Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Color Challenge

Today is the 28ths (obviously) and time for our monthly Calendar Girl Challenge.

Our hostess is Barb and here is what she asked of us:

This month we are going to do a color challenge. Since this card will be posted a few days before Halloween, I challenge you to make a card using just two colors--Black and One Other Color. I also challenge you to try to not use white or ivory as a base for your image. If you do, it does not need to count as your second color--or it can...... Your card does not need to be a Halloween card--it can be for any occasion. Get your thinking caps on and limit your colors to just two!

A bit of clarification............. I had a question already about the limit of two colors. Does that mean just the image, or does it include card base, paper, embellishments, etc.?

Yes--it means everything on your card can only be one of two colors--Black and something else. Your image can be stamped or printed on white or ivory if you want and that base does not count as one of the two colors--unless you wanted to go Black and White only. So all of your cardstock and any designer paper and any/all embellishments need to be one of the two colors you choose. Yes, this is thinking out of the box and I am guessing our markers will not be used this month! That is why it is called a "Challenge"!

I went with BLACK and TEAL.
I used an older stamp from SU! and a die from Spellbinders.  Added a black ribbon, and a rhinestone each in black and teal.

I wish I had embossed my background to give my card a bit more dimension, but you know what they say about hindsight 👓

Thanks for stopping!

Ps. If my photo doesn't enlarge, I apologize. I can't seem to change that setting.....lol


Carol W said...

Whoo whee, I love the color combo it is really striking and so elegant, You did an awesome job with this card!!

Barb said...

Great Card--Wonderful Color combo. I like the card without the embossing--CAS!

Thanks for your take on my challenge this month!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

April, this is so pretty. Love the flower - and that gem in the middle!

Great color scheme!!!

MiamiKel said...

It's 20/20! Well no need to second guess your card IMHO as this is smashing! What a visual! It literally draws the eye right in. Way to go on the challenge!