Monday, May 10, 2010

Buzzing By scenic card



I stumbled onto this challenge over at the Embellish blog. We have to use four colors (seafoam, terra cotta, green, and brown) and dimensionals on our projects. With that in mind, I pulled out my gorgeous silhouette weed stamps from Rubbernecker and started stamping them all over a sheet of vanilla cardstock.

The weeds needed something buzzing around them, so I pulled out my Bee-Mail set from Renaissance by Design and added some bees to the scene. Once I was sure the brown ink was dry, I sponged the terra cotta, green, and blue inks onto the cardstock. Not knowing what "seafoam" was, I opted to use my Bermuda Bay ink from Stampin Up. It was the closest match to the color on the challenge blog. :-)

For my dimensional requirement, I stamped the sentiment (also from Bee-Mail) and cut it out with an oval Nestabilities shape. While it was still in the die, I sponged some blue and green ink very lightly around the edges. There are dimensionals on the back of this sentiment so it pops up off the scene.

To be honest, I never would have put these colors together, much less used them, if it wasn't for this challenge. Now that I've created this card, I love how this came together. I kept this card embellishment-free so that it will be easy to mail. Gotta love those mail-able cards!! :-)

Stamps:
Bee-Mail (Renaissance by Design)
Weeds silhouettes (Rubbernecker)

Ink:
Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Bermuda Bay (SU)
Citrus (Adirondack)
Terra Cotta (Adirondack)

Paper:
Vanilla (SU)
Chocolate Chip (SU)

Other:
sponges
oval Nestability die

13 comments:

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh girl - this is stunning! Love the colors and those stamps... I might need them...LOL

Devon said...

Love it Holly!!! Isn't that color combo great!? I love what you did with the sponging, very cool. :)

Carol said...

Very pretty, Holly! I love the silhouetted look of the flowers.

Angela Mclean said...

I didn't know what Seafoam was either... LOL! LOVE your
stamping.... mega ACE!
Angela xxx.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty card- love the pretty colors together! TFS

Mariana Grigsby said...

Wow, I love the way you blended the colors! Beautiful card!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Holly this is GORGEOUS!! I love the colors. And then the brown ink over it, just makes the images pop.

Janet Y said...

This is really beautiful. Great use of the color challenge.

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa...this is absolutely gorgeous, Holly!!!! I just love the silhouettes and your background with the blended colors looks AWESOME!!!!

travelingmama said...

I love the bees! What a perfect finishing touch to an already beautiful card!

Laural-Lee said...

Simply beautiful! Wonderful work. I like Bermuda Bay sponged.

clouds shadler said...

this is a really cool card! the painting tech is awesome! very well done!

Clouds :D

Carly said...

wow this is so fabulous! Love it!