Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Happy Blog Birthday, Meredith!

Today I'm honored to be playing along with Meredith MacRitchie's Color Challenge, in celebration of her blog birthday. Meredith contacted me several months ago and ask me to participate, as I'm someone she's been influenced and inspired by. How could I say no to that?! I'm very flattered that she would think of me and happy to be helping her celebrate today! And so here is my card, using these lovely Color Challenge colors:



I was feeling inspired to create something fresh and Spring like, something for Easter. Although still quite some time away, it's always nice to get ahead of your holiday card making! I made the card base using my Grand Labels One Nestabilities dies. This is one of my absolute favorite shapes! For the focal image, I stamped the sentiment and flowers from the Spring Baskets set from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I masked the flowers before stamping them a second time. I then colored them in using Copic markers. I used my blender pen to create a crosshatch or plaid pattern in the center of the flowers. I thought this gave them more interest than if they were just a solid color.


The background on the card was created using Off Beat Backgrounds from Waltzingmouse Stamps. Oh, how I love this plaid! To finish the card I wrapped ivory silk ribbon around the whole thing and tied it into a bow. A button and some leaf ribbon finished it off. I think I'm going to hang this up in my craft room to remind me that Spring is coming...eventually. Never mind the 6-8 inches of snow we received the day I wrote this post!

Congratulations again, Meredith, on your one year blog birthday! Thanks for inviting me to play along! If you want to try out the Color Challenge for yourself, pop on over to Meredith's blog to have a go! She's awarding blog badges for projects throughout the week and also has a Waltzingmouse Stamp set to give to one lucky winner at the end of the week!

10 comments:

Nancy L. said...

everything is just beautiful, the colors, the card shape, and the coloring!!
you inspire me, too! your work is amazing!

justsomestuffimade said...

Gorgeous springtimey card Jennifer! I love the checked-texture effects you created for the background and the flower centres ;)
I made a card inspired by these colours too:
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Meredith said...

THANK YOU!!! I am still so happy that you agreed to do this with me, and I am so thrilled with your card. What a charge to see something created by a challenge I came up with! Thank you so much for helping me!!!!

LaurieJ said...

Absolutely lovely! I love those little flowers in that set and your coloring of them is perfect. Love the crosshatch.

Bloomin Rose said...

how pretty is that, and I just love the colors.

paula e. said...

what a gorgeous card! love the shape and your colors. great job and thanks for sharing.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Jennifer!

lynn said...

such a pretty card--the flower centers idea is another great idea:)

Julie said...

great card Jen love the colours.

Kelly S. said...

Super sweet bouquet! I love the bright pinks and all of the dimension...and that plaid is delicious, Jennifer!

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