Thursday, April 21, 2011

Grab your sunglasses!

Warning, bright photos ahead!  :)

This week I was playing around with some bright colour combos, definitely a break from my norm!  I think it's a self-defense mechanism... trying to convince myself that summer really is coming, even though there is still snow on the ground!  LOL

I've combined Tilda With Straw Hat by Magnolia, with some older Echo Park Papers, from their Sweet Summertime line.  The pink mid-layer is embossed with a Spellbinders embossing plate.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things' Pure Innocence - My Basket of Eggs.
Copic colors:
Skin - E000, 00, 97
Hair, shoes - E30, 31, 33, 35
Dress - YG01, 03
Hat, flower - RV32, 34
Shading - W00, 0, 1

I've used my favourite paper, Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White.  Luckily, my parents just brought me back 8 more packages, which will have to get me through until next April, when they get to do it again!  (They're used to it, this wasn't the first time!  lol)

Challenges:
Sketchy Colors - sketch
7 Kids College Fund - Easter
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Easter
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - embossing
Pile It On - rubber
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Celebrate!  (Easter)
Everybody-Art Challenge - Pearls
Tuesday Throwdown - polkadots
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Lots of Layers (12 of them!)
One Crazy Stamper - April Flowers
Creative Inspirations - Easter
Stamptacular Sunday - Magnolialicious
Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog - pink and green
Copic Creations - Favorite Paper

Thanks so much for stopping by!

                Hugs,
                         Christine

29 comments:

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

What a bright and fresh card, you colored her so lovely, bye Mascha

n@tie said...

I love your colors!! Well done.
Hugs,
Nettie

Madge H. said...

Christine, beautiful - I love the bright colors. You didn't lose your mojo -- it's right there!!
~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~
Madge

paola said...

Beautiful!! you pulled off these bright colors perfectly by toning down the color in your image, i love it
smiles
Paola

Kristin said...

These are such happy & cheerful colors. Perfect for an Easter card! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Hugs,
Kristin

Louise said...

Cute card, the colors are fabulous
Louise :)

Josie0602 said...

Great colors and they make a great card!!

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Rene said...

Oh my gosh! This is SO CUTE! I love it!
Rene :D

Card Crazy said...

Great colors. Love how cheery and bright it is. Summer can't be far behind now.
Sue S.

charlene said...

What a happy card !
Hugs

Regina said...

It´s gorgeous Chris and I love all the colors!!! You did a wonderful job!! Happy Easter!!:)))

Candy said...

Hi Christine,
WOW I love your bright colours. This is EASTER for sure.
GREAT paper choices.
Tilda is coloured perfectly and stands out wonderfully.
Thank you for joining in our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

Linda said...

Wow what a pretty card!!!! Love the colors and as always Tilda is super cute!!!!!

Becca said...

I'm all for getting out the sunglasses and wishing for warm weather! Your card sure brings out the warmth - lovely colours and just perfect for Easter. Happy Easter to you! Becca

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute & delightful Tilda card. The DP you picked for this one is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Helen said...

Lovely cheerful card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Angela said...

Love these bright colors you used and the pretty combination of papers! Beautiful coloring on your Tilda! Thanks for joining us this week at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. hugs, Angela

Marlene said...

Bright AND pretty, yes!! (You still have snow on the ground?!!!! EEEKS!!!)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Awww, bless your heart with all that snow!! Beautiful card Christine!! Love the bright color combo!!

Rose said...

Christine, your Tilda with Straw Hat looks magnificent sporting her bright colors. She coordinates beautifully with those great background patterns. So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

Cheryl said...

oh just adore the,bright cheery colors on this card,great image too bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,hugs cheryl xxxx

Bananastamper said...

Love the spring colours! We have had more snow here too - thank goodness it has melted now that it warmed up this afternoon - sure hope it is the last of it! Happy Easter!

Sue said...

A beautiful card Christine.

BethieJ said...

SO CUTE! I LOVE the colors! Perfectly cheery.. which I need for todays rainy day we are having! LOL!
Thanks for joining us at PIO!!
Have a GREAT day, and Happy Easter!

only1bedorah said...

Snow? I've never seen it! :) Winter is about to embark here,(in Australia) but never ever cold enough for snow. Love your bright sunny colours on your card,and it has a lovely sense of spring. Debbie xxx

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Love your bright colors! Definitely makes me think of spring! Great card! Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful creation.
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this time, hope to see you again soon.
Sharon x

Dana said...

Your post title made me giggle Christine! This is not too bright.. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing it with us this month at One Crazy Stamper :)
Hugs~
Dana

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