Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wild Bananas

This was for yesterday's Color Challenge on SCS, Wild Bananas. . .to use Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou and Barely Banana. What a fresh color combo! I really like it and will have to use it more often! I used my new Cause For Celebration set from Stampin' Up. It's a Level 2 Hostess Set in the Spring-Summer Collection. I just LOVE this butterfly from the set. It's filled with "friend" words. I stamped the butterfly on Blue Bayou cardstock with Whisper White Craft ink and sprinkled it with clear embossing powder, then heat set it. I put some Stardust Stickles on the body of the butterfly. I didn't get the "look" that I wanted on the butterfly, but I think I kind of like what I DID get, a little better! The words on the wings took on a "shimmery" look. I was expecting the words to be very clear in white since I used the white craft ink, but I think I needed to also use white embossing powder for them to be REALLY white. The clear embossing powder made the words look shimmery. I can deal with that! :) I added a trail from the sentiment to the butterfly with Stardust Stickles. I did make another card using this color combo, but I can't show you that yet! :) SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Cause For Celebration ,Stem Sayings (SU); Paper- Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Barely Banana, Whisper White (SU); Ink: Blue Bayou, Whisper White Craft (SU); Accessories- double stitched ribbon in Blue Bayou, paper piercer, ticket corner punch (SU), Giga oval scallop punch, Mega oval punch, Stardust Stickles.

I've received a GREAT response from a lot of you regarding the Valentines for my niece's kindergarten class. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can't tell you how much I appreciate you putting a card in the mail to them! :) Some of you from Canada have asked if they wanted cards from there. My understanding is that they just have a map of the United States, and they'll color in the states from which they receive cards, BUT I'm sure they won't turn down a card from anywhere! Actually, I think they'd think it was pretty cool to get a card from outside the country! So, if you'd like to send a card, I say go ahead! You guys are the BEST!

10 comments:

Neva said...

Love it. Great job

Catherine said...

I wasn't crazy about this color combo until i saw your card..absolutely beautiful!

Alli Miles said...

Great combo and I love how your card came together.

Sherrie said...

It was so fun to come to your site today and catch up on all your art! Love the stuff you have done for the verve visual release! Love this card and that pretty butterfly!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my Charmaine! It's gorgeous! Great job on this colour combo! It frightened me at first but I liked the combo!

Dawn griffith said...

Fabulous card girlie ..
Love the color combo too ..
xoxox
Dawn griffith

Jules said...

I love this color combo! Very nice! :) Julie

chelemom said...

So springy!!! Pretty!

Rose Ann said...

I love what you did with the color challenge! Such a pretty card!!

Patty W said...

I love the color combo of this card too...very calming and pleasing to the eye.

Lovely card!

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