Apr 23, 2010

BC148 - Here For You

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It's time now for the Friday Blogger Challenge,  Can you guess what this week's theme is?                                         We had a "color" combo this week:  Orange, Blue and Moss Green...Now I have to admit that at first I really struggled with that color combo.  I kept going through my stacks of patterned paper in hopes of finding one with all 3 colors but alas there was none to be found.  Needless to say I started to panic and then I pulled myself together and started working on the focal piece of my card.  I pulled out my (Friends 24-7) stamp set and stamped the flowers on Shimmery White cs with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and water colored them using ink pads and my Aqua Painter. I highlighted the Orange flowers with a Clear Spica Glitter Pen   Next I masked the flowers (that was a tricky mask to cut) and stenciled my clouds on with Bashful Blue ink.  I mounted this to an Oval of Moss Green and added some orange gems (Annabelle Stamps). 
After that piece was finished it took me the rest of the day trying to figure out my layout and papers...I decided on a piece of retired DP from SU that as of this moment I don't recall the name of.  I believe it was part of last years Sale-a-bration catalog.
I paired this up with a piece of textured Only Orange cs tied with some Moss Grosgrain ribbon.  The sentiment was mounted on a circle of Bashful Blue cs and I added an orange flower with a moss brad.  I was super pleased with how this one turned out and hope you like it as well.

Lastly I'm leaving with you a hilarious picture I took on Sunday of our couch...count them...1-2-3-4 (only one was missing and she was in the cubby in my stamp room.)
Left to right:  Harley, Cuddles, Callie-Jo and Snickers.

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Have a great weekend!

31 comments:

Tami Black said...

Ida, I love the focal image and how you created the clouds in the background -- it's beautiful! Very pretty card and yep, those cats who have taken over your couch are hilarious -- where do they let you live?

GCgirl said...

This is really pretty! You made this color combo really work...the orange makes it pop! :-)

Lisa said...

Love the sketch on your card! Very pretty card.

Lisa Bohler said...

I'm no cat person but I love that pic of your kitties!

Super job on the challenge! That background pop of orange really highlights the focal image!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Very pretty!! You did a great job with this oh so not favorite color combo!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Pretty, the sketch worked wonderfully to combine this weeks colors. Funny picture of the cats!

Connie said...

Just lovely, Ida! Great sketch you used, too! I love your cute kitties, too!

Chrissy D said...

Ohh I love those kitties - such cuties - Your card is so pretty! Love the sponging -

mamichelle said...

That is hysterical!

Your card is beautiful!

MJ said...

Great job Ida, the orange really makes the flower pop, lover your layout too! Beautiful card, oh and the clouds are perfect, would have never thought of that!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your flowers- pretty DSP love the layout! Cats IRL make me sneeze, but I really enjoy cat stories and photo's. Fun! TFS

BarbaraW said...

Very pretty card. The image really pops against the background design paper.

GCgirl said...

I thought I already commented...but great card. Love the sponged clouds...I had considered that myself ;-). The orange pops in the background--nice job!

Basement Stamper said...

Pretty card Ida, love how the orange just POPS with the other colors on your card. The pic of the kitties is hilarious!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

So pretty Ida! What a lovely image and I love the clouds in the background! Beautifully done! :D

Selene Kempton said...

I absolutely LOVE your clouds and how they accent the DSP behind them. Great watercoloring, awesome layout and use of color! Gorgeous!

Elena said...

You did a great job with this color challenge! The papers you chose look so beautiful together!
And the sky background is so pretty! Love it! :)
Love the picture of resting kitties too! :)

tonistamps said...

Beautiful card Ida! I really do like the clouds on there, and the orange drops.

Picture of your cats totally cracks me up too! No room for anyone else, huh? :) HAHAHA! Aren't cats awesome?

Heidi Hihn said...

Love this card! Great job with the little extra details...

Connie Paxman said...

Love the clouds effect you used on the backgroun...a wow card with this combo...great job on this challenge.
connie paxman

Patti Chesky said...

Ida, this is gorgeous!!!! That is my favorite stamp set!!!!

Jane Bosi said...

Pretty! Love the detail of the clouds--nice job.

Allison said...

Bwah ha ha on the row of cats...sometimes I wish I were one! Love your sponging behind the flower...great color mix too!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Beautiful card. I love the choice of colors in the flower.

maryr917 said...

You did a terrific job with some difficult colors to use together-this is a great image and I love the coloring

sheryl said...

Very pretty, Ida. Great layout!

njburk said...

Just too funnny with the pussy cats--no room for anyone else!

Love your card--stil one of my favorite sets too. Like your use of the eyelets--never would have thought of that!
Nola

Lori said...

You did a fabulous job with these colors, Ida! And I love the couch photo, too--they have the right idea!

Christi said...

Your card is wonderful and I love the kitty pic!! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Ida! Love that image... great colors! The clouds look great in the BG. :o)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Here I am, better late than never! Great card, luv the layout!