Some of you may wonder how I came up with yesterday's color challenge. Well, the truth is, I dream in colors! Not just any colors but Stampin' Up! colors. When I woke up yesterday morning I had these colors stuck in my head and so I just went with it.

Really, though, color inspiration is everywhere. I look through magazines, print ads (love the ones from Target!), the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. It's amazing what you can come up with if you just open your mind.

Don't tell me you 'just aren't creative'... Before I started with Stampin' Up! I had done lots, truly LOTS of different crafts- I've been crocheting since my Grandma Leedom taught me at the age of 5. My mom used to sell Tri-chem fabric paints so of course I played with those for a short while. I got hooked on Cross-Stitch when she sold for a company called Creative something that was all about needlearts. My mom and dad always encouraged me creatively, but I never felt truly creative until I started stamping, specifically with Stampin' Up! Their products are so easy to work with. Even after 12 years, it's so amazing to me everytime I make a card and love it :)

So, enough of my Monday morning rambling. Above is the first card I did with yesterday's color challenge. I apologize, again, for my cruddy photographer skills. On the second picture you can see a little bit more of the details including dry embossed lines around the perimeter of the image, the image itself was watercolored with blender pens and ink pads on watercolor paper and then Crystal Effects was added to the top of the eggs to make them shiny and raised.

Supplies Used:

Stamps- Nature's Nest (pg 111, Item #113826), Heard from the Heart (pg 142, #111644)

Classic Ink Pads- (pgs 155 -157) Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Glorious Green, Barely Banana

Cardstocks- (pg 155) Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay

Other Items: Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad (pg 190, I use this for watercoloring because it doesn't smear!), Watercolor Paper (pg 158), Blender Pens (pg 192), Stampin' Dimensionals (pg 192), Crystal Effects (pg 101055)

Since it's going to be raining all day, it looks like I'll get to play some more with these colors.
See you tomorrow!

1 comment:

basketcase said...

I LOVE that card!!!! That is so cool!!! I really like that color mix. I'm thinking I may try to use that for my April Card Swap for the meeting. We'll see...