Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Cheater Color Challenge


It's been almost a week and a half since I participated in an SCS challenge - no wonder I was feeling a little peckish yesterday! This week's color challenge is Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, and Creamy Caramel. So I got the first three in, but cheated a bit on the Caramel. It's there, but barely -- I used an aqua painter to add a thin outline in Creamy Caramel around the image.

Speaking of the image ... isn't that crocodile chomping on the birthday cake the cutest?! It is from one of the first sets to be released by H&M Stamps in May. Can't wait to show you some of the other fab images over the coming days and weeks!

A couple of details and how-tos on this one: I colored the crocodile with an aqua painter, then added some glitter to his belly and to the candle flame. I stamped the image a second time, trimmed out just the head with hat, then popped it up on a dimensional. The "bite" out of the focal image panel was done with one of the classic circle nestabilities. I used pinking shears on one edge of the large white panel to echo the croc's teeth.

One more thing -- it's also been more than a week since I "blurfed" in my Google Reader or scooted around SCS leaving comments (other than last week's FS challenge, which I'm still slowly working my way through). Most of my blogs now have more than ten unread posts, some WAY more. My favorite blogs right now are the ones that aren't updating ;) I'll be catching up soon, but slowly. Please don't take it personally!

Stamps: Wild Birthday Wishes by H&M Stamps
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral, watercolor paper
Ink: Palette Noir inkpad; Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal & Creamy Caramel reinkers
Accessories: aqua painter, dimensionals, sponge daubers, classic circle nestabilities, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, ticket corner punch, pinking shears, Heidi Swapp bling, 'Diamonds in the Rough' Cuttlebug folder, spring moss and apricot grosgrain, 'Sweet Shop' ribbon collection (retired SU)

17 comments:

silke said...

Amy - this card is super cute!!! Love that new image and you have worked it perfectly!!! TFS

Flossie's Follies said...

What a beautiful card, this gator is adorable, love your layout and colors.

Diane Gilbert (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

I love it! This gator is soooo cute! Those colors look awesome together!

Cindy said...

Great, great card! Love the pinking edge to tie in with the gator. Looking forward to other stamps coming. This one's neat!

denise said...

seriously... seriously CUTE! I LOVE THAT CROCODILE/ALLIGATOR GUY! eating the cake... hee hee!

Angel W said...

HOW CUTE!

Tracy said...

oh this card is a-dorable! love that little alligator and the colors - just wonderful honey!

June Houck said...

This is a fun card :) I love the edging with the pinking shears...just like the croc bit the paper himself!

Anonymous said...

Great card. I just love all your work. You are so talented, I read you blog every day now since finding it.
P.S. Love your new picture. You look great.

Michelle

pescbrico said...

I so love the way you did the circle "in" the circle! I find it lovely. Have a wonderful day!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This card is amazing!! You totally rocked this one!!! Great image and I love the layout!!!

Sandra Smart said...

really cute card. Also wanted to tell you that I love your new picture.

Doris said...

Just discovered your blog and love your work! I'll be checking back often. Stop in at my blog when you get a chance...

Darce Roberts said...

Cute...cute...cute!! :) I just could NOT wrap my mind around that color challenge...but this looks GREAT!!

Oh...and I love your new picture! Very pretty! :)

Anesha said...

Wonderful card, maybe on day I cards will look this good!

Mary Davidson said...

Amy, I'm new to your blog and I am loving your work! This croc is cute, cute, cute and I love how you used the color challenge colors! Fantastic card!

Kristin said...

Beautiful Amy! Love the blues and all the details... the simplicity of the other one is the perfect contrast!