Friday, January 2, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #80 - Color Challenge


Yes, contrary to popular belief - I am still in the land of the living! LOL!
I can't believe I haven't posted since the 19th and I'm sorry if you have missed me! Actually it's been nice to have the two weeks down time, life has been very hectic here and even though we had a lovely Christmas season, I'm glad life is returning to normal somewhat.
Today's card was for a color challenge of Chocolate Chip, Any Red, Baja Breeze and White or Vanilla. I chose Rose Red for my Red color because I so wanted to use this new stamp set that I got on Monday! This color combo just screamed Ice Cream to me and what better stamp than the sundae from "Goody, Goody Gumdrops" This stamp set is one of the new Hostess sets that is coming from the new Idea Book and Catalog on January 19th! WooHoo - new Stamps! Yeah!
I used the Baja Breeze for my card base - it's a 4 1/4" square card, one of my favorite sizes. The Whisper White layer is sponged with Chocolate Chip ink and stamped down the left side with the cherry stamp in Rose Red. I then layered on a strip of Rose Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and trimmed the bottom in a banner cut with my faboo Paper and Craft Scissors (known as Ribbon ONLY scissors around here!)
The ice cream sundae is stamped in Basic Brown on to Whisper White and sponged with Chocolate Chip as well. I colored in the dish with my Blender Pens and Baja Breeze ink refill. The ice cream is colored with Pink Pirouette refill and dotted with the Rose Red marker. I colored the cherry with Rose Red as well and added Crystal Effects to give it dimension and shine. This was then layered onto Rose Red cardstock and Chocolate Chip cardstock.
The greeting was stamped in Rose Red ink on Whisper White and punched out with the Small Oval punch. After sponging it as well, I layered it onto a piece of Baja Breeze, also sponged, punched out with the Large Oval punch. Love my punches - yes I do! Both the ice cream sundae image and the greeting are popped up on Dimensionals.
All in all, it's a pretty basic card, but I'm happy with the result. After all, when does ice cream fail to make us happy? Leave me a comment and tell me what your FAVORITE ice cream flavor is! I'll pick a winner on Monday and send you this card, ok? Because YOU are SO SWEET!
Be sure to check out all the other Blogger's Challenge players this week as well by checking the link on my sidebar. Happy Friday!
~~Robin

21 comments:

  1. Welcome back to Craft-land. Hope you enjoyed your break. The rest has certainly jump started your mojo...this card is GREAT! Truly a SWEET creation.

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  2. Love what you did with the colors!!! YUMMY card!

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  3. Super Cute - glad to see you're back

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  4. Looks good enough to eat! Great job! {SMILES}

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  5. Oh this is AWESOME! just use this set for your leadership swaps and please save me one!

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  6. This is soooo DELIGHTFUL! WHAT FUN!!!! Fabulously done!

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  7. cute! i love how the Crystal Effects makes the cherry on top shine! (note to self...add Crystal Effects to SU! shopping list *g*)

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  8. Robin! This is just darling! I love the cherries going down the side and the ribbon behind your image. Super adorable!

    My favorite flavor of ice cream is actually a Georgia Mud Fudge blizzard from DQ....I haven't had one in three years but yum-o!

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  9. Welcome back! I took off a little time, too...felt good to just relax after the holidays. I LOVE your card! You are right...perfect colors for ice cream! My favorite flavor is Bing Cherry Chocolate Chip...a Graeter's original, I think! Hope to see you at Leadership!

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  10. This card is so cute. I've missed your posts!!! Glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas.

    My favorite ice cream is Black Raspberry!! Yum-o!!!

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  11. Yummy card! Now I want ice-cream, lol! Looking forward to meeting you at Leadership!

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  12. Glad you are back! I would have to say...my favorite ice cream is Vanilla with Chocolate syrup. :o)

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  13. yummy, this sundae is making me hungry it looks so good!

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  14. Looks good enough to eat! Great job!

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  15. Yummy card! Ice cream cures all!! Welcome back. Great job on the challenge.

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  16. Welcome back Robin! Your card is darling! Love this sundae image! Thanks for the little preview (I'm not a demonstrator)! :D

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  17. Delicious! I love ice cream and your card is a delightfully wonderful treat.

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  18. This is adorable, Robin! Perfect color combo for this image.

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  19. So adorable! Great with this color combo.....I can see why you wanted to re-create and use this as your Leadership swap!! Have fun....and it's good to see you back.

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