Saturday, February 9, 2013

WMS Cranberry Sauce Color Challenge

Claire is back with another Monday Morning Make challenge...and this time it's an awesome color challenge posted on her blog HERE!

She chose this beautiful inspiration photo. She took it when she was making cranberry sauce during the holidays!  Thus, the Cranberry Sauce Color Challenge was issued...


Such lovely colors!  I immediately thought of the Camellia set for some reason, but started and restarted this card so many times!  Tried masking, coloring the camellias in various combinations.  Finally decided that whenever I have trouble combining the colors...just add a healthy dose of a neutral or two!  I chose cream, soft grey, and a lovely doily print paper from My Mind's Eye "Love Me" Collection for the background.


I stamped the Camellia in black ink and then colored it in with reds and lavender Copics.  Also, I tend to have trouble with shading, so that's where the colorless blender comes in VERY handy!


I wanted to use the Vintage Garden-Seed Packet frame.  Instead of keeping the flowers inside, I have them bursting right out of it!


So I had the cranberry (with soft pinkish highlights), the silvery purple, the black...and here's where that darker purple/blackberry color came in.  I stamped the "Thank You" sentiment from Vintage Garden-Seed Packet in black and added the "Gratitude" from the set, and also one from Camellia around it.  I stamped them first, then ran the whole piece through my Cuttlebug with a woodgrain impression plate.

I hope you have a chance to play around with this lovely combination.  Claire has extended the Mr. Linky set on her blog until Wednesday!  You can find it HERE.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Camellia, Vintage Garden Seed Packet, both Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Love Me", PTI white, Rustic White, and Soft Stone cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, A Muse Studio Blackberry, Copic markers
Other:  PTI Woodgrain Impression plate, satin ribbon

17 comments:

Marybeth said...

I am loving this flower more and more each time I see it. Love the way you colored yours , sooo gorgeous! The way you framed it is perfect! Love your satin bow too!

Kim Heggins said...

This is so stunning! What an incredible talent you have, so beautiful.

Jeanne J said...

Drop dead gorgeous Kelly! I love the seed packet framing the Camellias and that wood grain embossing!

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the soft neutral background with the pretty doily pattern, the flowers just pop! Wonderful!

Marlena M. said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Kelly~wow!

Kate said...

Gorgeous colouring and elements.

Pauline said...

Amazing card Kelly! Simply gorgeous!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!! Coloring is wonderful and love that seed packet!! Ha, these colors had me stumped so, I went CAS!!

Jean Martin said...

WOW!!! This is awesome Kelly!!! Your coloring is fantastic! I have to get this set now! :)

Jill Norwood said...

Stunning Kelly! Just love everything about this card! Wow!!!
So beautiful!

Lee said...

A beautiful card Kelly. Your colouring is great and you did a super job with the colour combo. Unfortunately the card has not yet arrived...but I'm still optimistic.

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful card, the colours are fabulous :)

Julia Aston said...

This is just gorgeous Kelly! love how you framed the beautiful camellias!

Claire said...

Absolutely love the way you've put these two stamp sets together Kelly - so clever!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW!!! This is AMAZING Kelly -sooo BEAUTIFUL!

~Tammy~ said...

Hands down stunning!

Christina said...

Those are gorgeous flowers! Your shading looks incredible, and I love how you've cut out the inside of the frame with the flowers spilling out.