Saturday, August 9, 2008

Color Challenges & Blog Candy too!

Generally I steer clear of color challenges because they seem to give me a creative block and since I don't often use printed paper I often need the right inks to go with the techniques which often runs into an enabling situation (yes, off to the store once again LOL!).

Yellow, Red and Black Challenge

Yes, this month Stamp Shack's challenge team is finishing our 1 year term. Stacy has coordinated the year's color challenges and has truly gone above and beyond in helping to coordinate our many other projects. I wanted to thank her for her dedication and support so I made this card for her final challenge.

Last week Stacy participated in my final technique challenge (background masking) and posted a beautiful card that can be seen on her blog. As usual her card is filled with many exceptional details. Thanks Stacy for such a wonderful year and the lovely remembrance.



For this card I stamped Rubber Stampede's Gerber Daisy in Adirondack pigment yellow and embossed. Blended Nick Bantock's vermillion lacquer ink with my Ranger blending tool...love that tool!!! I used Ranger acrylic white dabber to bounce a little white highlight into the flower's center for some added depth. Edged with a corner of SU's flourish stamp. Added dew drops and ribbon for embellishment.


Pumpkin orange, yellow, and blue Challenge



This week's blog at Hero Arts features color information. The challenge offers a choice of three color combinations and of course reguires using at least 1 HA stamp.

The orange background mat was stamped with HA Wild Fairy Lily stamp...slightly tricky with all those stems. Stamped without reinking to add lighter images for depth. The HA watercolor sunflower is new to my collection-I love it. Stamped in Adirondack's pigment ink and embossed. Blended Nick Bantock's deep turquoise for the background. This long legged HA Decorative Bird was selected for his ability to reach the sunflower seeds. His body has a 2nd layer on pop dots. Stickles and sunflower seeds were added for embellishment.



Blog Candy Sorry, I recently have experienced several spam comments so I had to add the word verification on to my comments section...I know I too dislike those so much! But I hope you will still leave a comment. In appreciation I am offering a little blog candy-2 distress ink pads -tea dye and vintage photo and a sample of Cut N Dry foam (blending sponge) in this cute little tote that can wonderful hold your Stickles or dabbers. I will randomly selected the winner from the comments posted here Friday, August 15 by 4pm AST (yep, that's Alaska Standard Time).

PS. A stamper from 2 peas and Hero Art's flicker group asked that I share a link to her new blog. Anne is currently working on an Art Journal project. In Addition to her art blog she has a beautiful professional photography blog. Tell Anne I said Hi if you get a chance to stop by.

18 comments:

  1. Hi! I really like your red, yellow, and black card. I guess I'm very partial to Gerber Daisies, too. Well, daisies in general!

    Thanks for the lovely words about my blog and my photography. You're a gem! :-)

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  2. Terry/scrappinnuts
    Love the card Jan...would love to see a tutorial on how you blended the inks....using the blending tool. I love the colors.

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  3. Jan these cards are just gorgeous! I love the bright colors!

    What great blog candy too!

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  4. Just wondered around yur blog. Your cards are so beautiful. I'm inspired to try out some new stuff. Thanks for sharing this.
    Yvette K.

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  5. Fab cards as always! I especially love your bright yellow gerber - what an eye-popper.

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  6. Lovely cards Jan, I really like the yellow gerber and the border!

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  7. BEAUTIFUL! I love that yellow flower! It pops!

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  8. Beautiful cards and thanks for offering blog candy
    Lillian
    sugarbirds@personainternet.com

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  9. Lovely Cards!!! Enjoyed your Blog alot! I belong to the rangerinklink group and Suzes so alot of this is new to me! I love Ranger products..the few I have and a few inks of Nick Bantok... Those Distress look really nice...Thanks for your generosity on giving them away to some lucky person! Hugs,Ina

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  10. Hi Jan! I just found your blog and have been going through your old posts. I just love all your cards and the techniques that you share. I've linked you from my blog so I can easily keep checking back to see your beautiful work!
    Joni

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  11. My first time to your blog; found it through RangerInkLink. What incredible colors on your cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  12. I love the ideas you have on here. I love the 3D bird and seeds...great idea. Thanks.

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  13. Love the vibrant colors in these cards and those sunflower seeds are the perfect embellishment. Such a generous offer of blog candy, too. We have been so lucky to have you on our creative team all year. Your work always inspires me.

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  14. I've just accquired this stamp its gorgeous. thanks for sharing your techinque I'll have to give it a try soon.

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  15. Very pretty cards Jan!!!!!! Don't feel bad about the word verification, I had to do it on my blog too for the same reasons!

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  16. I love you work. You inspire others.


    shelley/jazzypurple853

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  17. Hi Jan, I just wanted to say how beautiful your cards are! The top one just pops off the screen! I already have what you are giving away as blog candy, so please don't put my name in, I just wanted to say how lovely your work is!

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  18. Just wandering around and found your site. Gerber daisies are my favorites.:)

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