Monday, June 1, 2009

Roses on Paper Color Challenge - Pink, Green and Yellow!

I seem to be apologizing a lot lately for not posting. I work at a boarding school and one of my jobs is to set up the Baccalaureate Ceremony at the end of the year.
Doing that and then trying to coordinate everything else that goes on with the end of the year and with grades and scheduling didn't leave me much time to create or blog. I'm hoping to take a couple of days off this week while teachers are doing their thing and catch up and relax. We'll see.

It's time for another Challenge over at Roses on Paper's Challenge blog and I get to host it this time around! I hope you'll all play along! It's a color challenge and I chose Pink, Green and Yellow, some great fun spring and early summer colors. Most of my ingredients for my card you can get at Summer's store, Roses on Paper. When I think of the pretty flowers and fresh air, Rose's Garden from Sarah Kay just jumps to my mind. I love all the sweet flowers and her little kitty walking along side her. But to me the cutest thing about this stamp is her sweet bare feet! A girl after my own heart!

I colored her with copics and used some of my spica glitter pen in her hair and on her cute top, hoping that it looked like a bit of fresh dew. I used Glossy Accents on the pebbles along her path and some Smooch on the middle of some of her flowers. My cuttlebug folder, Fanciful Flowers, added some dimension to the top of the card and the paper is from the Spring DCWV glitter stack. Love those pink dandelions! The pearls are from the new Opaline Pearls Collection from BasicGrey that Summer now carries and the flowers are from Prima. And yes, I added stickles to my flowers. It just makes them sparkle.

After the Sunday I had, I needed to do something bright and cheery that connected me and my girls to my mother. So for a change, this card is for me and my girls! God gives us flowers in our lives to reminds us of the beauty that he has waiting for all of us and for a sense of renewal. So, to my girls, Nichole, Tiffany, Jennifer, Emma, and Allie, remember that there is joy and beauty to be found in flowers, despite the thorns that come with some flowers. I love all of you very, very much.

Make sure you check out the blog and participate in our challenge! Summer has a sweet little prize for our random winner! And make sure to swing by my fabulous design team sisters blogs to see their fabulous creations as well. You can find their e-mail address on my sidebar. It's great to be back!

Card Ingredients:

Rose's Garden by Sarah Kay, Opaline Pearls by BasicGrey, Prima Flowers, copics, ribbon, Spring Glitter Stack from DCWV, Stickles, Fanciful Flowers cuttlebug folder, SU ticket punch, Smooch, Spica Glitter Pen.


Christine Riley said...

Absolutley gorgeous card, Susan, I love it! Great coloring and I love the design paper.

Hugs, Christine

Mae said...

What a lovely card. I love it!!!

Jacquie said...

OMGosh!! This is SO cute!! How AWESOME all your little touches are! Hope you are well!

Take care!

Suzanne J Dean said...

She's beautiful Susan--I adore everything! Great colors & flowers & this is MY FAVORITE Sarah Kay image--reminds me of summers at my grandparents farm. I still go barefoot whenever I can-I love it!


ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

MY FAVORITE!! OMG OMG I LOVE THIS CARD!! I LOVE the way you have colored her and all the glitter, that is AWESOME!!! She is GORGEOUS!!!!

Justliketink said...

I love your card! The colors are wonderful. I love the detail from the Spica pens...they're one of my favorite things.

Jodi said...

Great card Susan! Love the flowers you used and your pretty coloring!
Jodi =)

marsha said...

Gorgeous card Susan! I just love these colors and such a cutie!