Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mustard Yellow? Hot Pink? Together?

It's a most interesting color challenge this week at the Play Date Cafe.'  I think the term is 'colour horribilis'....Sarah Anderson's choice for the challenge: mustard yellow, hot pink, and navy.      To be honest, I worked for more than an hour with papers in the solid colors, but I couldn't put anything together.   That's when I fell back on alcohol inks...in particular, Raspberry and Lemonade--two of the new colors.     Even then, I had to experiment with stamps, finally settling on this Tim Holtz 'weedy' one.    The navy looks black in the photograph, but it is navy, as is all the stamping. Challenge met!

24 comments:

Elaine said...

Well done!

thestampinglady said...

Wow--this one is great! Unlikely combo of colors but you really pulled it off. I also wanted to comment on the tag with your mother--she looks fantastic! You always do a great job with the AI, as demonstrated in your wine bottle. Darlene

Cynnie said...

I really like the colors together....great job too...looks wonderful!!!
Cynthia Schelzig

Faye said...

Evelyn, what an unusual combination of colors! But you know what? I think they are awesome. You've made a gorgeous card here, and the navy looks navy on my screen.

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous colors! Love how you blended the Alcohol inks together. Beautiful card! Challenge is well met indeed! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC this week!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just beautiful, Evelyn! Just love your blended inks.. the result is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Ruby said...

This is SO pretty! Love the vibrant colours you've pulled together, fab job!! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

Rachel said...

This is great. I love it. You not only made the colours work, but you created something full of great contrasts: the sharp lines of the layers with the curves of the punching. Not to mention the abstract background. Thank you for sharing this.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Evelyn
what a stunning card! The colors are fantastic and the stamping just pops off the art! Lovely work! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Neet said...

And met well - resulting in a beautiful card.

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning use of this weeks colors, they worked wonderfully for your BG. Thanks for your support at the PDCC!

Anne Jagger said...

Wow that's lovely. I adore the strong use of the pink.

Anonymous said...

What a great card! You made those colors work so well with the AIs.That stamp is perfect for that card. Love the use of the edge punch. Denise B.

HappyExpressions said...

Very pretty!

Elise said...

SERIOUSLY!!! If you did not admit that this was a challenge - I'd be totally convinced that you did this based on your own inquiry ~ this is positively inspired! Reminds me of sunset, between storm clouds and sparkle - just magical! Thanks for sharing this with the PDCC! Yipeee!

Simone said...

Absolutely fabulous!!!
Simone

CinnamonSally said...

This is fabulous love how you have used the challenge colours and created this beauty.

Monique said...

This is so beautiful!! Great use of these colors :)TFS!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE what you created with the alcohol inks! This was a TOUGH challenge! LOVE the blue "weedy" stamp! Great contrast in navy!

Sarah Anderson said...

Oooo, gorgeous use of the colours! These colours have really made this week's play date the biggest challenge yet I think! :) Love how you've put them together

Julie Ranae said...

What a perfect stamp for this project and the inks are beautiful...just the type of thing we were hoping for...very creative! Thanks for playing with us in The Cafe.

Susan Allan said...

I adore that stamp you have used there and the background is gorgeous.

maria said...

Very vibrant card - aren't alcohol inks fun? Question, where do you get the author quote stamps?

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fabulous blend of alcohol inks! Beautifully done:) Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:)