Friday, June 13, 2008

Blogger's Challenge


I am so excited to announce that I have been asked to join the Blogger's Challenge group. What exactly is the Blogger's Challenge group? Well, it's a group of stampers who are given a challenge each week. On Fridays, we post our projects for that challenge on our blog.

This weeks challenge was to use Green Galore, Turquoise and Pink. As soon as I heard the colors, I knew that I wanted to make a "girly" rocket card in honor of my niece Alex. Alex is not the typical girl. She doesn't like princesses and dolls. She loves superheroes and baseball. At one point in time, she wanted to be an astronaut. So, this card is for Alex......my little astronaut!!

The rocket comes from one of my favorite stamp sets, Pun Fun. I stamped it on watercolor paper with Black StazOn ink. I used my Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink and Green Galore ink pads to color it in with my aquapainter. I added some line work with my Tempting Turquoise marker and matted the focal image on a layer of Green Galore cardstock.

The Pixie Pink layer is stamped with my well-loved Polka Dot background stamp. The stamping and sponging was done with Pixie Pink ink. Since the sentiment is on the focal image, I wanted to let my niece know this card is for her. So, I stamped the word "niece" from my Wonderful Favorites stamp set on a scrap of Green Galore cardstock. I punched it out with my Word Window punch (making sure that the rounded edge was only on the left side).

In order to balance the card, I added some Green Galore 1/2" circles with Tempting Turquoise brads in the center and two lengths of Whisper White narrow grosgrain ribbon.

I hope my little astronaut loves this card.

I can't wait to see what the other Blogger's Challenge members come up with. If you want to see them too, click on the Blogger's Challenge button on the right sidebar of my blog. It will give you a list of links to all their blogs.

Until tomorrow....Happy Stamping everyone!!!

21 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

This is ADORABLE! I love this lil rocket ship in girlie colors! Very clever! Great job! {SMILES}

MJ said...

Wow, great layout of the colors. Such a fun card.

Barbara said...

I can see that you are going to be a fabulous addition to our group because your card is so fun and amazing! Great job!!....and welcome to our little group!!

Elizebeth said...

This is so cute, I LOVE it!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh this card just screams FUN! Love your design layout and how the colors all work together. Fabulous job!

Leigh O'Brien said...

Love it! I admire that little rocket every time I see it and your watercoloring is fabulous. Great card and welcome to the group.

Lisa Somerville said...

Welcome to the BC group! Great layout, love your watercoloring!

Robin Merriman said...

You are so good, Patti! I love this card - what a great intro to our fun group. (Big hug!)

Mary Davidson said...

How cute is this!!!! I love it! Great coloring and I really like the look of the 1/2" circles behind the brads. Also, tourquoise is my favorite color. TFS!

Claudia said...

Welcome to the group! I love your card layout - such a cute card!

Chrissy D said...

I agree this is ADORABLE!!! Love your coloring too. Welcome to the group!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Your card is beyond adorable! What a fabulous design! Welcome to the group! :D

tonistamps said...

GREAT card Patti! What a perfect set to use for this. Very bright and fun looking.

amycara said...

Too stinkin' cute! TERRIFIC card!

Suzanne said...

Cute rocket and card.

Ida said...

Welcome to the group! Great start with this adorable little Rocket card. It's perfect for your little astronaunt.

Lori said...

Welcome to the blogger challenge group! I love your girlie version of the rocket ship--so fun!

Connie Paxman said...

This is such a treat to see so much pink. Love your card and especially the little image.
Connie Paxman

Connie said...

Welcome! You did a perfect job with these colors! Love it!

Melanie said...

Very pretty! I can tell that your niece is a great girl!!

Lisa Bohler said...

I love how you used the brads with the circle punch! Your doodles finish off the main image perfectly!