Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Today's Color Challenge Hosted By ....... Me!

I thought summer was the time when you had more time? I am finding I have less time!
I suppose, in all actuality, I have the same amount of time as every other part of the year. It's what I do with it that is different! Or maybe it just feels like time is slipping away faster than I want it to? :)

So, I have not stamped in several days, but was glad to be the guest hostess for the SCS Color Challenge today so I had to get back in the groove.

The colors I chose for today's challenge were Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink and Really Rust. Kind of an odd combination for me, but I love how the card turned out.


I used two images from my new July KOTM (a pocket full of...) by Unity Stamp Co.
My bird is stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black and then watercolored with the three challenge colors using an aqua brush and reinkers. The NQN panel is embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder.

There are Crystal Stickles on the bird's body, wings, and tail, which you can see a little better here (although not much!):


You can click on either photo for a closer look.

Thanks for taking a peek and stopping by today! I know the colors are a little different, but give them a try!


STAMPING ITEMS I HAVE FOR SALE

Stamps: July KOTM by Unity
Paper: NQN, Pretty in Pink, Really Rust, SU! Watercolor, SU! Bella Bleu and K & Co. DP
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, NQN, Pretty in Pink, Really Rust
Accessories: Crystal Stickles, Fiskars Border Punch, Labels 4 Nestabilities, pink organdy ribbon, NQN pearls (Kaiser Craft), paper piercer, Cuttlebug EF
Techniques: watercolor

27 comments:

Lori Barnett said...

WOW...this is wonderful! How have you been GF!!Sure miss ya! xx

RosesMarijke said...

Hi Judy!


What a
wonderful...gorgeous...beautiful card!!

Julia Aston said...

Great colors Judy! haven't checked out SCS yet this am - thanks for hosting today! love this pretty paper - your lacey edge, piercing and folk art bird!

the summer sure is flying by!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous color combo Judy! This works perfectly with the Unity image! Love this card!! wow!

Vicki said...

Beautiful card! Great color combo and details! Blessings to you!

BonnieRose said...

wow... so beautiful gf.. I am in awe!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Saw this on SCS earlier and it is a beauty! Hope I am able to get one done for the challenge....good color choice!

Jackie said...

Wow! Not a combo that I would've thought of but your card sure turned out great Judy!!!

Amy Johnson said...

I certainly know what you mean about being busy...I'm going out of my mind trying 'to do it all' myself. I can't believe how fast summer is flying by. Winter will be here before you know it. I love your card! And your color combo is fabulous. I can't wait to try it! Love the nesties with this image, how you stamped the sentiment on the dp, the punched border, the piercing, the pearls...well, just about everything. LOL!

Amy Johnson said...

I certainly know what you mean about being busy...I'm going out of my mind trying 'to do it all' myself. I can't believe how fast summer is flying by. Winter will be here before you know it. I love your card! And your color combo is fabulous. I can't wait to try it! Love the nesties with this image, how you stamped the sentiment on the dp, the punched border, the piercing, the pearls...well, just about everything. LOL!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card, lady!!! Great colors...I will have make time to play later on!!!

Lynn said...

Thanks for selecting these wonderful colors for today's SCS color challenge! Your sample is stunningly beautiful!! What a delightful bird image!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous card Judy!! LOVE the colors!! And that bird is just charming!!

Jennifer Talley said...

Wow, I love this! So pretty!!

Connie said...

So beautiful, Judy!! Such a pretty bird image! These colors really made me think outside the box...great challenge!

Gloria said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. I thought the colour challenge rocked...I was so pleased with how they looked together. Thanks!!

Jane Wetzel said...

very cool colors Jude...love this card, it is so cute!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow what a color combo. I did the challenge today and it was a challenge but I did love how it turned out.

Your card is gorgeous! Love the lacy border, the dp and the folk art bird!

ChristineCreations said...

Well I love how yours turned out much better than mine! LOL. Thanks for hostessing!

I love how the border matches the feel of the stamp too!

Juliana said...

GREAT color combo!!
I was so wrapped up in my own world I didn't see this yesterday!!

Beautiful card and Fabulous image!!
I love the way you used pattern paper with it!!

sue said...

This is gorgeous Judy! Love the bird, colors and everything about it.

Laurie said...

I love the layout, Judy, and the colors are wonderful, too. The edge punch really adds that "just right" feel to the card, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing it.

Grace said...

Hi Judy! I didn't get to play this challenge but I do love the colors you chose... when I read them I wasn't sure but all the cards look great and I love this one!!! This bird is the cutest image and love the punched edge and layout... so glad you got to stamp! Enjoy your busy summer and show schedule... it's busy but it must be a blast too!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Fantastic color combo Judy! I wasn't able to play, but would have liked to! Your card here is just so cute!

Kim Nath said...

Happy Birthday Judy! Sorry a little late but I have the same problem of shrinking time this summer. There never seems to be enough. I don't know how you do it with everything you have going on but this card is simply wonderful. Gorgeous coloring and choice of paper and a lovely sentiment. Perfection.

Peggy said...

That bird is absolutely beautiful!! Love the addition of the stickles. Awesome card!!

Pam said...

Judy, I love everything about this card.....particularly the color combination!!!!