Hello and welcome to the October installment of coffee and cards with Celeste and Deb. This month we have the wonderfully talented Chris Franco joining us as our guest designer. We all decided to do a color challenge this month for our collaboration. I won't lie...I struggle with color challenges. My brain just doesn't think of the color scheme first when designing a card. I usually start with a stamp and then select patterned papers and let those factors dictate my color choices. It's just the way my brain works. Since these kind of challenges are tough for me I decided to keep it simple.
To create my card I started with the bird stamp and sentiment from the Unity Stamp Company's December KOTM, Always Been You. I stamped both the sentiment and the image onto Copic-friendly cardstock and trimmed it down into a small panel. I colored the birds using my alcohol markers, trying my best to stick to the colors in the challenge photo. I selected a pretty paisley patterned paper from the Authentique 6x6 Essentials Collection paper pad and adhered it directly onto my card base. I adhered a small white paper doily that I got in the baking aisle at Hobby Lobby directly on top of the patterned paper and then adhered the focal panel right in the center of the card. To finish off this adorable card I added some black dashed lines on the top and bottom edges of the panel, rounded the corners using my EK Success Corner Chomper, and added a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in both the 4mm and 6mm sizes. I hope you like it!
As for my coffee choice this month, I just had to pop into McDonald's for a sweet treat of a spiced pumpkin latte because...you know! It's October and it's "pumpkin spice everything" season! Now be sure to pop on over to Chris and Deb's blogs and leave some love for them in the way of a comment!
I just love how your card turned out! Thanks for stretching out of your comfort zone - the results are spectacular. :) One can never go wrong though with a bird stamp! Thank you for including me as a guest on your Coffee and a Card - I'm tickled to be here!!
I agree with Chris !! Your card is perfect !! I am not so good with color challenges either, which is probably why I went with a mail theme.. LOL And I just might have to head to Mickey D's for a PSL --thank you for enabling me !!
Pretty Celeste! Love the added doily!
Celeste, this card is gorgeous. You may have struggled with the colors but it doesn't show at all.
What a cute little flock of birds! This is a delightful card Celeste. And you can never go wrong with a pretty paper doily!
Hi Celeste! I too am a card carrying member of the struggling-with-color-challenges support group. But, I must say you really rocked this one. This is one tweet card!
This is so sweet! Love all of the birds and them being colored blue!
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