Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Groovy Skies

This is for today's Color Challenge on SCS, Groovy Skies. . .to use Soft Sky and Groovy Guava. I really like the softness of this color combo. I thought this sunflower stamp by Inkadinkado would work with the Groovy Guava coloring. I did add some Wild Wasabi for the leaves and Close to Cocoa as a border. The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! So Many Sayings Hostess set. For the faux stitching, I used my Bashful Blue marker. This card is so different from what I've been doing lately, it's hard to get used to! I do like it though. Hope you do too! Thanks for stopping by!

On a side note, I had a question the other day from Mary Anna. She asked:

Charmaine, Your cards are very nice!I do have a question? I see that you are using Cling for the back of your stamps now. and I see that you are storing them in the regular clam shell boxes.My question is how does this save you space?I thought the whole reason for cling backing was to save space too!!

Mary Anna, to answer your question. . .I don't save any space :), but that wasn't why I used the Cling. I used the cling on that particular stamp set because it comes as 3 stamps (3 large wood blocks) with a list of sentiments on each stamp. Instead of having to color JUST the sentiment I wanted to use or stamp the whole thing and cut out the sentiment I wanted to use, I cut ALL of the sentiments apart. Since I didn't have small blocks for each of the now 34 stamps, I put cling on the back so that I could use them with an acrylic block and not have to worry about finding wooden blocks for each of them. Does that make sense? So far, that's the only set I've done this to. Hope I've answered your question!

SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Gardenia, Inkadinkado, sentiment, SU; Ink- Basic Brown, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip; Paper- Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White; Accessories- Making Memories brads, small and large oval punch, grosgrain ribbon, Aquapainter, blender pen, paper piercer, Bashful Blue marker.

16 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is lovely, if you every need wood blocks let me know, just got rid of a bunch, converted everythin to cling and sure I will have some more in the future.

Libby said...

I love how this sunflower looks in these colors - such a gorgeous card!

Karen said...

I love this card. I got the Groovy Guava but so far I have just looked at it!

chelemom said...

This is stunning Charmaine!

beate said...

Charmaine, your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Dottie K said...

This is just beautiful. Love the colors you used. :)

barb said...

This is one of your prettiest cards so far, Charmaine. Very beautiful. Thanks!
barb

Alexandra said...

that is an amazing card Charmaine - the coloring is just gorgeous! Wow is all I can say! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

laurie serino said...

I've looked at your blog quite a few times, but never left a comment. I just wanna tell you that your stuff is great !! Very original, like a breath of fresh air ! Keep up the awesome work !! Laurie from stampingforgodsglory

Michelle said...

Your card is fabulous! I like your use of colors

Laurie said...

I saw this on SCS today, but I loved it so much I wanted to come here and tell you again how gorgeous it is! Amazing colors for this stamp!!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...gorgeous! I love those colors!

Lori Craig said...

This is exactly how I have mounted that sentiment set. I had it done within 15 minutes from reading your blog!! Had been searching for weeks for something else to use on the back...LOVE this floral card for the color challenge. The coloring is so pretty, and I love the layout!

Nancy Riley said...

This card is just stunning! What a work of art!

Bethany Paull said...

This is very different for you! But it's also very beautiful. Great job coloring that huge stamp. Looks great.

Julie Masse said...

Pretty card - great coloring!!

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