Monday, August 9, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 42

Hi everyone! Here's another attempt at catching up with all of the challenges I've missed last week. Curtain Call has an new color challenge this week. When I saw the color combination I was a little worried. I'm not very good with using orange. But after looking through my stash of patterned paper everything just fell into place. I haven't used my SU 5th Ave. Florals in a while. I thought it would be perfect for this color combination. I colored it using colored pencils and then balanced it out using odorless paint thinner and a shading stub.

I really wanted to use swirls comprised of pearls. I don't have any of those ready made ones from Making Memories. I actually stamped the swirl and covered it with pearls. I did it ONE BY ONE. It took a while as you can imagine. But it looks like it paid off in the end. I can't begin to tell you how tedious it was. Lesson time, buy the ready made swirly pearls. :P

Anyway, here's my submission for this week's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 42.

Cardstock - vintage cream (PTI), brown (Paper Company)
Patterned Paper - garden variety (Cosmo Cricket), sweet pear dots (BoBunny)
Stamps - 5th Ave. Florals (SU), sentiment (Violets:PTI)
Others - brown ribbon (Celebrate It), pearls (Recollections), edge punch (EK Success)


  1. I'm a bit worried about these colors too, but you did a fabulous job with them! I love how subtle the sentiment looks stamped on the dotted paper, and your coloring is amazing! Must break out my colored pencils one of these days! And you placed each of those pearls one by one??!! Dear, you deserve the Lead this week just for all the work you did! ;) It certainly paid off with a gorgeous result!

  2. THIS IS ga-ga gorgeous, Jean! LOVE IT! Thanks for playing the Curtain Call!

  3. wow, this is gorgeous, I luv the pearl flourish coming from the beautiful flower...have a super day!

    enjoy *~*

  4. Very pretty! Love all the pearls! :)

  5. Oh my Jean, this is FABULOUS!! Your patience certainly paid off! thanks for sharing your talent at curtain call this week! :)

  6. I am terribly behind in my comments! Congrats on making the Curtain Call! Love your gorgeous pearly swirl!



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