Alison - our hostess with the mostest challenged us to use the following color palette.
I took one look and had a bit of a panic attack. They are beautiful colors, but wow - who the heck thought to put those together. So after calming down I looked at what I had printed and tried to pick one where I could use all those colors. Rose called out to me and said ME ME ME... so Rose it was.
The leaves on her shawl and the sponged background match the middle green in the swatch. The roses the red... the leaves in her hair, and the leaves with the paper rose match the olive green, and the two shades of teal in her shawl and earrings the outermost colors on the swatch. They REALLY REALLY do! The background paper is a little more green than it appears here, much closer to the right hand color, and the burgundy a little more red than purple.
To get her on the sponged background I cut her out (minus the wisps of hair and eyelashes. Then I stamped her again on another piece of white paper. On that paper I cut it out with a Nestie, then sponged with Bamboo when it was still in the Nestie. Then I glued her down on top of it, letting the wisps and eyelashes show as the only things from underneath.
The rose is the same burgundy paper, cut out with a rolled die. I rolled it up and spritzed it with gold glimmer mist.
I will be honest - This is one of my favorite colored up cards. Not sure why, but you could have knocked me over with a feather based on my initial trepidation regarding the color palette!
OK... You should hop about and check out the other ladies and what they have made for your viewing pleasure.
Hop list is below:
Bombshell Blog: http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/
Etsy Ketsy: http://rachaelshandmadedesigns.blogspot.com/
Mary G.: http://www.mystampinhide-away.blogspot.com
Alaine: http://missalaineousmosaics.blogspot.com/ - THAT'S ME!!!
Glittery Katie: http://ferrishyn-frontier.blogspot.com
Come back again soon!!!
Copic Colors Used:
Teals - BG53, 57, 18
Burgundy for roses - R81, 83, 56, 59
Hair - E44, 47, 79
Skin - E51, 53, 55, R20
Darker Green - G82, 94, 99
Lighter Green - YG21, 23, 25