Friday, April 23, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge with 'southwestern' colors


It's interesting how an idea in my mind often doesn't produce the results I expect.  That's what happened with this card for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge.  I knew I wanted to use one of my new collage images from Altered Pages, where there are many fascinating choices.  In an attempt to change the look of one terra cotta piece, I embossed it in a Cuttlebug folder.


Another look:   I felt something was missing on the first card, so I added a skinny black mat to the layers.  I think that's the answer.  The woman in the attitude of supplication is from "A Woman's View" collage sheet at Altered Pages.

10 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

Its amazing how a simple black mat can have such impact! What a difference. Really Stricking!

Kristin said...

Beautiful textures! Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely graphical design! I love that you added the black to make it pop! Glad you decided to play along with the PDCC this week again!

Anonymous said...

You were on the mark, E! That thin black mat made all the difference in the design. Great job, and beautiful image. Denise B.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful take on the inspiration colors! The black mat really gives it a nice look.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Julie Ranae said...

I think we all experience the same things when we set out to put colors together...they really look good in our heads, but then we get started and we wonder why it doesn't look the same : )

This is really great and the black mat is always a simple fix when things need a little 'pop'!

Thanks for playing with us over in The Cafe.

Ruby said...

This is lovely! I agree with Julie, sometimes ideas don't come out quite as we planned, but they often turn out better! I love that you've added the black matting, it gives such great definition and makes the colours work really well together. Great use of texture too! Good to see you playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful collage image! Love all the texture, thanks for playiing at the PDCC.

Sue Lelli said...

The black matting made an AMAZING difference! A simple detail with OUTSTANDING results! This is LOVELY!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH yes! That black is the perfect touch! Great card--love the embossing:) THanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC this week:)