Friday, February 1, 2013

Things are lookin' a little funny at Guylou's

It's time for another challenge at Guylou's Inimitability. I've got to admit that it was a hard one for me, but I lucked out. Once I figured out how I wanted to incorporate the orange, it all came together. Oh, wait. You actually want to hear what the challenge IS, don't you? Well, it's Chana's turn to play hostess and she has decided that we need to be a little off color. I don't think she means overtly inappropriate jokes, although the challenge does call for a funny sentiment, so who knows? I'm scared to ask. LOL. In addition to a funny sentiment, your card should be blue, grey, and orange. That was the hard part for me. I have never used this color combo before. It took me a little time to figure out what I wanted to do. Like I said, though, once the idea finally came to me, this card just came together.
Luckily for me, I had a paper pad with lots of blue and grey. Papers are My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Portabello Road. I added some pearls from my stash and used a punch for the photo corner. Sentiment is one I found online and just typed into Word and printed out. I figure it will make a fun "congrats on your wedding" card or even anniversary card.
The image was colored with copics. Blues on the jeans and folded clothes are B95, 93, 91. Orange is YG65, 61, 000. Greys are C3 and C1. I drew in a little hardwood floor, too. My original intention was to make this card pretty embellie-happy. However, it doesn't feel like it needs it to me. I've been asked several times how I know when to stop with the tossing of embellishments at a card and I can never answer, except to say "I just stop when it looks right." I decided this card looked right as-is, so here you go!
 
Please consider joining us for Chana's off color challenge. The challenge ends on February 14th, so you've got some time. You could win the chance to be a guest designer on a future challenge, as well as a gift card to the store. What are you waiting for?

4 comments:

Guylou Beland said...

LOL!!! That sentiment is totally fun for this image!!! Your card is so pretty! Great job!!
Cheers!
G

Sara I. said...

Absolutely awesome!! LOVE the twine and fab polka dot dp - the sentiment has me laughing out loud and the design is totally rockin!! xx

Chana said...

Gina, Great card! That sentiment is a HOOT! I have to use that for my DH's next birthday! I love how you used the colors. These colors are actually very pretty together, as proven here by your wonderful project!
Hugz,
Chana

Kim Kelley said...

I have to steal your sentiment! Too cute! I love the layout! I still say go Niners! Patriots! Broncos! Colts! Any team but the Steelers, Cowboys and the Ravens! :P XOXO HUGS