Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Marjorie's Color Challenge #21...

For this color challenge Marjorie chose the colors Star Spangled Blue, Cranberry, Topiary Green & Sunflower. I really liked these colors together and knew that I wanted to use the It's A Jungle stamp set when I saw it. This card is simple but I like it (I think!) Anywho it's a 4 x 4 card and I stamped my background using the Spot on Background set with Star Spangled Blue Ink. I added some Topiary Green & Sunflower CS strips to the background and stamped Hello! onto the Sunflower CS in black ink. I stamped my bird onto a piece of White Daisy CS using black ink. I used my coloring pencils to color him in and outlined him in my Cool Gray Copic Marker. I used my scalloped circle punch and punched out a piece of Cranberry CS to layer my bird on. Like I said, nothing much to it...just plain and simple. I am slowly getting back to normal here, just haven't been feeling the best lately. Thanks for stopping by!!! :D

ETA: Ok, I really appreciate all the comments on this card, but all day at work I kept looking at it and wasn't really all that happy with it. I guess I didn't like all the blue paper stamped with that background set and I just felt like it needed something at the bottom. So I changed my card and here is the new one!!! :D All I did was make the Sunflower piece longer and paper pieced it at the bottom. I also added a White Daisy Bigger Brad to each end of my image. Hope you like!!! :D



Here is the first one I did, but I really like the second one much better. I am gonna leave it up here so you can see the difference.

Stamps: Spot on Backgrounds, Say It With Style & Life's a Jungle (CTMH) Paper: Star Spangled Blue, Topiary Green, Sunflower, Cranberry & White Daisy CS (CTMH) Ink: Black & Star Spangled Blue (CTMH) Accents: Scalloped Circle Punch (Paper Studio), 3-D Foam Squares, White Daisy Bigger Brads (CTMH), Mat Pack



Have a Fabulous Day!!! :D

10 comments:

Stacy said...

Very cute card! It looks great with those colors. I hope you start feeling better!!

Jena said...

That is TOO cute! Perfect colors for that little bird - he's so much fun! Glad to see you posting creations again - I missed your artwork! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Ramsey said...

Very Cute! I can't wait to see more of your work!

Jamie Martin said...

Really nice, you did a great job using the colors :)

Laurel said...

Wow, you are back, cute card! Great job with the color challenge. Hope you feel better soon!

Clearly Inspired said...

I love these background stamps! Thanks for sharing. Great job!

sparkplug17 said...

Very cute! Love that little guy! Glad you had a good trip too!

Tickle Me Pink said...

So cute!! I LOVE that you used the toucan with this card. No one ever uses that cute little bird and I love him! These colors were just perfect. Both your cards are wonderful though I did notice that I got to this after you edited the first card ^_~ Thanks for playing and I hope you feel better soon!

Stacey said...

Wow, these are fab! I've missed visiting your blog to find lovely creations like these! ~x~

mel4christ said...

I've been out of the loop, I just love this little card. Fantastic!