Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hey, baby, it's cold outside!

Well, not as cold as it usually is for this time of year, but it's gettin' a wee bit chilly out there now. At least, near Baltimore it is, and in honor of winter, we're having a cool color challenge over at Guylou's Inimitability. It's our leader G's turn to host, and she's chosen a beautiful color combination to start off our year. Happy 2012!
What do you think? Pretty and cool, huh? I really love this combination of colors. At first, I was going to go with a whole winter theme, since the colors seem to inspire that. I was sitting here, thinking about it, when Abie, my newest cat, walked over and started chattering at me. He stared up at me with those big blue eyes, and it gave me a different idea. How about a kitty card?
This is one of my favorite G images. I just love cats, and I love how these two make a heart shape as they snuggle. I actually have a picture of my girls doing something similar. In keeping with the color challenge, I used my copics and colored the kitties in shades of grey, then used blue ribbon, as well as blue, white, and grey paper. I ran the top paper through my crimper, and now the texture of it reminds me of the blanket I have on my bed. Yeah, I make loose associations like that. Anyway, I was going to go all embellie-happy on it, but something told me to slow it down and look at the card again. I decided that I like the simple look of it, so I put the flowers and other bits of embellishments away. I hope you like it!

Now it's time to make your own card. What inspires you about this color combination? Use that inspiration and get crafting, already!

Challenge details:
Your project must be in this color scheme. One entry per person. Upload to Guylou's Inimitability by 10 p.m. EST on February 2nd. You don't have to use a GI image, but if you do, your entry counts twice! You could win a $10 gift certificate to G's store, a one year subscription to Through the Craftroom Door magazine, and a chance to be a guest DT on a future challenge. Pretty nice prizes, aren't they?!? So, what are you waiting for? Stop reading my rambling chatter and go make something! And if you're still feeling low on inspiration, check out the work by G's fabulous DT (links in my sidebar). Those ladies inspire me, and I know they'll do the same for you. Happy crafting!

By the way, here's another challenge blog to check out: Charisma Card Challenges. The challenge this time around is Clean and Simple. Check it out, my card fits!


Sheree said...

Love your card Gina! The colours are beautiful!

Sara I. said...

I always love reading your posts - they make me smile. Love this card - it's absolutely precious!! Love that you crimped the paper behind them and love that punch!! The pearls on the ribbon is fabulous!

Kim Kelley said...

What a fantastic card Miss Gina. It looks elegant and serene! Love it! HUGS!!!

Starla B. said...

Adorable! Such fabulous coloring, and of course have to use your kitties. =D It's purrrfect. LOL

xx Star

Guylou said...

Gina..... Looooooove it!!! I love the clean design that the fun accolade border. Simply beautiful!

The Card Maker said...

Gina, your card is awesome! Your rocked this challenge! Chana

Brenda said...

Love it!! I always love how you play with this image. It reminds me of you every time I see it!! Cute, cute card!!!

Tracy S said...

Love this! Love the CAS look and the cool dimple details you added like the crimping. Thanks for sharing where your inspiration came from. I always love hearing that.