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My Two Internet Addictions Become One!

I'm very excited about the fact that the awesomely amazing Simon Says Stamp has started doing challenges via Flickr.  I love photography (animals, landscapes, card photos - not so much!) so to see them doing challenges on this site was fab.

I can spend hours surfing Flickr looking at the wonderful talented peopled out there, and getting inspired for my next travel destination.  (So far this year - Sri Lanka, Charleston, Arizona/Utah, coming up - Missouri and Savannah, Georgia).  I absolutely love to travel, so I'm thinking about doing a mini-series of cards, inspired by some of my own travel photos (or even just the places I see around town  - I live in NY).   Hopefully that will be coming in the next few weeks - along with (finally!) video! (ooh-err, nervous.)

On to the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #1!  It was a color challenge with, I have to say, some really awkward (and not that fun) colors.  Taxing! I think they did it on purpose!

Anyway, here are my cards. I had a couple of goes.  I wanted to do a masculine card with these colors (seemed fitting) and used the black as my backdrop.

Any my second go (apologies for the pine needles that fell on the second photo!) :

I used the orangey-red color in both cases as the accent color, and colored embossing paste as the texture/interest.  I was dubious at first but i really like how they turned out.  Particularly the first as i added a streak of gold ferro in the green embossing paste and went with the splatter theme too (thanks to a Tim Holtz stencil).

Hope you liked them, back soon!

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