Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sketch & Color Challenge Happy Day



Happy Hump Day Peeps!!!

Today's card is made with two challenges. First up is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge, Great sketch huh? Next is Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge. The colors this week are chocolate chip, going gray, very vanilla, more mustard and so saffron. I have to admit when I saw this combo I was a bit skeered......I didn't think I could pull it off, I don't think I have ever used that many colors on one card.

The base of the card is chocolate chip and I followed that with going gray card stock. The next layer is some so saffron DS paper from the new Sweet Pea Paper pack. The squares to the side are more mustard DS paper from an old retired hostess pack, I matted those squares with very vanilla. The stamp set used is "Flight of the Butterfly". I stamped the butterfly first with so saffron ink and the flowers are stamped with more mustard, I did that twice and cut out the second butterfly to mount over the bottom. I glued it just in the middle so I could pull up the wings a bit. The sentiment is also stamped with more mustard ink. I used my oval and scallop oval nesties to cut the main image out. I added some chocolate chip ribbon and bow with a big very vanilla brad. I thought it still need something so I pulled out some yellow sticky rhinestones, added them to the butterfly center and the upper right corner.

I wanted to let you guys know, I very excited to say I opened and etsy store, to sell my cards, with the help of the wonderful Pam Speidel. She talked me through a couple of things and gave me great advice. The link to my store is on my sidebar. I only have a few cards up now but will slowly be adding more, so if you have the time, check it out and let me know what you think.

Well, that is all for today, thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

12 comments:

Lois said...

Great card, love all the different colors of "yellows". You made them all work well together.
Awesome on your Etsy store. I'm sure you will do very well. ALL of your cards are to "die" for. Good Luck.

Beth said...

This is so pretty Vicki!!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is gorgeous!

Stacey Schafer said...

A beautiful card, Vicki! You rocked the colors...all 5 of them...LOL:) Thanks for playing the Curtain Call!

Sue said...

love it love it! great work with the colours, and of course the butterflies

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous, Vicki! You pulled all those colours off wonderfully!!!

Congrats on the store set up! I'm sure it'll be a hit!

Jaspere said...

Another beauty.

Reina said...

I love this card. This is one of my fav's SU set. I know your store will do GREAT!!!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwww, Vicki, your designs are always so pretty! I love the papers and the sweet yellow/brown combo.

Shelley Germann said...

Four designer papers and they look fabulous! I'm jealous! A pretty layout and nice colors, too.

Julie Marshall said...

Beautiful card! Love your butterfly and all the yellows. It says 'Spring'. TFS!

MONICA GALE said...

Stunning card and great layout, I might case it if that s ok. Wanted to say GOOD LUCK with your store but you won't need it your work is fabulous and they will fly out the shop. Big hugs xxx