Saturday, August 28, 2010

'Colour Horribilis' Challenge!

Hot pink and navy blue and mustard, OH MY!  I almost ditched this card, but my daughter said she would use it, so here it is.  Yikes.  Over at the Play Date Cafe this week they were all sitting around with their voodoo dolls, which clearly weren't working to their satisfaction, when someone said, "Bwwwaaahaahaahaaa, I've got the perfect, most horrible, awful idea. If we can't get them with voodoo, we'll get them with colors that will make them cry like babies."  Okay, maybe it's not so very awful, but it was challenging, and I must concede, that is the whole point. ;)

I used a bunch of old K and Company on this card, some of which I tweaked with some Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed distress inks to make sure my yellows were the proper "mustard" color.  That ribbon really is navy, I swear, it just looks black in the photo.  I didn't have any papers with all three colors, so I did a little stamping on some to give everybody at least two.  To make it "come together."  Ha!

All this nonsense being said, there are some truly awesome cards over at the Cafe that the design team created for our inspiration.  If they hadn't done such a wonderful and inspiring job, I doubt I would have tried this myself.  (See, I'm trying to suck up after that voodoo comment.... just kidding, ladies! LOL!). Hope ya'll have time to play!

21 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

I think it turned out perfectly. I actually like these colors together. You made it work girl! :)

BeeBeebabs said...

Beautiful card tfs!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Glad you didn't ditch your card and decided to join us! The seam binding really ties in all your colorful panels! Thanks for playing the PDCC.

Lynn Stevens said...

Thats quite a color combination but you pulled it off beautifully!

Ruby said...

I think it's gorgeous! I'm so glad you did enter, fab job!!! You've really made the colours work so well! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

Sue Lelli said...

Just make me laugh out loud in the middle of the night when my husband is sleeping and I'm "sneaking" computer time to comment on cards! He just doesn't get it! Anyway voodoo!!! I feel the same way - I could have cried! But I think your card is really pretty - tell your daughter she's right!

Sarah Anderson said...

This post really made me smile, love it! These colours have really made this week's play date the biggest challenge yet I think, and I love, love, love your entry! :) Thanks so much for persevering with it x

Suzanne C said...

I think that this is wonderful too! Beautiful and Elegant. Glad you decided to play along with us at the PDCC and give it a try!

Neet said...

Why ditch it? It's a great card. Love how you used the colours.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

That color combo does give new meaning to the word "challenge." Still I think you did a great job with the design...I like that a lot!

Stephanie Kraft said...

So glad you listened to your daughter.. this is lovely, Jean -- you definitely made these colors work well together! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

Evelyn S. said...

I, too, think it turned out beautifully! There are so many neat features included in/on your card!

Elise said...

You're hilarious! I'm DELIGHTED that you saved this lil' gem from the "circular file" {your daughter is one smart cookie!} ... This is EXCELLENT use of this MOST challenging palette! Don't you just LOVE how it pushed you! If you didn't admit the struggle - no one would know! Seriously! Thanks for sharing this MOST lovely effort with the PDCC!

Lori said...

Jean, you did a beautiful job combining these colors, simply gorgeous!

Violets Corner said...

It's a wonderful card! I'm glad you didn't ditch it, the colour works well together :)

Hugs
Maarit

Terry said...

Actually you did a fabulous job with these colors and your challenge piece is just perfect! I was not brave enough - at all!

stampdiva said...

How you managed to make this colour combination work I have no idea but boy did you make it work. This is a lovely card and your daughter was correct in not allowing you to ditch it! Lynne M x

Linda Robinson said...

You are so funny.. I am so glad you didn't ditch it.. It looks great. Hugs, Linda

Gerrie Johnnic said...

It must be the time of the year, voo doo kinda' fits this perfectly! lol....you did do a great job with your final comp tho GF!

Julie Ranae said...

You never cease to amaze me with your talent...you really brought these colors to a 'good' place. Thanks so much for the compliments to our design team : ) and we always appreciate your support of our challenge.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is AMAZING!! I love love love it--this is one of my FAVS! You rocked this color challenge--love the ribbon and the butterfly....love it all! Great job:) Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:)