Friday, January 18, 2008

Blogger's Challenge (Jan. 18th)

Our challenge this week was a color combo - Blue Bayou, River Rock, Real Red, and WW OR VV. Well, since I found out that I don't have any Real Red card stock, I used it as accents on my card. This is such a cute set from TAC - I don't believe it is available anymore, so I'm glad I got it! One of my best friends is going through some rough times right now, so I thought I'd send her this card.

A bit about the card - I stamped the elephant and colored her in with my Aqua Painter and the River Rock ink. I then used Copic Ciao R29 Lipstick Red marker to color in her nails. I added some glitz to them as well with the Sakura Glitter Gel Pen. I sponged the scalloped piece with Real Red ink - to add a touch more red to the card. I stamped the circular design from SU's A Beautiful Thing onto the River Rock with River Rock ink. After tying the ribbon around the card, I used SU's dimensionals under the elephant to give her some 'lift'. The greeting is a bit hard to read here, it says - If you ever need a friend --- I got your back!

I tried to do the sketch challenge over on Kim's blog, but not sure I succeeded. :) Oh well - I tried!

Supplies:
Stamps: Stand Tall (TAC), A Beautiful Thing (SU!)
CS: River Rock, Blue Bayou, WW
Ink: River Rock, Blue Bayou, Real Red, StazOn Black
Other: Stamping Sponge, Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Marvy Scalloped Circle Punch, Aqua Painter, R29 Lipstick Red Copic Ciao Marker, Sakura Glitter Gel Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

15 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

What an adorable card! Love that elephant image! So very, very cute!

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

Sooo cute!

Lisa said...

Cute Karen

Amber Porter said...

Very cute card. That image is adorable!

Nikki Bond said...

What a great way to improvise the lack of red paper! It turned out BEAUTIFUL! {SMILES}

Basement Stamper said...

Great job Karen! love the accent color of red instead of a ton of it.

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Wow....this card is Awesome!!!

Tex said...

What a darling image! I love your card, Karen!

~Tex

Lila H said...

Cute, your friend will be cheered up for certain.

astampingteddy said...

what a cute card - and the red ribbon and brushed edges are perfect!
Claudia

MJ said...

Tee Hee, how cute.

Lisa Bohler said...

Such a darling card...love that phrase, too!

Lori said...

Nice job! That elephant image is the cutest thing. I'm sure your friend will appreciate the card.

Ida said...

Very cute, Such a sweet elephant image.

Jennifer Bradley said...

This is soooo cute - love the colors!