A Race Against Time - Black, Red & Gray Color Throwdown Challenge #173

What a classic colour scheme to work with a slight difference of adding gray.  Once I saw the colours I had to make something for  Color Throwdown Challenge #173 . The only problem was with the schedule I had this week I new I would be cutting it short to get it in on tim and that I would have to wait until I came home from Church on Sunday. I entered my card with 32 mins to spare!!

I came home from church at around 4:30 pm (PST) today and had about 3 1/2 hours. I quickly got changed, put away all the stuff I had brought to church to teach my class with, washed off my makeup, washed my hands and got together scraps that were black, red & gray. Then the phone rang!! I was on the phone with my parents for 40 mins. I enjoyed the time on the phone, but I thought, "Now I can get going on the card and have it in before the deadline."

I already had a card base from a previous card that I had not used. I had a rough idea on what I would do, so I cut the black, the gray and the red. It was close to supper and I hadn't eaten since 7:30 am, so I quickly threw a pizza into the oven. The phone rang again!!

It was my sister from Utah! I knew she would want to talk. and was willing to let her, so while on the phone with her, holding the phone to my ear with my shoulder, I cut the medallion out of a scrap of patterned paper, I stamped and heat embossed (which you can tell by how poor a job of it I did), dry embossed the red paper with my Cuttlebug, laid out the pieces, pulled out the pearls and ribbon, and put scor tape on the back of each piece. I impressed myself that I could do that all while holding the phone with my shoulder. I was on the phone with my sister for a little over an hour. Now if I hadn't been on the phone all this would have gone much more quickly.

Needless to say, once our conversation was completed, I think I broke a record in assembling this card, and taking photos!  I didn't even tweek the photo; just cropped and added the watermak. I put only the necessary info and pics on the post so that I could enter it, then I came back to write the details. And here it is.

And Guess what? Even though I was able to get the pizza out of the oven in perfect time, I still haven't been able to enjoy a nice hot pizza for supper. It must be cold by now. And here I thought I was being so organized in getting the pizza going so that I could nibble on it while making the card...lol ;).

Well that's it for my speedily made card. May it never happen again!

Thank you so much for stoping by. Wishing you a great week!


I am not the winner with this entry, but I was one of three with ``Caught Our Eye``!!...or Honorable Mention would be another way of saying it. View here.


STAMP: Hero Arts Cling Music Background
INK:Versa Watermark
EMBOSSING POWDER: Ranger Seafoam White


Tui Nathan said...

Hi Sabrina
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Tui Nathan
Our Creative Corner

Tui Nathan said...

Love this card by the way ... the red pearls are just gorgeous and I loove the musical and embossed background.

Tigriswillreign said...

Always seems to happen whenever one is in a rush! Looks terrific!

Barbara said...

Very elegant and classy design! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you combined the colors! ;o)