Jun 13, 2008

BC Wk 51 - Tropical Flowers Smiling


What a week it's been. I was busy all week long trying to prepare for my Stampers 10 Club meeting which was last night. I had not planned at all to participate in today's challenge simply because I just didn't feel I would have the time nor the energy to create anything worth showing. I was up past midnight last night as it always takes me awhile to unwind after my meetings. I cleaned up after the meeting and then watched the results show from (So You Think You Can Dance) yes, I'm hooked on these shows. By the time it was over I was exhausted and this morning I did not want to get out of bed at all but I managed to drag myself out and prepared to meet my day.
This included having Coleen here all day since her Daycare took today off and won't start summer session until Monday. Needless to say with a very busy and active 3 year old around it's hard to find time to stamp but thankfully today she has been a good little girl and pretty much watched movies all day except for the time we ran some errands, a little play time outside and then lunch. But enough about my day as I'm sure you're more interested in my card and what our challenge was this week.
This week we had a color challenge: Turquoise, Pink and Green Galore (white or vanilla could be added). These colors just seem so bright and to me they have a "Tropical" feel to them so that is what I decided on for the theme for my card. I recently purchased this wonderful stamp from Inkadinkado and just had to use it for my card. I inked it up using a Kaleidacolor ink pad (Caribbean Sea) as it had the colors I wanted for my card. Then I cut it out using my Nestabilities dies and layered it on a scalloped piece of Pixix Pink. I added various flowers and brads in the color scheme and highlighted the flowers with a clear Spica glitter pen which is hard to see in the scan but really adds a nice sparkle in real life.
My card base is Tempting Turquoise with a layer of Pixie Pink distressed with ink and the Cutter Kit. I then ran a piece of Green Galore through my Cuttlebug with the Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder and cut it in a triangle. Then I added a piece of designer paper that I've had for years. It's from www.cut-it-up.com and was called Celebration Salt. It just reminded me of the colors of a sunset on the sand. I added the pink rickrack (JoAnn Essentials) and some Island Blossom Dew Drops. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Clear Design (Anytime Messages) which I stamped in Basic Black to complete my card.
I hope you like it as much as I do. Don't forget to check out all the other cards by my fellow Blogger's Challenge members. They are such a talented group of stampers and there is always a great bunch of projects to view.

18 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

Your card turned out beautiful! I love the colorblocked effect! {SMILES}

Chrissy D said...

GORGEOUS! Love the rick rack - you did a wonderful job!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the use of the specturm pad, everything ties in so nicely with the addition of the flower grouping.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Ida! That main image is just beautiful! :D

MJ said...

I agree it is very tropical feeling. Maybe that is why I love these types of colors. I am a warm weather, sun and fun kind of gal. Your card is so pretty, love all the textures.

Lynn Mercurio said...

What an awesome card, Ida. So many interesting aspects to your design. Love it! And what a precious picture in your banner. It would hard for me to get anything done with such a cutie demanding my time. Enjoy it!

Barbara said...

How pretty is this?!! Love the backgrounds and all the detail....fabulous job. Isn't it amazing how we can all take the same colors and make it look so different?!!

amycara said...

Oooh, I love your tropical card! I'm also pea green anytime I see someone using Nestabilities -- gotta get them on my stamping wish list! Great card!

Tangerine Dream said...

I just LOVE it!!!!! The image is perfect!

Happy Friday!

Lori said...

You're right--the colors do have kind of a tropical feel . . . The spectrum ink pad worked beautifully for the challenge!

Kathie Bailey said...

Ida, I just love all the special details and I'm a sucker for ric-rac too. Great job with the challenge, glad you could play along after all.

Connie Paxman said...

Okay you get the prize..supper card and love eveything about it..
Connie Paxman

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a lovely card and sentiment! I love the patterned paper you chose to use!

Connie said...

VERY pretty...glad you were able to join us this week!

tonistamps said...

The primas are perfect for this card Ida! And I love a good spectrum pad. This reminds me that I've been neglecting the ones that I still have. Great card!

Claudia said...

what a fun card - I am glad you did play along!

Lisa Bohler said...

i like the way that you divided the card diagonally! Very cute!

Elena said...

Your card is very beautiful. I like the colors a lot! Would never think of using a ric-rac this way! Thank you for your inspiration!