Thursday, February 4, 2010

S&S Colour Challenge 1: Spring

Today's Challenge on Stars and Stamps is a simple one - make a card inspired by the beautiful springlike colours on this Easter dress. Isn't it lovely? I'm a big fan of aqua and sea-green, and I had some paper that seemed just right for the challenge.

My first card uses some embossed floral cardstock that was RAKed to me, two little embossed page corners that happen to be a perfect match, floral paper from the Rubber soul Meadow's Edge collection, and a vellum message from Colourbok's 'Growing in Faith' collection. It needed a little something extra and I hadn't used the white part of the challenge yet so I mounted a heart-shaped floral sticker on some white cardstock, trimmed it out, and put it on a popdot.

I hadn't used any rubber stamps yet... so for my second card I made a random background with one of my Heidi Grace floral stamps and a Serenade rainbow inkpad. I don't know if they sell these any more - I've had it for so long that it's disintegrating, but they had 'rainbow' pads for each colour family and I bought blue and green. I added a blue denim diecut with a sentiment from the same set, and put some white rub-on stitching along the long edges. The strip was JUST long enough to do them both. It still needed a little something so I used some stickers to finish it off.

Want to try this challenge (or any of the others posted?) Visit the Stars and Stamps blog and check them out.

3 comments:

Caro said...

I love the green in the second card.. very unique card... your work is lovely

Dawn said...

Wooo, your card really looks like the dress, you matched the colors very well.

Dixie said...

Kajikit, your cards are terrific. I really like the verse you chose for the second card.