Monday, June 27, 2011

Flowers, Flutters, Fairies, Fancy Folds + Color Combo + Simon Says

Mo Manning's DP2 Challenge this week is all about Flowers, Flutters, Fairies, and Fancy Folds.  I made a card that covers two of the four..... well, maybe three of the four if you count the white bow as a fancy fold.  Now for the color combo: as I was browsing blogs this morning I stumbled upon the SPCC Challenge, which just happened to have the color combo that I had just colored.  Then visiting the blog of one of my favorite sketch designers, Jane at Jane's Lovely Cards, I found a sketch that I just had to play with and she happens to be this week's designer for Simon Says Stamp Challenge.  Thus, this card is going into three challenges, a rarity for me.

This started with an image for Mo Manning's DP2 challenge.  Her new "housework fairy" is my idea of a fairy godmother and I keep wishing she would come to my house!  Along with the fairy I have flowers and a fancy folded ribbon bow -- a bit of a stretch for fancy fold, which, I'm sure was intended to be the card fold. Oh, well, there is enough on this card to make it interesting!  I'm not much for CAS --- there are just too many pretty papers and embellies out there!

The fairy is colored with Copics, as lightly as I possibly could.  I love to layer on the color! The dp is from K & Co Watercolor Bouquet collection as is the strip of flowers along the bottom half of the card.

The inside of the card has some of the paper scraps to dress it up a bit.

Here is the color combo for this week from Scrapmaster's Paradise.  Being new to this challenge, a quick browse of temptingly delicious color combos will have me returning, especially when I need inspiration for a new color scheme. These are Stampin' Up colors, but beginning next week the Copic equivalents will be posted as well.  Woo hoo!  I don't remember the specific colors used here, but suffice to say they were pale Bs, BGs and RVs. 

Finally, here is Jane's amazing sketch which is the theme at Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week.  Can you see why I just had to play with this sketch? 
Well, yes, this is my second post of the day.  Since I have several cards to make, and some actually meet challenges, it just might be a busy week!

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debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous cute card.

Elaine L. said...

Wonderful card! The colors and layout are great, and those roses are gorgeous! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Lynette said...

Very pretty! I wish she would stop on over to our house, too!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous! I took a looky at that sketch too. WOW! your card is just gorgeous. Love the image and after seeing it I'd say I wish my whole house were clean. LOL That is a feather duster, isn't it? HeeHee! LOVE it! xxD

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful Barbara! I love the distressed edges. Mo's Housework Fairy is fabulous, wish she would come to my house. Lol ~jeni :)

Mandy said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Barb, I love the image of Mo's you've used and your colouring and shading is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our sketch challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Mina said...

oooohhhhh I love this card Barb, its so fabulously coloured and the design is perfect for this fab Mo's fairy
Mina xxx

Dorcas said...

THis is gorgeous! I love the coloring too. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo’s!

Jane said...

This is so gorgeous! love the colours and fabulous details, thank you so much for your lovely comment on my sketch! hugs, Jane x

Lori said...

OMGOSH Barb, this card is so stinkin' cute!! I love that image and your use of our colors from SPCC rocks! WTG!

Lori - SP Color Diva

Nancy said...

That fairy is so cute. Love the colors, and your coloring is perfection! I saw that sketch over at SSS...gears are turning!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG...what a darling image and your coloring, colors, and details are all FABULOUS!!!!!