Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Simon Says Challenge #1 - Green and Yellow


Simon Says Stamp has started a new challenge blog! The very first challenge is going on right now. There will be a new challenge posted every two weeks. The current challenge is to make anything your heart desires...ATC, card, tag, scrapbook layout etc....as long as you use the colors green and yellow. I love green but have never been a fan of yellow so I had to think this one through a bit. I found some paper that had some bright springy green and yellows and from there my idea developed. I'm having a bit of trouble with one of the colors showing correctly in my photo. There is a bit of orange in the paper that I also used to pull color from for my ribbon and matting the image and sentiment. It is not really showing the true color in the photo. Sorry for this. I should have taken this outside for photographing it.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Image: Alva Elf by Magnolia, Flower by Magnolia, Sentiment but Studio G clear stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill and Wausau
Printed Paper: Bugs and Butterflies Daisy Stripe purchased at Archivers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Offray Ribbon
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Fiskars and Paper Shapers flower punches
Techniques Used: Masking technique, Image colored with Prismacolor Color Pencils and blended with Gamsol.
Finished Card Size: 5" x 7"

Be sure to check out Simon Says Challenge blog...they are offering a really fun prize to be chosen by random for their first challenge!

13 comments:

GiftsByHeidi said...

That is really cute. Love those colors together, who knew?? Your card is wonderful!

GiftsByHeidi said...

That is really cute. Love those colors together, who knew?? Your card is wonderful!

Judy said...

Awww - how cute is that? I love that little Elf! Love your papers and layout and your coloring is excellent as always.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What an adorable card! The image is so cute and I love the colors and papers you used. This really turned out cute.

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is really great! Thank you for making me an even bigger fan of Magnolia, nice touches!
Also, we are honored to have you join our challenge blog! Hope to see you back next week!
Heidi

Lorraine A said...

Hi Susan, Lovely card, gorgeous Alva elf sitting on the bog daisy, love the paper you used too :-)
Fab card !


Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge, good luck in the draw and hope you join us again next week :-)
Lorraine x

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card, lovet hat cute stamp!
Clairex

debby4000 said...

Really cute card, love that sweet elf.
luv
Debby

Mephisto said...

Thats a very sweet Card.

Thanks for joining in the SimonSaysChallenge.

Greetings
Domi

ant me. said...

Susan! I love this card : ) There are so many wonderful elements to look at! : ) Is that little sweetie sitting on a flower? Too cute : )

I hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend!

Patti

Becky said...

You do the cutest dang cards, :), and this is no exception. I just love this image and that awesome flower.

ant me. said...

You hoooooo Susan! I miss you!!!! : )

I hope you had a wonderful Easter and that you are doing well.

(((Hugs))) Patti

Rosette said...

Wow Susan.. this is awefully cute!! You did such a lovely card! Aren't those elves cute!! I was thinking to use my elf again last week.. maybe it's time to get him inky again!! Big big hugs to you! :))