Aug 5, 2011

BC224 Color My World

It's FRIDAY!!! - Wow, the summer is flying by quickly. School starts here in just a little over 2 1/2 weeks. Coleen is ready though to head back to school. She loves learning and being with other kids so it's not going to be a problem sending her back to school. Now getting her to go to bed earlier is another story as she's been up past 9:30 all summer long.

Well enough "chit-chat" as you all know it's Blogger Challenge day and our list mom, Lisa gave us a "Color" challenge today. Here it is:

Now I don't know about you or anyone else who did this challenge but I was certainly "Challenged" to use these colors. In fact I emailed to ask if we had to use the exact colors listed or if any shades of (Green, Purple and Brown) could be use. Lisa assured me that any shades of the colors would work fine. My problem was that I just couldn't seem to get past the colors of the IP photo and then when I looked through my stash of paper I just couldn't seem to find the right shades of each of the colors. The "brown" really threw me for a loop. My stamp room is a disaster of papers strewn all over the desk in my attempt to find something that would work. So what may you ask did I finally come up with...

Since I live in "Wine Country" - Yeah, check out Walla Walla Wineries in a Google search and you'll see what I'm talking about...I decided that these colors would work well using Grapes for my image. I chose the only Grape stamp that I have from a retired SU set, (Sun-Ripened II) and colored the image with Copic markers. Sentiment is from Amuse Studio (Essential Sentiments) Once that was done I went in search of a sketch to use and since Allison
has a page of the Weekly Sketches on her blog I picked one out from there. I went with the sketch from the Crafts Meow which worked well with my Grapes. The background was done using a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Victoria) which I reminds me of Vines for some reason. I used a piece of Chocolate Coordinations card stock which has another color that when you sand it shows through. So that's where the "greenish" color comes from, pretty cool I think.
I also wanted to use my new punch, MS-Beaded Arch that I bought this week (yes, I'm addicted to punches). I added some Zva pearls and a flower (of sorts) by punching a circle, crinkled the edges with my fingernail and added a button with some faux thread (actually thin pieces of the brown card stock)- Of I also used some Shimmer Spray-Copper on the image which you can see in the close up here:

So now it's your turn to play along. Create a card and then link back so we can all see what you created. Have fun!

17 comments:

Lorie said...

Wow Ida! I'd say you blew that challenge out of the water! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love visiting wineries! We have a bunch here too. And school starts next week for us. Back to the daily grinding routine.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Perfect image for these colors, Ida. Your layout is lovely and the background papers are so nice. Love the button touch too.

Yvonne Garner said...

Beautiful, Ida! Been to a few vineyards in Washington. Chateau St. Michele, and Dellille, both in Woodenville!

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful card. The grapes were a perfect match to this challenge.

Kerry Steger said...

Ida, this is gorgeous!! I love the colours you have used and that gorgeous grape image! Your colouring is fabulous too!!

stampinmoments.com said...

Just beautiful Ida!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Looks like you found the perfect papers for your project! Love the grapes which you have colored beautifully! Wonderful card!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautifully done, Ida! You've colored up this image wonderfully! I LOVE the striped paper! The pearls are a great accent too! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful use of this weeks colors - wonderful coloring of the grapes, love the added embossed panel and addition of the button!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous card Ida. Love that grape image. Great colors and textures! The distressed BG is perfect.

Sue from Oregon said...

Very pretty Ida...I love this stamp...and own it too! Who would have thunk that we are becoming the new Napa Valley!

Lisa Bohler said...

Wow! Love the image and the paper trim along the bottom! Fabulous!

Sue W said...

Another stunning card Ida! Love the image your colouring and the pretty border punch.

Lori said...

Ida, what a perfect idea for the challenge colors! Love your beautifully colored image and the texture from the embossed panel behind the image.

Leslie Miller said...

What a gorgeous card! Beautiful coloring and design!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Gosh, Ida, this is beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing! ;)

Hugs,
Lisa
The Craft's Meow