Friday, May 14, 2010

Yes...It's a Teal Turtle!!!

Happy Friday Friends! Do you have anything special planned for the weekend? I have one very special little league game to go to (if it doesn't rain) and then I'm hoping to spend the rest of my time stamping away!

Today's Blogger's Challenge is a color one - Red, Teal, and Curry. For my card I used Riding Hood Red, Bermuda Bay, and then I ended up using So Saffron in the place of the Curry. I had to improvise, but I'm thrilled with the results. I started off with a digital image from Pink Cat Studio (Lily Riding Turtle) and I colored it up with my Copic markers (BG11, BG15, BG18, BG32, C1, E000, E01, R20, R27, R29, Y32, and Y35). The sentiment is also digital and it's FREE from Pink Cat Studio. The patterned paper is from the Quite Contrary line by My Mind's Eye. Luckily it had all of the colors from the color challenge in it. The other accents that I used on my card were Stampin' Up's Top Note Die, their So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, and I used my Swiss Dots embossing folder in my 'Bug.

The last time DH and I were at Barnes & Noble, I was able to pick up a copy of Paper Craft's Go-to Sketches. I started off using one of the sketches on this card, but my image was a little too large for that particular design, so I ended up going a different way. Which is usually what happens when I try to follow a sketch...lol! That's quite alright though, because the book is just filled with oodles and oodles of ideas and inspiration. I'm sure that I'll be able to get a sketch the right way sooner or later...lol!

For more inspiration with this wonderful color combination (I think that it's just perfect for Summer), please check out what the other Ladies from the Blogger's Challenge group have come up with. You can find their links here. Enjoy your Friday, and thanks so much for stopping by for a visit...Toodles! :D

27 comments:

Linda Monroe said...

This is darling. I like the colors - though I'd never think to pair them together myself. Isn't that what's great about a challenge? I may also have to pick up a copy of that sketch book. Looks like some good inspiration. Good luck at the little league game! Hope the weather holds out for everyone.

Lisa Somerville said...

Great take on this weeks colors! You always use the cutest images, beautiful coloring, love that Minds Eye paper!

Connie Babbert said...

This is so wonderful! Again, I LOVE your coloring skills...beautiful job with the colors, sketch...everything!

GCgirl said...

Your cards are always so fun--this is no exception. It oozes sumer fun! :-)

BarbaraW said...

Adorable image. Great coloring. Wonderful background. Cute card.

Ida P. Krause said...

Another "Winner" here with this adorable summery card. I love it!

Tami Black said...

I love the way you used the colors and your DSP, but the card is so darned cute! Love the image and the way you colored it -- perfect!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful card, Kimberley...delightful image and your layout is lovely. Hugs, Gayle.

Margaret Raburn said...

What a cute card! Love the layout and your coloring too!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a sweet image-perfectly colored- love your papers and great layout too! You are costing me $$$

Heidi Hihn said...

Adorable!! Love the image, texture and ribbon on this card!

Lisa said...

Darling! As always!

Selene Kempton said...

oh this is so pretty! I love the image and your awesome coloring.

Lisa Bohler said...

I love your teal turtle! I like how you tipped the main image and added the cut-out sun!

Patti Chesky said...

Cute card....love the top note frame as a backdrop to all the wonderful elements.

Barbara said...

What a work of art! Simply a lovely card.

Basement Stamper said...

Love the image, it is darling! The go-to sketches mag is one of my favorites even if it's just a starting point.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ah, so cute, and the colors worked great! hugz

Lori said...

This is too cute!

Clara said...

Well this is the cutest teal turtle I ever saw! :) Love these colors together. The layout is just great.

Peggie said...

Cute card. Love the colors and the layout.

Jane Bosi said...

You have the cutest images!! I'm always bummed when they are digi--I just can't get into the digi images--you've done this fabulously!

Connie Paxman said...

wow on your card...and I am going to try those digital images...The MME paper is to die for and compliments your switch of color...I love the so safron with this combo..
connie paxman

Tiffany Bauer said...

Your cards are always cutest!! I love all these images and your coloring is fab!!! Love this turtle and that girl is too cute!!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

What an adorable card!! I love the stamp and the colors that you used.

cabio's craft corner said...

Such a darling image and a cute card!
hugs,
Cabio

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh I love how you put these colros together! FABULOUS!