Saturday, April 18, 2009

OCC and Color Inspiration #14 Challenges... :)

Morning! Don't fall off your computer chair... being I'm posting a card this quick. Even the AM hours... WOW'za! Lately it's been a couple days between posting.

Last night I went back into my craft room to try (last weeks) OCC Sketch and Kwerner Designs Color Inspiration #14 Challenges. Can you believe I tackled 2 challenges in one... I'm on a roll! :) When I seen the OCC sketch I though to using my SU! Echoes of Kindness set and my new "Lots of Labels" dies. (LOVE those!) The sentiment is white embossed and added silver pearls. The flower image is stamped on watercolor paper and black embossed. Then taking my Ruby Red marker and aqua painter to color in. And I had to add the butterflies with some Stickles! CUTE :)

I attached the color inspiration info. I found this color challenge on Shelley's Stampin' Garden blog... Shelley has such cute card ideas! Pop in for a visit!! This was a challenge from July, 2008! Click on the photo's for a closer look. I like the look of the colors as it has an Asian feel... very calm and relaxing to me! Perfect to start a Saturday.

I plan to stamp this afternoon again... Enjoy!! Chat more with you soon stampin' friends... Remember to STAMP AND SMILE!

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Echoes of Kindness, Sincere Salutations Paper: SU! Basic Black, Basic Grey, Watercolor paper, Ruby Red, River Rock Ink: SU! Craft Basic Black and Whisper White, Ruby Red (Marker) Other: SU! detail Black and White EP, Aqua Painter, SU! Lot of Tags die, 1 3/4" circle punch, MS Butterfly Punches, paper piercing, glue dots, dimensionals, Stickles, CuttleBub embossing folder Swiss Dots,etc.

16 comments:

Alberta said...

Love the embossed stamped image and the way you used color.

Gvendalen said...

Beautiful card, Michelle! Love the embossed background, image and color.
Thank you for stopping in my blog and live kind comment.

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect Michelle, I love it, so glad you got to play.

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Michelle,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Susan (peebsmama) said...

River rock is one of my fave SU colors. I like it with the other colors from the challenge combo. Such a cool layout too. Good job on combining two challenges.

Bev said...

Absolutely stunning card Michelle, wow the colours are so perfect for the gorgeous image - really makes it pop x

Debbie Pamment said...

It's great to see I'm not the only one who keeps colour challenges - I have a file of swatches for inspiration!
You've done a fabulous job with botj these challenges - you sure are on a creative roll - everything you're doing is fabulous!!

Hugs and xXx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh, oh, oh! How beautiful is this!!! That color combo is a winner... you used it perfectly. I love the watercoloring you did on the image. I think I'm going to teach that technique at Stamp Club this month.

Stay on that roll, girl! You've got it going on, as usual!

Hugs,

Lisa

Silke said...

Michelle - I'm so happy that you liked my Sketch :)

Your card is GORGEOUS!!! Love these colors and the SU Stamp you used!!!

Thank you for taking the time to play along - I have a big smile on my face :) hugs ~S~

Terry Molineux said...

Wow Michelle love this card. The colors are fantastic and love the different shapes you used. Mostly I like the swiss dots!

Kathi said...

Beautiful card! I love what you did with the color challenge! And I love all the little details with the paper piercing, embossing and the butterflies! All of your cards are lovely and you are such an inspiration to me!

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Hi Michelle!

I was floored when I saw you mentioned me in your post! Thanks so much, it really made my day. You card is so lovely. I really like how you've layered the circle and label from the "Lots of Labels." You always amaze me with your attention to all the little details! It's a feast for the eyes!

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo pretty, Michelle....I love the colors you used and the layout, coloring, stamps, and details are all sooo cool!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! This is so beautiful!!! Love your fun colors!! :)

Jen Sannes said...

Michelle,
I LOVE this card - it is stunning! Excellent job. :)

Deb Rymer said...

This is gorgeous. I especially love your layout and how you tied the beautiful floral image and tag together. Very striking!