Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A New Year's Color Challenge


Happy New Year, everyone!! Here's hoping 2008 is a fantastic year for all of you! Today was a lazy day at our house. The kids (and Chris) played Guitar Hero, we watched some movies, and I had some time to stamp! I checked out today's Color Challenge at SCS -- Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, and Real Red. At first I wasn't sure I wanted to tackle it, but after looking over my stamps and papers, the wheels started turning and I came up with this card! The images are from Pretty Birds from the Kim Hughes Collection by Cornish Heritage Farms. I stamped the birds with Basic Black ink, and I used Basic Black and Real Red markers to ink up the sentiment. They were stamped on SU! Shimmery White cardstock, and the birds were watercolored with an aquapainter and inks. The heart is an eyelet from Close to My Heart. I actually love the way this card turned out -- I think I like this color combination after all! :)

For the next couple days I'll have more sneak peeks of the new C.C. Designs stamps being released this Friday, January 4 at All That Scraps. I hope you'll stop back! Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Pretty Birds (CHF) Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Taken With Teal, Real Red (SU!) Cardstock: Taken With Teal, Real Red, Shimmery White (SU!) Paper: Certainly Celery Prints (SU!) Other: Aquapainter, Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Corner Rounder, 5/8" Real Red grosgrain, Stamping Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals (SU!); white gel pen (Marvy); heart eyelet (CTMH)

13 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Happy New Year Christina!

Your card is great! I couldn't think up a darn thing for this CC...so I gave up and worked on some Valentine things...lol

I'm looking forward to seeing all your new cards this week!

Shel9999 said...

Cute!! Love their little pink bellies!! :)

Belas Creating Place said...

So cute is this card..
Happy New Year...Bela

Pat S. said...

Your little birds look like the little peach-belly love birds at Petsmart...how sweet!

Jenn D said...

These birds are adorable and the color combo is so pretty. I can't wait to get back into my stamp room today. I'm glad you had a nice relaxing day yesterday.

nancy morgan said...

happy new year! awesome job on the color challenge. i love the little red bellies on your birds...how creative, and gorgeous as always! c

Carol Weimer said...

So adorable. The color combinations are so great on this card as are the birds. Keep up the great work...I'll stop back for more information.

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OOOOH this is soooo adorable! I love the colors, coloring, layout, it's just darling!!

Wife2TJ said...

What an adorable card!!!

SueB said...

absolutely beautious card - you've sold me on these birds!
later, alligator!
- SueB of sueblondin.blogspot.com

beate said...

Wow! Your color challenge card turned out fabulous. LOVE the image, the layout, the paper...everything!

Happy New Year
Hugs and smiles

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh I LOVE the colors and your coloring! Birds are fabulous.

Alli Miles said...

LOVE IT! Are you posting your CHF cards in the CHF gallery??? Cause you totally should :)