Friday, February 18, 2011

CR84FN 15 Color Challenge

I have been lurking around a new-to-me challenge for some weeks now, and I had some time to play today so decided to have a go.  The talented Mona Pendleton hosts the CR84FN Color Challenge each week, and this week's colors are so luscious I couldn't resist.  Here is the inspiration photo for CR84FN15: teal, green, and yellow are the soft-as-spring colors.  I had so much fun I made two cards.

The first one uses mainly stamps from Hampton Arts' new line that coordinates with Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime paper collection.  HAD TO HAVE THEM!  I limited myself to just three inks and five Copics (two teals, one green, one yellow, and one brown for her hair).  The butterfly is from House of 3's Parisian Anthology, and the swirl is from Impression Obsession.  I did a little shabby sewing to sew on an oval of crepe paper to give the fairy a background, then distressed the edges a bit.  Also added some shabby scraps zigzagged to the bottom of my little garden scene.

Next up, a one layer card - absolutely no cheating here, just a single cardstock card base and stamps were used.
I started to really get in to one layer cards after playing in a Gingersnap Creations Challenge.  Such a fun way to collage a bunch of your favorite images!  This card also uses the Parisian Anthology, Hampton Arts, and Impression Obsession stamps, and adds in a blue frame and sentiment from Artistic Outpost's new sets.  I just want to go decorate my house in these colors now, LOL!

Happy Friday everyone, and have a wonderful weekend.  We have five hockey games in three days (two professional, three amateur) and some volleyball practice thrown in.  I've got to figure out how to carry my stamps and ink and paper with me. ;)

20 comments:

Shelley said...

Both cards are lovely! You will need to rest up on Monday, lol.

craftattack said...

Wonderful cards and colours!

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are both lovely, Jean! Love the sweet fairy scene and the one layer card is a wonderful collage! Thanks for playing with CR84FN!

Debgem said...

Wow!! Both cards are just lovely. That fairy is so pretty! But I think the one layer card is brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Teamjes said...

Lovely cards , the fairy is so nice and love how the the cards whit only stamps turn out , amazing !

Colleen Dietrich said...

Jean, both cards are great for the CR84FN challenge, but I'm really lovin' the OLC! THey can be hard to do, but you've created such interest...and all on one level! WEll done.

Suzanne C said...

Oh so beautiful. Love the new hampton arts stamps too. Although I resisted picking them up. Gorgeous one layer card. Beautiful use of the colors. Glad you decided to play along at the CR84FN!

Lori said...

Wow! Both are absolutely gorgeous! Those colors are so yummy! I just love the stamping on your second card!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

love your cards! The one layer is amazing!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Jean! Both of these cards are fabulous! You did an amazing job coloring that sweet fairy and your CAS one layer card is AMAZING! Thank you so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Sue Lelli said...

Jean, so glad you decided to play and with not just one lovely card but TWO! The fairy image and the torn paper on the first card is FAB and the one layer card is AMAZING! I don't think that would be possible for me! The colors and the stamping are just STUNNING! THX for playing with us this week at Cr84FN!

Jacqueline said...

I too think your one layer card is such a gem - they are both extremely pretty and the colors are spot on!

Linda R. said...

Oh WOW!! Both of these are just beautiful.. You rock this challenge my friend.. Hope you are haveing a great weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Heather Jensen said...

Both are wonderful, but I must admit that I LOVE the one layer card. That is fabulous. I need to try that.
Thanks so much for playing at CR84FN! :)

Jen said...

Beautiful cards!!

Susan Allan said...

You have done a really lovely job with those colours.
Beautiful!!

Thanks for your kind comment about my hand, it is fine now!

Take care.

Sue xx

Kristy C said...

beautiful cards!!! thanks for stopping by my blog :) I am going to follow yours :)

xx
Kristy

Dawn said...

I agree the colours are have a lovely spring feel and I love what you came up with very lush!

Love Dawn xx

Nancy Maxwell James said...

the colors are soooo spring and delightful! I just love this combo together and your beautiful stamping. Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog! :)

Holly said...

Oooooohhhhhh I love the colors you've used here! That fairy is so sweet, and all the different elements (butterfly, mushrooms, swirls, stitching, punched paper border) work so well together.