Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #135 - Winter Blues - use the color blue as your primary color

Hello and good morning friends! It's Tuesday and that means it's another fun challenge at Shopping Our Stash! This week it's to use the color blue as your primary color. It doesn't have to be winter themed, whatever floats your boat works for us! Here's what I came up with:

and the inside:

I gotta say, I LOVE how this card came out! Love it I tell ya! It's all girly and pretty and blingy and sparkly! The stamp is one I purchased last year when it was released, but as usual, it didn't see ink until now. The papers are all very old. The only one I know the manufacture of is the floral one (HOTP - from 2003!!) The light blue polka dot and the dark blue with that fabulous texture I've no idea who they are from, but they are at least 6 yrs old if not older. I even broke out the Stickles and used it on her wings, feather choker (?), and her 'crown' and antennae.  As if that wasn't enough sparkle, I added pieces of rhinestone/pearl swirls. (You know those big swirls that Prima makes? Well, I tend to cut pieces of them and use here and there, instead of the whole swirl. Why? I'm not sure. Why not?)  Here's a close up of Ivy showing off her sparkle:

On the inside, I used more of the blue papers. I stamped Happy Birthday, then did a little masking with another sentiment so that I stamped only the word beautiful from it. And that is that! As much as I want to keep petting this card, it's going in the mail to one of my nieces for her birthday.

So, your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to make a card or project using blue as your main color. Don't forget to link it up at the Shopping Our Stash blog, and while there, be sure to check out the fabulous designs that my teammates came up with! They will knock your socks off!

Thanks for stopping by, now go forth and get your craft on! :)

Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie - Ivy; MFT - More Essential Sentiments, Sunflower WTG
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Broken China
DP: HOTP (floral); Dots and textured paper - not a clue
CS: The Paper Co. (blue); Darice (white); Copic X-Press It
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Std. Circles Lg & Lacey Circles Nesties; Spectrum Noir markers; Ranger - Stickles; Prima - Rhinestone/pearl swirls
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares


Barbara Godden said...

Awesome card, cute image so glad she is now loved. Great papers, I think I have some of that flower paper (somewhere) I was looking for it on Saturday. great sketch too.

Donna said...

WOW, that image is awesome and your colouring is even more awesome (possum)!! Fan-freakin-tastic! Love the bling flourish!

lauren bergold said...

well, oh my gosh, YES, how could anyone with eyeballs NOT *LOoOOoOoOVE* how this came out? stunningly lovely! plus it's very, very blue! well done!!! :)

Leslie Hanna said...

Petting, fondling ... all the same thing. It's hard to let our babies go, isn't it? But you can visit this one at your niece's house. :)

And yay for using so much stash here! I could never use those bling swirls all at one time - makes for a very expensive card! I like to spread it around, ya know? :)

Karen Schroeder said...

So pretty...love the image!

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, Chris...this is STUNNING! I would keep petting it too (then again, apparently I have a fairy fetish of late, lol). Me too I cut apart those swirls, because holy hannah why not? Parts of them look better, that's why. Until you end up with the little bit at the end that doesn't seem to fit on anything...don't ask me how many of those I have. *koff* Your colouring is spectacular, and I love the perfect amount of glitter!

Chana Malkah said...

Fabulous card, Chris! Great coloring, wonderful image and beautiful composition! Very nicely conceived and executed!

Alica said...

Beautiful! Love the image and the papers too! Who knows they are from 2003 (maybe you can start calling them vintage) :)

Darnell said...

What a show-stopper she is and your whole card is, Chris!! I love that blue paper background to frame her wild sparkles and flourishes! Even the inside is stunning! You rock!! Hugs, Darnell

Audrey Pettit said...

I can see why you are taken with this card, Chris! It is adorable! Such a fun image and I love all the girly glam touches!

Unknown said...

wow! fabulous coloring Chris! you are amazing!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is pretty wicked, Chris! ;) Love all the blues. Fabulously coloured, too!

Carol L said...

That dsp is gorgeous and goes perfectly with this image! I just love that sentiment - both inside and outside! NJ!

Lindsey said...

Sparkly and girly and gorgeous!

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