Friday, March 4, 2011

Bloggers Challenge - Color Challenge

Brrr, it sure is cold here in New England today.  Only 12 degrees as I left for work this morning.  I was so glad to hear the weather forecast say it will be warmer this weekend.  I was also so glad to get such a great color challenge to work on this week for bloggers challenge.  Our challenge (and yours too if you decide to play along) was to use the colors peach, green and white.  How springlike are those?  My biggest challenge was figuring out what image to go with.  I couldn't help but finally settle on a floral image, although I was tempted to do a peach jam card.  Maybe I'll work on that this weekend, that is if I have time.

My son plays on the varsity basketball team at his high school and their team is phenomenally good this year.  The goods news about that is that they are playing in a lot of playoff games this march.  The bad news is that my son doesn't get a lot of playing time this year because the boys are so talented, he's no longer the star!  Ah well, it's a great life lesson and he still loves the game and the team.  We are encouraging him that his role this year is more a  Rudy.  For those that don't know the movie, it is about a young man with a passion for Notre Dame football.  He goes to the school, makes the team but never gets playtime.  His role is to work with the starters during practices to make the starters superstars.  He accepts his role gladly and the team succeeds.

Eric is a junior this year so he may get a chance to shine next year.  But the reason for that little story/diversion is that I won't have time to stamp tonight because we will be going to the big divisional playoff game tonight.  We will face a team we have beat twice before but it's still a big game.

So, do you want to see the card??  Of course you do.
This is a clean and simple design using a darling sketch I found in my sketch box.  The image is an old SU set for mothers day.  I stamped it on watercolor paper and used my watercolor crayons and an aqua pen to put color in the flowers and pots.  I added Tim Holtz pearl drops on the pussy-willows to give them texture.  I added stickles to the peach blossoms on the topiary.  The card stock is SU Apricot Appeal (retired), certainly celery ribbon and card stock for the horizontal line and old olive DSP for the scalloped edge.  The watercolor paper is matted on a fine line of certainly celery.  The sentiment is an A*Muse favorite and the pearls add a nice accent to the left upper corner.

Do you want to play along with the challenge?  Just make a card using peach, green and white.  Load it on a blog or splitcoaststampers and then add your link below. 

17 comments:

Chrissy D said...

PRETTY! Love the row of pearls in the upper left corner!

Lisa Bohler said...

So pretty! Love the pearl accent row and the olive scallop accent!

BarbaraW said...

Love how you painted your image. Love the pearls.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

So gorgeous. What a beautiful card.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab use of this weeks colors, love the sentiment to go along with your blossoms! Hope it warms up soon!

Ida said...

Very pretty. This has such a nice soft feel to it.

Basement Stamper said...

gorgeous set of flowers and the pearls on the side make it so dainty and cute.

JP Card Crazy said...

Fantastic card love the row of flowers and soft colors!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautifully done Linda! Wonderful CAS design! Love the addition of the pearls! See you tomorrow! :D

Pat Huntoon said...

Nicely done - the scale of your details are perfect for this card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lovely card- pretty image and the watercoloring is awesome- it is so soft and pretty.

peggy gatto said...

Simple and fresh and effective design, I like it!!!!!!!

Barbara said...

Such a wonderful, fresh and clean card. Sweet and spring like...love the greeting.

Anne said...

Very pretty! I really like the watercolor flowers and pots.

Lori said...

Great design! Love how you used the challenge colors.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Sweet CAS card!

Tami Black said...

I do hope your team won! Fabulous story and what a great life lesson...this card uses one of my absolute favorite retired sets. Love it!