Preppy Piggy Color Challenge

Hey Ladies (and gentlemen?, It's my turn hosting the Clear Dollar Stamps weekend color challenge on Papercraft Planet this weekend. I hope you all can participate this weekend, let's have some fun! When I get a chance to play, I always do! And the harder the colors the better!

I've tried to challenge myself lately with these also and not pick colors that are to predictable for me. I have always liked the pink and gray combination so I thought I would give it a try this week, whatcha think? Funny, I love gray, at least half of my clothing is gray, I love wearing gray eye makeup but as for decorating or doing cards with it... I NEVER have. I think it can look cold and stark, hard to use. So here is the challenge! Gray, pretty in pink, and white and/or black as a neutral.

The polka dot embossed paper I had to redo because the pattern is so spread out and not as raised with the sissix texture plates, when I went over it with the brayer,gray ink it got all over the place so after doing a new one (luckily I had that much pink paper left!) I applied the ink with a q-tip. the next layer is a nestie label die ran through a CB Argyle folder and brayered with basic gray ink. Since I didn't use any dp and I was trying to make it interesting I used all of these layers and was afraid it was going to look like to much so I tried to keep the embellies to a minimum. The jewel brads balance out the design and the white taffeta ribbon is actually hiding a sewing mistake where my needle jumped (shh!), don't tell! I'm finally starting to get the hang of sewing circles and shapes like the label die though, but no body's perfect. I used the new June release Patchpal Piggy and water colored him with markers and popped him up in a few spots.


Lisa Lara said...

Oh my gosh Shawne, you really pulled out all the stops. Wow. I just love the colors, textures and your coloring. Adorable piggie. I am having struggles of my own with my coloring in paticular, I will be there as soon as I am done.

Kim said...

Shawne I feel so bad for you...I hate it when a card starts out terrible and it sounds like your card wanted to be a nightmare....but even though it gave you a headache it turned out SUPER ADORABLE! I love it and all the textures look amazing together! Great challenge!!
hugs~ Kim

cherscrap23 said...

LOVE IT!!! this is really awesome!

Carol said...

I love this color combo. I think your card looks terrific and a great image too!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Great colors, no worries here about your sewing mishap - we all have some of those!!!

Nunt said...

You shouldn't explain your "mistakes", and no one would be the wiser! :D I love the color combo and the little piggy is absolutely charming :D