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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Color Throwdown 100th Challenge & Moxie Fab World Challenge

I kept seeing the 100th Challenge for Color Throwdown popping up online and decided to check out the colors.


Pretty? Yep! So I decided to give it a whirl. I also noticed that they were similar to the inspiration layout for the Moxie Fab World - Finding Inspiration in a Layout Challenge.

So I used both as my inspiration for this card...


You know how you get a card 80% there and you can't quite figure out how to finish it off?  That was this card. I had the base all finished but couldn't figure out what I wanted as my main image.  At 4:00 AM this morning it came to me. :)  The words on the music background are children's songs around wind, parks, and kids and the paper was from Fly a Kite.   

The final burst of inspiration was to layer a sheet of vellum and use the fabulous Hero Arts cloud stamp and ink it up with Versamark and stamp it on the vellum add some of the beautiful Pebbles Inc chalk and you have soft clouds wafting behind your kite!

Products:
  • Basic Grey - Urban Prairie
  • October Afternoon - Fly a Kite, Thrift Shop 
  • Vellum
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalk
  • Hero Arts - Clouds
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Buttons, Twine
  • EK Success Border Punch
  • Silk Ribbon - May Arts
Hope your Saturday is fun!

Suzz

32 comments:

  1. ahh, this is so dreamy and fun! I love how you created the clouds on vellum and added the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with the CTD!

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  2. Oh, I love this, Sue! Chalking the clouds on vellum was a great idea!

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  3. love the sheet music in the clouds...very whimsical...Thanks for playing along with this 100th Color Throwdown challenge!! Make sure to leave some love along the way and increase you changes to win!!!

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  4. Oh my gosh, what a fun card! I love how you combined the challenges---I just can't do that style!! Such a fun, playful piece!

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  5. know exactly what you mean - I've been walking round a piece all afternoon trying to work out how to finish it. this is gorgeous. lovely floaty feeling to it and the shape and matching elements (string, red bows and button) are brill.

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  6. Brilliant idea Suzzane! This is such a cute fun card. Nice and bright. Love the kite string with bows. TFS!

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  7. So many great elements to this fun, summertime card!

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  8. Brilliant, Suzz! The vellum adds such a cool effect! Love this!

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  9. Beautiful! love the papers you've used and the shaped card! Fun summertime card!

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  10. Fab card Suzz! In fact I would say it's my favourite one of yours so far! It's got me singing that song now though lol. Love it!

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  11. Super cute! I can totally see where you got your inspiration from the layout. And I love the way you think - it's such a process being creative, and I like hearing other people's process. Looks like a winner to me!

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  12. What I wouldn't give for half your imagination Suzz. This is wonderful. It is such a 'feel good' card!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  13. Wow! What a cool card! LOVE the shape, the sheet music and vellum. Oh and that kite is so fun! :)

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  14. So cheery! Love the vellum!

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  15. Love this design, and how you used the vellum! Great inspiration! Very cute card!

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  16. Love it! I really do love it!

    ~Linda

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  17. This is so sweet, Sue! Love all of the fun elements!!

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  18. Such a fabulous idea with the vellum Suzz. Perfect!!!

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  19. Wow, amazing card Sue! Wonderful design and details! The clouds stamped on vellum look amazing and so dreamy!

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  20. wow! LOVE the vellum cloud! fabulous card, Sue! so delightful! LOVE IT!!

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  21. What a fun card Sue! I love the kite & the lil bows on the tail!

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  22. It's beautiful and thank you for your comment on my blog!

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  23. So CREATIVE! LOVE everything about it!!!

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  24. Genius!! LOVE the music paper in the background! This is adorable! Thanks for helping us celebrate this week!

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  25. How cute is this?! Love your charming little kite, it's perfect!

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  26. OH SUZANNE! I am putting this in my FAV pile! LOOOOOOOOVE it--how clever and so many layers! I also love how you woke up at 4am with the final thought! I need to have that happen! This is a WINNER for sure:) Beautiful!

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  27. Hey Suzanne! Thanks again for entering the Finding Inspiration in a Layout challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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  28. Don't you just love how ideas come to mind in at the weirdest times! Wonderful how you pulled it all together!

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