Monday, November 18, 2013

E&L's Colour Challenge: Day 1

A few weeks ago, my friend, Erin Taylor, sent me an email and suggested that we do a challenge for a week together.
I thought this sounded like a lot of fun, so we brainstormed a little and we came up with the idea that we would each create a card using a stamp set that we both own and a colour scheme, which would change daily.

So, for day one, I chose this colour combo and the Trifecta stamp set from Mama Elephant.


Now, I have to admit that I totally struggle with this stamp set.
I started one card and didn't like it at all, so I tossed it.

Then, I decided that rather than stress myself out over this (it was suppose to be a fun challenge, after all!), I looked through my other stamp sets and chose to pair Trifecta with my new PTI City Scene stamp set.

Here's my card:


I stamped the background with a stamp from Trifecta.
I stamped the buildings and sentiment (from Reverse Confetti's Lots to Say)
and trimmed out the three sides with my trimmer. I fussy cut the top. 
I added some baker's twine and the orange button and adhered it to my card with dimensional adhesive.
Then I sewed on the other two buttons.

Hop on over to Erin's blog to check out her take on the challenge.

Thanks for looking!

20 comments:

Ruth G said...

Fun idea! I think it's great that you found a way to work with that challenging stamp set! Your card turned our fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is fantastic Leigh. I love how you paired those two sets for such a unique look!

Alanna said...

Fabulous card and what great colors.

Jennifer K said...

Great card and the triangle background is just perfect - it subtly adds another dimension.

Erin said...

Awesome card, Leigh! I still need to pull out City Scene and ink it up... I love your take on our challenge!

Julia Aston said...

The colors look great on your cityscape Leigh!

Geri said...

Those colors could NOT be more awesome toghether!!! Love this trendy looking scene!!!

Lisa said...

This looks terrific Leigh! The background reminds me of patterns on skyscrapers!

Laura B. said...

Love this card! Awesome background and colorful buildings!

Steph Hilt said...

Great background for city scene Leigh. The hard part for me would be that color challenge - not a combination of colors I've used before. But in your hands - flawless!

Kara said...

such a cute little city scene!

Megan Carroll said...

This is a great idea! Your card is lovely!

alexandra s.m. said...

so beautiful and i love these colors together!
Thank You~

Kathy Mc said...

Great design, Leigh! Love your city scene and all the details you added. That color palette was perfect for your buildings.

Lynn said...

I'm not sure why but I struggle with this stamp set too. I absolutely adore the color combos you choose! Your persistence paid off as this is amazing!

Karen C. said...

Great background for the City Houses, Leigh. The colour scheme is so bright and cheery too!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Beautiful buildings you created Leigh! I so love that colors :) You have wonderfully put it all well together.

Erika said...

LOVE this card and your color scheme!

frommycraftroom said...

Lovely. Great job as always.

Quip1320 said...

This is absolutely stunning, Leigh! WOW!!!