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Saturday, October 17, 2009

SSDS Challenge: Inspiring Color Challenge

Today's challenge is to use the photo of fall trees and use those colors. I saw red, yellow and green leaves as well as neutrals in the tan colored bridge. I didn't really use any neutrals unless you count the tree branch.
Speaking of the image, we also were to use a used Sue McMahon Five Design and this is the one I picked because the photo had trees. I probably should have colored my leaves on this tree more fall like (more yellow and less green). I used red paper and yellow and green cardstock from the DCWV Fun in the Summer Sun 8x8 pack. The green cardstock was embossed with my friend's Impressibility texture "plate" (it isn't really a plate but I'm not sure what else to call it). I need to try more cardstock shims but I moved the Impressibility to see the embossing and couldn't figure how it went back. I didn't distress it because the embossing came out so light I didn't think I'd do a great job and I'd end up with a ruined piece of cardstock. You can see it when you hold the card in your hands but I can't make it show up for the photo.

Be sure to go to SSDS and see what everyone else came up with. Thanks for looking at mine.


ScrapinShana said...

Great card this week Cheri! Those little birds are so cute, you did a great job coloring them =)

Bonibleaux Designs said...

I love how you picked out the bright colors from the picture! and the little birdies are adorable!

Lisa said...

ah those birdies are so cute, great job!!!

Micki said...

I just love those birds!!!! I love how you colored them.... Blue Birds :-)

Love the card:-)

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Cheri! This is exactly how I pictured them when I was drawing them! Blue! Beautiful! I'm having a great time visiting each of the DT's blogs! Seeing a lot of creative ideas!! Thanks for letting me play with you ladies this week!


Anonymous said...

I love how your birds just pop. I'm really on a blue kick lately, I need to use it more.