Thursday, June 5, 2008

CHF release blitz

Good morning. I stamped last night. Seems like it's been forever. I just received two of Kim Hughes' sets from Cornish Heritage Farms so I could play in the release blitz going on right now in the CHF forum. There is chatting, challenges, prizes... who doesn't like prizes?

The first challenge was a limited supplies challenge combined with a color challenge. I struggled a bit with the colors - they are so 70's - orange, lime green, chocolate and cream. I tried 3 times before I liked the image, which is simply several images from the Nature Silhouettes set. On one, I inked it up with green galore and then used a chocolate chip marker to go over the stems before stamping. The chopped off corner wasn't planned. I tried a funky fold on the corner, but then realized that there was stamping on the back that would show, so I ended up cutting off the corner instead. I like it. Just goes to show that sometimes something that doesn't work out right can actually make a better card. I used my crop-a-dile to punch two holes right along the cut edge and added the orange gingham ribbon. I was happy that the bow turned out on the first try. The layers are orange and chocolate and the image panel is popped up.

The sentiment is part of the set and is stamped in chocolate chip.

For the background, I repeatedly stamped one of the images in green galore and added a row of orange buttons from the stash in my button jar.

supplies:
stamps: nature silhouettes (Kim Hughes - Cornish Heritage Farms)
ink: green galore, only orange, chocolate chip
paper: green galore, only orange, chocolate chip, very vanilla
other: orange gingham ribbon (Michael's), orange buttons (my button jar), crop-a-dile, dimensional foam tape

I'm so glad you took the time to visit today. I hope you have a wonderful day.

3 comments:

Starla (star) said...

You did a great job at pulling those colors off!!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Ohhh this is soooo sweet! Love the colors you have balanced here!

Tracy Durcan said...

This is gorgeous!!