Tuesday, January 12, 2010

More yummy inspiration

Hello, hello!
How y'all doing today?
I'm getting ready for work but it's all good... none of the same stress from last week. This week is all about the routine. :)

Still, I can't really dilly dally with my post so I'll just jump right into it... my card today fits two different challenges. First is the Quixotic "hot chocolate" challenge. I don't like coffee and I don't drink tea but I love a good mug of cocoa on a cold day so this one was right up my alley. We're supposed to think chocolate, marshmallows, whipped cream and all that yummy goodness so I pulled my color scheme of off-white and browns from that... just looking at this makes me thirsty, mmmmmmm. I'm becoming convinced that good eats make for great card inspiration... ;)
Next I used Ria's sketch challenge from All That Scraps for the over-all layout design. I loved the swirly circle in the center and new I had the perfect stamp to re-create it as a window for little Chanter. :)
Now if you decide to do the ATS challenge too don't forget that in order to be eligible for the weekly prize you can't combine it with any other challenges.

Ok, that's all I've got for today. Take care and I'll see y'all back here tomorrow. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- cardstock warehouse kraft, CC Designs ivory
paper- K&Co (white), Basic Grey (brown), My Mind's Eye (polka dot)
stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Chanter Heartsong), Hero Arts (sentiment), Verve (Fairy Tales swirly circle)
ink- Memento rich cocoa, Versamark clear, Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
American Crafts Zing brown embossing powder
Kaiser Craft pearls
Paper Trey ink twine
misc button
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E50, YR00, E51, R20, W5
hair- E35, E57, E59, E49
eyes- E44, E47, E49

42 comments:

GobeaGirl said...

Hi Amy, I love this card. She reminds me of Betty Boop...I love the way she is peeking out..I also just love this color combo, one of my favorites...lol..ADORABLE! Have a great day, Lisa G

Angela said...

Oh Amy, this is s pretty!!! I just love the color combo reminds me of Dove chocolate with the rich browns and her flowing hair!!I alos just love this layout!!
Hugs,
Angela

Kellie Winnell said...

Ooooo Amy this is just absolutely GORGEOUS! I love what you have done with Ria's fab sketch and the way you have made her come out of the circle, so creative, just LOVE it!
Hugs Kel

Tammi said...

OMGosh she's so sweet peeking out like that! Pretty background with the pearls here and there, beautiful! I've been looking for a circle like that, thanks for mentioning where you got it! :) ~Hugs

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

LOVE this! It looks like Chanter is coming right out of the card. I LOVE that swirl..dang now I have to go check out verve. Hope you had a great day at work.

Tessa said...

Beautiful card!! Just love the details of the colors and paper and I always love your coloring of the stamp!!

Kris said...

i LOVE this!!! sort of a vintage feel with the chocolate and cream colors... i just love earthy colors... Beautiful card Amy!!! can't wait to see what you create next!! Have a wonderful day!!! =D hugs, Kris

Kelly Booth said...

She is so SWEET Amy....Love this adorable Card!!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

This is gorgeous, Amy! Love the colours, and Chanter looks fab peeking out of the window!

Jamie said...

This card is fabulous. Love the little pearls, they remind me of bubbles...And Chanter peeking out of the card is adorable.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

love your card! it's so yummy - gorgeous colors, love the pearls,...thanks for sharing :)!

Jen Shults said...

I LOVE this!!! Just a gorgeous layout and I love the whimsical placement of the pearls and the cut out around the fairy. Amazing job!!

Brandi said...

Oh Amy... pure awesomeness as always! This is in the running for one of my favorite cards you have made! Smiles ~Brandi

kadie said...

GORGEOUS!!! Her eyes are stunning and her tiny little lips are perfect!! I love the browns of this card too!

donna mikasa said...

Chocolate goodness! Love Chanter coming out of the window....genius!

Betty Kimmel said...

OMG!! I so love this card! its super cute!!..
Hugs
-BK

Leah the Orange said...

OMG, Chanter looks GORGEOUS, Amy! i need to start writing down all these wonderful ideas! i love it when you alter stuff!

Claireabelle said...

Just gorgeous, love those colours
x

WickedPixie said...

Amy!!! This card made me squeal! How cute is she peeking through that hole!? :-)Traci

Shirley N said...

I love chocolate and I love this card! Really love your layout, such a stunning card! Soooo adorable to have her peaking out like that! Yup, this IS a yummy inspiration for sure!!!

Kathy said...

Amazing card. What a fun challenge! I love your muted browns. You created a stunning project with this concept. Her face is colored amazing! Always a treat to pop by your blog!:)

Ria said...

OMGosh Amy this is soo freaking gorgeouss!! Is that really with my sketch???love the swirly circle stamp and the cute Chanter coming out of the circle is just perfect!
Thanks for playing the ATS challenge this week :)
hugs Ria

Berenice said...

So beautiful! :)

Danni said...

So adorable! and beautiful! Love how she's peeking out!

Tracey Feeger said...

All I can say is "Gorgeous".
mwah
Trace

Dragonlady said...

Hi Amy

What a cute card, that image is fab and the colours are super.

Hugs Ali x

Sparkle said...

This is just precious!

Stamping Cafe said...

Oh my word, Amy! I'm speechless!! This is totally fabulous, love everything about it!! You are one amazingly talented girl!!

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE this yummy color combination, Amy!!!! beautiful beautiful card! i am in love..... =)

Crafty Jenn said...

This is super fabby! Chanter looks so cute popping out of that window. The colors are very elegant, especially with those cool pearls.

Kristy Young said...

Wowsers! This card is YUMMY! So gorgeous, you have rocked this!
Kristy x

tamara davis said...

how cute is that card!!! I want one!

itsabrt said...

Wow Amy I love the colors used as well as the terrific window! Beth

MicheyMoo said...

Amy....darling she's so cute peeking out of the window. I love the colours, all warm and fuzzy and cozy.

The heat has finally broken over here.....gonna be milder temps and some rain for the next few days. Phew...who could sleep last night, was still 30+C after midnight, blurgh!!

Hope you are keeping warm. xxx

Serafiia said...

WOW, I LOVE THIS CARD! you rock - again! And that doesn't surprise me at all. ;)
I love the colors, your coloring, paper you have used and the 'window' you have created for Chanter. And the hole packet is just so stunning and adorable!

Randi said...

Always a wonderful surprise at your blog Amy!! This is such a cute way to showcase you gorgeous fairies!! LOVE this layout idea!! And the scattered pearls...simply gorgeous!!!

Kim Dellow said...

I just adore how you have done this Amy! Fab! Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Challenge this week. Kim

Jodi said...

Oh I am loving this take on the sketch and how you used this super cute stamp too!! Your work is always an inspiration!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Tonje said...

Delicious! Love your colour combo on this one, and the fairy looks like she's popping right out of the card!

Pam Varnell said...

This is so cute Amy. I love her peeking through the window. Gorgeous card!!

RiNNE said...

I am IN LOVE with this beauty, Amy! Your cards are just so full of creativity and versatility...I never know what to expect. I adore all the browns and sepia and chocolate goodness! Chanter looks so beautiful!

crafty amy said...

I think if a tipped this card coffee would pour out it is perfect for the theme and a great way to crop this little sweetie....hum you have got my brain whirring again :D

Amy xx