Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Rainy Blues (TCPTUES032013)

Hi all! Great to "see" you again today! We have a fabulous new challenge up for the March TCP Tuesday! Here's the scoop:

*You can use the colors: White, Cream, Kraft, Black + one actual color of your choosing.
*You may have your base card, plus only 2 layers.
*You may only use one patterned paper.
Here is my Rainy Blues card...

This was a REALLY hard challenge for me, since I tend to be a "layer it up and don't forget the multitude of patterns!" kinda gal. In fact, when I was making another card for this challenge, I forgot about the ONE patterned paper part, and I ended up using 3! Ooops.... Yeah, that was a do-over!

But this one was fun, and I found ways to compensate for the lack of my "go-to" techniques. And, that's the fun part of challenges, don't you think? To push yourself, to try and view your whole creative process in a new way!

I was able to use chalk to create the rain for her to walk in, instead of using dies or another layer.
I stamped my sentiment in white right on the DP background, and then heat embossed with white powder, so it would be readable and not add another layer.

I figured the buttons were on the same layer/plane as the girl, so I felt ok about adding those.

All in all, I really LOVE this card! The pops of blue are just my thing, and it is different from my "go-to" style.

How will YOU approach this challenging challenge? Would LOVE to see your solutions! Please link up on the sidebar of Alma's blog, and you can also join our latest thread at Splitcoaststampers.

Big hugs, and I hope your day is NOT rainy or blue! :)



Annette said...

aww Noelle this is too cute.. Love that adorable little image and love how you added the color at the bottom..

Wendy said...

This is super cute!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Delightful card, Noelle! Love the blue accents! You did a terrific job with this challenge! :D