Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cool color throwdown

So did everyone else enjoy Blogger's mini crash yesterday? It was weird because with so many of the usual blogs that I check out being hosted by Blogger the world felt eerily quiet, LOL! What a relief to have it back in action with everyone being able to share again... whew! :)

I had planned on posting this card yesterday but since that was a no-go hopefully I still have time today to get it entered into the Color Throw down challenge over at Lily Pad Cards. This time it is a beautiful soft palette of aquas, cream, spring green and fig brown and as soon as I saw it I new the exact papers that I was going to use... some classic KI Memories that I've been hoarding away for just the right occasion. And as if that wasn't incentive enough, the challenge is also being sponsored by The Greeting Farm... yeah! So even though it isn't a requirement to use a TGF stamp for the challenge it was the perfect excuse for me to play with the lovely Wild Sprout Elena that I just got. ;)
You may notice that she is looking a bit different from her norm and that is because I did some altering to open up her winking eye and once I had done that I needed to straighten out her arm because otherwise it looked like the poor girl was poking herself in the eye, LOL!
I used my go-to altering technique that you can see here and now I had an Elena who was bright eyed and ready to head off to the country club... at least that is how I picture her anyway... must be the polo and capris... :)

Ok, well it's been great getting to chat at'cha again but it is time for me to head off to work. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Supply list:

cardstock- Bazzill and PTI

paper/stickers- KI Memories (My Guy)

stamps- The Greeting Farm (Wild Sprout Elena), Verve (sentiment)

ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown

Shabby Green Door twine

CC Designs butterfly dies

My Favorite Things doily die


Sakura clear glaze pen

Copic Spica glitter pen

Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20

hair- E51, E53, E55, E35

clothes- B14, B16, BG45, B0000, B000, B00, B02, G20, G40, G82, YG11, E50, Y00, Y11, 0, E81, E87


Nancy Thomas said...

Fun card Amy, love that color combo. I still have those Ki papers too.

Larisa said...

What a great image! Love this girl! The card is so gentle-done) Love the papers again))) All embellishments are gorgerous here)

Chelsea said...

Great card! Love the details!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun card. Bring on summer.

louise said...

Ahh this is just so cute and love all the flowers and butterflies.
Louise xx

♥Rach♥ said...

LOVE how you've altered her, she looks totally fab and her hair color is wonderful! Beautiful color scheme too :0)

CraftyDee said...

lol Amy, yesterday was weird indeed! I'm so used to getting a cup of coffee and going through all the posts in my Google reader.. Yesterday there were only 2 new posts!

I really love your card, the colours are beautiful and Elena is just the cutest!

donna mikasa said...

Ooh, this is so pretty! Love the Lily Pad colors, and that new Sprout is adorable! Great altering, as always! Hope you have a great weekend, Amy!

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card! So love how you colored her hair!!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. I am with you on the whole blogger issue. I just could not put up my card or talk to anyone. Boy I did not even know that I was so attached to this whole world on blogger. lol...I love your card. She is just perfect with your papers and OMW!!! You have really developed your hair coloring. I have always thought that you were an exceptional colorer, but this is fantastic. Hugs, Lisa

RiNNE said...

This is Sooo cute!! I do love your alterations -'Elena looks fab in her new 'pose.'. And LOL, she does look like she's headed to the country club!!

Alice Wertz said...

sweetness!! love the fresh colors and the details. beautiful card, Amy!! love love it!

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous card! :)

Highland Monkey's said...

What a sweet little face she has. The embellishments are lovely.

Tasha said...

OMG LOVE IT! I love those fab details and the colour combo - super cute card Amy
love tasha xx

Leanne said...

Amy, this is GORGEOUS! I love the details, the colros and your super awesome coloring!! This is amazing! TFS! Hugs,

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness this is so beautiful. I love the way you colored her and altered her as well. Thanks for sharing your tips and thanks for playing along with us at Lily Pad. :)

scrapn_momof2 said...

She is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love the face alteration. Your card is adorable.

Nancy said...

This is excellent...such a charming image and wonderful use of the challenge colors!