This week I decided to "kill 3 birds with one stone" so to speak. For the Blogger's challenge group our challenge this week was a "Color" challenge using, Blue Bayou, River Rock, and Real Red. It's an odd combination (IMHO) so I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to use the colors. We could use Whisper White or Very Vanilla as well.
Over on Julee Tilman's blog: http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/ she has a Sketch Challenge on Monday's so I took MojoMonday - Week 20's sketch above and used it for my card.
Since today is also my mom's 79th birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!) I decided to make the card a birthday card for her.
So without further ado here are the particulars of this card. Card base: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Whisper White (stamped with River Rock and Blue Bayou ink) and distressed with the Cutter Kit and Blue Bayou ink. Then I added a small strip of Real Red which I ran through the Cuttlebug and layered onto River Rock. The bird image was stamped in Blue Bayou and the sentiment (Papertreyink) was stamped with River Rock. I also distressed the edges with the Cutter Kit and River Rock ink. I added faux red gem stones and some Waterfall Stickles (on the birds eye and flower centers). The flowers were stamped in Real Red ink and punched out with the 1/2" Circle Punch then layered on River Rock and Blue Bayou punched with 3/4" and 1" Circle Punches. The circles and the focal image were raised with dimensional tape.
Now this card seems a bit "BUSY" to me so I'm not entirely thrilled with it so I hope that my mom likes it. Just in case I bought her a card too! (LOL) - So let me know what you think and be sure to check out all the other great blogs as well to see how they used this Color Combination and go to Julee's blog as well as she has some great stuff there as well.