23 July 2008

Using orchid opulence.

I must admit, I find this color....horrifying. LOL I dunno, it is just so NOT my color. But I challenged myself with this card this morning to use this, my least favorite color. On the SCS DTGD challenges, one of them today was to make a monochromatic card. I swallowed hard and set out to find something to with that color cardstock.

After navel gazing for a while and feeling sorry for myself that I don't have 12 thousand million sheets of patterned paper, I finally picked up my Daisy D's pack of patterned papers. And whaddyaknow? There was a perfect match.

And you know, I kinda like it in a weird way. hehe

What I used: Lockhart stamp, Stampin' Up CS, Daisy D's PP, Memento Tuxedo black ink (my pad is drying...yikes! Must find another!), Copic markers, glossy accents, prima flowers, faux dew drop, cuttlebug, nestabilities, perfect layers tool and white gel pen.

Thanks for popping by today!

12 comments:

Jan Scholl said...

we had one of these chairs for years in the backyard and I set potted plants on it and let the vines trail. It just got so rusty and I had to let it go. It was dangerous to keep. I wonder if they still make them? I hate plastic chairs.

I need to go buy some lockhart stamps. they are way too cute to let go.

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow so pretty in pink.

Allison said...

Gorgeous...I am glad you didn't feel sorry for yourself for too long and found your DP...hee hee!

Stephenie said...

Oh wow this is so so pretty! Great card! Jennifer your blog is so cute! Lovin the cup cake:)

Danyelle Kessler said...

I haven't completed the monchromatic challenge yet, but I'm feeling you on the Orchid Opulance. Definetly not my color, but you found some fab paper and embellishments to do it justice. Beautiful!

Nettie said...

I have to confess this is NOT my favorite color to work with but you sure did rise to the challenge and your card is BEAUTIFUL makes me even like the color! Stunning card Jennifer.

Nettie

Nettie said...

Jennifer I wanted to subscribe to your blog but I must be retarded I can't find a subscription button nor can I find a way to contact you via email, sorry to post here!

Nettie

Jennifer Love said...

Nettie, I added a button at the bottom of my sidebar for you. :)

Julie Koerber said...

Isn't it funny how hard it is to get out of our comfort zone?? To this day I find it next to impossible to make a navy blue card! LOL! I like your orchid card! Fun, bright, cute!!

Crystal said...

This is just beautiful! I actually like Orchid Opulence, it is just difficult finding other colors it looks good with!!! You did a great job..I can't believe you don't like to watercolor, you are great at it!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Jennifer......you are so funny!! I hear ya about that Orchid color....it's a tough one! But your card is wonderful!! It's cheerful and evokes relaxing feelings of summertime!!! Way to go!! I kinda feel like I cheated on this challenge since I picked one of my favorite colors!!!! LOL

Jenny Gropp said...

Not keen on this color choice myself --- but kudos to you for stepping out of your box and creating a great PINK card!