Friday, March 7, 2008

Crazy Weather!!

Is this not the craziest year for weather you have ever seen??? I mean seriously, in one week, we have had snow, ice, freezing rain, rain, and it was 73degrees one day. It's just nutty if you ask me!! I mean, I have seen some crazy weather since I move to Southern Illinois, but this is ridiculous. No wonder everyone I know is sick!! Anyway, today's Limited Supplies challenge was to make a mini-card(smaller than 4 1/4square) using scraps, quick tools, and any embellishments( I love it when she says that). I knew that I wanted to participate in this, as well as the color challenge that Carolyn(Cammie) had posted in the Gina K. forum. Her challenge was to use Lovely Lilac and Certainly Celery, and if you wanted you could throw in YoYo Yellow. Well, I don't know about you, but in my book YoYo is a big NoNo(hate it), so I just used the two main colors. I started with a Whisper White base of 4 1/4 x4 1/4(It was even a scrap, woohoo). Then layered a piece of Certainly Celery DSP. The main image is from the Gina K set Just So Hoppy. I colored it in with my SU markers and aquapainter. The flower is just the flower part, the stem I drew in with my SU black marker. Then I outlined the whole image with my Prismacolor grey marker. The sentiment tag is only two layers, if you can believe that. I punched the scallop circle on Lovely Lilac, then punched out the 1 3/8 punch from that, so it was just the scalloped outline. I punched the certainly celery out with the 1 3/8 punch and put it inside the Lilac scalloped edge. I then stamped the sentiment on whisper White with Black Stazon and punched it out with my key tag punch. I glued that all together and drew the dots on with my white gel pen. Since I was allowed any embellishments, I put three white mini brads in each corner and a silver spiral clip with white taffeta and pink and orchid grosgrain. What do you think? Thanks for looking and have a great, safe and warm day!!
stamps-Just So Hoppy
paper- Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery CS and DSP, Whisper White
ink-Black Stazon
tools-SU markers, white mini brads, aquapainter, white taffeta, celery and orchid grosgrain, silver spiral clip, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, key tag punch