Jan 17, 2008

Color Challenge and Birthday Wishes






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.


15 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

lol...funny play on words...kill two birds...looks like you only killed one...one is left standing. Great card and fabulous job with the challenge!

Gerrie said...

great job, I luv getting it all done in 1 challenge (?buy a card)

MJ said...

Wonderful card. Your mom will love it. I am so surprised how great everyone's cards look this week considering most of us don't like the combo -- got to love a challenge, that is what makes us grow!

Basement Stamper said...

I love the card and I don't think it is too busy at all. I love that you just added a bit of red as the accent color!

Nikki Bond said...

Looks great! Love howyou combined both challenges! {SMILES}

Amber Porter said...

Really nice card! This set is starting to grow on me! I wasn't sure I would like it when I first saw it but you have done some beautiful things with it!

Karen said...

I love it Ida - I'm really liking this set as well!! great job on getting 3 challenges done on one card!

Beckie said...

ooo! So pretty! I have this set waiting to be mounted. Love it! You did a great job!

Chriss said...

Very pretty! Love how you used all the berries as background and the jewel in the birdie! TFS

Pat Huntoon said...

Ida, this is just gorgeous! Love the way you used the colors, and the set is great, too, isn't it?

astampingteddy said...

I love, love, love your card - it's absolutely gorgeous. I gues if use this stamp set one more time, you've pushed me over the edge and I WILL have to buy this set too ;-)
Claudia

Lila H said...

love your sample and this set - I'm thinking is going to be a MUST HAVE! I love it when I can use a sample for multiple purposes! love your mojo sample.

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

Gorgeous card! Love that bird image.

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

This is just beautiful! I love the distressed edges on the paper, and the bird image just makes my heart happy. Great job! Thanks for playing. :)

Lori said...

This is beautiful! I love what you've been doing with this stamp set.