15 January 2013

The Paper Players - 128 Colour Challenge

This card challenge really was a challenge for me.
I don't gravitate towards these colors at all.
But they grew on me!
I decided on a masculine card approach so started with the gray base.
I used Bazzill, a little Washi, some Papertrey ink Polka dots, a Cuttlebug Houndstooth embossing folder, the Tim Holtz Gadget Gears die and a paper clip (which I think mirrors the flowing shape of the HA script sentiment).
The Gingham gear is stamped. See below.
Click on the image for a larger view.


This is an old Hero Arts stamp called Background stripes...so useful.


  I stamped one way with Memento Bahama Blue.

....and the other way with Danube Blue.
I like the fact that I can make gingham to suit the project.

Thanks for looking at my first real post.
Call again soon.
Take care and happy crafting.


maria mcclure said...

Wonderful!!! I love the way you built up each element. Great tip for creating gingham or plaids, too.

Kim M said...

You are off to a great start, Karen. You'll be tweaking it for a while (I still am!) but it'll all come together. Looking forward to seeing more of your work and reading more posts. :-)

judkajudi said...

Great start!! That's a wonderful way to ensure you always have gingham paper!! Congratulations on blogging!

fun stamping said...

Congrats on your blog - nicely done. I started mine not too long ago and it takes a lot of time to figure out how things work. but in the end its worth it. Great card - love the gingham

Amy O said...

This is a great masculine card! And I love your tip on how to make gingham. I'm glad you decided to join us this week at the Paper Players even though these are colors you don't normally use. I think you should use them more if this is your result!

Chark said...

Good for you, Karen! You're up and running! love the gingham too.

Leni said...

Love your card. Congratulations on your blog...so nice!

LeAnne said...

Well, congrats on your first post....and what a great post it is! A challenge, which is wonderful, and a tutorial....which I love, BTW! Gingham is one of my favorites....I wish I had that striped stamp myself!! I love that you used it for the gear! So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players!

pcm said...

A great first crafty post! :)

ThePurplePlace said...

Your new blog is looking fabulous! I'm very happy to be one of your newest followers!!

Happy Creating!!

Cat Craig said...

Great card! Welcome to blogging, you will love it. I just started in September, and I love it.

Anonymous said...

What a great card! The gears remind me of a ships wheel! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Great gingham! Congrats on joining the blogging world!

Jen said...

fabulous stamping.. love your homemade gingham

So glad you joined us at the paper players
Jen x

Monika Reeck said...

I just see your Blog and find this is clever to make self gingham...I am living in Germany and in here it is not so easy to find some new Design paper..I like to make my DP too...great first post...lovely card too...are you also at Hero Arts Flickr...me too since Januar 2009 :) have a great day and send sunny smile from Germany..Hugs, Monika