Friday, January 14, 2011

Bright & Bold Moxie Fab Challenge

Yesterday, I created a few cards for the Bright & Bold Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week in the Moxie Fab World . There are many color challenges going on over there in celebration of the new special edition: Color Inspiration for Card Makers . I decided to take a crack at this one.


The Bazzill Basics Paper color equivalents for this combination are Beetle Black, Lily White, Pink Fairy, and Tangelo Blast:





And here are my takes on the challenge!

For my first card, I based the design on the cool patterned paper from Echo Park- Be Mine. The patterned paper has white polka-dots...but I wanted to get some pink in there so I used a circle punch to punch a few pink larger dots and added them in. I cut a strip of the same pink paper (Be Mine Collection) and added it to the top of the polka dotted one, cutting a banner edge on it.

I used a Tangelo colored flower and then die cut a scalloped circle (Spellbinders) and added some black and pink rhinestones around the edge. I finished the flower off by adding a rolled pink flower (MFT Die-namics die) in the center.

Finally, I added the rub on from American Crafts and some fun twine by the Twinery.

Next, I went a little darker and used black as the dominant color on this card:

I stitched around the black cardstock and added a ghost flower. I punched a piece of patterned paper (Jillibean Soup) and added a pink button in the center. I cut a strip of the same patterned paper (just used the other side) to add along the side of the card.
The fun letters are by Cosmo Cricket. Again, I finished this card with some twine from the Twinery and a little stapled piece of patterned paper in the corner.
Finally, card three:
I used the beautiful doily image from Nana's Needlework (Gina K Designs) for the focal point of this one. The designer paper is by Echo Park (Little Boy and Be Mine). I added a strip of black cardstock along the center.
I added a big pearl to the center of the doily and a little polka dotted ribbon tie. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Elegant Post (Gina K Designs) over the center piece and added a bit of stitching along the bottom.
That is it! It was so fun to play with these colors.
Gotta say, I didn't think I was gonna like these colors together...but after the first card, I was hooked. Guess I need this issue. LOVE finding different ways to mix and match colors.
Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

Shelia said...

Do you wake up in the mornings with all this creativity crying to get out, even before your first cup of coffee. I would go mad, trying to create them all before new ideals invaded. *wink*

Donna said...

These are gorgeous, Cammie. I love the needlework stamp. Looks just like tatting. Beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend!

Tina Gilliland said...

Total fabulousness girl! Great designs on all!

Whimsey said...

K, that polka dot card is to die for - love it sooooo much!

All are great, but that one really POPS!!

Great job as always!

Beate said...

Wow! All three cards look AMAZING!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

*Vicki* said...

Hey Carolyn! I adore all of your beautiful creations here!! The colors look fabulous and your layouts are darling!! TFS! HUGS!!

Rae Barthel said...

gorgeous work girl!!!

Gabriela said...

Cammie - each of your three cards are over the top sensational. I am so impressed with your work. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lori said...

Love what you've done with this color combination!!! Fantastic cards, Cammie.

Starla said...

Love them all! At first I was going with the first one as my fav( even tho pink is NOT usually a fav of mine!). But looking at them again, I just don't know. Three totally different looks!

Jana Weaver said...

Very moxie fab! I love your rolled flower...and that nana's needlework stamp is gorgeous on that card! Gotta find some time to play myself.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute!! great colors!!

Dawn Easton said...

eek! These are all amazing! LOVE the boldness of your first card....totally rocks!
That second one with the ghost flower is really cool. At first I thought it was chipboard until I continued reading. Awesome idea!
Your third card is beautiful! Love the big pearl in the middle of the doily image!

Debby said...

these are all great cards!!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow! On that first card, I don't know if I love those dot accents better or that great flower! Nice use of the colors.

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous cards. Love them all.

David said...

Wow, these are all really good. My girlfriend is very crafty and I will definitely have to show her this! My favorite has to be the thank you card(first card). It is very eye catchy.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cammie fabulous different looks with the color scheme! Love the medallion one -- let me say, this book is FABULOUS - well worth buying --

Cath said...

Hey Carolyn! Thanks for entering the Bright & Bold challenge in the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week suite of six challenges in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)