Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Embellish Challenge

 Aren't these colors from Embellish  happy and cheery?
 I made a card based on this color combo! This challenge is to incorporate coloring in the project. I used prisma pencils to color the wind mill from this cute Cruising Through Life by Lawn Fawn. While I was linking up the product, I was so surprised to see my bike card being featured in Fawny Flickr Friday !! Yippee!

About this card, I was going to keep it simple. But after all the coloring (with mineral spirit for blending), I noticed all the windmills are in the SAME position (ah....how boring!!).  So I decide to add vellum into the mix to keep the "motion" going....I also added Bazzill pattern paper as the colors do fit in.
sending happy thoughts
The sentiment is from SRM Sticker which works so beautifully on pattern paper! My next post of Lake Louise is coming up....I promise it's going to be YUMMY

41 comments:

sheila said...

What a fun, happy card!

Tina said...

So fun. Love your layered pinwheels and the `grass` is so special.

Isha said...

Love this fun card Virginia. I love those pinwheels. The grass with SRM stickers is just perfect. Looking forward to your next post.
P.S. Did you get ma Email??

Unknown said...

Love your card!
You always have so much fun colors!
I think same as your lift is colorful!

Dawn said...

What a cool card Virginia. I really enjoyed seeing this card.

Lynn said...

Great card..I love the vellum...adds a ton of gorgeous dimension Virginia!

Lindsay said...

So fun Virginia! I LOVE those pinwheels!

Anni said...

What a great an d beautiful card! I love what you have done with the colours!
Die Windräder sind toll geworden, besonders, dass du sie doppelt gestempelt hast!
Liebe Grüße, Anika

Cathy A said...

Virginia,Ihave hadsomuchcatching unto do looking at your blog, you holiday photos are stunning thank you so much for sharing them with us. I am still chuckling that David was brave enough to criticise your dress inspired card...but the bag doeslookfabulous. Love yourwindmillstoo they have movement!

joy said...

Oh what fun! And, adding the vellum is so very clever, Virginia! You are so good at coming up with the unexpected touch to all of your cards.

Karen B. said...

Beautiful! The velum is a perfect, fun and unexpected touch!

Barb said...

So clever to add the vellum so they look like they're blowing in the wind! I love your creativity and I'm not surprised at all that your bike card was featured! Love this, V! Hugs! :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

Soooooo FABULOUS! LOVE those pinwheels!!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love the added vellum! Such a happy, cheerful card! Love it!

BabyBokChoy said...

How absolutely pretty and fabulous, those pinwheels are darling!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love the added movement on the pinwheels Virginia!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Virginia! I love the way you used those bright colours with vellum.

Eve said...

Luv the sentiment, to go with this image/design!!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cute!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

I literally gasped when I saw your card, Virginia! Love it! And the vellum does add a lot of motion... it does give the appearance of varying heights.

diana said...

Great card! I love your card ideas and all the different types of stamps you use. TFS ;-)

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card! Although I think the pinwheels would have been fine anyway, the vellum does add that extra layer of awesome!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

EEEK love the splash of yellow and pink. :)

Jenny said...

LOVE this card! How wonderful! So neat! :) :) :) hope your doing well :) :) :) HUGS!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is just fabulous, Virginia. Love everything about it. :)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

oooh, how pretty. love the movement you created!

Mariana Grigsby said...

So fun! I love those pinwheels, Virginia! I like the idea of using vellum too! Thanks for playing along with us!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Absolutely beautiful pinwheel design! Thanks for taking on the Coloring Color Trends Challenge.

Alice Wertz said...

love your layered pinwheels, V!! love how you colored them and the vellum hill is too fun! super card!

Glenda J said...

This is so fun! Love it!

Brenda said...

Super fun! I love those pin wheels!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What great paper--and those pin wheels! OH MY! So fun! What a great card! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Heather Innusa said...

I just adore this - it's so bright & fun!

Chunyuan said...

Congrats on the shout out at Embellish. Love the coloring and movement of this card.

Kimba's Kreations said...

CONGARTS Virginia!!! This card is sooo cool!

Trinh said...

Yippee, Virginia! Congrats on your "what's hot" pick for the Embellish challenge! Love all the pinwheels and the sense of motion you created.

Marilyn said...

Always love your fun and happy cards, Virginia! This one is a beauty, and makes me very happy, looking at it! Gorgeous colors!!! Hugs! Marilyn

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your Embellish shout out!

Heather Maria said...

Big congrats, Virginia! Love this happy card! Your pinwheels are fab and I love the grassy area too!

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on your Embellish shout out, Virginia! And your Fawny Flickr, too! It's so hard keeping up with you!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Congrats on you! Such a fun happy card.