Saturday, May 16, 2009

KW Color Inspiration #52: This one was tough!

Well, I had yet to have one of Kristina's Color Inspirations stump me....until now. For some reason, this one was really hard for me. I think maybe because there were no dark, really bold colors to use, which I like and am used to using. So this one really took me out of my comfort zone. I had to really stretch myself to do this card. But I think that from a creative standpoint, it's good for the soul....not all the time, but on occasion!

So, with that said, here is my card for Kristina's CI #52. Its been so much fun playing along these past few months, and I have even made it into her top ten once, with this card which was probably my most exciting moment since I've been posting cards and such! Right up there with the births of my 3 boys! LOL! But really, it was an honor and humbling moment for me, considering all of you out there who create submissions that completely dazzle and blow me away! I'm just floored to be squeezing myself in amongst all this amazing creativity.

Okay, can we say sidetracked?

The details of my card are as follows: The colors are listed above, the baja background was embossed using my Swiss dots cuttlebug folder. I also used my SU "Top Note" die for both the sand as well as the Mustard DSP, which was out of a little 6 x 6 hostess pack of paper, I believe.

The bird, stamped in Baja, is this little crazy stamp that I saw out of the corner of my eye one night while at Michael's....I think it's the first time I ever bought a stamp from there. The saffron leaves, which are also Swiss Dot embossed, are from a REALLY retired hostess set from a few moons ago, and I was so excited to find coordinating buttons in my Big 'Ol Bag 'O Buttons.....I cleaned out the scrap store of their pail of assorted buttons a while back, and they have really come in handy let me tell you. The Baja satin ribbon is current SU, and those little Twinkles on the Bird, and on the 'W' of Wonderful, are from Taylored Expressions. I just realized there are a lot of circles and dots goin' on here.....but I think it works! Thanks for takin' a peek!

29 comments:

Edna said...

Fantastic card, great use of the colours and I love all the texture you applied to your creation!

stampinwithflick said...

Oh I love this card, very pretty indeed, great use of the colours.

Lisa Green said...

Wowsers, what a fantastic card, I really dig the layers, very cool

naveni said...

OMG your card is so pretty, great job on the CI.
Nadia

Dana said...

Fabby card! Love the birdie and bling :-)

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Very beautiful. Love all the dots!

Ange Kelly said...

Just gorgeous!

Karen said...

Very sweet card!

Kate's Life said...

Beautiful! I love all the layers!

Stacey Schafer said...

cute, cute!

ScrapyCrafter said...

So so cute Amanda! Love all the dots! You should enter this card for the Dots Hero Challenge! Simply adorable!

Yaneri

Linda Beeson said...

Very nice use of those colors.

Tracey Old said...

Love love love your card. Its just beautiful.

Tiffany Heilman said...

lovely. Great use of the colors.

Brit Swiderski said...

I agree, this one was a stumped me- I had a lot of trouble, too. Your card turned out gorgeous, though! The label shape, the pattern, and the stamping all works together so well. Great texture!

Two Happy Stampers said...

Oh, love your take on this challenge! The buttons add such a nice whimsical touch to the card, which is perfect for the color combination. Great job! =)

travelingmama said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! A winner for sure (in my opinion!) :-)

Kelley Eubanks said...

I love your card! Pretty Pretty!

Brandi said...

Amanda,
Such a pretty card. I really like the bird, rhinestones and patterned paper. It all goes so well together. Great Job!
Brandi

Butternut Sage Designs said...

super cute card on this challenge Amanda!!!

kreativbydaniela said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte!!Wahnsinn!!Super schön!!

Terri E. said...

Fabulous detail. Love your buttons, emobssing and fun use of the top notz die. Great job on the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Winter said...

So pretty! Love the design!

lindal said...

Another super card. That is why you were a top 10 pick.I can imagine it must be an exciting experience to be in Kristina's top ten.

Tessa said...

So cute! I love your birdie and all the texture going on! Congrats!

Winter said...

Congrats on top pick!

Anthonette said...

Gorgeous card! Congrats again on making Kristina's top list.

Alberta said...

Absolutely lovely!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I absolutely love this card and was wondering if you could tell me what make/brand the bird stamp is - I know you made the card a while ago but I've been looking for a stamp like this for ages. Again, the card is simply stunning!

Thanks
Miranda
doo_meg@hotmail.co.uk