August 12, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color challenge #14

Trying to step outside my comfort zone with one of Dawn's color challenges. Red, pink, and purple? You must be joking! I would never put these colors together if it weren't for the creative genius of Dawn. She's simply amazing. She inspires me to no end with her talent to think outside the box!
I fiddled around for quite some time, not really "feeling it". Finally, after walking away for a spell, I came back and all my pieces just fell into place! I'm actually delighted with my effort here.
Using Tim Holtz mini masks, I covered the vintage cream CS base with some of my favorite flourish masks and sponged on Raspberry Fizz ink. Once removed, I had these pretty cream swirls that really stood out.
After adding a strip of Plum Pudding CS stamped in Vintage Cream ink with Damask Designs, all I had to do was add the Scarlet Jewel ribbon and a flower (stamped and cut out) from Friends 'til the End. Of course then I put on some finishing touches...buttons! Ending with a sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages and a line drawn with a copic marker to match Scarlet Jewel, I called it done!
What do you think? Does purple, pink, red, and cream seem like a crazy color combo? Maybe, but I think I pulled it off. *grin* Thanks for the challenge Dawn!
And thanks for stopping by this evening folks...I appreciate it.
Dana

10 comments:

Aimes said...

Well you totally should have a big grin after making this! It's wonderful - I was too scared to play with all of those colours but you've rocked Dawn's challenge! Just fab!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Dana Gustafson said...

Dan girl! You're BACK! Yay! It made my day to see your smiling face at my blog I had to run right over and see what you've been up to! So glad to see your back to stamping and sharing. Feels great huh?

This card is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!THe pretty cream swirls and the stamped damask are perfectly suited for each other and the sentiment...well, Miss You too, my stamping friend :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Ummm...and great to know I am still a sucky typist :) The greeting is supposed to say "Dana girl!" not Dan! ;)

Lee said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love it.

Taheerah said...

Dana this card is totally amazing, really in a class of its own, I love it!! Will you send it to me please? lol.

Karen from PA said...

You really pulled off this challenge. I love the way you used the color combo...and the masking is fabulous!

Maile Belles said...

You totally pulled it of for sure!!! Beautiful card! Love all the patterns!

Ida P. Krause said...

Finally started getting updates on your blog again (I use to visit often but lost track for some reason)- Love this card, it's so pretty. Also love the Bicycle card below as well.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Way to stand up to a challenge! This is stunning. I love the papers you created.

~Amy G.

IamDerby said...

Dana this turned out amazing! Love the masking... so pretty!