Saturday, January 20, 2007

*Challenged*

The house is finally a little more empty. My father in law decided that he was well enough to return home today. Tonight the house was quiet, more or less. Alex and Bruce were off skiing and Matthew was fully engrossed in a Star Wars Movie. I felt like crafting but didn't know where I should begin.

I decided that I should try some of the Colour Challenges on Splitcoast Stampers. I printed off all of the challenges and started skimming through them until something caught my eye.

This colour combination worked because I knew I had ribbon that would go with it. This is ribbon I bought at Scrapbookers Paradise a while back and have never used. The colours are Certainly Celery, Regal Rose and Bashful Blue.

I used my Cuttlebug and the Happy Birthday embossing Folder on the Regal Rose cardstock, placing it so that I had the text I wanted embossed on my smaller piece of cardstock. I took a piece of paper towel and some white craft ink and swiped it across the embossed piece to highlight the raised areas.

I stamped the word 'celebrate' (Everyday Flexible Phrases) on to another piece of Regal Rose and cut it out with my 1 1/4" circle punch. I put the card together and finished it off with the ribbon.

This card was difficult for me as I had no preconceived idea in my head. I just started with the colour combination, thought of the ribbon, and then saw a scrap of Regal Rose that had been embossed with my Cuttlebug and .... I'm proud of myself for coming up with an idea that didn't come from someone else's creation, which happens a lot for me. Felt good to be creative.

I also really like this colour combination... very spring-like if you ask me!

I figured out that I can "watermark" my images using the software that came with our digital camera so I'll be adding that to all of my creations from here on in. If I was adventurous I'd do it to all of the creations I have posted on the web, but honestly, that just sounds like too much work!

7 comments:

Heather said...

The card is gorgeous. I love the color combination!

Tracy.H said...

Love the colors and that ribbon!!

Cindy Keery said...

Beautiful!! This is one I may have to case! Of course I don't have that ribbon, but I'll figure something out. I love the colors and the layout and everything!

Quilt Nut said...

great color combo! i love the circle tab at the bottom

Jennifer R said...

Nancy, How gorgeous. Very Happy Card.
I have to put the Cuttlebug on my wish list!!

Francie said...

I always wanted to be an actress when I grew up. Well I think I have children adn a husband and a dog and well I guess I am grown up............... and I act so I guess I did what I wanted!
Great Blog Nancy
Love Francie

Susan de Bree said...

Wow today at CST yahoo groups was first time heard there were crafter blogs out there ove your cards
In your comment, please tell me what it was you dreamed of being when you "grew up".... and did that dream ever come true!
Humm I dreamed of being a airine stewardess no it didn't come true I didn't make the hieght requiremnet to short oh well.
Susan de Bree