Thursday, June 17, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #8: Father's Day



Whoa--judging by the noise outside my window, the Lakers must have just won the NBA championship. Woo. Hoo. (Can you tell I'm not a pro basketball fan, LOL!) Today I'm playing along with the nice bunch at Papertrey Paper Dolls and their 8th challenge, a color challenge. When I saw the colors I thought: Wow, I *never* would have put those three colors all together. Now THAT'S a challenge, way out of my comfort zone. You know what? I ended up loving the combo. I used it for my dad's Father's Day card, and I think it looks even a little bit . . . sophisticated? Not the card necessarily, but the colors. I think my dad'll . . . well, he'll compliment the card and then it will go live in his sock drawer with all the others . . . but I mean, I could write "Happy FD" on a paper bag and he'd treasure it, but I'll know that this year, he gets a cool card! :-) (Please forgive atrocious punctuation. Thank you.) Thanks Lee Anne, for pushing me to stretch my boundaries this week!

Supplies
Stamps: WMS--Very Vintage Labels #4 & Pic Nic Patterns; Verve--Dad's Day
Paper: PTI--Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado & Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Versamark; Tsukineko--Vintage Sepia; some kind of Distress Ink (I forgot to write the color down).
Impression Plate: PTI--Woodgrain
Ribbon: PTI--Hawaiian Shores
Buttons & Twine: Stash
Embossing Powder: Ranger--Clear Fine Detail
Corner Punch: Corner Chomper--Deco

9 comments:

Lorraine said...

Great take on the color challenge - looks well balanced. I love the textures and the embossing!

Gayatri said...

Beautiful color combination and great take on the challenge. Love the first one more.

Michelle said...

Great card, Jill! I especially like what you did to the inside of the card.

Michelle said...

I've not heard of or seen that corner chomper with the design like that....interesting...need to check in to that. Love the embossing....an effect I cannot do and love seeing :)

Brenda said...

this is a great color combo. Perfect for a guy. Love the label.

Laurie said...

A great card for this challenge! I love that frame! This was a tough combo wasn't it? But I loved it too! I need to get my card posted! Thanks for playing!

Barbara said...

Awesome color combo and you rocked it! Love your Father's Day card--that stamped frame is perfect!

Lisa V. said...

Thank you for joining us. The card is just perfect for Father's Day. I like the twist of using the color combo. for FD and it works perfectly. Stop by and visit us again.

Emm said...

Perfect Father's Day card. I love those colors together!