Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bloggers Challenge # 85 and Kristina Werner Color Challenge

I had SO much fun with Kristina Werner's color challenge today, that when I sat down to make the blogger's challenge card, I used the same colors again.
I really enjoyed making this one. When I looked at the sketch, I thought that it looked like an odd shaped card. Not your standard 1/4 sheet of cardstock card. So I pulled out some of my 3 1/2" x 5" notecards and started there. I cut a piece of cardstock smaller on two sides by 1/8" inch and ran it through my big shot. I (((heart))) my new texture plates.
Next, I cut a circle with the circle scissor plus and made some scallops with a new technique I found through one of my friends from bloggers challenge.
If it's your technique, can you email me so I can link to your cool post that shows how to do that? Finally I used markers to ink up my now ~ favorite ~ stamp set. I sponged the scallops with some more mustard ink, because it needed something. I'm really happy with these. I love this sketch and the colors from Kristina.
On a personal note, I made a bunch of praying for you cards today, addressed them and mailed them out. Got a lot of bad news over the past few weeks about friends with different types of cancer ~ all of a sudden.
It seems to me that there are a ton of folks struggling with health issues right now and it makes me look at my life and really appreciate that I have my hubby and daughter and we're all happy and healthy. I also appreciate my friends more, and waste less. So, I guess that's a good thing. I hope God is watching over all my friends who have had some crazy news lately, and over all who read this message. Counting my blessings.
Rubber Hugs,
Selene Kempton

26 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful, the color combination is just perfect for these images!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Absolutely beautiful Selene! I love these colors and you did a wonderful job with this week's sketch! :D

Marcia P said...

Stunning, that colour combo works well with the sketch.

:) Marcia

tonistamps said...

I love it Selene! How did you get such a great result with the texture plate? I tried mine last night...not nearly as nice as yours.

Lisa Bohler said...

I like the layout in this smaller size card! The color combo is gorgeous...GREAT card!

MJ said...

Wow, those colors are stunning with this set. Love it. Love that new background too.

Pat Huntoon said...

Beautiful card!

Shawntel said...

Your card really makes me happy! I love the textures and the beautiful image!

Connie said...

Love the colors you used for the sketch challenge...beautiful! I haven't had time to play with that set yet.

Rachel Hope said...

Very pretty! Love the flowers and the CB BG!!

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the little blossoms.

Brandi said...

Selene,
I really like the embossing you did on the background. Gorgeous card!
Brandi

carolm said...

love the last three challenges!!!

xox ~ carol.

Chrissy D said...

WOW this is beautiful! Love it!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh so pretty. The color combo is so refreshing and I just love the embossing and the image you used.

Brenda said...

Selene, you are totally rockin' this stamp set!!! I love this card just as much as the last one. Wonderful!

Connie Paxman said...

You gals are sure enabling that stamp set..Love the card and color combo..the cuttlebug BG really adds to the card.
connie paxman

Lori said...

So pretty! This color scheme is a perfect match for that image.

Lisa said...

Love it!

Nancy Riley said...

There you go again creating another breathtaking card with these challenge colors! WOW!

amycara said...

Gorgeous card, Selene! I LOVE how your background came out. I'll have to play around with mine Texturz plates more...mine aren't nearly that defined. AWESOME JOB!!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Your card is just awesome!!! I love it and the texture!!! Just gorgeous!!

Robin Merriman said...

You rocked this challenge, gf! Love the colors and your cool scallops. You and Amy must have been channelling the texture thing too! LOL!

Barbara said...

How fabulous! Love the textured background....oh! just everything. GREAT card.

Stacey Schafer said...

lovely:)

Kristin said...

what a fabulous example of how to use the texturez plates! Get mine today and I can't wait!! This card is just beautiful!