Friday, July 18, 2008

Yes! This Was A Challenge!

Happy Friday to you! This week's Blogger's Challenge was a color challenge...Stampin' Up's Sahara Sand, Really Rust, Mellow Moss, Regal Rose, and Blue Bayou. Right away, I had a big problem...I don't have anything Sahara Sand...not a marker, crayon, ink pad, scrap of paper...nothing!! That's when I decided to call my Stampin' Up demonstrator Clara. She was sweet enough to share her Sahara Sand ink pad and a sheet of cardstock with me. Thanks a bunch Clara! Now I was set to get to work, or at least I thought that I was. I decided on this image from the Stampin' Up set Long-Time Friend (retired) and used inks and watercolor crayons in all of the required colors to color up my image. (I was able to sneak in the Regal Rose on the two little flowers on the bottom right.) The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Cute Critters (retired) and I used the Linen background on the Sahara Sand panel and the card base. My layout started off as this week's Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge with a few little changes. I was ready to put my creation together and then realized that I was completely out of Really Rust cardstock! Oh bother! I didn't know what to do. After frantically digging through my sheets of paper, I found that I had a new package of Stampin' Up Fall Flowers Designer Papers. Thankfully, there is a sheet in there with Really Rust flowers! Yippee...I was saved!! After all of this, I finally have my card finished for this week's challenge.

For more creations with this color challenge, just click on the Blogger's Challenge logo on the right side of my blog. Thanks so much for stopping by today...Toodles!!! :D

18 comments:

Ida said...

Absolutely Wonderful! This is a perfect set for showcasing all the colors from the challenge. So glad your friend was able to lend you some card stock & ink. Love this!

Barb Hardeman said...

Just delightful! What a friend your demo is to lend you what you needed to make this challenge a success.

Sheryl said...

Very pretty! I really like this set, especially for this challenge. The DSP is perfect too!

Suzanne said...

Fabulous job! It is so pretty.

Connie said...

Great job with the challenge! I love Sahara Sand...now that you've used it...you'll be HOOKED! It is a great neutral color.

Nikki Bond said...

This is stunning...I love your coloring and the layout is awesome! {SMILES}

Heather said...

OH WOW!!! your card is so pretty!!! I am glad you got what you needed to complete it! :)

Beckie said...

you did great! I love the patterned paper on there!

Basement Stamper said...

What a wonderful card!!! Love how you used all the colors on the image itself, it's beautiful!

Lori said...

So pretty! Your watercoloring is lovely.

MJ said...

Great job. I love the way you laid out the papers.

Lisa Bohler said...

Oh, that stamp set is a beauty and especially with your watercoloring! Maybe this challenge will prompt you to add Sahara Sand to your collection!!! It's a GREAT neutral!

Marcia said...

Gorgeous, so much elegance in this card. Love what you have done here.

amycara said...

Gorgeous card! Great job on a difficult challenge!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is really beautiful Kimberly and I just love the sentiment, Have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Clara said...

You're quite welcome Kimberly,glad I could help out. :) Your card is lovely as usual. This designer paper was a great choice.

Lauren said...

Such a pretty card. Great job with the challenge.

Chrissy D said...

I had the hardest time with this color challenge too. But you did a beautiful job with it! TFS!