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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bold and Bright

Hello, ya'll!  I hope you've been having a splendiferous weekend.  It's raining here this morning, but that's okay.  Everything is so lush and green this time of the year, and I love it! 

I wanted to post a couple cards I made yesterday.   I had some time to play in a couple Splitcoaststamper (SCS) challenges and both cards are bright and bold so prepare your eyes!

First off is a card I made to honor Carol (aka Carol_PA925) as Queen for the Day.  This is where you go and select one of the Queen's SCS gallery creations and make your own version of it.  Carol's bold and beautiful Red Birthday Floral really called to me.

I didn't get time to play in one of my favorite challenges----Teapot Tuesday----last week, so I made this card for that challenge as well, which was to use daisies in your creation.  I love these Gerber daisy images.  They can be a little labor intensive to cut out, but it is so worth it for the added dimension.  You can't see it very well in my photo, but I did score a grid pattern on the red cardstock with my ScorPal. I colored the center of my daisies with Adirondack Butterscotch ink with one of my finger daubers (love those things!).  The leaves are from Stampin' Up's In Full Bloom set which I water colored with Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke reinkers.

My next card was made for the Inspiration challenge on SCS.  Anne was our hostess this week and she provided us with a really jazzy website for our inspiration called.....Jazz It Up Interiors.  If you scroll down on my link, you'll see the hot pink wall art canvas that begged me to make something from it.




I stamped my Pick a Petal image in Pink Passion ink onto white cardstock and then onto Pink Passion cardstock and cut them out. I ran the darker petals through my crimper. I punched the little flowers from Pink Passion cardstock and sponged the edges for depth. I used my double circle punch on Rich Razzleberry for all the tiny circles piled in the center of the flower as well as for the orange centers on the small pink flowers.  The little purse/sentiment image is from Stampin' Up's Tag Time.  I used my black marker to add some tiny dots around the outer edges of the flower petals.  Last, I added these larger black eyelets with my Cropadile.

Okay, hubby and son were up very late last night watching movies (my night owls for sure), so they are still asleep.  Think I'll hop on over to SCS and play in the featured stamper challenge while they are snoozing.  After all, how can I run the vacuum while my precious family sleeps?  Giggle.  Come on over if you have time to play!

14 comments:

jdmommy said...

NEVER vacuum on a rainy day. The dirt sticks. Don't bake today either.....cakes don't rise. A rainy day is a crafting day. YAY!! I love your RED card for the challenges......you knew that!! I also love the BRIGHT pink card, which I commented on in the SCS gallery. Have a FUN day, GF! Hugs!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

at least i have a thin face from all this jaw-dropping beauties!!! wow! these are gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Charlene - I LOVE that beautiful red card with the awesome daisy!

Francie G. said...

Two bright and beautiful creations, Charlene! Our rain started yesterday and is still coming down! Reports are that we could get up to 5 inches before it is all over! Like you say, it makes things green and lush!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Two very happy cards Bert!! LOVE the smilin' daisies with that striking red bg!! And the hot pink flower with the sweet little border dots...darling!! Love these my friend!!

Traci M said...

Beautiful Charlene...I can see so much inspirtion in your hot pink number...and the red and black is so classy! Hey, I agree, rainy days are great for stamping...so enjoy your day!

Charlene said...

If the rain produces beauties like this at your house, then let it rain, let it rain, let it rain.

Gorgeous...the red/black is my fave but both are super duper.

Dawn B. said...

These are both wonderful Charlene.. I really like the daisies off to the side like that and your cutting is terrific.. I think the color combo on the second one is perfect.. Great job..

Lorraine said...

Looks like this was the week of big flowers! I love your daisies on that red background (and I can see the scoring - great touch). The pink one blows me away. I love the bold colors!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very pretty!!

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Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are BOTH so eye catching, Charlene! Love the bright and fun colors!

Anne said...

Charlene these are awesome cards!! I love the way you colored the gerber daisy's so softly and then got jazzy snazzy with your fabo Pick a Petal card!! Love these!! Hugs, Anne

Joanne (jojot) said...

well, gf....I am just catching up....real life has infringed on my free time lately....so here I am trying to see what I have missed....wowza...did I ever find a bonanza of beauty on this post....they are all fabulous...but gotta say that daisy card spoke to me with the RED, the gingham ribbon, and those daisies which are cutout so perfectly (I envy your ability to do that).....each card is fabulous, my friend