Friday, June 13, 2008

Turquoise, Pink and Green Galore, oh my!

OK, I'll admit it. I was more than a little bit appre- hensive about this week's Blogger's Challenge color challenge. I see from reading some of the other participant's blogs that I was not alone either. :-)

I decided to pull out one of my favorite Whipper Snapper Designs stamps called "Main Street". I colored the image with Copic Markers, doodled around the edges and placed it on dimensionals. The background was created by stamping the Frame Up #3 stamp from "Make an Impression" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Stampin' Up DP and adding card stock to the inside of the rectangles. I then stamped the Papertrey Ink sentiment and punched it out with a circle punch. It too was placed on dimensionals. Shhh, don't tell anyone that the ribbon was added to hide a little boo-boo that I made while doodling. LOL. You have to love that thing called serendipity.

This is what I truly love about challenges. Being forced to step outside your comfort zone and ending up with a card or project that you really like in spite of your early reservations.

I mentioned in the last post that I had received a RAK . It was from no other than Smilin' Stef herself and it was this card from the Movie Dress Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast! Thank you so much Stef, I am thrilled that you thought of me.

TFL, have a terrific weekend!




It's all about the details:
Card stock: Bazzill, Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs, Papertrey Ink, Make an Impression

Ink: Memento, Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Foam Squares, Ribbon
Tools: Scor-pal, Circle Punches

23 comments:

Susie said...

I LOVE this card. It is my official favorite of the week!

Susie

Ida said...

So pretty and sweet. Love the bird image and you just can't go wrong with polka dots. Great coloring on this as well.

Lisa Somerville said...

That turned out cute - love the polka dot ribbon.

Elizebeth said...

This is absolutely adorable, I love your card! Great take on the challenge!

Lori said...

This is adorable! I like how you incorporated all of the colors in the panels behind the image.

Connie Paxman said...

Wonderful sketch, and love how you incorporated the ribbon dots and with the pink background.
Connie Paxman

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is an adorable card Kathie. I just adore bird houses, and this image is fabulous. I really like your panels behind, it really sets off this card. TFS

Tara Kieninger said...

Your colors are so vibrant! I love how you used the polka dot paper and ribbon together.

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely fabulous ... love those panels and the beautiful soft coloring on your bird houses.

Nikki Bond said...

Ohhhhhh.....I love this image! Anything with birds will steal my heart! I love how you colorblocked behind it and the coloring is impeccable! Great job! {SMILES}

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What an absolutely delightful card Kathie! Everything is just perfect! Love the polka dots, and what a happy oops the ribbon turned out to be...lol! :D

MJ said...

That is an adorable image and you did a fabulous job coloring it. Great great card. I love everything about it.

Robin Merriman said...

Super cute! I love all the polka dots!

Barbara said...

Bright, cheerful, colorful....and just perfect!! Love it...great job with the challenge.

Connie said...

AWESOME card! I HAVE to get this stamp...love it! Great job with the color challenge this week.

amycara said...

Oh my goodness, I'm with Susie, this is the BEST card of all! I love everything about it ... colors ... layout ... stamps. STUPENDOUS JOB!!

tonistamps said...

This is gorgeous Kathie! You did an awesome job coloring, and I love, love, love that polka dot ribbon. I like the 3 panels too.

Debbie Olson said...

This is a darling image and SO beautifully colored!

Basement Stamper said...

You did a fabulous job, I love how you used the colors together, it's awesome!

Claudia said...

what a cute card - great coloring job!

Lisa Bohler said...

I love how you used panels to incorporate the color combo! Great coloring job, too!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love it! I love the color combo and the bird house image (gonna have to ck that out)

Chrissy D said...

OH MY! This card is absolutely PERFECT! I love how you balanced the colors. They are not so overpowering. You did a wonderful job! TFS!