Sunday, December 27, 2009

MMM: Least Favorite Color

"Happy New Year"
5 x 7 Card
This week's Mixed Media Monday challenge was to create something using your least favorite color. I choose to make a New Year's card with a simple message: this new year (or new decade) is an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start anew.
I started with water color paper which was painted with a combination of mustard yellow and brunt umber (that's the least favorite part) acrylic before being coated with a ton of crackle medium. The sentiment, begin, was placed on top of a piece of decorative white card stock (also on the interior) using alpha stickers. The "i" was doted with an iridescent Swarovski crystal.
I wish you a New Year full of possibilities and joy. To see more pieces using least favorite colors, please check out www.MixedMediaMonday.Wordpress.com.

15 comments:

Alberta said...

Beautiful card, and the color seems perfect for your theme!

indybev said...

Pretty card, lovely sentiment.

Ozstuff said...

Much of Australia's wilderness areas, mountains and deserts are coloured rich, deep umber so it is burnt into our souls. I love your card, its beautiful background, its delicate papers and, especially, the crystal dotting the "i". Exquisite.

Diana Evans said...

oh what a lovley card and lovely sentiment too!!! I love the start of a new year....all fresh and another chance to get everything right!!! I am so glad we met and hope we can share more wonderful art in 2010!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Kris Dickinson said...

It's a beautiful card! I love the earthy colors so I really like this!

Amy said...

very pretty..adore the glitters

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is beautiful.
Simply elegant.

Diane said...

Kristin, this is gorgeous! I'm sure you're pleased with the end result - even though you don't like those colours. Happy new year to you as well! Diane

johanna said...

it turned out very elegant! happy new year, kristin!

Hermine said...

Beautiful card

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Elegant and beautiful card.

Martina2801 said...

Stunning and elegant card, Kristin.
Beautifully created!

Faye said...

It seems that you've invented a brand new color and one that goes very well with the theme of new year's greetings. It's a wintry color. Beautiful piece.

Amy said...

HI

I have a list of challenges on my blog..you should check them all out..each one is different and for a diff. day. It is nice to have some inspiration.
I think your work is grand and I adore each sweet piece. Thank you for coming by my blog..I hope to see you more on the other blog challenges I visit.

littlepurpleroom said...

I like the card. I had to laugh though...it seems you dislike the color so much you even misspelled it. HHAHAHA that is so cute.