey, Dana, thanks for stopping by to see my "paltry" attempt too! I think your card is great!!! I was none to thrilled with mine, but with the time limit & the holiday & all, it was all I had! ;-) Good luck to you!!!

Regan said...

LOOOOOVE this!

Dana said...

Hi Dana, thanks for stopping by! Nice to hear you liked my paper flowers. Your card turned out beautiful! I very much like that green flower and the cute heart pin.

Good to know of your influence on Dawn - if we have a special stamp design wish, we'll make you writing to her ;o) Good luck for the contest!

Lisa and Penny said...

I agree--the green was hard to bring in but I like it. Well done :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Gwen said...

hey now that's really pretty!! love the color combo you chose!!!

okiechic said...

That little splash of green is just perfect! Well done.

Corie said...

This is beautiful -- love that color combo

Deanna said...

Love it! This was my fav color combo!