Thursday, August 18, 2011

Water Play & Prep

Well, fancy that....I've found a new Challenge Blog - Create with Connie and Mary.  They alternate between Colour Challenges and Sketch Challenges.  This week's Colour Challenge is Tangerine Tango, So Saffron and Pacific Point.  Gotta admit that I moaned when I saw Pacific Point, but all turned out well for these little guys spending time in the water!

To create the "lake" I used my Aquapainter to pick up ink from the inside of the Pacific Point stamp pad.  Because I was using the aquapainter the colour wasn't as strong as I applied it, but it keeps the Pacific Point hue.

I haven't used this fold (Gatefold) for a card for YEARS.  I think it's still a bit plain, but I'm going to leave it as is.  On the inside of the card I have attached a white piece of cardstock with the children stamped along the bottom in Tangerine Tango.

I'm in the process of creating projects for my September workshops.  I came across a version of this card by Onja Ming on Stampin' Connection.  I really liked how she had placed the ribbon BEHIND the punched border.  I always like to be able to give my stampers something to decorate their envelopes with - and it's usually a stamp that is used on the card itself - hmmmm - no stamp on this card except for the sentiment - NO Problem - I decided to take another piece of the Lace Ribbon Border and using it as a "stencil" to create the design on the envelope.

I just love it when the ol' lightbulb comes on over my head!  Hope your day has some AHaaa moments in it too.  Thanks for visiting.
Joan

8 comments:

Deb said...

Both of your cards are great! You did a great job with the challenge colors! Love your watercoloring! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Renée said...

Wow, love your cards! The top one is absolutely adorable. Thanks for playing with CCMC :)

Debbie Henderson said...

I really like how you completed the gate fold horizontally and the card is wonderful! I'm so glad you joined Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is just so super cute. I love the gatefold. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

Nance said...

Joan, your card is the perfect use of the CCMC colors! Fabulous coloring job of those sweet little kiddies and the horizontal gate fold is fantastic! So glad you could join us at CCMC this week!

Connie Babbert said...

That set is so perfect for the color challenge! Love how you made the sun and the gatefold card with it! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

What an adorable card! That set really goes along with the color combo perfectly...bright and sunny! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Lisa said...

Cute kid's card. Love the way the card opens. Great combo for this stamp image. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Thursday Challenge!