Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I've done a color challenge!

Why did that statement require an exclamation point? Because color challenges REALLY stump me. But this one was different...

I recently stumbled upon a challenge site called The Play Date Cafe. They were having a color challenge that completely spoke to me. Let's see if you can figure out why...

Ok, this color challenge just SCREAMS for Authentique's Blissful collection, right? And I'm not just saying that because I'm on the design team. These colors ARE Blissful. No doubt about it.

I was immediately inspired by a layout I made with the Blissful collection.

I have to admit...yellow is not one of my favorite colors. GASP!! But I also have to admit that this layout is one of my favorites that I've ever made. And it wasn't even for me! The picture of my friend's little girl just begged to be scrapped with Blissful and I was thrilled with the way it turned out.

Why am I telling you all this? Because this is the first time a layout has inspired me to create a card. Granted, my card turned out different than this, but the basic idea is still there...

This has to be one of the biggest cards I've ever made and probably the first square card I've made as well. I'm pleased with the way my layout translated into card form. Only thing that would have made it better? Actual stitching instead of faux stitching. My pink thread is disastrously low and I wouldn't have had enough to make it around the shape. :(

Thank you for stopping by today! I have more up my sleeves, so check back soon!



  1. I LOVE your layout page! I typically agree about yellow and tend to think it's best in small doses. Your page handled it perfectly with the pink and gray. Plus your picture is so perfect!

  2. Cristine -- LOVE your card! (I mean, seriously Love!!!) It has a great light, vintage feel without being too heavy-handed (which I seem to struggle with A LOT!). You spoke to the challenge, but really made it your own with the addition of the pink! Well done!

  3. So pretty! I love both your layout and card...sooo lovely with the pink thrown in too! Nice work.

  4. It looks wonderful Cristine! I like yellow with blue, but not yellow alone. I think your projects have the right amount of yellow in them!

  5. These papers were perfect for the picture. Such a sweet page!

  6. I love the little touches on your card. I always struggle with how to use those cute little pieces. And that ribbon is divine. Beautiful work, as always!

  7. Great job w/the challenge! I have trouble w/color challenges too. I think your take on this one is fabulous! TFS!


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