Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Two cards-Two Challenges



I was super busy yesterday, but I really wanted to participate in the color challenge over at SCS, so I made a card last night. The challenge was to make Yo-Yo Yellow look *good*! I had to laugh because I rarely use yo-yo yellow, so I was on board. I struggled with which stamps I could use that would pull off this challenge. I thought about birthday, because it is bright and fun, but opted for something a little more classy. I hadn't used Happy Harmony for a *long* time and thought it could use some love. The other two neutrals to use were going gray and basic gray. I had fun making this card. I think I *may* pull yo-yo yellow out a little more often.


My second card is for today's sketch challenge. When I saw the sketch, I knew a little mouse from The Saltbox Studio would be perfect. The set that I used is called Celebration Companion. It features this mouse and a variety of fun sentiments. I stamped the image with Brilliance Graphite Black ink and then punched it out with my large marvy circle punch. Since I was in the mood to continue using a bright yellow, I punched a marvy scallop with a yellow Amuse notecard and layered the circle onto that. I also used an Amuse notecard for the background polka-dot piece. I then colored the image with an assortment of Copic and Prismacolor markers choosing to bring in some other bright colors. It was from the image that I completed the card, choosing red and blue to make it pop. I added some stickles to the balloon and a few Amuse twinkle gems to bring the yellow into the card for consistency. I stamped the sentiment that is included in the Celebration Companion set and punched it out and raised it with dimensionals. I had a lot of fun using this sketch and these great images! Have you ordered yours yet? I hope so. I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!!!

4 comments:

Silke said...

Kelly - both of your cards are great!!!

I absolutely love what you have done with th yoyo yellow - it's gorgeous!!!

The other card is so much fun...the colors are great and I like all the little details....

lexidaly said...

great cards kelly! i love your stamp choice for the yoyo yellow card--so pretty. and the colors for the balloon mouse one are just fab!

Mercy said...

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rainy said...

Yoyo yellow to look good? Mission accomplished, Kelly! Both cards are fabulous. Love that little Saltbox Studio mouse.