Friday, July 11, 2008

COLOR INSPIRATION CHALLENGE! Get Up and Dance!

Hey Ya'll,

It's time for another fun Color Inspiration challenge from Kristina. I absolutely love these colors - (Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Close to Coco, Certainly Celery and Whisper White) they remind me of the colors around my birthday which is in the fall (and also my favorite season). 



Having said that, I just had no mojo to make a card. Whaaaat??! That is crazy! So I couldn't let that be the frame of mind - and in trying to find inspiration, I read Kristina's earlier posts,and my interest was peeked when she mentioned the show So you think you can dance. 

WOW! I had just mentioned in one of my previous entries how I was in need of a new show, since Hell's Kitchen was coming to an end - so this was perfect!! Have you glimpsed this show yet - what an amazing amount of talent! and it also got my mojo flowing! So I came up with this card: 

I made the images in Photoshop and then printed it out into photo glossy paper. But when I printed it out the colors were a bit darker, so that was a bummer. But I still LOVE the card (the font is Baveuse and I loved the way it make the card a bit more funky). I really liked the layout of  Brooke's card for the challenge and did something a little similar to her card. Originally in the 4x6 photo, the back ground behind the dancers was Chocolate Chip, but when it printed it looked black - sooooo, I decided to take my handy dandy Xacto knife and cut the background out - which was tedious lemme tell you... Because of the hairs flying in the wind of the dancers were so small -- it was hard to exactly cut them out - but I did it listening to Greyboy Allstars - which made it go by fast! What's your favorite music that gets you movin' and shakin'?

After cutting out the images, I cut out circles from white card stock and mounted the images on the the paper that I had that was close to Certainly Celery. For the last dancer in green, I realized that I had to created a different background, to pop her out from the green background - so I created a background for her by punching out two squares from the dark brown paper. I also popped her out a bit with some 3D dimensionals. I then put the circles in the background to suggest motion   -  and I also wanted to incorporate the white circles from the Inspiration Picture into the card - so it seemed like a fun way to do both.  Then lastly, I finished it off with some ribbon from Offray. I thought it fun to put a watermark on the card similar to the circles on the card. 


I have to say that this card was sooooo much fun! It totally made me think outside the box because I wasn't expecting the colors to print differently - bu I have to say that I love the results. Makes me want to get up and dance!! 

That was such a great challenge - got me thinking and dancing outside of the box!
I love these all of these challenges (so many challenges, so little time)
Hope everyone is having a groove shakin' Friday!!!

Ciao for now!
Sankari 

15 comments:

M. Carmen Lane said...

this is beautiful . . . I love it!
it's fabu :)

tethered2home said...

OH MY GOODNESS! AMAZING! I can't believe you x-act'oed that out ... you have incredible patience. Really & truly a fantastic card! TFS, Amy.

Donna said...

I LOVE THIS!! Looks like Charlie's Angels to me LOL...

Nawlin's Lady said...

I love it! WOW! I don't think I could have cut all that out. TFS!

Sally said...

That is a truly fantastic card! I love every bit of it.

Dallas said...

LOVE your card! It really does make me want to get up and dance :) *smiles*

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Wow! That is funky! I love it.

Debbie M said...

What a fantastic card!

Debbie M

Speedystamper said...

Oh my goodness!! This is a MOST AMAZING card! Totally my favorite so far!! Awesome out of the box creativity here!!!

savitri said...

This is adorable! Too cute! I think it'll be in the top 10!

savitri said...

Oh, my bowling score... uhmm... not good :) Finishing this challenge eased the pain tho... heee...

yvonne said...

wow, what a groovy card, love it, it is so fun!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I love it!! I never think to print things off and do this...it's fabulous!!

Diane Barnes said...

This is awesome. Such a fun card.

Brooke S said...

What a groovy card! I love that you were inspired my what you were watching. Sometimes we can defently get in a funk! What a great way to pull your self out! I am so impressed. What a clever chickie you are.. Thank for all your kind works and inspiration.

Hugs!
Brooke S