Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Over The Rainbow Blog Hop / Sunny Days Card Crop



Welcome to the Sunny Days Card Crop "Over The Rainbow Blog Hop"! I hope you enjoy hopping through all the colors of the rainbow by visiting some very creative hostesses. You should have arrived here from Lora's blog. If not you should go back as you won't want to miss her fabulous card. She starts the hop with a card using all the colors of the rainbow with scraps from her scrap drawer! To start at the beginning with Lora go HERE.

So that means my color is the first color of the rainbow...RED! I was actually pretty excited about the color red as I like it very much and use it often in my Asian inspired cards. Then I found out we were also to make our card monochromatic. Really??? Seriously??? It was like someone slammed the brakes on when I read that. I am so not good at monochromatic. I always freak at this technique and have a tendency to run from it as you may have read in some of my past posts. Also I couldn't think of a thing for red using the monochromatic theme without it looking like Christmas or Valentines Day. So I searched my stamps and found nothing I could color that didn't involve me using other colors too. So that took yet another level of my comfort zone away as I usually love to stamp and color images for my cards. So I changed my line of thinking and decided to try using two new things that I have been playing around with lately but still try to keep a theme of sunny days. Here is what I came up with:

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I recently discovered how to use WORD text boxes to create my sentiments for my cards and have been having loads of fun with that. So using a quote from Lady Bird Johnson I created the sentiment. Also I recently discovered stick pins and making my own. They are soooo much fun and addictive. I will be posting another post about stick pins very soon. I decided it would be fun to create one for my card using beads I had on hand and a head pin. The head pins do not have a pointy end on them like corsage pins do. Since I was sticking the pin coming out from the flower I did not need the sharp point so the head pin worked perfect for my stick pin. My cardstock is by Bazzill and I snuck the one cream piece in for matting which we were allowed to do. The top piece of cardstock has an oval cut out using a Spellbinders die creating a frame allowing me to only have to use just the one piece of cream cardstock . The flowers are by Prima and originally were white till I colored them using alcohol inks. We were told that our card should scream our color and I do believe mine screams red. Hopefully the monochromatic police won't be knocking at my door!

We aren't doing prizes on the blog hop today but I do hope you will consider leaving me a comment and let me know if my card inspired you. There are prizes though over at the Sunny Days Card Crop. There will be challenges, games and prizes for the next four days. Also there will be a spot in the forum for you to post any creations you may have made that might have been inspired from the blog hop. To find the Sunny Days Card Crop go HERE. However don't leave the hop yet. The last stop on the hop will also include a link to the card crop.

Next up is the talented and creative Golda. She recently started her blog not too long ago and I am glad she did as she has a lot to share with everyone. So hop on over to her and don't forget to leave her some love!

In case you lose your way, here is a full list of blogs on the hop:
Susan H -- You are here
Ana
Ashley <-- she will lead you to the pot of gold...
treasures galore... challenges, games, fun, prizes... Please join us....guaranteed to be loads of FUN!



21 comments:

Golda said...

What a gorgeous, definitely RED card, Susan! I love the stickpin you added, as well as the buttons on your flowers and the bling on your butterfly.

BCG said...

WOW!!! Susan!! Your card is GORGEOUS!!!! The monochromatic police may knock at your door, but only with a pat on the back and "Good Job, Girly!"

Jane said...

Susan that is a beautiful RED card! I love what you did with it. Simply lovely! Your blog is great too.
Hugs

Ana Garcia said...

Oh Susan!! i LOVE it!!! great work!

Meredith said...

This is a gorgeous card! Very elegant and very, very red!

Lillian Child said...

Your card creation is so very lovely!

And I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and say hello!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Thea said...

The monochromatic police would be crazy to arrest you! They should give you an award! This is lovely.

terrie said...

The color RED becomes you..what a beautiful card...well done

Ashley said...

WOW I love this card! The flowers are so beautiful :)

Shannon said...

WOW!!! What a BEAUTIFUL card!

Elaine said...

Susan, this is an amazing card! Really wonderful!

Elaine said...

Susan, this is an amazing card! Really, really beautiful!

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

Oh yeah! I love red and I love your card!! I love that you went out and found quotes to work for your cards. Very nice!

MSTEELADY said...

Very nice card love the red and white.

Kellie L said...

WOW Beautiful!!!You are so talented also!!!

Becky said...

Girl, this is gorgeous all dressed in red..and love the stick pen you made.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

WOW Susan this is drop dead gorgeous! Sooooo many beautiful elements from the embossing to flowers with buttons, bling on the butterfly and stick pin.

The monochromatic police will knock on your door to escort you to the Mayor's office where you will be given an award and key to the city! hehehe

Booknplays said...

What a pretty card, and a great shade of red. I am interested in hearing more about using Word Text boxes. Maybe you can do a post on that...or a challenge.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Suaie, your card is stunning! I can't believe you dyed those flowers yourself. They are perfect. I have chosen to follow your blog on e-mail because I don't want to miss your article on stick pins. They have been 'cropping' up a lot during this Sunny Days Crop and I want to learn how to make them.

Janice W. said...

Hi Susan,
Your monochromatic card turned out beautiful! Adding the embossed background and the flowers and stick pin really added interest to the card! I have an award for you on my blog.
Hugs, Janice

nanavf said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love the redness of it. I'm impressed that you colored your flowers with alcohol ink and I'm also amazed that you made your own stick pin. Good just Susan!