Hello all!! Are you tired of the cold, dreary days? Snow, snow and more snow??? If you live any of the areas of the world where it's gray and dreary most of the time, then you are anxiously awaiting Spring like I am!!
This week we are going to help Spring along!! Get out those bright colors, or any colors, and make your creations!! Any theme, any style just use color!! Color must be the majority of your card. Use the neutrals lightly. Help infuse the world with some color!!!
I actually made this card last week, hoping for Spring. I used the color combo from the RubberRedNeck color round-up: #23 - Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. A fun color combo. My neutral is Very Vanilla. I used two of the SAB set: Punch Bunch and So Happy For You. I just love that owl!!
I also used the diamond stamp from Grunge Rock on the Very Vanilla strip, off-stamped in Crumb Cake. It's hard to see, but it's there. I also stamped it on the Crumb Cake crimped/Faux Suede panel. Two Very Vanilla brads and one In-Color Poppy glimmer brad finishes it off!
The layout is from the Clean and Simple blog FTL #128. Not sure how clean and simple I kept this card, but I was intrigued with the layout. The goal was to get out your die cuts and use them! No problem here!! LOL!! I used the Top Note die in Early Espresso and then just trimmed the edges to the width I wanted. The trickier part was trimming the Very Vanilla layer! The owl was punched from Early Espresso and layered with a chest plate of Very Vanilla stamped in Poppy Parade. The leaves were cut with my Big Shot and then I spritzed them with my Early Espresso marker to make them stand out more.
The inside was kept pretty simple by stamping the diamond stamp in Crumb Cake along the edge and using an owl from my stash. And more leaves!
Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by March 5, 2011 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts, Stampin' Connection (for SU! demos) or Stamp TV, please put GCA126 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!
Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!