Aug 26, 2010

A Color Challenge mixed with a Sketch Challenge

Hello and Happy Friday!
First off for those who are interested here is a link to view pics of Coleen on her first day of Kindergarten!  Our little girl is growing up.

Now on to today's challenges.  I sort of combined a couple of challenges again.
The (Annabelle Sketch Challenge and the Blogger Challenge).  For the Blogger Challenge this week it was a COLOR combo (Red, Green and Yellow) so I made 2 different cards using the same colors/papers but different stamps.

First up is the Annabelle Sketch Challenge Card:

Isn't this just so bright and cheery!  Makes you want to put on sunglasses doesn't it?  I started out both cards by picking out my patterned paper.  I've had this piece of plaid designer paper in a folder for at least 10 years waiting for a chance to use it.  I just love the colors and the plaid pattern.

For this card I used Real Red for the Card Base layered with the new Daffodil Delight from SU and my DP (Source unknown). The cake was colored with Prisma Colored Pencils and I added Lemonade' Glitter (Art Institute) to the candles and the dots on the cake.  This was mounted to a piece of the Real Red cs and a punched border (MS) of Garden Green.  I also added a circle of the GG with my sentiment.  The stamps I used are from the recently released Annabelle Stamp set:  Take the Cake.  For my "bling" element I used Chili Sprinkles from AB
Please stop by the DT members blogs to check out their take on this great sketch.  You have a chance to win a FREE stamp set (Diva) by entering the sketch challenge on the Annabelle Blog and leaving a link there using the little Frog on the sidebar.  All sketch challenges will now last for the entire month.


Are you ready for something different yet the same?  For my BC challenge card I used the same papers but chose to do a Christmas Card using them!  The white dots in the DP reminded me of snowflakes so I decided to do a holiday card with these colors.  My stamps are from: Artful Inkables (Holiday Treats & Tails).  I just love these adorable little beavers.  The colors of cs remain the same as the card above.  For this one I just added a punched snowflake sprinkled with clear glitter from the Art Institute. I also added Crystal Effects to the tree lights and an embossed snowflake panel of the Daffodil Delight.

Isn't it fun how you can use the same colors for two very different themes.  Be sure to stop by the BC members blogs as I'm sure they've used these colors in very different ways and shades then the ones I've used.  Have a wonderful day.

22 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent card, Ida...very lovely!

Sue W said...

Ooh you've been busy! Love both cards the plaid is lovely !!

Clara said...

Ida, what a great job you did with these 2 cards. That piece of DP was sure worth keeping for all these years. It looks just like snowflakes falling on it...too cute. :)

stampinmoments.com said...

Great colours Ida! You've created such a fun and cheery card!
Have a great weekend,
Andrea
x

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are so bright, cheerful and fun! Lovely job with the colors and the sketch!

MJ said...

I for one love bright and cheery so I love the birthday card! And the Christmas card brought a smile to my face instantly! How cute.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

The cards are both so bright and cheerful! Love the DSP -- rocks the challenge! TFS!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What darling cards Ida! That beaver image is just too cute! You did such a wonderful job with this mix of colors! :D

BarbaraW said...

The plaid background is marvelous for this challenge. The beaver is so funny and cute.

Rachel Hope said...

Mmmmmmmmm, Cake!!! :)

Love that cute little beaver! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful examples of this weeks color challenge - it's always fun to see two cards using the same colors from the same designer as a DPOV. Fun sketch too!

Linda Monroe said...

I love the two cards. You are so right - the first one is super bright and cheerful and a great combination for a birthday celebration. How nice that you got to use some DP that has been sitting around. It's like it was waiting for this challenge. I also like the Christmas card - it totally works!
Your little colleen doesn't look all grown up at all! Yes, kindergarten is a big step, but she's still a sweet precious child. Hope she enjoys her transition!

Tami Black said...

There is not one thing that could be changed about these cards -- PERFECT! But that Christmas card is just too cute and it rocks -- love those fabulous colors!

Lori said...

Fabulous cards, Ida! Love how you showed the versatility of this color combination.

maryr917 said...

two really cute cards ida-same colrs yet so different-you made me laugh about finding dp that is 10 yrs old-sounds like me (lol)!!

JediSergei said...

Cute cards. I love the way you showed the versatility with the colors.

Allison said...

Super colors on both! Love the Christmas card with that Summer Sun!

Email me said...

I just love those tree lights!

Kylie said...

LOVE both of your cards Ida!
Your cake card looks so yummy and I'm loving the image on your second, so, so CUTE lol!

Have a fab week!
Take Care, Hugs,
Kylie X

Elena said...

Wow, the same papers but very different cards! Love them both! You are fabulous stamper, Ida!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very pretty cards Ida, and Coleen is growing so quickly, enjoy her now.

Heidi Hihn said...

Wonderful blend of the two challenges!! Great cards!