Thursday, October 7, 2010

HSS Color Challenge!

Nothing made me happier this week than to participate in one of my favorite blog challenges over at Hand Stamped Sentiments! This week's color challenge was to use Pear Pizzaz, Real Red, Early Espresso, and Pacific Point.

I decided to pull out a fun Stamping Bella image that had yet to see ink (sad, I know!) because I really wanted to use my Copics! Of course, since I was in tool withdrawal, I had to find an excuse to use my Big Shot (embossing). As I pulled open an embellishment drawer, my beloved Stickles were just begging to be used! Oh. My. Gosh! It feels so good to have my stuff back again! :)

I used the SU Background stamp, Dotted on the Pear layer with Versamark to give it some dimension, which you can barely make out in the picture.

Stamps: Daisy Balloon (StampingBella), sentiment (PTI), Dotted (SU)
Paper: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzaz, Real Red, PTI White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Sepia, Versamark
Accessories: SU Ribbon, SU Brads, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Stickles, Dimensionals, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Thanks for a fun challenge, Hand Stamped Sentiments! I missed playing with you lovely gals!

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23 comments:

Kristin said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is a lovely card, love the detail in it and you have the colors working so well together. Great card.

Tina said...

Very sweet! You make wonderful cards.
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HappyCrafter said...

Great card, love the clean cut lines and that is a fun colour combo to work with :-)

Teressa Thompson said...

Very very pretty~ Great colors on your balloon. it looks ready for flight!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

How colorful this is. I like the glitter on the balloon.

Carrie said...

love these colors. i'm sure all your tools were happy to be used again lol

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! I love the bit of sparkle and the texture. I scrolled through your blog and just love your work.

Elizabeth said...

Pretty card - you made this color combination look great.

Dell said...

Awesome card! Love the colors you chose for the balloon.

Erin Gonzales said...

We are so glad that you are back to play along with us at HSS!! Your project is awesome, the layout- the image-the colors! WOnderful!!!

Jessika said...

Very pretty card! TFS!

stampinbygenny said...

What a fun and happy card! I love how you colored and added the bling to the balloon image. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Grace said...

Oh wow! This is really beautiful! Love the colors, though I never would have thought to use them all... they certainly are a wow and your image is the perfect way to use them! Love the Stickles! Glad they got some loving today!!! So good to see you on my blog!!! Hope you and yours are all well! We've had a lot going on and have had to be gone a lot due to my FILs illness and death. But hopefully things will settle down now!
Hugs!
Grace

Shannon said...

Welcome Back! We are about to move-this week actually, so I can relate. I packed up most of my craft supplies and can't wait to get them out again. Gorgeous card. Love the embossing and hot air balloon image! Thank you for joining us again at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

stampingminnie said...

Beautiful card -- you put a lot of work into this. I love your watercoloring -- so detailed. Thank you for participating with Hand Stamped Sentiments. Please come back and I can't wait to see what you will do next.

Genny said...

Congratulations!

You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design this week! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog. I am not able to insert HTML code in this comment box so please email me with your email address so I may send it to you.

Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

Come play again!

HSS Design Team

Becky said...

This is the most prettiest hot air balloon I have seen, love the colors.

Jenn Embry said...

Love it! The color combo is great and I love the details you gave your card.

Pam said...

Great card! I would have never picked those colors, but they sure do look nice together :)

CathyRose said...

This is just gorgeous. I love the colors, and all the extras. It's great to have you back posting again!

Jessy said...

this is gorgeous, love the embossing and glitter. :-)

gale said...

Oh wow that is totally gorgeous!! At first I thought it was one of those printed die cuts-you did a great job on it!!