Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Purely Wild Celery

...that's today's color challenge on SCS...to use Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, and Wild Wasabi with black as an optional color. I pulled out my old but faithful Natural Beauty set and got busy with Emily's challenge. :)

Sorry for the late post today, but I'm dealing with a sick toddler. :(

I combined the colors with Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch #44....except I forgot the photo corner punches. Oops!!

The black circle behind the sentiment is up on dimensionals. The sentiment was punched with the word window punch, and then I hand cut the flag end with scissors. The images are watercolored with reinkers and inkpads (by smashing the ink in the lid). The halo effect around the main image was done with a Copic marker.

The inside of the card includes a white panel with the same large flower stamped on the left side in Certainly Celery.

Recipe ~
Stamps: SU Natural Beauty, Gina K Designs Kindred Sentiments for Her
Paper: Certainly Celery, White, Basic Black, Afternoon Tea (Wasabi)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Warm Grey #1 Copic
Accessories: Dimensionals, Black Brads, Word Window Punch, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punch
Technique: Watercoloring

I also want to share some really pretty cards I've received from my friends...

First are two birthday cards from Jen/jetstudio29 (the beach card) and Wendy/weebeestampin (the pink swiss dots card). Not only did you girls surprise me with some beautiful early cards, but thank you for the stamped images too. Wow, love them all!

Next are three birthday cards from my PIF friends, Stephanie/SBS81 (the cupcake card) Bev/triasimite (the hedgie card), and Arlene Bridges (the guava blooms card). Quite the gorgeous cards, huh? Thanks girls, I love 'em.

Next is a thank you card from Marisa (the black butterfly card). She's the winner of the recent blog candy...and check it out, she's using the butterfly punch that she won. Such an elegant card. Thanks, Marisa! Glad you're enjoying it. I also received the cute Precious Moments card from Lori/LMcAree wishing me and DH a happy 10-year anniversary. Thanks for thinking of us on our anniversary, Lori! So sweet of you.

Hope you're all having a good day!


LeAnne said...

Wow! You are one lucky almost-birthday girl! You card is beautiful, as usual! Love how you added the sentiment to the flower.

Rose Ann said...

I love your gorgeous card, Denise!! Those colors are so pretty, and I love your layout too!! Awesome RAK's too! You deserve them!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh goodness Denise, I'm sorry your little one is ill. Hope they get well soon!

Your card is beautiful! So clean and crisp!

silke said...

Beautiful card - my almost birthday girl - LOL!!! Love how you've worked the colors and the Mojo Sketch!!!

Wonderful RAK's you have received -see how much we love ya?!?

Janette said...

Denise the card is gorgeous and I really love how you make the inside just as pretty- "forced" me to always try and do the inside of my cards also. Great cards and happy mail you received too- hope it helped your day a bit with the sick dd.

Cindy Haffner said...

Your card is so pretty.

Shannon Erskine said...

Wow Denise! You lucky girl! What beautiful cards you received. Love your card for todays color challenge too! So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful. I like how you did the sentiment also.
JoAnn scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

Jetstudio Designs said...

Your card is very pretty!! I really like how the colors go together. It looks like your going to have a great birthday!

Marisa said...

Love your card today! Great example for the CC.

Thanks for the pleasant surprise! Since I don't have a blog this is the next best thing - lol!! Glad my card made it made it to you and yes, I am totally enjoying that butterfly punch!!

StampMom said...

What a lovely card, nice color combo & love that sketch. TFS!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous card Denise ... I love how you combined 2 challenges.

Also, it's my turn to tag you. Check out my blog when you get a chance. And if you don't feel up to playing along, that's fine.

papersunshine said...

Love the color challenge card! Wow, you really have great ideas for that stamp set. Nice cards you received too!

Jackie Pedro said...

Denise, your card is beautiful! I couldn't get these colors to work for me....but maybe I need to go back and add black!!

Lucky girl...you and all your RAK's!!

JAR said...

How beautiful your card is! And happy birthday!

Wendy said...

Beautiful challenge card, girl! I just love that flower from Natural Beauty! You really made those colors work beautifully! :)
Love all your birthday cards as well! Your so deserving of them! :)

Have a great day!

Amy Sheffer said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Denise!! I love your take on the color combo! Beautiful coloring!!