Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Winning is Fun

Last month I tried to stretch my wings a bit and entered this card in three different challenges. I won the 365 Cards challenge. My prize was my choice of stamp set from Stamp{ippity}. I chose a new release Now & Always. What a cool set, I got it just a few days ago and haven't had a chance to play with it. So I went to the 365 Card blog this morning to see what the current idea is today. Well it is to use the lyrics from the song Rainbow Connection to make a card, but you can't put a rainbow on your card.
Well I read the lyrics and thought about it and decided that, okay, rainbows come after rain and flowers come after rain also. So my card is a flower in a rainbow of colors.I stamped the flower in black onto Cryogen white then chose every one of my Vand RV Copics and colored away. I colored all the petals with RV00 first then added V12 to the first row (starting from the center) and blended, the second row I colored with V12 then added V04 and blended with V12, the third row I colored with V04 and added V15 and blended with V04. On the third row edges I colored in RV04 which was a little too pink so I added V12 and then went over the whole thing with RV00. The center of the flower is YR15 and Y38. I wanted to add a little sparkle so I decided to add a rhinestone brad to the center. Now I have all my brads dumped into one drawer and I have to rifle though them to find the one I want, for whatever reason all I could pull out was this little purple one. So there it is, I added the two leaves that I had stamped on a bit of green patterned paper that I colored with YG03 and G20.
I cut out the flower and went to my scrap drawer to find papers for mounting. I decided to use my scalloped circle Nesties for backing and then I stamped the image in several shades of Memento inks on some shiny gold paper and put it all together on a Lasing Impressions card base. This card didn't take as long to make as it to type up this post.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.


Celeste said...

Very colorful, I love it!

Rose said...

perfect for the rainbow :) beautiful card !!

Elisabeth said...

What a lovely card, so glad you're enjoying the stamps, this is one of my favorite sets!

Pam said...

What a creative take on the 365 challenge - and a great use of those {ippity} stamps!