Friday, April 22, 2011

Getting creative with khaki

It's time for another fun challenge at Guylou's Inimitability! We've changed things up a little. Now the DT members are alternating so that we each design our own challenge. This time around, it was Tracy's turn. Tracy decided to go with a color challenge with a twist. I must admit, I love color challenges, and I really liked this one. The twist was a little hard for me, but that's what makes it a challenge, right? Ok, I'll shut up long enough to show you the color palette:
Pretty awesome, wouldn't you say? Great for nature cards, masculine cards, and pretty much anything. Neutral colors are so cool that way. What made me even more excited was that the colors immediately reminded me of my girls. Guylou drew a fun image of snuggling cats that cried out to be colored in siamese fashion. I've done it once already and I tried it with some different copic colors this time. Here it is:

Now, can you look at the card and figure out what our twist is this time around??? Huh, can you do it? Ok, I will take pity on you and just tell you. The twist this time around is to use something from your household that you would not usually use on a card. Go ahead, use an unconventional item! For some of you, that might be easy. For me, it was darned difficult. I ended up using washers and a keyring.

This card is for my father-in-law for Father's Day. A little early, I know, but I like to be prepared. He loves my girls and calls them things like, "the babies." He asks after them and gets so excited to come over and pet them. It's kind of cute.

Alright, in case you didn't feel like reading all of my chatter, I'll give you the details of the challenge in one fell swoop:
Use the colors above and add an unconventional item from the household to your project. Projects are due at Guylou's Inimitability by May 5th at 10 p.m. EST. The winner will get two free Guylou's Inimitability images and will also be a guest DT on a future challenge.

And before I forget, stay tuned for a fun new release from Guylou's store, too! She's bringing back a favorite character. Here's a sneak peek! She's got some other images forthcoming, too. We're going to have a fabulous blog hop on May 6th. The winner of the hop will not only receive some free GI images, but also a special something from me. The girls on the DT have seen this goodie pack and have told me that I am being very generous!

For now, go play with the khaki color challenge with a twist. Don't forget to check the other DT member blogs (link in my sidebar) for some great inspiration. Then head on back to GI's blog on May 6th for a fun hop!!! See you soon!

7 comments:

Brenda said...

Love it Gina!! Great job on the challenge. Love your use of household items!!
hugs, Bren

Kim Kelley said...

Love the card and wow how the kitties work on a masculine card. Love you use of the household items! Hope you are having a grand time!

Guylou said...

Hi Gina!! Just want to say that "You rock"! Thanks for posting the challenge even when you are on vacation!!! I loooooove your card; beautifully done!!!
Hugs!
Guylou

Charlene said...

I LOVE this card Gina. The dp is fabulous and I love your key chain as your household item...it goes so well with that wonderful image. Great coloring of your "babies". Hope you're having a sensational time on your trip.

Tracy S said...

That kitty image is perfect for the color challenge and I LOVE how you used brads in the washers and the use of the keyring is brilliant! Hope you are having a blast on your vacation!!

Sara I. said...

This is so pretty Gina! Those papers are yummy and I absolutely love the key ring and brad/washer combo! Beautiful distress work, too!

Carmen said...

Very nice card Gina! I like the combination of the pp. And the ribbon is very nice!