Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Color Challenge that was very challenging

I entered a Color Challenge that was very challenging today.  The Challenge is over at The Kraft Journal blog.  The plan was to also enter the same card in  the challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs  ODBDSLC232 using a lovely new scripture stamp  
I won from one of their challenges a few weeks ago.
That all sounds simple enough and it was until I looked at the colors used for the challenge! We all have colors and styles that we like / love to work with and tend to stay within those comfort zones.  

Here are the colors - I am not at all happy working with: yuck, they remind me of the old Necco candy wafers.  I couldn't stand those either.  It is me,  I know..




But this is why participating in challenges are so good, they force you to expand you self and work with colors and styles you normally wouldn't.
I've taken a couple of color theory classes, one for embroiderers - no mixing of colors there and one for painters - all mixing.  Card making is somewhere in-between these two mediums and having knowledge of color and composition only makes this mini art form more exciting. 
Having a color prompt with definite guidelines is good training. Entering challenges is also a skill builder and sometimes you can even win a nifty prize!

Here is the first card I made, 
Honestly I felt it was pretty boring and not really in the color palette of the challenge. 
I didn't do that on purpose , it is just how the card ended up.
I decided to try another one




The rubber stamp is an ODBD stamp , the one I recently won (15.00 blog challenge certificate covered the cost  of the set of 3 stamps!) I love this verse and the other two that went with it!)





The second card 


I like this one better and the colors are more on target.
I love these on the Kraft bases too!!

Both cards are 5x7



The challenges are open and the info is linked here:


I hope you give it a shot, why not at the very least you will have a beautiful new card to send out!
Thanks for stopping by,
Ginny M




8 comments:

  1. Hi Ginny, I totally agree those colors are straight out of the Necco wafers package! I also think I prefer your second card better too, the colors seem to be more vivid and bright. And, I know the feeling of trying challenge colors that make you go yuck!! Hugs, Crystal

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  2. Great use of the color inspiration from the Kraft Journal. Thanks for playing along.

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  3. Both card are beautiful but I think the second one is my favourite. I love how you added the large flower in the first one and I like the layout of the second and the colours are beautiufl and bright - makes me smile :-) Thanks so much for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week. Elizabeth

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  4. These are such lovely cards with beautiful fun patterns and colors. I'm so glad you joined us this week at ODBD. Thanks for sharing your creative designs with us! Hugs, Gracie / Graciellie Design

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  5. Absolutely FABULOUS, Ginny! Thanks so much for linking to our color challenge. You really did an amazing job with it, and we're SO grateful to have you play along.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    The Kraft Journal

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  6. Both of your cards are beautiful, Ginny with the colors, layouts, and verses!! The first uses such a gorgeous paper with the flecks of gold and your flower behind the verse!! Thanks so much for joining us at ODBD!!
    blessings,
    Chris

    Have a blessed Easter!!

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  7. Love your daisies and the colorful fun polka dots with them...perfect together on this neat layout...great job with the color challenges...TFS..:0)

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  8. I really like both of your cards. I have to agree - some of these challenges are really challenging. And I remind myself the same thing as you - it is a challenge, take it on. I'm so glad you did and that you entered your lovely card(s) in the Kraft Journal challenge. I think you rocked it.

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