at the beginning of the week, i will often see 4 or 5 challenges i like the looks of, and grandly plan a card for each! by the end of the week, if i can make a couple of cards...or perhaps just ONE card that combines a couple of challenges, i am quite happy. it's called "real life", and i'm a fan! :)
so this time i've taken the basic grey color challenge...
...combined it with laura's sketch #46 at 2S4Y...
and this is what i came up with:
(patterned paper: basic grey + a couple of digi-papers printed on kodak photo paper: the oval is cut from girl friday's "cherry sugar sunshine" kit (digickick) and the rectangle is rhonna farrer's "french ooh la la" kit (house of 3); border sticker & (re-colored) rub-ons: basic grey; ghost butterfly: heidi swapp; chipboard word: ek success; heart stickers: sandylion; (re-colored) pearls: kaiser; inks: colorbox; pens: copic; adhesives: tombow mono runner & 3m foam tape)
obviously i had NO TROUBLE incorporating pink & maroon... (try STOPPING me, lately!) ...or in using several basic grey products! lemon yellow was much more of a stretch for me, but i *think* i did ok. with regard to the sketch, i've rotated it 90 degrees, and compressed it quite a bit, but i'm pretty sure you can still see the "bones" of it. (at least i hope you can!)
my favorite part of this card is a technique i haven't used for a while--i love to take a clear ghost shape and cover it with rub-ons! BG's floral paisleys are a big fave for this, being the perfect scale & easily trimmed to fill in small spaces. not having any yellow rub-ons, i used white; but i thought they looked a bit stark on the card. and then i had my BIG IDEA: what would happen if i verrrrrrrrrry lightly applied some yellow chalk ink? my prediction was that the color would stick to the rub-ons and wipe right off the acrylic...which is exactly what happened!
of course then the white *pearls* looked a bit funky, and chalk ink was no help at all, there...so i copic-ed those babies into lemony submission and called it a night!