Friday, February 11, 2011

Ok, seriously, that WAS a challenge...

...for me, at least. Ok, let me back up and explain myself. I'm trying to be better and support my friends on various DTs. Mainly, I am trying to participate in the challenges their groups sponsor. This does two things: 1) the one I already mentioned - it supports my friends; and 2) it gives me the opportunity to get cards done and maybe even win cool prizes. Wait, I think that's really three things. Anyway, this time around, I'm participating in the color challenge at Outlawz. My friends Brenda and Guylou are on the DT. Well, let me tell you, I don't know who picked these colors, but they sure as heck meant to challenge at least some of us. I am one of that group that was REALLY challenged. The colors are basically a shade of orange (the name of which I've since forgotten), turquoise, and white. I have a really hard time with orange. I don't know why. My friend Tracy and mother-in-law both love orange, so I've used it plenty of times. Each time, though, I find it really challenging. I do better with peach or light shades, but saturated orange is just hard for me. As usual, though, I'm rambling. Here's my card.

This little cutie is from Belles N Whistles, another store and blog that I love. I was having one of my "winter, would you just go away?" days. The papers are Cosmo Cricket. I used ultrafine flowersoft to make the sand. I added glossy accents to his swim shorts. The background came from a cat's eye pastel chalk ink pad. The orange outline on the image was drawn with one of my creative memories journaling pens. These are the copics I used:

As always, thanks for stopping by!


Tracy S said...

I said somehow before this is adorable. I LOVE all the super cool detail you gave him. That jelly fish ROCKS! Love it and it so goes here. It was the perfect embellie.. Which you always tend to have,
That is funny you saw the color as orange and I saw it as a faded red.. hmmmm now I am second guessing my Oopsie.. Maybe it is my crap quality monitor, that had me seeing it as a faded red color.
ANyway, you know I am digging the colors and papers you used. It is my fav color combo ;)

Sara I. said...

You'd never know this was a challenge for you, Gina - it looks amazing! Love your charm in the corner and how you framed the image and sentiment with your doodling--the sand looks good enough to squish your feet in! you've definately inspired me!!