Saturday, February 2, 2019

January CCC

HI There ~

Another year of the Card Chain Challenge has kicked off with so many choices.  There are 6 colors to mix and or match, a sketch, themes, and products or techniques to use in your card.  To see them call click here.

My card is going to Denise in California.  I hope she likes it. I love it and it might be hard to I better do it quickly before I have second thoughts and let it set up permanent residence here.

I had a left over panel from some ink blending I did earlier for another challenge -- thou I deliberately picked colors from the options for this exchange.  Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans,  Peacock Feathers and Broken China.  It was a very rough blending, and I love the marbled look.

I added a black double layerd and clear embossed diecut Magic Flower from Alexandra Renke sent to me by my friend Betty.   I tried white first but it looked a bit bland. 

The black added drama...maybe a bit too much so I softened it with a teal ribbon. The juxtaposition of that edgy flower die and the sweetly tied ribbon make me smile.  No sentiment for this one - that background needs to shine.

Thanks for stopping by.


Dotty Jo said...

Your card is a beauty, Cat! I'm so glad your left it 'sentiment free' too, Jo x

Angelnorth said...

These colours are right up my alley and I think the black is just the right level of drama - lovely card!

HilaryJane said...

I just love that background, it sets off the heat embossed die beautifully xx

Tracey McNeely said...

This is so pretty Cat,

Georgiana said...

The black adds a pop on these background colors. Looking good!

Greta said...

Lucky Denise! I can see why you had trouble mailing this one, Cat! That background with the marbeling look is really gorgous & I love the addition of the bow!

Anita in France said...

Love the drama of the black bloom against that luscious background, Cat ... the ribbon adds a fabulous touch of softness to the ensemble! Hugs, Anita :)