Friday, August 20, 2010

Summer Challenge



So.. one of my fabulous Paper Princess blog girls (Hi Melina!!!) came up with a great idea. A card challenge.. the first theme, Summer!

Each month a hostess mails kits to each of their team members the kit is to include 2 or 3 images stamped on white cardstock in waterproof ink, 1 ~ 6x6 piece of dp, 2-3 embellishments, 1 sentiment.

This month our hostess was April... and boy did she send out a doozy of a kit!!! Black cardstock, some amazing orangey, reddish, purplish glitter paper (can you say yummy!!!!) Some fabulous little black glittery discs - I'd love to know what they are!!, three white glitter brads, and some black Stampin' Up ribbon. And then.. I saw the stamped image.. and ... I thought.. UGGH! I'm not a stamper.. I love to colour - but I'm not very good at it... and this image.. well.. you need to be a good colourer!! (Yes.. I know that isn't a word!) I absolutlely love to look at these stamps.. Sweet Pea~Rising Flame .. and I love how people colour them.. but they are so imtimidating!!!

So.. I kept looking at it.. and looking at it.. finally last night I knew I had to get working on it... so.. because I am a crappy colourer... I took a copy of it just in case I screwed up. I was at a LSS crop and was colouring (and moaning) away.. and the girl across the table asked if she could colour the extra one I had. So.. I said.. sure.... she asked what I was doing with it.. I showed her the amazing paper April sent.. and told her to have at it. I continued to colour the one I was working on... and soon realized that I had nothing that compared to what she was doing. So.. I gave up. This girl spent 2 hours.. colouring my image... so I hope that is okay!!

I created the card. I added the extra white paper, and the purple Coredinations paper. I also spritzed the entire image with Smooch Spray in Vanilla... love the little bit of shimmer that it gives.. even though you can't see it in the photo.

Oh.. and I didn't find the little sentiment until right before I was finishing the card.. so had to redo my design a little.. but I think it still works... what do you think??

11 comments:

April said...

Awww...I can't believe you gave up on your coloring!!! I'm sure it would have been awesome! I do love the layout of your card...fabulous! The black things are called dots by Stamping Bella...you can get them as the dots (which you have) or as donuts. I love them and have a TON of them!

Jenny said...

This is so pretty! I really love your layout, it looks neat the way the image is positioned.

Melina said...

Tell the girl at LSS she did an excellent job!!! I love how you laid out the card. The image looks great turned like that! :)

Melanie said...

Aw girl this is georgous. These images intimidate me too but you did an amazing job on the card and I'm glad your friend could help you. ;-)

AnnMarie said...

Fantastic job!! Awesome LO!!

Nancy said...

Wow Moira, what a great card! I am intimidated by those images too! Glad I am not the only one.

Terria said...

hot hot I love your color choses!!

Kelly Haberstroh said...

you ladies with these hot momma cards!!! WOOOOOHOOOO!!! LOVE IT!!!

Lesley said...

I love your card, your layout is awesome!

Colleen said...

Very nice of her! I love the purple as an accent:) Great card!

marsha said...

Gorgeous! I love the LO - totally awesome card!
Hugs, Marsha