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Saturday, August 27, 2011

OCC....Color Challenge

Good Saturday Morning Peeps!
It is time for another new challenge on the OCC Blog. I am the hostess again this week and I have a fun color challenge, I call it "Neutrals with a POP".

Basic Gray, Basic Black and the POP is some pretty Real Red, of course you can add in some white or vanilla.

I just love this color combo, I started with a base of Basic Black and then I followed that with some basic gray that I embossed with the Stripes EF.

The stamp set I used is the new "Love & Sympathy" from Stampin' Up. Such a pretty set. I used my markers in real red and old olive to color the flower. I stamped onto some whisper white card stock. I stamped the sentiment with black. I matted the main image with basic black. I then used some real red that I embossed with the square lattice EF.

I added some real red satin ribbon and three small silver pearls.

Be sure to check the Our Creative Corner Blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this fun  challenge. I hope you can find some time to play along and if you do don't forget to link it up over on the Our Creative Corner Blog so we can all see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!



Dame Nina said...

So pretty and simple. Like this stamp set a lot. Like the design--which I would have a problem with (this is when I realize I really sometimes need to let go of squaring everything up). Just a very eye-catching design. Nina

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Vicki! Love this set and it looks great in these colors! Thanks for hosting this awesome color challenge this week! :)
Have a good weekend!! :)

Sharon Wheet said...

Vicki, your card is so elegant and simply beautiful! I know our followers are really going to love this color challenge. It was fun to see all the different ideas we had! so I can't wait to see what our players come up with! I just love the simple beauty of the flower and the font on the sentiment is gorgeous!
Great job! have a wonderful weekend.

Allison said...

This is simply stunning! This kind of colour challenge is always my favourite! Love the clean lines and dry embossing here!

Marisa said...

Great colour combo and lovely clean lines and feel to this card.

Yogi said...

really pretty. Love the simple look and that piece of textured red that's peeking underneath is wonderful.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Crisp, clean and fabulous, Vicki! WOW!! Love the mix of textures and that bow is so perfect! How do you do it?? Thanks for another wonderful challenge this week! Hugs! :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Vicky, this is simply gorgeous. The big luxurious bow is the icing on the cake. I love the color scheme you chose for us- thanks for hosting a great challenge!

Marjie Kemper said...

Vicki, your card is just beautiful. You should give lessons in bow tying! Love the way you've offset the mats and your pops of color. Gorgeous!

Holly Barrett said...

The flower and sentiment you chose for this card is wonderful. Great card with the perfect amount of "pop".

Tui Nathan said...

Gorgeous colour combo this week Vicki ... I can see myself using these colours a little more often, and of course a fabulous card creation, I love that stamp set, so soft serene and pretty, you have combined this with your textured backgrounds oh so beautifully!
Oh .... love the bow!!!

Wendy J said...

Stunning Vicki!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your card is absolutely wonderful, Vicki! Red is my favorite color and I just love that red ribbon and the panel behind the main element. This was such a fabulous challenge. I really, really love this color combo. It's not something I ever used before and I thank you for introducing me to it.

Thanks for two terrific challenges!


Kristin said...

I love the simplicity and the beauty of this card! The flower is so wonderful and the red bow is a classy touch. Sorry it took a while to get my comments to you - crazy week!