Thursday, February 11, 2010

2 Challenges in 1

Purple and yellow is a hot color craze these days and my good friend Kris from Kween Bee Kreations put us up for a challenge. With these colors in mind and the current PPA sketch, by the talented Margaret Moody, this card had a jump start. If you are fumbling for an idea or inspiration, look to the many challenges out in blogland to get those kreative juices flowin'!
After almost 20" of snow yesterday, I needed to feel 'spring'.
* I grabbed A Kind Word set, and inked up the girl on her swing in Black Stazon and stamped onto Watercolor Paper.
* Using my Aquapainter, I colored in her hat and apron in Elegant Eggplant, her dress in Barely Banana, the bird in Summer Sun and the flowers in Orchid Opulence. Her skin colored with Blush Blossom and cheeks a rosy glow with a little Pretty in Pink. The background lightly colored with Almost Amethyst. TIP: Squeeze a closed SU pad and upon opening, you will have a little pool of ink in the lid to dip your aquapainter in. {Wishing the photo didn't wash it out so much, much prettier in person, but you'll just have to use your imagination to see more vivid colors!)
* Using Barely Banana and the new Scallop Trim Border (only available with a $50+ order in the Sale-a-bration brochure), I gave the image panel a decorative edge.
* Each scallop was enhanced a bit with a dollup of Frost Shimmer Paint (use an end of a paint brush or stylus to get a little dot of paint). When back to my image and added a few 'pearls' around her neck. Click on image to enlarge. Cute right?!
* Another piece of Barely Banana layered with a piece of Cottage Wall Designer paper kreates my vertical panel behind my focal point.
* Layered onto my standard card base of Orchid Opulence (once again my photo appears off - looking more pinkish than purple :( Bad lighting day!)
* Inked up the sentiment in Orchid Opulence and stamped onto Barely Banana and popped out with the Modern Label Punch. Popped out another Modern Label in Orchid Opulence and cut it in half to layer underneath. Popped up the sentiment with dimensionals
* A few half back pearls add just enough pizazz to finish off this card.

Hope you'll go find inspiration at Kween Bee Kreations or the PPA and upload your kreation/s to Mr Linky. Happy Stamping!

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14 comments:

Melissa said...

So sweet and pretty!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, so very, very pretty, Kim! I do love the purple and the yellow color combo. Great job on both challenges!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Beautiful water coloring!

Thank you so much for playing in my challenge. You did an awesome job.

I love how "soft" this color feels.

Megan at PPC said...

What a darling card! Please check out my blog candy and new color combo at www.pictureperfectcreations.blogspot.com :)

Lorraine said...

Well, that certainly does put me in a springy mood. I know what you mean about photographing watercolored pieces though this is very beautiful as pictured.

Kitty A. said...

Delightful card! Great job with the watercoloring.

Liz Hughes said...

Very pretty card! The watercoloring is perfection.

Mary Fish said...

Yipes . . . your water coloring is fantastic. Very sweet card and perfect with the sketch. Hugs, M

Linda Callahan said...

Wow - how pretty is this! The pearls , the colors, the watercoloring - love it! So glad you play @PPA!

Tiffany said...

Ahh!!! So sweet and great job with the water coloring! The pearls are the perfect final soft touch to this creation. As always . . . lovely work Kim!

Ann Schach said...

Love the purple and yellow together! This is such a sweet card! I love the pearls!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card! Your watercoloring is fabulous.

ajoyfullife said...

Beautiful watercoloring and color choices!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Kim this card is so beautiful!!! I love the coloring and those soft shades of yellow and purple. Awesome! Hugs,