Saturday, October 10, 2009

Is Soft Suede the New Black?

A couple of days ago, I swung by Gretchen Barron's website to check out her latest challenge sketch. She always has nice sketches and I needed something to get me going again. I liked the looks of it, but was just too tired to manage it at the time. After thinking about it a couple days, I came up with an idea I wanted to try. Not too sure what you'll think of this one 'cuz the colors aren't what you'd expect. Give me a holler and tell me if it works or not.
This is it! Tell me, tell me! Does it work or was it a crazy idea?
Stamps: Punch Pals
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, and Soft Suede with Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Stazon Jet Black and Soft Suede pads, and Real Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Soft Suede Markers
Accessories: Big Shot with SU! Backgrounds Texturz Plates, Soft Suede Polka Dotted Ribbon, AquaPainter, and Dimensionals
I really love the color you get when you watercolor with Soft Suede ink. It's so yummy and warm - just like cocoa! So then, what could be better for a wintery Christmas card? I asked my hubby about the color for a Christmas card, and he thought it looked 'all right'. I guess it's ok then if he says so! Normally he doesn't say too much about my cards one way or the other. So I have to be happy when I get any kind of a compliment like 'all right'. lol
Still snifflin' and coughin',


Tory said...

It's adorable, Sharon. I really like the color combo. It sounds like your hubby give you the same comments that mine give me about my cards. :)

Char in So Cal said...

It totally works... especially here in So Cal where we don't get snow and with the water shortage everything is turning brown. Why not have brown snowflakes and brown snowmen??!! I love it!!!

Char in So Cal

gbarron56 said...

Hi Sharon -- it's not crazy at all -- this is a beautiful card. I love the color combination! Thanks for playing along with last week's sketch challenge on Inspiration in Action. I hope you're able to play again soon! Blessings -- Gretchen --

michelle said...

Love this card! It is so cute and I love the color combo!