Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Good Morning sweet friends!
Did you have a good weekend? I hope it was sunnier in your part of the world than it was in mine. We had nothing buy clouds and rain all weekend. Part of me didn't mind because that meant putting off raking all those leaves in my yard! :) But the part of me which adores Summer, really didn't take it too well. Winter is too long here in the Northeast, so I hang onto it for as long as I can!
Maybe that's what inspired my card today?! Hmmm...
This week's There She Goes challenge is a color one - GREY and YELLOW. Funnily enough, I just finished painting my living room/dining room a nice warm gray (is it grey or gray?!) and the new tv stand is a harvest yellow color!
Since it was raining outside this weekend, I immediately gravitated towards the Under The Weather set, illustrated by Melyssa Connolly. And if you're saying you just saw me use these papers in my last card, you're absolutely right! The only papers I had in my stash that have the color combos I needed were in Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934! I swear I didn't see the challenge until only a couple of days ago!
They say that gray is the new go-to nuetral, and I happen to agree! Grey can be warm and soothing in the right shade. Pair it with yellow and it's adds a fun pop of color! So that's what I tried to create with this card. I used black as my other nuetral, as the challenge required (lets just assume white isn't a color, ok?!) The little girl was colored with my SU reinkers and aquapainter brush and I paper pieced her umbrella with some more scrap from the CC paper pack.
I've just realized that I buggered up this month's Sketch For You To Try! Can you see where?? Should have sketched it out somewhere, like a good little stamper. Oh well. You live and you learn.
Here's a close up for the layers on this card. If you spotted a bit of red peeking out from under the umbrella, you're not mistaken. I was going to paint it red, but decided against it at the last minute. It would have detracted from the rest of the card.
So does this challenge seem like something you'd love to have a go at??
By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the look out to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)
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Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today!!
Stamps: There She Goes 'Under The Weather'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', SU's Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Really Rust, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Distress Inks 'Tea Dye, Frayed Burlap and Black Soot'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Bling, Bazzil Basics, PP- Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934
Access: Fiskars Corner Punch and Decorative Scissors, Scissors, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals