Friday, July 11, 2008

COLOR INSPIRATION, A SKETCH, AND BUD BASICS (again!)

Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration Challege #15 of Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Really Rust, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White was just that ... CHALLENGING (for me, anyway!). I tried to use other stamps sets and just couldn't get anything to work. Then, I did it AGAIN ... pulled out Bud Basics! I combined this color inspiration with Jessie's (knightrone on SCS) sketch on Great Swaps Girls (GSGC11).

I almost didn't post this card, as it did not turn out like I had planned ... some days you got it, some days you don't! I think everything is pretty self-explanatory on this card, but wanted to point out that those are non-SU Dew Drops in the flower centers.
RECIPE
Stamps: Bud Basics, All Holidays
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Really Rust, and Certainly Celery
Embellishments: Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Dew Drops (non-SU)
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack
Supplies: Mini Glue Dots

31 comments:

manybooks said...

I can't believe you almost didn't post this card - it is beautiful! I am going to CASE it this weekend, and also try the whole idea for another color challenge. THANKS for sharing!

Speedystamper said...

OMG, Nancy! I can't believe you almost didn't post this!! WHAT?? It's awesome!! I love how you pulled all those colors together (NOT so easy, I might add!)GREAT job, too, with the sketch challenge! TFS!!
Kay

Brooke S said...

Great card! A little old (retiring set) and a little new(hodge podge hardware)..

Stamp Your Art Out said...

I love this card! You're too hard on yourself!

Dottie K. said...

Wow I really like how this card turned out and the colors are wonderful together. :)

Two Happy Stampers said...

Wow, you did a great job! Love all the elements.

Emily said...

This is awesome Nancy! You're making me want that stamp set. The colors look great! I love the dew drops. I can't believe you almost didn't post this. =)

Nawlin's Lady said...

It's gorgeous! Definately one of my top 10! I love it!

Marta Fosco said...

Don't know why you wouldn't want to share this gorgeous card - I'm glad you did. Marta

LeAnne said...

I love this card! So sad this is leaving; I don't have this set but have enjoyed everything I've seen!
LeAnne

Vera said...

Glad you decided to post it, Nancy! It's a beauty!

Dawn Easton said...

Great card Nancy! AWESOME job on both the sketch and the colour challenge!! You rocked it once again my friend!!

Angie Tieman said...

I think it turned out fabulous!! These colors were tough! I feel so lazy now that I see your card with all the fabulous stamping on it! lol!

Jenn in GA said...

obviously, we didn't see inside your head what you were envisioning for this card, so i will add my voice to the chorus of others and say it's great! you have permanent mojo, girl!

the Tapler Ohana said...

You're crazy. This card is BEAUTIFUL!!!

kathleenh said...

Beautiful card Nancy! I love that color combo. I can see why you love this set- you really have a way with it!

Mauna said...

Wow Wow Wow Nancy--you did a great job! I am a sucker for the flowers and you have me thinking of bud basics before It's gone what have you done to me! :0)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Your card is gorgeous!!! I love it!!

Lorri said...

I'm with you girlfrined, I don't want to kiss Bud Basics good bye. Love the card, you are crazy, I think it's beautiful!! I'm glad you posted!

fran said...

Lovely, lovely! Guess I need to pull this set out one more time before it's gone!

naomi said...

Wow! This is awesome!

Karen said...

Nancy this card is just beautiful. I love the colors. Bud Basics is also my very favorite stamp set of all times and I love the matching jumbo wheel too. Cards always turn out perfect when you use it! I'm going to miss it when it is gone but I will keep mine for personal use of course!
Thanks for all of your lovely inspirational samples. Karen

Alexandra said...

GORGEOUS - WOW!! I love this!!! The colors are amazing together, and this stamp set is awesome! I will miss it *sniff* but I know there will other awesome sets! You are so creative Nancy, with or without contraband *wink*

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ryemilan said...

I love your card Nancy, so pretty!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Simply gorgeous! Great job incorporating both challenges :)

lakind said...

I'm glad you posted it...it's very pretty!

Jennifer Meyer said...

WOW Nancy, LOVE the stunning design and colors. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Jennifer :)

Tonya said...

Wow....I'm a frequent lurker of your blog....I jump over from a link from Nancy Morgan's blog.

I had to say....WOW! I'm so glad you posted this. You made great use of the sketch and the colors. I'm glad you posted it!! I love how you did the piercing...very classy!!

Kim Gasper said...

Seriously? You almost didn't post this! I think I've loved every card I've seen with this color combo. Plus, you used Bud Basic. Can't go wrong there. I love this card!

Jackie Pedro said...

Love this card, Nancy! You are on a roll with Bud Basics!! Just beautiful!!

Stacey Schafer said...

Your bud basics set has been getting quite the workout lately. I'm a little disappointed that it's retiring after all of your beautiful designs this week!