Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Color Throwdown #25


This weeks color challenge, was well, a challenge for me!

Orange and red together are not a common combo for me...and being I don't have any SU! paper I of course don't have any patterned paper that contains these colors. I substitute Bazzill and Prism and get very close, but I usually have to create my own dp. Here they are:




I originally began with a stamped background (the green panel) but I hated it...and nothing I did to it could make it better. I just couldn't live with it and it had to go. Instead I tried again but this time embossing with a Cuttlebug folder instead of stamping. The pattern has a little bird in it, which I think is completely covered up, but it was repeating my adorable bird image. All of the stamps are from the set Birthday Surprise by Verve Visual.


The bird is colored with Copics but all of the other elements are paper pieced and popped up; hat, wing, balloons, and bow, which you can see in the picture below. The tiny bow was a challenge in itself! I went over all of the swirls in the elements with a Sakura Star Dust pen for some pizzaz too. The polka dot ribbon is from Papertrey Ink and I used the SU! scalloped border punch for the bottom of the blue panel. I pierced some corner designs in the main panel and on each scallop. I really love the bright colors-it's a very cheery birthday card for one of my sil's!




Check out the other team members wonderful creations!

Tammy - Stamp Happy
Broni - Splashes of Watercolor
LeAnne - Wee Inklings
Barbara - Paper Pursuits
Cathy - Crafty Thoughts

Hope you play along! Enjoy!

Don't forget to enter for blog candy here!

24 comments:

Poppy said...

wow I love the colours they look great together,great card.
poppy

Lauri said...

Oh my goodness, this is so pretty! The paper piecing is wonderful..you have such patience to do it!! Great job on a tough color challenge! That is a pretty set from Verve!

Anita Kurtz said...

Very cheery - Very cute!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Well, I think it turned out fabulous! I love the way you colored and pieced the bird and balloons, and the red dotted ribbon is the perfect accessory!

Cindy Haffner said...

So sweeet, love your ribbon.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Well you rocked it. Your balloons and the flourishes, colors..All of it..is adorable

broni (waterchild12) said...

I just love this super cute and super cheery birthday card! All the swirls and the polka dot ribbon are awesome!

Rose Ann said...

This is such an adorable birthday card, Danielle!! I love the images, and pretty ribbon treatment!!

LeAnne said...

Aw, this is so cute, I love all the sparkly swirls! Great job incorporating the challenge colors!
Somebody is going to LOVE this b-day card!
LeAnne

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Stardust pens are awesome, they just add such a great touch to cards. You did an excellent job, especially with that tiny bow!!

kim evans said...

I love this little guy! He (or she!) just looks like he is having so much fun. yippee!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love your popped out details!! ;) TFS!

noble pig said...

OMG it's adorable...what a card and the colors are fabulous.

Kelly said...

So very cute!!
Love the glitter, love the ribbon and the embossed bg!!

Great blog Danielle, I'm a newbie and came on over from Ila's blog, very awesome!


Kelly

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is such a darling card! It's such a happy card...love the colors, the ribbon, the balloons, and your fantastic coloring! WOW!

Candy said...

Fabulous!!

Cathy I. said...

love it! Great sparkle - such a fun card!

Julia Aston said...

Oh FUN FUN FUN Danielle!!! you rocked this color challenge!! love the hat on the bird and the fun balloons! the layering is super!!

Renée said...

oh, wow! love the gorgeous use of colour on this fabulous card!!

Ila said...

This is So Fun and Fabulous!! I love the way you've used these colors and the bird,hat and baloons are Wonderful!!

shel9999 said...

Sweet! I love the swirls and sparkles!

Shirley said...

How really cute and creative too! Love those baloons and that hat. Danielle, you have an award waiting for you on my blog. Congrats and have a great weekend too!

Curt in Carmel said...

AMAZING detail! I do love these colors together! This card certainly does not reflect you having problems. It is fabulous! Best, Curt

Poppy said...

Still love the colours have left you an award on my blog.
poppy