Saturday, June 5, 2010

Embellish Color Challenge with Labels

Hi Everyone! Today I have a card to share for the latest Embellish Magazine challenge. I have to admit that the colors were a HUGE challenge for me. No green? No blue? What am I to do!

But with a little inspiration I did it! I am so lucky to live in an area where we see lots of hot air balloons. I love love love seeing them at sunset. Something about the silhouette against the colored sky is so magical. So with that memory combined with the challenge and my Up Up and Away set I created this...


There is A LOT of Nichole Heady influence here. :) I couldn't help but try a few of her tricks. The sunset and the stripe on the silk ribbon were created with my Copics. The hot air balloons were kept simple with some brown ink. I finished the card off with a few gems and the sentiment on the banner.


Thanks for stopping by!


Materials:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Up Up and Away
Ink: Colorbox, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Paper: Papertrey Ink Melon Berry, Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate
Other: Silk Ribbon, Copics, Gems

10 comments:

donna mikasa said...

Love your card and your take on the colors! No blues or greens, too! So lucky to be able to see hot air balloons....great inspiration!

Sarah said...

Beautiful card, Ashley! Wonderful colors and you always come up with the best designs!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful sky! love how you used those colors!

Lynn said...

Love your card...the details are gorgeous...haven't bought Copics yet...but this certainly gives me inspiration to do so!

Ann said...

LOVE this! Fantastic take on the challenge!

Kryssi said...

very cute card, ashley! the gradient background is something different from you, refreshingly beautiful nonetheless!

Sasha "sweet thang" Holloway said...

love it .. turned out great

Maile Belles said...

Ashley, I love your card and the use of the colors! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

Claire Brennan said...

Beautiful card, the backgrounds are dreamy!

Charlene Austin said...

Oh that is sooooo adorable!!