Sunday, March 21, 2010

Artful Inkables Birthday/ Color Challenge Card!

Happy Sunday blog buddies!!

With yesterday being the first day of spring I decided it was time to start my spring cleaning this year.  I spent many hours yesterday deep cleaning parts of our house with intentions to do the same thing today!!  It is no fun doing it, but sure wonderful when you can sit back and relax and enjoy the fruits of your efforts!!

So I finished this card earlier this week and hadn't had a chance to post it yet.

It combines a Think Ink #16 challenge on the  Artful Inkables blog to make a Birthday card and this week's SCS Color Challenge (CC262,) to use Elegant Eggplant (or Rich Razzleberry), Old Olive and Orchid Opulence.  At first I wasn't sure I would like those colors together, but in fact I really do love that combo.  And what was even a greater surprise was that those colors are some of the colors in the new line of Kioshi papers by Basic Grey.  So it was nice to use some of those papers for my creation.

I used the AI stamp set called Fairy Whimsy.  I thought these flowers and butterflies were so pretty to wish some one a magical birthday!  The birthday sentiment on the ribbon tag is actually made on the computer, but the rest of the words and images are all from Artful Inkables.  I colored the images in with my Copics.

The butterflies were stamped twice with the second set mounted on top of the first with dimensionals to give it depth and dimension.  I created the background effect by sponging on inks and then spritzing with Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist.  The color challenge had a "dessert" option to add swirls which I did by using my paper piercer adding a trail for one of the butterflies!

I hope you have a wonderful day and may your bucket overflow with blooming flowers, flittering butterflies and other reminders that spring is here!!


Carla aka scrappypug said...

What a fabulous card- love the images and the layers!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi kelly! how pretty! I love this!

Patti said...

This is so,so pretty! So spring like! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Artful INKables!