Wednesday, June 17, 2009

DCBD 132 ~ A color challenge

It's time for another diva coffee break design challenge! Well, I feel like a slacker today! I really don't like being late, but sometimes life gets in the way! I picked Alexis up from preschool and grampy decided to watch her for a half hour in the back yard with the swing set.

I thought "how wonderful it must be to be retired, and be able to swoop in and rescue your grandchild for a half hour" and more importantly.. "woo hoo ~ a half hour of concentration so I could do my challenge card! Thank You Grampy!!!

I went back to my new favorite technique, the reinker float. I embossed on shimmer white and this time used 3 colors, bashful blue, night of navy and artichoke to create the focal point for this fun card. I love that I was late, and I'm making a card with a clock, talking about being unhurried.. Ironic. :)

I wish i had craft reinker. I think that would have added to the look and gotten it closer to the inspiration piece.

I changed my mind midway through making this and decided to go landscape instead of portrait , which means my (embossed) background is the wrong way.... but I decided to let it go (those who know me well would be proud).

Then ~ out of nowhere ~ (don't you just love it when stuff works out) I realized that one of my scallop circle dies from sizzix fit's the clock perfectly! I used direct to paper to smooth ink all over this card in select places, and on the scallops to make the cardstock not so plain. I used my slot punch, to punch a hole at the top of the card, at the fold, and ran my ribbon through the hole. Then i just layered everything together.

This might make a nice fathers day card for Grampy from Alexis.. I don't know.. maybe it's too grown up. Either way, I like it!

Great colors and I cant wait to see what the other diva's have come up with!

Is it Friday yet?
Selene~

8 comments:

Brenda said...

that's just beautiful, Selene! I love that technique and your card turned out awesome!

Ilse Vargas said...

It looks beautiful! I don't have the set, but great way to use the die! I'm waiting for Friday too :)
Greetings,

Kelly A. Swienton said...

Great card Selene -- glad you had the opportunity to steal away and create! CONGRATULATIONS on being featured in the Stampin' Success, you truly deserve it!

Brenda said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!

Kristin said...

Selene, I love it. I wouldn't have noticed about the background being the wrong direction. THis is just wonderful!! Awesom euse of the colors and that stamp set!

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful design on this - love the time piece theme and great technique! thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment! off to browse through your cards!

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

Great job, Selene! I am glad you find the time to get your card done for this week's challenge. I love the face of the clock.

njburk said...

Your FLOAT is wonderful--I have not tired that that tech. yet. Love that set--I used it for my BC!
It's even better to know it's in the new catty!
TFS, Nola