Sunday, March 14, 2010

{:Embellish:} Color Challenge

All right!! It's time for another Embellish Magazine color challenge. This time we are challenged to create a project with some specific colors but not only that we are to incorporate fabric as an element. How fun is that :) Go check them out here for details.

Are you ready for the colors? check them out!!

Uh-hum!!! They didn't inspire me at all. However, that's what challenges are for not to stress us out but to encourage the best creativity in us ;) So I decided to get crafty and this is what I came up with...

Needless to say I am thrilled with the potentials. This color combo proved to be doable ;) Here's a close up of my handmade fabric embellishment.

Create It

1. Cut and score a 4 1/2"x 3 1/2" card base. Draw a faux stitch around using a white gel pen. Set aside.

2. Using same color as base card cut an inch size strip of cardstock. Using color pencil trace lines in three colors (navy blue, red, green). Distress edges lightly. Set aside.

3. Cut a scalloped border again using same color as base card. Distress lightly. Adhere the scalloped border to your now striped strip of cardstock. Adhere the assembled piece to your base card.

4. Stamp a flower image on a piece of fabric and cut out. Using the ink pad color in the image. Cut another piece and place on the center of your flower (creates dimension) finish off by adding a red rhinestone (I also cut out a small leaf and followed the same procedure to color in). Adhere flower to your strip of cardstock.

5. Finish your card by adding a sentiment. I used some cork letter stickers (fun texture).

There you have it, a complete card ready to greet a friend :) Hope you where inspired to give this challenge a try.


Cardstock: The Paper Company kraft
Stamps: Hampton arts flower
Ink: Palette L'Amore, Martha Stewart's leaf bud (I used the inks to dab the fabric)
Other: scalloped scissors, rhinestone, Crayola color pencils, white gel pen, MM Chloe's Closet cork letters


Maile Belles said...

Simply gorgeous, love that striped border and handmade flower! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

Laura O'Donnell said...

your style is so eye catching and original.

love this!

Courtney Baker said...

So pretty!

Mary J said...

Hello Jessica! I love your take on the challenge - it's gorgeous!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Hi Jessica! This is just another wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us!

Jessica T said...

Such a stunning card! Love the little fabric embellie you added, just perfect xx

Maureen said...

I agree with you!! These colours really did bring out the challenge in me too, although they drove me crazy all weekend!! What a fabulous use of all the colours here :) Love the flower blossom and stipes and white stitching :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Awesome Jessica! Love your fabric flower and those stripes!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Jessica, this is so cute! Love your style. Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge.

Winter said...

How cute! I love that flower! :)

travelingmama said...

Sigh... totally and completely fabulous- just as expected! Hope you are doing well, my friend! Hugs!!

Trinh said...

Congrats, Jessica - I love the stripes & your flower. I really like your style!

Mei Ann G. said...

Congratulations Jessica! I like this ... simple yet very elegant!

Sonia said...

Hi Jessica!!
Awesome Card! Inspirational!