Friday, July 4, 2008

Blogger's Challenge!!!

This week's Blogger's Challenge was to create a card using the Color Blocking Technique. I haven't done this technique for a while. The first time that I tried it was when it was a challenge over on SCS about two years ago!!! That time, I used just different blocks of colored cardstock. This time, I used the same sheet of patterned paper (Chatterbox) and made it into rectangular blocks to fit on my card front.

I just love the mix of colors in this paper and took my inspiration from there. The paper reminds me of a garden, so I pulled out my new Storage Units, Ink & More set, Butterfly Garden, because every flower garden needs a few butterflies fluttering about! The butterfly images are stamped with Black Stazon and watercolored with Stampin' Up's Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive inks. The main image is layered onto a scalloped, eggplant rectangle that I made with my Nesties. A little bit of piercing was added to the corners for a simple accent. I used a sentiment from Papertrey Ink and my Stampin' Up oval punches to finish it off.

You can see some more Color Blocking creations by clicking on the Blogger's Challenge logo in my right side bar. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles!!! :D

19 comments:

Beckie said...

Beautiful card! I'm glad the clouds didn't keep it from us. I love the soft colors! it reminds me of a garden too. Great job!

Ida said...

Simply Lovely...The butteryfly is so pretty and sparkly and I love the patterned paper you used.

Barb Hardeman said...

Your garden idea with the paper is just lovely. Your butterflies just sparkle over your garden. This card is pretty and your finishing touches are wonderful...

Barbara said...

This is lovely.....and who among us doesn't like butterflies?!! Beautiful color combo...great card!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I'm not sure my last comment took...but I wanted to say how much I loved your card. Those butterflies look wonderful on your patterned paper.

Sheryl said...

Very pretty, Kimberly! Love the paper you chose!

Suzanne said...

So soft and pretty! Love this card.

dana wyzard said...

What do you do with all of your cards? Mine are adding up and it makes me feel "funny" when I want to create MORE.

Nikki Bond said...

What a gorgeous card! That DP is wonderful and love the butterfly image as well! {SMILES}

Marcia said...

Such a simple and effective card, I lvoe the DP and the butterfly finishes it well.

Kathie Bailey said...

Kimberly, this is beautiful! Love that you incorporated SU Ink and More stamps into the challenge too!

Connie said...

Such a beautiful card! I love it. We had a rainy, cool day here, too, but it cleared up for the fireworks!

Chrissy D said...

This is so lovely. The DP you used is so soft and elegant. Great job on the challenge! TFS!

Heather said...

it is gorgeous!!! I love the colors and layout of the card. So pretty!!

Claudia said...

GREAT Card - I love the colors!

Jeannette Swain said...

Great card. I really like the scallop edge around your butterfly focal piece.

Joan said...

Beautiful card. I love the paper and the butterflies. Joan

Lauren said...

Fabulous! Love how you colored the butterflies.

Clara said...

Beautiful card....you chose the perfect colors for it!