Jun 25, 2010

BC157 - A Turtle Hello

Sorry but no Annabelle Challenge Card for me this week.  Have been super busy working on the release cards, taking my granddaughter to swimming lessons, yard work, house work and a bout with a very sore hand/arm for a couple of days.  Be sure though to check out the Annabelle DT members blogs as they did Easel cards this week.
It's Friday and time for the Blogger Challenge.            This week we had a Color Challenge: Kiwi, Blue and White.  (Love these colors together).  Boy was I scrambling to find a piece of scrap Kiwi Kiss so I could make a card.  That was one of my all time favorite SU colors and sadly they retired it and didn't bring it back.  
For this card I used Anna Wight's - Beautiful Day from Whipper Snapper Designs. I've been dying to ink up that adorable Turtle and this color challenge seemed like the perfect time to do so.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored my happy little turtle with Prisma Colored Pencils blended with Gamsol.  I cut him out using Petite Oval Nesties and mounted him on Brilliant Blue Card Stock.  I paper pieced the hat band, raised up the bow tie with dimensional tape and added Waterfall Blue stickles to the heart flower.
Card Background: Brilliant Blue, layered with Whisper White, and Kiwi Kiss (embossed with Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I layered a piece of DP from Doodlebug Design - Seabreeze Dotted Line.  I also added a punched border (MS Optic Dot punch) of Tempting Turquoise.  I tied a piece of White Grosgrain Ribbon, Added a Turquoise Prima Flower and punched circles of Kiwi and Tempting Turquoise cs and a Olive Sprinkle (Annabelle Stamps).  The sentiment was stamped with Night of Navy ink.  Image and Sentiment and Kiwi Panel were all raised with Dimensional Tape.  I added Brilliant Blue photo corners (EK Success punch) to complete my fun little card.

24 comments:

Linda Monroe said...

This is a really nice card. The colors all go so well (great challenge) but I like the image and the sentiment. The striped paper is so eye catching. hope your hands get better. I struggle sometimes with carpal tunnel and I'm always fearful it will slow down or stop my stamping!

Lisa said...

Really cute!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Cute image, works great with the colors, such a "happy" card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Super cute image - wonderful coloring. Great texture, love the punched edge.

Elena said...

Absolutely adorable! I love these colors! This turtle is so cute! Really like the border punch you chose!
Hope your hand feels better...

Lisa Bohler said...

What a darling card! Like the way you used the scallop and the texture!

Tami Black said...

You always have the best images! Cute turtle, love the texture and all the punching -- the extras you add are always just the perfect touch! Enjoy that granddaughter -- she will be growing up way too fast anyway!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- love the darling image! I love you colors together! TFS

Kimberly Gajewski said...

LOVE this Ida! I was just looking at this set the other day! Now I want it more than ever! That sweet, little turtle is perfect for this week's challenge! Terrific design too! :D

Linda Monroe said...

Love the striped paper. Beautiful.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh Ida - this is ADORABLE - Love the layout and how you combined these colors! Wonderfully created!

Allison said...

So cute and fun...great mix of papers for that layout choice!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

So excellent, Ida!! Terrific card. Hugs, Gayle.

Rachel Hope said...

Awww, Cute Cute Cute! Great details!

BarbaraW said...

Cute card. Great use of the colors.

Claudia said...

what a fun card! And that bumpy textured background is PERFECT!

Sue from Oregon said...

So cute Ida...and a new border punch too!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Your card is ADORABLE!!! What a great color combo for mr turtle! and love the sentiment banner, too!

Lori said...

Ida, this is just too cute! The embossed background is a perfect match for your image.

Patti Chesky said...

Love all the elements on this card....especially that adorable turtle. So cute!

Connie Paxman said...

The Kiwi and Tempting Turquoise are perfect...combo...love that little image and the borders you did.
connie paxman

Connie Paxman said...

this is my favorite...the Cuttlebug BG is so perfect with the stamp...love your flower and border...what a beauuuuuutiful card.
connie paxman

Barbara said...

Well, you may be out of Kiwi now, but you have given it a great send off! LOVE what you've done with the colors and this image is just darling. GREAT card!

MJ said...

Ahhh, isn't he stinkin cute. Fun card.