Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bring on Spring - colors and challenges

Colour Q did it again - an amazing color combo and just looks like Spring! I just had to play.

This is my card using that great combo of colors, just in time for Easter and Spring. I stamped the bunny, the egg and the sentiment with a brown Memento stamp pad and quickly embossed that with clear embossing powder. The bunnies on the patterned paper by Jillibean Soup are outlines with brown so I wanted to keep with that look. Plus, my card base is new Core'dinations Core Impressions from Cosmo Cricket. It is a woodgrain design and it is soooo cool.
I wanted my egg to look like a chocolate egg because what other kind would a bunny want so I colored it with three Copic colors. I just love using the Curious Iridescent Cryogen White that I get at I love the way the colors seem to melt together with this cardstock. I decorated the egg with white dots of Tulips 3-D Fashion paint and the bow is accented with some Aleene's Paper Glaze.
This gives you a better view of my grass accent. I just cut many little cuts into this green patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket.
Next I used this weeks sketch at Unscripted Sketches and they added another little challenge to the sketch - using a paint chip. Since I really like using paint chips this was exciting for me to use.
I love these multi color paint chips that I picked up at Lowe's but the last time I checked for them, they weren't using this kind anymore. I loved how well this paint chip went with these BasicGrey patterned papers.
The cardstock I used is BRAND NEW from Core'dinations - GemStone. Can you see that wonderful gleem on the embossed piece on the front of the card? This cardstock embosses so neat.
Next is my card that I submitted to the CARDS blog, the challenge was to make a card using at least 8 colors! I knew that brads were going to make this easy to do. The results of this challenge should be up tomorrow at the CARDS blog.
I used an embossing folder by Quickutz that is a series of circles. This design allowed me to add brads to the middles of some of the circles. I ended up using 9 brads so that my design was balanced. That meant I used a total of 10 colors.
And, last but not least! I worked with the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch, again with some spring colors.
This adorable cupcake is a digi stamp from Digital Stamp Boutique. I fell in love with this cute frosting with flowers. I opened up a Word document and inserted the digital element in that, that lets me size it to the size I want and then I printed it out on the Curious Iridescent Cryogen White that I get at Again, I love how well this cardstock prints and I love using my Copic markers on it. I used some Ultra Fine Flower Soft to accent the frosting and I used some Chunky Glitter from Impress Rubber Stamps to accent the flowers. The chunky glitter was added to the card with Aleene's Paper Glaze, it is the perfect glue for something like this.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Impressions-Cosmo Cricket/Core’dinations

Curious Iridescent Cryogen White/
Patterned paper – Cosmo Cricket and Jillibean Soup
Stamps – Kim Hughes/Cornish Hertage Farms

Brown Mementos stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Coluzzle circle template
Scallop circle punch – Papershapers/EK Success
Copic Makers
Tulip White 3-D Fashion paint
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Self Adhesive pearl – Queen & Co.

Materials list:
Cardstock – Gemstone/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Origins/BasicGrey (both sides)
Cuttlebug embossing plate – Provo Craft
Paint Chip
Border punch – EK Success
Machine Sewing
Flowers – Prima
Button – PaperTrey, Inc.
Pearl brad – Doodlebug
Rub-on sentiment – Making Memories

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials and Vintage/Core’dinations
Embossing plate – Quickutz
Brads - Recollections

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations

Curious Iridescent Cryogen White/
Patterned paper – Cosmo Cricket
Martha Stewart border punch
Digital cupcake stamp – Digital Stamp Boutique
Copic markers
Ultra Fine Flower Soft
Tacky Glue – Aleene’s®
Paper Glaze– Aleene’s®
Chunky glitter – Impress Rubber Stamps
3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Sticker words – SRM


~amy~ said...

Such fun cards!!!

Lisa said...

All of your cards are so cute! Love all of the spring colors... can't wait to have some of that color in my yard :)

FibreJunky said...

As simple as the colourful bliss card is, it took some creative thought to get there. It's really cute!! Can't believe you're posting 4 cards!!!

Marlene said...

Wowza - you busy lady!!! I'm absolutely in love with that white card with the brads in it! GORGEOUS!!!

Lydia said...

totally awesome love that embossed gold color!! FABULOUS !!!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! super cards!! love them all! thanks for joining us at 2S4Y!

Jane Wetzel said...

wow- dont know which I like best! :) the cupcake looks good enough to eat..and I love the way u did that grass under the choc egg! tfs! happy fri!

BabyBokChoy said...

Linda, every little card you make is magic! that white embossed with a few brads, thuuuuuuuuuuud. that's me fallen over due to bliss...

Casey Wright said...

These cards are all so BEAUTIFUL! You definitley inspire me with your creativity and composition! TFS!

Erin Smetak said...

All of your cards are fantastic!!!! I love all of them!!!

Laura Davis said...

Super cute work!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Jen Martakis said...

Linda, I honestly cannot tell you which I love the most. You are so talented and each card is unique and absolutely gorgeous!

Lisa Dorsey said...

So many fabulous cards today Linda!!! Gotta go check out that color challenge!

liannallama said...

oh, I really love the bold look of the yellow/black card but my favorite one is the circles and creative and cute!

Monika/Buzsy said...

You've been a busy girl! Love all of your cards, but the first one is my fab! That cute bunny is adorable... and I love the grass! :o)

Kathy Martin said...

These cards are all so fabulous! :)

dstandard said...

All your cards are fabulous and you really showed off that new Core!

Barb said...

Okay, your cards are just stunning! I loved the grass on the bunny and egg card and the nine brad one is my FAVOURITE simple (liftable!) design. So inspiring!

Mary Jo said...

What gorgeous cards!!!

Mary Jo said...

What gorgeous cards!!!

SnappyStamper said...

Beautiful cards Linda! Great take on both the colourQ and Unscripted challenges - you make awesome cards!!!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful and colorful cards and I love the layering you did on them.
Sue Kennedy

Monika Reeck said...

Linda I love your simple and pretty card for CARDS Blog and you have been there on their blog yipieee..and I have bought a Stamp It magazin in Germany...I have seen your lovely creatin there...woow and now I got a comment on my Blog, many thanks dear Linda...I wish I can now you more better...I love all the cards in this post...hugs and kisses , your Monika from Germany