Monday, July 11, 2011

Rebel Challenge: Bold-Colored Vintage

How about a little color for your Monday? Rogue Redhead Designs has started a new "Rebel Challenge" - and the very first challenge is Bold-Colored Vintage!  From the RRD site:

Vintage images often are used with soft, sweet colors - so not Rogue! Let's use some of that summer heat and go color wild! Use 2 or more of the bold colors [above right] combined with vintage images in your submission.

You do not have to use Rogue Redhead Designs in your creation (but it would be fabulous if you did!); one lucky participant will win a $15.00 US voucher at the Rogue Redhead Designs Etsy store .

So, for my creation.....The first thing I did was print out the little color graphic of the bold colors for the challenge.  Then I went through my stash of papers, laying them down next to the graphic, and decided which ones to use.  I decided to keep the vivid fuchsia mainly in the image, and not the papers, coordinating it only with the little button that highlights the sentiment.  Then it was just a matter of layering, distressing, and assembling.  The main image is from the Relish Reading plate, available at Stamp Diva.  I colored her with Copics, cut her out, and layered her on the blue panel.  I punched and assembled the rest of my patterned papers around her. Because I used all four of these vivid hues, I wanted to make sure that each color occurred in more than one place on the card, to make them more cohesive and look like a part of the color story.  I added a fuchsia button with blue seam binding to coordinate with the image, and a green "photo corner" that I cut from the same paper as the bottom trim.  The paper along the left side actually has more than one of the challenge colors in it, to pull everything together.  I stitched along the left side for a little shabby vintage flavor.  The sentiment is from RRD's Bits and Pieces set.

I hope you can play along - this is a very fun challenge, and a great way to add some new sparkle to your vintage images!


Netty said...

Wonderful card, love these zany colours. Annette x

Linda Brun said...

Beautiful card, love the color of that dress.

ДжуJIbетта said...

Очень яркое, интересное сочетание! Вдохновляет!

Ana Márquez said...

A card full of joy and life, I love it! :-)

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful and too fun, I can't wait to try it!

Shar B said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love how you used the colors!