December 19, 2009

My JUGS Color Challenge :)

Good Morning - and Happy Saturday to you!

Thanks for all of the kind words on my post yesterday.  It still doesn't feel real, but I'm quite excited about this new venture with Lauren.  If you don't know what in tarnation I'm talking about - check this out!

But -- today is about COLOR.  All over the place I see beautiful color combinations, but for some reason, when I sit down to make something - I never reach for those...I always 'play it safe'.  When I signed up to do this color challenge - I decided that I would reach out a little bit - and get people to stretch, and put together some colors they otherwise might not.

Here's my challenge for you:

These were some Christmas ornaments I got a few years ago, and I just LOVE them!!  Just so happens they match up quite nicely with some popular cardstock colors -- gee, how convenient!

For my card, I used Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, and New Leaf, but you can substitute with whatever colors you may have --


I had this design in my head for DAYS...I cut those ornaments out with my Cricut.  I made the shapes in Photoshop Elements, and used my SCAL software to trace the shape and cut it out.  How AWESOME is that?!?!?!?! 

Finished it off with a sentiment from Papertrey Ink - and that was that -- I kept it simple and clean - but yet fun!

Hope YOU have fun, and come play with us this week!

Thanks SOOOO much for stopping by!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Signature Holiday (PTI), Fancy Flourishes (PTI), So Swirly (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Ink: Memento Rich Brown, Fresh snow, Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf, brushed gold

Accessories: gold cord, Martha Stewart glitter, EK success border punch

8 comments:

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Tracey.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lisa Kind said...

Wasn't sure I wanted a Cricuit, but you guys are making it look so amazing that I now want one! This is beautiful, and i really love the color combo!

Kristin Bueter said...

Tracey, how AWESOME that you created these shapes and cut them with your Cricut!! I'm so envious :O) LOVE how they turned out...they look so elegant. I also adore how you hung the ornament on the right from your sentiment! So clever ;]

Thank you for a wonderful color challenge!! This was a fabulous palette to work with...I'm sure we'll see some STUNNING projects this week!!

Stampin' Pam said...

OMGOsh Tracey - this is just SO elegant and yet Contemporary FUN! The ornaments are pure perfection - and go along with your photo so well :-) You not only stretched us - I pulled some serious muscles working with these colors - but - just like a new exercise - hurts at first then you feel good after GREAT challenge GF. Holiday hugs n smiles to a fellow DT girl (in more ways than one LOL)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

This is such a pretty card Tracey! Your ornaments look fabulous! Thank you for such a beautiful color palette to work with this week :)

Rebecca said...

great project! It inspired me to go stamping - I'll post my project on Monday.

Alicia said...

Tracey....love your card and this color combo. It's definitely a combo I wouldn't have come up with, but I'm really liking it now. Congrats on being on Lauren's design team....that is wonderful and your creations are great! Have a Merry Christmas!

Davi said...

Tracey,Love those ornaments and how you decorated them. The dimension makes them look so real!! Have a Blessed Merry Merry Christmas!! :)