Saturday, May 15, 2010

A color Q sketch 4U

Two new-to-me challenges this week. I've been following the Color Q challenge but just never been able to meet the deadlines! Arielle always has fantastic colors and this week, with Color Q #32, I had to play along so I could pay homage to one of my favorite SU colors, ever--Kiwi Kiss! I sure wish it was returning with Baja Breeze but alas... Anyway, this week's Color Q called for Kiwi Kiss, Groovy Guava (love), Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Kraft (love, love). Here we go:

I really love the way this turned out using another all-time favorite, Upsy Daisy for the focal image. I inked it once in Groovy Guava, stamped off, inked again and stamped full strength slightly off from the first. This way it looks like a field of daisies! And, for this great sketch at 2S4Y, Two Sketches For You #52, I really wanted to try and make a paper ruffle border.



I used the same technique as for the distressed flower found in this post but applied the distressing to three strips of kiwi kiss trimmed with the scallop border punch. I am pleased with the results. It's not often that what I have in my head comes out exactly as I wanted on paper--tee, hee!


Several friends have birthdays this month, so the inside of this card was finished off with a birthday wish. I inked the sentiment from Great Friend in kiwi kiss and then went over just the word 'friend' with my basic black stampin' write marker before stamping it on my paper. The HB sentiment is part of a larger stamp from All Holidays and, again, I just inked the HB part with my black marker.
I hope you like it. Thanks to the fantastic inspiration found at the Color Q and 2S4Y--be sure to check them out! Thanks so much for stopping by!

supplies:
stamps: great friend, upsy daisy, all holidays
ink: groovy guava, kiwi kiss, basic black
paper: kraft, very vanilla, kiwi kiss, basic black cardstock, retired dsp (can't remember name!)
xtras: scallop border punch, beautiful wings embosslit, color spritzer, basic black stampin' write marker, SAMJ, clear rhinestone brad, black grosgrain ribbon (non SU)

14 comments:

Rachel said...

Beautiful card!! I LOVE the ruffle!

LeAnne said...

WOW!!! This is incredible! Why haven't I visited your blog before???? I must have been hiding under a rock somewhere! Awesome job on the challenges, thanks so much for playing and treating us to your sweet confection!

Sylvia said...

Very pretty card!

Linda Callahan said...

Fabulous ruffles - great layout and the colors work beautifully~I love Kiwi Kiss and you made it pop!

Kazan Clark said...

Wow Nancy - you have reminded how gorgeous green and black is together!!! Love this card
Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
:) Kazan

Nancy said...

I love this card! The ruffle is baffling me, you're gonna have to show me how to do and you know I'm gonna case this one as I have some birthday people coming up soon too. The colors are downright beautiful. Great job.

Nancy said...

P.S.
I really like the 2 color treatment for the inside sentiment also, great idea!

Diane said...

Georgeous! I too am going to case this technique. Tooooooo Cool! Love the colors.

Sam said...

Nancy, this card is awesome. I love the "shadowed" effect you created with your stamped image and the ruffle is too sweet. Great tip for multi color stamping too. TFS.

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Hi Nancy! I love your blog and your card insides are delicious. I am going to have to do more of that. I saw you liked the crinkled ribbon look and have to tell you I have used it as ruffles on the sheets for my "Build A Bear" Doll House here is the link if you care to take a peek! Enjoy!

http://butternutsagedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/05/thought-i-would-show-you-my-bedroom.html

TrishG said...

Really love your card! Congrats on being Color Queen, you deserve it! Your card is great, I love it all!

Christina said...

Congrats on being crowned this week! Love, love this card, inside and out!

Linda Callahan said...

Congrats O Royal One :) This card is a beauty - so glad you won~!

Diane said...

Nance, congrats on being chosen the winner this week, but your cards are all winners in my book.