Friday, September 17, 2010

BLOGGERS CHALLENGE: COLOR CHALLENGE - BLUE, GREEN AND BROWN

Happy Friday! Do you know what is funny? I work at home and so you would think that most days it wouldn't matter what "day" it is. Fridays always seem to give me a feeling of freedom and hope. My husband travels a lot for work, and with Friday, I know he may be coming home. While I love my children with all of my heart, it is a welcome time when he is home because of what I like to call the "Testosterone Factor." The "Testosterone Factor" is when the children will behave differently with dad... While there are the same consequences for many of my children's behaviors, Dad being home brings us a sense of peace, calm and comfort! The depth of his voice always brings things under control faster than anything Mom can do! While I can give them the "evil eye", raise my voice, send them to their room, etc., nothing can stop a quarrel faster than the depth of my man's voice saying "Enough!" So after what seems like a week of endless bickering, I look forward to my man returning home. Yippee!

You probably came here to see my card and not hear about why I love Fridays. Right? *SMILE* Today, is Blogger Challenge Day! This week's Bloggers Challenge is to create a project using Blue, Green and Brown...

My first project uses all three of these colors with some yellow too... I just loved this paper and wanted to use it! My card uses QKR Stampede  adorable image called Nurse on Neenah Cream card stock and Memento Black Ink. Colored my image up with my Copic Markers and did a touch of airbrushing with my BG000 Copic Marker. 

I used SU Autumn Spice Designer Paper that has just a touch of texture- LOVE IT! Colored my image up with my Copic Markers. Added some faux stitching around the Nurse image with SU's retired All In a Row stamp (once of my MOST used stamps ever!) I attached the image with Dimensionals, then added a few Water Dew Drops with some mono glue dots. The card stock I used is Espresso and Wild Wasabi. To top it off, I added a BIG BOW with luscious satin ribbon!

Other Challenges for this card are the Truly Scrumptious - sketch and Blue & Green, Belli Challenge - Something with a B (brown and Bow), Gingerloft Challenges - Anything Goes, Paper Sundaes - Anything in threes - Dew Drops!


 My second card uses QKR Stampede's Pumpkin Vine stamp. It is sooo much fun to color! For this project I used Creative Inspiration Paints, Winter Frost mixed with some ink pad refills and painted with my water color paint brush! These paints are great to work with! Easy to use and clean up easily with soap and water! Best of all... check out that shimmer! Sooooo Pretty! 


The paper I used is Basic Grey Archaic DP, Moss, Chocolate Chip and Cream Neenah cardstock. I cut the half circles out using my Creative Memories Circle Cutter and punched the edge with a Martha Stewart punch that embossed at the same time.  The stitching is once again (the only kind I do! *smile*) is faux stitching with the All in a Row stamp set. I added a bow with Chocolate Satin ribbon and the Cowboy Dew Drops are attached with mini Glue Dots. I have a few angles so you can see the shimmer of the Creative Inspirations Paint.



                                                
Here are a few more challenges for my second card for today...
Mercy's Tuesday SketchTruly Scrumptious - sketch and Blue & Green, Belli Challenge Something with a B (brown and Bow), Gingerloft Challenges Anything Goes, Paper Sundaes - Anything in threes - Dew Drops!, Kaboodle Doodles - Inspiration challenge (I chose some of the colors!)

OK - I need to get busy today! My to do list is quite long! I hope you have a fabulous day! Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out MORE ideas with this color combo by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge Badge along my side bar! 


Enjoy your day and SMILE!!!! 

Chrissy DM

33 comments:

Cheryl said...

I am so happy it is Friday too!

I love your cards, especially the one with the pumpkin. I love the patterns and your interpretation of the sketch.

Have a fabulous week end!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Love the images! The painted pumpkin is really AWESOME!!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Very cute cards and great job with the challenge! I'd like to think you made this card for me (since I'm a nurse LOL!) -- why, thank you! TFS!

Ida said...

Wonderful cards. The Pumpkin card is so pretty but I really love that little Nurse image (so adorable).

Basement Stamper said...

Great cards, I love the nurse-she's so cute!

I know what you mean about Dad being home-it's different and always welcoming! Hope you have a great weekend!

GCgirl said...

Wow...you created two amazing cards this week! Love them both, but the image of the first one captured me! TGIF indeed :-D

BarbaraW said...

Two wonderful cards. The nurse is adorable. Love the pumpkin and the background behind it.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful cards Chris, love the PP you used with the cute nurse.

Beate said...

Great cards, Chrissy. Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Linda Monroe said...

Chrissy,
I agree - a male voice in the house is a good thing - especially with little ones around the house! The cards you did this week are wonderful. I love that bear in the nurses outfit. Just darling. The stitching, DSP and colors are so nice.

Tami Black said...

Chrissy,

There is nothing harder than being a single mom in my opinion and when your hubby travels, that is exactly what you are. I know what you mean about hearing your man's voice -- it's a heavenly thing!

All of your cards are awesome, but I love the first one most -- all those fabulous layers and the coloring is just gorgeous. It's simple, but the details are just perfect! Enjoy your weekend!

Jill said...

Really fun card. Thanks for joining in Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

Marilyn SanClemente said...

I love both cards! The green ribbon and bow on the first card is great and I love the pumpkins on the second!

Tami said...

Your card is so beautiful. Thanks so much for playing at the first Gingerloft challenge.

Thebug415 said...

Gorgeous as always! You are just on a roll getting these cards done! Love the big bows on both cards.

Lori said...

Two beautiful cards! Hey, I loved to hear about your Friday and the 'testosterone factor'. :-)

Nana said...

Beautiful cards!
Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" this week!
hugs Nana

Robin Parker said...

Love your image and the DP. The brown and green bow are great.

Clara said...

Love the little nurse, what a great get well card it could be. The stitching was done nicely and looks really nice on that card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great nurse image- love the card you creates! Too cute. Oh the pumpkin and the glitz! Awesome- I love the CI paints too.

Jane Bosi said...

Beautiful cards, Chris! My munchkins behave better when my man is around, too. I call him the Hammer! LOL!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wonderful cards Chris! Love the images and the papers (especially the pumpkin)! Beautifully done! :D

Cammy said...

Love your pumpkin card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Kassi said...

what fabulous cards! thanks for sharing them with us!

MJ said...

Yep, Fridays rock! Both of your cards are wonderful, I really love the nurse one. Hope you have a restful weekend!

Shirley said...

I love the design of your card Chrissie and the cute pumpkin gives it a nice Autumnal feel to it.
Thank you for joining us this week at Kaboodledoodles and we hope to see more of your lovely creations in further challenges.


Shirley

**Farrah** said...

Great card, it has a neat design, and I love the stripes with polka dots!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

Pattie said...

Great cards - thanks for joining the Paper Sundaes challenge this week!

Lori said...

Great cards! That nurse image is just adorable. And, the sparkle on the pumpkin image is fabulous.

Mandy said...

All three cards are beautiful..Love them all...Thank you for joining us at Truly Scrumptious hope to see you joining us next time...
Mandy xx

Connie Paxman said...

Ah Chrissy you ae too funny..but the "Factor" you speak of is so correct...lol
Your cards are just stunning...love all of them..but the Nurse has the most character.
connie paxman

njburk said...

Chrissy--now where did you find that nurse!
She's great!!! Love your cards--I've missed seeing your work while I've been out.
I was able to play after Sasha's tough day. Sorry to be late in leaving comments--welcome to my crazy life!

Hugs, Nola

Jan said...

Love both these cards..great coloring on the pumpkin!