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Friday, November 12, 2010

CSS Color Challenge

If you arrived here tonight from Karen Knegten's blog, you are on the right path. Tonight is the Stamp TV Center Stage Spotlight alumni color challenge blog hop. We were challenged to make cards using the following color combo:
  • White or Ivory
  • Brown
  • Light Blue (Little Boy Blue, Ocean Mist, or Turquoise Sea)
  • Yellow (Lemon Drop, Sweet Corn, or Wild Dandelion) 
I chose to use Gina K Designs Pure Luxury ivory, chocolate brown, little boy blue, and sweet corn on my card. Here is the result! Don't you just love this cute set -- it is the Gina K Designs Funny Farm set ? The expression on that cow's face just cracks me up! I realized after I posted this photo that the cow looks like it is jumping up in the air! She is popped up with pop dots (so is the farmer boy and the wheelbarrow) but in real life she appears to just be standing on the ground. I think the shadow on the paper makes her look like she is jumping --maybe she's trying to jump the fence and make a break for it! (Aren't I a good Wisconsin girl -- I know that is a "she" because she has an udder! LOL!)

As I mentioned above, I used Little Boy Blue as the card base and sponged a bit of Memento Summer Sky on the top half just to give it some interest and to make it look a bit more like sky. It doesn't show up well on this photo, however. I punched the brown strip with the Martha Stewart fence border punch. I stamped the images on ivory, colored them with Copics and cut them out. I added the greeting at the bottom in Memento Rich Cocoa and added the ribbon, which is the Pumpkin Mango striped ribbon from Gina K Designs as are the two brown buttons. A fairly straight forward card except for cutting out the images! Yikes it is hard to cut around some of those thin pieces like the farmer's arms. I managed not to cut off any limbs or important pieces so it's all good!
Hope you enjoyed my farm card. Now hop along the lane to Linda Payne's blog. I'm sure she has something gorgeous to share!

24 comments:

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is too cute, Kay! Love the fun farm scene you created!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Kay- great card! Perfect use of the colors, for this challenge!

Jennie said...

Super cute Kay and LOVE that ribbon!!! Just ordered some, lol!! Cute scene you have created and great job with the colors :o)

Joan Ervin said...

What a darling little farm scene, Kay, and I love how you added the punched fence...tooo cute!!!

JaniceAileen said...

Love it! That stamp set is just too darn cute!

Melissa Cash said...

Kay, your card is so cute. Your farm scene is adorable. You crack me up about the cow jumping up in the air. Maybe he was gonna jump the fence and go on a little vacation from farm life. LOL

Giovana said...

This is so cute!!! It makes me smile and giggle.

Carolina said...

What a fun card Kay - love how you used the colors! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Darling card!

Miesje said...

Kay that is a fun card! I just love it. You managed the colors in it beautifully!

Lori said...

Kay your card is too cute!!!

Sharri said...

Kay, What a fun card! I love the scene you created! You are so funny! I am glad you didn't cut off any limbs or important pieces!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How cute is this! Well Done!

stampqueen said...

Adorable card!!!!

joy said...

What a cute, cute card! Your cutting is perfect! You card makes me smile it is so cute.

qvande said...

Kay, this is adorable! I love how you added the fence, so cute with that darling cow and cute little farmer boy.

Paper Bagley said...

I am a cut work person also, the affect of it is the reward. Thanks, Tootsie

Luv 2 Create said...

Just as cute as can be. Love this cow with a flower hanging out of his mouth. To cute!!!!
Marcie

Nana Donna said...

How cute, I love all the elements

Jessica said...

lol... way too cute! I'm sure anyone would be happy to get this card!

Pat Jandacek said...

It is certainly as you say: "All Good" Love it!

alienanessa said...

OMGosh, that is just adorable!!

alienanessa said...

I would love to post more comments to your blog if it didn't take a zillion steps to comment via WordPress!!! Thank you in advance if you can help!!

Cynthia said...

Super cute, Kay! Love the fence border with these images.