Friday, April 8, 2011

Lily Pad Cards Challenge - Ramona at the Beach

Whoo Hoo!  The first challenge for Lily Pad Cards starts today! And it is a color challenge using bright and fun colors: LilyPad Kathy's Color Throw Down Challenge,

The colors spoke to me of sunshine and outdoors. I knew that this happy gal from  Penny Black would be perfect for the colors.  My daughter said she looks just like Ramona from Beverly Cleary's series and I think so too!

Here is the easel card closed.

  1. Cut cardbase from white cardstock. 5 1/2" x 11". Score at 5 1/2" and 2 3/4" on the front of card.
  2. Stamp Penny Black images on watercolor paper.  Color using watercolor markers (Tombo) and Water brush.
  3. Using Sea Sponge dab in brown dye ink and sponge onto kraft cardstock. Cut 5 1/2" x 3". Rip edge and sponge along edge with brown dye ink.
  4. Mask bottom half of  front of card with copy paper. Stamp Hero Arts Clouds using blue dye ink on top half of front of card.
  5. Sponge blue dye ink on bottom half of front of card.
  6. Tape down kraft cardstock to bottom of front half.
  7. Repeat sponging blue dye ink on inside of card.  Create second kraft piece with sponging for inside of card.  Stamp and color row of shells and starfish and use as prop to hold open the easel card.
  8. Stamp sentiment (Hero Arts) on inside using black archival ink.
Here are the colors from Kathy:

All the details of the challenge are at the LilyPad Blog   and there is a fabulous prize involving Letraset Markers!

The eligibility requirements.
  1. Meet the challenge’s requirements.
  2. Follow Lily Pad Cards (either follow our RSS or subscribe by email).
  3. Submit no more than two cards.
  4. Enter only those cards made after the post date of this challenge (cards entered in previous challenges or made prior to this challenge are ineligible to win).
  5. Link directly to the post (or photostream entry) containing your card NOT your blog or photostream (a general blog/photostream link will disqualify the entry).
  6. Provide a working link to Lily Pad Cards in either your post or photostream entry, OR display a Lily Pad Cards blinkie  in your sidebar (preferred). (Get your blinkie here.)
The deadline. This challenge closes on Thursday, April 14th at 11:59 p.m. EST. The prize winner and four runners-up will be announced on Monday, April 18.

For more inspiration and to see some beautiful projects visit the wonderful design team:

Design Team: Alice Wertz, Deborah Nolan, Lin Brandyberry, Nancy Krueger, Sherri Thompson, Vicki Papaioannou

Have a colorful day!



  1. How cute is she all decked out for the beach! Fab use of the color challenge, love the clouds behind your image when the easel card is closed, really completes your wonderful scene!

  2. A fantastic glimpse of things to come this summer, (I hope)!! Your coloring is wonderful!

  3. That summer scene you created is perfect! I love the colors you used, the way you made the sand and all those details. So much work involved and the final card is just gorgeous!
    And what a surprise, when it's closed you can see the sky!!! Thanks!

  4. Oh My Goodness... This is soooo cute. I just love that image. When you look at it you just have to smile..

    Hugs, Linda

  5. She DOES look like Ramona! Love this adorable card, Suzz!

  6. This is a super cute card, really love this sweet image, your design and colouring are fabulous, love it Suzz!!

  7. What a very fun take on the color throwdown, love that image!!

  8. This is so beautiful! My card for this challenge is on my blog!

  9. this is waaaaaaaaaay cute, Sue!! love love the fun beach look. super card! have a wonderful weekend! =)

  10. this is so cute!! love the bright colors
    xoxo BA

  11. This is absolutely adorable, Sue! Wonderful design and your colouring is amazing!

  12. This is darling! Love the sweet image and wonderful easel card!

  13. What a super fun Easel card Suzz I just love the little girl she is so cute!!

  14. Cutest easel card, ever! Love the little scene and she DOES remind me of Ramona....summery cuteness!


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