Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 12

I'm back with another of Dawn's color challenges. Let me say that this was definitely a color combo that was challenging for me. I started off making a card that I thought was pretty, but it didn't seem right. When I showed Quent he told me it wasn't my style and I agreed. So I tossed that card over my shoulder (not really), and I started working on this card. Much better! Whew!

The colors for the challenge are moss/celery, cream, bright pink, and dark red. The dark red was what was really throwing me off in this challenge. So the 'hello' became the red for this card. Ha!




I love these dahlia flowers! They are so pretty! Especially covered in glitter. *smile* I put some Crystal Effects on the leaves.

One thing I learned from this challenge (again) is the importance of being true to our own style. The first card I made was like someone else's style (no names mentioned). It wasn't my own style, so it just wasn't working for me. God created me with my style and He created you with your style. Let's stick with the style He created us to have, for it is marvellous and wonderful in His eyes!
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7 comments:

Winter said...

Oh, Christina! I love the flower! The most important thing is that you are happy with your card! And you should be, it is so pretty! :)

Terri E. said...

Super fun large glittery flower. Way to rock the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kelley Eubanks said...

Beautiful card Christina!! I love the embossed background and that flower is gorgeous! Love your layout down below. I definetly like the text better in the 2nd one!

Courtney Baker said...

Ha ha, now I'm curious what your first card looked like, but you are totally right! It's important to do stuff that you enjoy, and this is gorgeous. How in the world did you do that flower?

Also, you should totally come see Kelley and I! It would be so fun. I'm always wishing there was a stamp/scrapbooking retreat we could get people to go to.

sarahmartina said...

This is wonderful! Everything is "just right"! :-)

Lynnette said...

This is gorgeous! I love your style;) I have no idea what mine is, I'm still trying to figure it out. Is there a tutorial for how to make that flower, I'd love to give that a try.

Janelle said...

Love the flower. The embossed background sets it off perfectly. Beautiful card!