Saturday, April 24, 2010

Color Challenge on KL Stampin N Scrappin

Hey there, readers!  There is a color challenge going on this week on KL Stampin N Scrappin's DT blog in continued celebration of Earth Day this month!  Joanna has challenged us to use green, brown and neutral colors.  Although this may sound like an easy challenge for most of us, I hesitated on this one for a while.  You could say that I was a bit out of my color chart comfort zone.  I usually use pinks with my greens, ya see, so green and brown was a bit of a stretch.  lol

Well, after looking through some of my BasicGrey paper, I found some lovely greens and browns in the Nook and Pantry paper pad that were perfect for this challenge.  Next, I wanted to showcase some of those cute C. C. Designs stamps that I got in for the store last month, and the Spring kit was just sitting there calling my name.  lol : )  This set is terrific with 9 "people stamps"(one is a couple),  2 accessories stamps (swing and a tree stump) and up to 19 different sentiments that are perfect to compliment the images.

I colored the cute image of Rainy Day Emma with my Copics and my white Signo gel pen.  I tried to stay with the green, brown and neutral theme, so I tried my hand at black hair again.  I think I am getting better at black hair but am still unsure if she looks too gray.  What do you think?  Honestly? I think a little more practice or a little more black might have helped.  Either way, I guess she could be a little lady instead of a child.  *wink*

Edited:  Okay, after I typed up this post, I darkened up the hair on Emma a little bit, what do you think now?  :)  I like it better.

Thanks for stopping by, and please tell me what you think . . . I love comments or constructive criticism.  They both help me to 'grow' creatively!! :)

Speaking of growing . . . I just had to share a picture of some flowers from my flowerbeds that I brought indoors to my office today.  ohhh, they smell so GOOD!  *SMILE*  Have a GREAT day!

Inky Hugs and Happy Stampin!


Candace said...

This is so cute, Kelly! Your green and brown combo looks great! :)

Jacilynn said...

Oh, I love that lace border? Is that a punch? I love that CC Kit. I didn't end up getting it, but a friend stamped me a couple image. Super cuteness!
Great card Kelly

Risa said...

Hi Kelly,
Your card is beautiful and you did a fantastic job coloring the hair! Black hair isn't easy to color but you are doing a terrific job!
I also love your color combo and that lace border trim is yummy!

Donelda said...

For someone who is our of her comfort zone with green and brown, you did a great job!!! Cute!! I love this color combo so I ma going to TRY to get a chace to participate in this challenge. I am very jealous over your flowers ... it is currently snowing and we are expected to have up to 15 cm of snow tonight --- yuck!! Just a note for you, I've heard that it is not good to add tulips and narcissists in the same vase as one 'kills' the other. This is what I've heard anyway!!!