52CCT August Colour Challenge

ColourThe Colour Challenge for August is up over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and this month it is a bit of a doozy.  We are looking for Christmas Cards using the colors Copper or Bronze plus Dark Blue and Turquoise.  That’s right…three colors you don’t normally associate with Christmas.

EK Gorman 52CCT August Color challenge aFor my project today I thought I would play around with some die cuts to see if I could make this color challenge work.  I pulled out the Christmas Door die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

IMG_7004I started by die cutting out all the pieces using some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.  Then I pulled out my Blueprint Sketch and Faded Jeans Distress Oxides and colored up some pieces.

IMG_7005I colored up the door and door pieces with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides.

IMG_7006Using some liquid adhesive, I assembled the door frame adding the snow in addition.

IMG_7007To get the bronze color from the challenge into my project, I pulled out my Antique Bronze Distress Paint and dabbed it onto the other die cut pieces using a make-up sponge.

IMG_7008There were a few other accent pieces I needed for my final design, and I colored them up using the Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch.

IMG_7009I then assembled the rest of the door frame adding all the accents.  I also pulled out my copic markers and added different highlights and shadows to the the project.

IMG_7011For my card base I took some more of the Antique Bronze and sponged it around the card frame.

EK Gorman 52CCT August Color challenge aI added a sentiment from the Classic Christmas sentiment from ECD and call the card finished.  I wished I had made the background a little darker, so the door frame would have popped more…but there is nothing I can do now about.

EK Gorman 52CCT August Color challenge bI really can not wait to see how you play with this unique color challenge for your project.  Until then, Happy Crafting.

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