Sep 2, 2011

BC228 - Get the "Blues"

Happy Friday everyone! - It was a good week here up until yesterday afternoon. I took a bit of a spill after catching the tip of my flip-flop on a ride in the concrete of our driveway and crashed down on top of my mom's concrete steps. OUCH!!! - Scared poor little Coleen who was outside playing and saw Grandma fall. I managed to scrap and bruise my left knee which hit the steps and reinjured my right wrist (I get tendonitis in that wrist all the time) because I threw my arm out and hit my mom's door. That was better then crashing all the way down. So today I'm rather stiff and sore but happy it wasn't a worse fall. But enough about me as I'm sure you'd rather hear what the Blogger's Challenge group is up to this week.

Lisa
gave us a wonderful challenge theme: Monochromatic Blue
I tried to find varying shades of Blue patterned paper because I wanted to make a specific card based off of this card that I saw while blog surfing but couldn't find any patterns that matched enough so I went and bought some shades of solid blue card stock to use instead.

I'm sorry I can't credit the designer because there is no watermark information on the card and alas I forgot to write down the website where I saw it. ETA: I've found the Designer (thanks Jennifer) It's none other then Cristina from My Paper Secret. You can find her card here:

If this is your card let me know & thanks for the inspiration.

Here is my version:
I started out by cutting strips of the blue paper and glued them on a piece of cardboard. Then I stamped the snowflakes with white craft ink and let it dry. I added the sentiment, some Baker's twine and a Snowflake brad colored with a Copic marker and added some glitter for sparkle.
I embossed the blue panel with a snowflake embossing folder and added some blue pearls. Here's another view so you can see the pearls better:

While I'm not quite ready for winter/snow I really like how this turned out and hope you do as well.

Now it's your turn to give this challenge a try. You can show us your Shades of Blue by linking below:


Card Details: Stamps: Snowflakes are from a Foam Stamp set I bought off the Internet years ago and had never used. I'm not sure who the manufacture was though. Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
Card Stock: SU - Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue
Varying Shades of Textured cs - Coordinations
Pearls-Zva
Bakers Twine
Snowflake Brad-Making Memories






25 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh, goodness...your card is just lovely!

Lorie said...

AND, I'm so sorry about your fall! I hope you'll be back to 100% soon!

Patti J said...

Ouch! So sorry to hear about your fall. The older I get, the harder I fall, and the more afraid I am of falling. Hope you heal quickly! Love your card - thanks for sharing this beautiful creation with us!

Allison said...

Gawd...you and I must have the same klutz gene! I am convinced I will be the first of every one I know to break a hip (ha ha!). That card is so pretty in both execution and color palette...so CASEable!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the blue card you created! BTW, your inspiration came from Cristina. Here's the link:

http://mypapersecret.blogspot.com/2011/07/wplus9-july-release-group-post.html

Cristina said...

You CASEd me! I'm soooo flattered. And I LOVE your version. Those blues look beautiful, as do the yummy snowflakes. (I guess I need to start watermarking from now on. :))

BarbaraW said...

I really hate the thought of winter, but your card is gorgeous.

Lynn said...

Oh my. This is stunning Ida. I absolutely love, love, love it!

Lori said...

Fabulous card, Ida! Love the strip of blues with the white snowflakes--so peaceful looking!

Evelyn S. said...

This is a wonderful card, Ida! I love everything about it...the design, the embossing, and the blue "rainbow." It's a beautiful winter card. (BTW...I see that we're 'neighbors' just across the Blue Mountains!)

Bobbkat said...

Nice layout, good CASE!

Rose said...

Oh Ida, falling is never a good thing, wrists and knees always get the worst of it, thank goodness nothing was broken. Your card is awesome, love the stamped snowflakes, they are perfectly done. Great adaptation from the original card, great idea. Heal fast.

Yvonne Garner said...

Great card! Couple of questions: how do you emboss in. Long panel? Also, would love to learn how to watermark. Suggestion? Best, Zyvonne

Elena said...

I am so sorry to hear about your accident fall, Ida... I hope that you are feeling better soon.
Sending you my hugs!
Love your card! What a great idea with the color stripes! Rally like embossing on the background!

ChristineCreations said...

I really love how the panels of blue look on this long design! So sorry to hear about your fall. I did something similar hiking in a rocky canyon and I'm still feeling it where I fell!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautifully done, Ida! This is such a great design! The embossing is a wonderful addition! :D

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Wonderful card, Ida. Love your embossed background.

Susan (rainy) said...

So very sorry to read about your fall. Ouch indeed! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Linda Monroe said...

This a very nice winter card. I love using blues for winter, they are so soft and cool. I hope you are feeling better today. I find I never heal quickly anymore... I hope you are back to normal in no time.

Terry said...

I tell you, falls can be nasty and scary! Hope you are ok!!! Love your Holiday card! What a fabulous way to use blues and the embossed background is perfect for the holidays!!

maryr917 said...

I am catching up on blog comments-just read about your fall-hope everything is ok now and your wrist doesn't act up again
this is a great cas card-love your monochromatic blues

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful card.... love the strips of color and all your add-ons. Hope you're on the mend!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv the card Ida, just perfect for the holidays! Sorry abt your fall, I hate when that happens!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful holiday card, love your monochromatic panels! Hope you are feeling better!

Basement Stamper said...

Ida, hope you are feeling better! Nothing scarier than a fall a little one witnesses.

Beautiful holiday card, love the different shades of papers you used and the embossed background.