Saturday, April 19, 2008

Kristina's Color Inspiration!

Welcome back! For this post I am going to show you the card I made for Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration challenge! Every week Kristina posts a picture on her blog that she has found as a piece of inspiration. The pictures she chooses are beautiful and have so many vivid colors in them. She then translates the picture into a color combination and asks her readers to create a card using those colors. This week's colors were certainly celery, so saffron, bashful blue, and close to cocoa.
I decided that I wanted to make a kick-stand card since I had never tried one of those before. I also decided that I wanted to use this cute little image from the Fun & Fast Notes set (can you tell it's one of my favorite sets???). I just love how cute he is! I watercolored the little guy with my SU! markers and my blender pen. I made sure to color in some green grass under him so it didn't look like he was floating. I then added the little sentiment underneath. I am pleased with how this card turned out. It is one that I enjoyed making and it came together really quickly! I am definitely feeling much more confident as a stamper. I feel more comfortable with my work and I have come to realize that each creation is beautiful to someone no matter what I may think of it! I love sharing my cards with you because of the joy that stamping brings me. I hope that I may somehow be able to inspire others with my love of stamping. It's great to be able to challenge myself to do better with each card and that is why I love Splitcoast. They give you daily challenges which are made to help us improve. My goal every day is to get at least one card made. I know that sounds like a lot to some (my husband included) but it is a passion I have and I just don't feel complete unless I can spend some time fulfilling that passion! Haha. I am rambling. I will stop. I just wanted to share my feelings with all of you. I know a lot of you are probably feeling the same. If you are, tell me, I love hearing from my readers!

Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes
Paper: Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Watercolor, Summer Picnic dsp
Ink: Black StazOn
Accessories: SU! Markers, Blender Pen, Brads, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Technique: Watercoloring, Kick-stand card


leanne said...

Awesome card. I love that cute porcupine! I should probably apologize to Nick for the crazy hobby I introduced you too:) Hahaha....I'm just glad I have a friend who loves it as much as me!

Jeanna said...

Steph this is an awesome card. It's so great to see you blossom through this blog. It's such a joy to see and read your posts!

Megan said...

Awesome!!!! And you should know that you really are an inspiration!! I made two cards tonight, so I'll have to post some pics for you soon! One of them was based off of one of yours!

kathleenh said...

Very cute. I love the clean lines.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is SO adorable! Love that hedgie! Thank you SO MUCH for the beautiful RAK you sent! It totally made my day! THANKS!

Giovana said...

Pretty card. I just found your blog through Leanne's blog.
I am glad I did.

God bless you

stampinganja said...

Nice card! And you also have a really nice blog.
I have been visiting your blog for the last couple weeks, finally yesterday I did take the time to find out how to work my own.
Hope I can inspire some of you....maybe...
I have the same good intentions to post one card every day....
Have a good day, Anja

Maren said...

So adorable. What a sweet porcupine!