Saturday, September 5, 2009

Color My World...

I mentioned the other day that I received some new stamps.. woo hoo! I ordered stamps from FunkyKits and from SimonSaysStamp. I am one happy crafter :) I have already decided that these new pretties are all my new favorite stamps. I used this lovely stamp with the sketch provided by Truly Scrumptious. Their theme is "Indian Summer", and the idea of getting just one last cartwheel in before fall comes makes me smile. When I was little, I would spend the summer trying to perfect the perfect cartwheel...The sketch for the challenge is awesome, and I am sure I will use it again. They are also looking for a guest Designer, so keep your fingers crossed for me please :)

This card features a stamp created by the fabulously talented Diane Duda. She sells her art, both original and print, and you can find her on Etsy. She recently teamed up with Sugar Nellie, and as a result, someone like me gets to color her images! yay!

This particular image is one of my favorites. To me, it is the epitome of pure joy, freedom and the ability to make yourself happy no matter what. Even if it means turning yourself upside for a bit :) I kept a monochromatic palette, choosing papers in blacks and off-whites, so that when I colored the little girl's dress a deep red, it would really stand out. The butterflies and bees are even dull and grey... but this little girl sure brightens up the day! I was inspired by my boys. Somedays they turn everything topsey-turvey, but you know what? They color my world.

Papers: Crate Paper, DCwV, Bazzill
Stamp: Upside down (Sugar Nellie)
Embellishments: buttons
inks and colored pencils


Sharon said...

Fantastic card. Such a great colour combination. Thanks for joining in our TS challenge.

Michele said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for trying my sketch and joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

Anne said...

Fantastic card! Beautiful... and I like the way you have used the cardstock. Great details!

Greetings from Norway!

Beth said...

I love this! The image is so fun and I love this colour scheme abd big buttons! Thanks for joining in with the TS challenge!

Beth xx

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card and love the B&W papers - very striking

Thanks for joining us on TS


Mina said...

stunning card, I love this image too its fabulous...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

Juls said...

this is just stunning! My absolute fav colour combo!! Love it sooo much!!

Rica said...

Absolutely stunning card - fantastic paper and colour combination. Fabulous fun image, I've thought about this one - think I'd have to turn her upside down to colour her (or should I say right way up lol).
Thanks so much for playing along with us at TS.
hugs Heather xx

Diane Duda said...

Hey, did you know you posted this on my birthday. :)



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