Feb 22, 2008

BCG Wk 35 - Oh So Lovely



Today's Blogger's Challenge Group "challenge" was a Color Combo challenge. We had to use Brilliant Blue (a color I rarely use except for 4th of July cards), Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive. We could use White or Vanilla as an added color.

I must admit that this seemed like an ODD combination of colors to me when I first read the challenge and then I took the colors out and put them together and was pleasantly surprised at how nice they actually look together.

I discovered this morning that I actually own the SU set, (Oh So Lovely) as I found it in my stamp cupboard this morning while searching for a set to use for the challenge. I decided to go for a watercolored image using the berries in the set. Now everyone (well maybe not everyone) knows that I claim to be "watercolor challenged" but I have been working very hard on trying to get better. I used my Aqua Brush and ink pads to water color my image on Whisper White card stock. I added some Speckles (Itty Bitty Backgrounds) in Brilliant Blue ink stamped off a couple of times before I stamped on my image as I didn't want them to be to bright.

Then I added 3 Brilliant Blue brads and mounted the image on a piece of Brilliant Blue card stock.

My card base is Old Olive. Then I stamped the Fine Lace Background with Purely Pomegranate ink on PP Card Stock and layered that to my card base. I stamped the sentiment (Lots of Thoughts) with PP ink on WW card stock & added the leaf from (Sage Thoughts) with Old Olive ink stamped off once. I cut the circles out using my circle Nestabilities Dies. I punched out a photo corner of BB card stock & pierced it. The images and photo corner were mounted using foam dimensional tape. I also highlighted my berries with a Spica Glitter Pen.

I love how this turned out. - Be sure to check out all the other great cards from the Blogger's Challenge group on my sidebar.

19 comments:

Kerry said...

Oh So Lovely is right!! Resplendent card you have here, Ida. Not sure that I would be able to do this color combo. Jeesh, I don't think I have ever bought more than 1 pack of B. Blue CS!

Lynn Mercurio said...

It's a lovely card. I know EXACTLY what you mean about feeling water color-challenged. I too suffer from this ailment. *giggle* Your card turned out wonderfully!

Foster Mom said...

You did a great job this morning. I struggled all week to come up with my cards. I love the corner punches on the top...great idea...

Amber Porter said...

Very pretty!! Love it!

Regina Cornelius said...

very pretty....i never thought to use that set! great job!
regina

Nikki Bond said...

OHHH so lovely! It looks beautiful! Great job with the challenge!!! {SMILEs}

Connie said...

GORGEOUS! You are making me sad that I sold that set! Great job with the challenge colors.

Gerrie said...

Turned out very pretty...but I luv the header photo...how kewl is that!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card Ida! I love it!!!

Barbara said...

Lovely! Just lovely! Even with this color combo, (which I'm not really very fond of) you did an amazing job as always!

Lori said...

This is gorgeous, Ida--so elegant. Your watercoloring looks wonderful, too.

Beckie said...

I think it looks great! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that discovers stamps I didn't know i had when I go 'hunting.' ;o))

Sheryl said...

Very, "oh so lovely". Great job with the challenge.

Karen said...

love the pierced corner punch and the brads are a perfect touch!! love this set as well - I unfortunately traded mine away, but at least it is being used by someone!! :)

MJ said...

This is just lovely. I adore the way you used the blue, it makes the main image stand right out. Love it.

Charlotte said...

You're right. Your card is Oh So Lovely! Great job with the challenge.

Lisa Bohler said...

Very pretty and "so lovely!"

Anita said...

VERY pretty card! Love the watercoloring!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Gorgeous! Great job on the challenge, Ida!