March 28, 2008

Bloggers Challenge


It's Bloggers Challenge Week 40 - and this weeks challenge is Springtime Flowers. It doesn't feel like springtime here - as we had a dusting of sleet and snow tonight! My challenge card for this week uses quite a few techniques - I'm really happy with the outcome.

I love the look of the Watercolor Crayon technique - but unfortunately Groovy Guava does not come in a watercolor crayon - so I mophed that technique...I stamped my flower image from Bloomin' Beautiful in black stazon on watercolor paper, then using my aquapainter and painted my image with Groovy Guava and Wild Wasabi. Once my image was dry - I went over the colored areas with my versamark and clear embossed. Now my image has some pop! To add a little more dimension to my card I used the "Out of the Box" Technique (10/04 TJNL) - here's a close up ----->
I tired a few different ribbons on my card - and taffeta was the way to go...Yep, I know what you're thinking Stampin' Up! doesn't carry Groovy Guava taffeta ribbon...I dyed my white taffeta to match my card. I simply cut my ribbon to the desired length, then using the direct to paper (ribbon in this case) method, I applied the ink to my ribbon. I then took my water filled aquapainter and went over the ink to soften the color, then heat set. Easy peasy!

Details:
Ink - Black Stazon, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock - Groovy Guava, Watercolor, Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Other - White Taffeta Ribbon, Aquapainter, Clear EP, Versamarker, Afternoon Tea DSP


Here's a few other flower cards
Flowers for a Friend

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge - just leave me a link to your card in the comments - I'd love to see your creations!


Have a great weekend!

~lisa

23 comments :

leenda said...

GORGEOUS Lisa! I love the colors!

Connie Paxman said...

Your card is an inspiration to buy the Designer paper..and thanks for the out of the box tip..the versa mark and EP really pop the image out.
connie p

MJ said...

Stunning color combo. Just beautiful.

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a beautiful card...the colors are so very lovely. We have been getting SO much rain the past few days that it really seems like spring although the temps could be a little warmer for my liking! Wonderful job with the challenge.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ohhhhhhhh,Ahhhhhhhhhh this is so beautiful! Fab card GF! Now I'm gona' have to buy that ribbon, it really helps make the card.

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous! I love that color combo and DP! {SMILES}

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh Lisa. This is drop dead gorgeous. Wonderful color combo...gret job on the ribbon dyeing. WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

This is "bloomin' beautiful"! Love the colors and the texture.

Charmaine

tonistamps said...

WOW! Great job Lisa. I love your watercoloring. Guava has been a favorite color of mine this year.

Basement Stamper said...

You are too cool!!! I love that about the ribbon and need to remember I can do that when I can't find the perfect color of ribbon I want. (like today). Great job, love the out of the box image!

Pat Huntoon said...

Woe Lisa. JustWos. That is one heck of a stunning card. Really, when I opened it, it took my breath away! Just a stunning creation.

Connie said...

Gorgeous!!! I totally forget about dying the ribbon. I was just lamenting the fact that we had no bright yellow ribbon! Love the layout of your card, too!

Daria said...

This is beautiful. I love all the flower cards you've posted lately.

amycara said...

WOWZA! Another beauty by Lisa! Terrific layers and love that GG taffeta! This one's really a stunner.

KimberlyG said...

This is a beautiful card Lisa! I really like the different techniques that you used. I didn't know what this week's challenge was, but I just made a card today and posted it on my blog with a sunflower! Hmmm...do sunflowers count as spring flowers? :D

Lisa Bohler said...

You technique queen, you! What a morph...it's simply stunnng!

Sheryl said...

Lisa, this is beautiful! I really like how nicely the ribbon took the Groovy Guava color!

Carol O. said...

I really like this card. The flower image looks almost professionally printed. I thought "why is she using a sticker???" hee hee.

Doris said...

I also love the out of the box technique, although I forget to use it. This poppy stamp is perfect for that since it would be too "leggy" just cut out around the image. Your colors and layout really pop! Mine is a simpler version. Stop in at my blog and leave a comment!

Corie said...

Oh my Lisa -- this is just GORGEOUS

Amanda Sewell said...

So pretty! I love that background paper! Stunning :)

Claudia said...

Very pretty and elegant - I bet it looks even more stunning IRL!

Lori said...

This is just gorgeous! The flower image is beautiful in those colors.

 
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