Friday, February 5, 2010

Curry Chicken

My friend, D, has posted her Colour Challenge #2 on her blog, Prairie Papercrafts and Stamps, and it was a doozy! You may remember my card for her Chocolate/Orange challenge. That one I liked! This goodness, it was a lot harder than I anticipated. The challenge was made up on her My Digital Studio...isn't it such a great display?...and the inspiration came from some linens of hers.

When I saw it I thought, 'ok, fine, this won't be too bad!' Immediately I thought of a quilt pattern and had envisioned a card with some nice Designer Series Paper. But could I find any DSP with those colours? *sigh* So I sat. And sat. And sat. And thought. And thought some more. I pulled out the colours and stared at them. I pulled out card sketches. I looked through card samples and the Idea Book & Catalogue but still no inspiration jumped out at me! Oh the agony! I really wished I had the Hostess Level 1 stamp set, Country Morning, for the rooster!

Finally, I came up with something! And I like it!

recipe: (all SU!) Embrace Life stamp set, Thank You Kindly stamp set (which you can choose FREE through our Sale-A-Bration promotion! Ask me how!, Whisper White c/s, Real Red c/s, Night of Navy c/s, Crushed Curry polka dot grosgrain ribbon, Crushed Curry ink, Not Quite Navy ink, Basic Black ink, aquapainter.

Look, I even stamped on the inside! *smile* (which you can sort of see)

But the more I looked at the card and admired it, the more I began to think that it didn't quite fit the rules. Yes, it included all the colours, but not in a major way. The white is the predominant colour here, and I think I'd like to see one of the actual *Colours* up front (since technically White isn't a colour!) So I'm thinking I'm going to have to try this challenge again!

I'll keep you updated....


Dreena Guptill said...

WOO! Great Job LA!

I really enjoy your layout and your take on the flowers. You really stretched yourself and came through shining!


FieryCanuck77 said...

I'm so glad you liked it! *phew* But, the flowers were actually an unintentional "take" on your challenge. *blush* But I'll take credit! :)

Kerri said...

Oooh! I like your take on the challenge much better than my own!! You rock!!

FieryCanuck77 said...

*giggle* thanks, Kerri. But yours is gorgeous too! It was a tough colour scheme!

nicolebstampin said...

wow I love this! and I have all those parts, I may have to make a few of these for myself! Thanks for sharing!

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