Corrosive Color Challenge

Red and green always make me think of Christmas but since I am not ready yet to get the Christmas cards started, I thought I would go a different route for the Corrosive Challenge this week to use Old Olive and Real Red. And with a great choice of digital images from our prize sponsor this month, Inktegrity, I found just the ticket!

This awesome tree with tire swing was the perfect fit for some paper piecing - a real love of mine. And super easy with digital images since you only need to print as many pieces as you want to work with and then get to piecing! Here are some Big Ideas included in this card:

* Pop some of your sections up on foam tape when paper piecing for added dimension. The lighter green sections of the tree are added to the card this way.
* Add some additional color to pieces with markers or pencils for more detail and highlights.
* Replace small elements with embellishments. This image included a tire swing which I depicted with a button. It doesn't look exactly like a tire swing but there's no mistaking that it's there to represent one.

The colors are not a literal display of Old Olive and Real Red but the papers I used are definitely in those colors (from Cosmo Cricket and an unknown source for the green sections). I also took a little liberty adding the leafy background which has a few additional colors but that's what creativity is all about - going with the flow!

I hope you'll join in the fun and show us your Old Olive/Real Red cards at the Corrosive Challenge blog this week. Great prizes up for grabs!

I am off to get some things done around here today before we head out for a cookout with friends this evening. Hope you are all enjoying your Labor Day weekend!



Celeste said...

Love it. The colors are great! And,yes, I did know it was a tire swing...LOL