Thursday, May 1, 2008

I can't believe I did a Splitcoast Challenge!

This is my first ever....I think I read them once or twice and thought it would be fun, but I just never seem to have the time. Today though I saw this card on Julia's blog and I just had to do it. I love the design and it was kinda easy. I know, that was probably the kiss of death saying that, but it was for me anyway.

The dp is Kaisercraft double sided. The image is from The Cats Pajamas, colored with Copics and cut out with my oval nestabilities. The ribbon is from Target...a really nice roll from their wedding collection that was on clearance! I guess orange isn't a big wedding color, lol! The flowers are new from Prima that I found in Michaels, and fixed with a sparkly brad from the Target dollar spot. I added buttons to balance the design. I also stamped images from Hampton (clear set with a tropical theme) in Versa Mark down the right inside of the card that shows and dusted them with I Kan Dee pearlescent chalk. I added some stardust to Sprinkles necklace and her ice cubes and the glass I coated with Diamond Glaze.

In this image you can see the tiny images that are on the right side...

This was a lot of fun to make. I guess because the sketch already gave me my layout, all I had to do was come up with the colors and image. I had TCP on the brain because I think about doing those challenges every week! And I just love this summer image...I mean look at that swanky kitty! I want that to be me right now! This paper is part of one of my recent purchases that I haven't put away yet, so voila, there were my colors! Tres facile! Wow, didn't know I could speak that much French! Have a great night!

7 comments:

Joan said...

Well, congratulations on your first challenge......I love doing them, even if it means combining more than one challenge in one card just to say I've done them....Yes, I'm obsessed and an addict. However, starting to do the challenges again (after two years) got me out of a funk...so it's all good.

I LOVE this card. After babbling above, the sketch challenge is one that sort of scared me this week...don't know why. I love your colours and that cat in the pool toy is awesome....totally Swanky!!!!! LOL
Joan

Ila said...

You did a Fabulous job on this card..I wasn't so sure I would make a card with this sketch..but after seeing such great cards...maybe I will.

Lauri said...

Such a cute card! I try to do the challenges when I can; I find it helps me break out of the routine...you did a great job! But you are so creative you really do not need the challenge!

Flossie's Follies said...

this card is fantastic, love that cute stamp and your colors.

Rose Ann said...

Wonderful card for the challenge, Danielle!! The image is so cute, and colored so nicely! Love the papers too!!

Julia Aston said...

can't believe that was your first challenge!??!?! keep doing them girl!! love this cute card - wonderful images and colors!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Love this! Your coloring is great and I love how you used the buttons!!