Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lovely, lovely....

LOVELY colors... can create magic. Magic, like the way you might be drawn to a beautiful flower, a distinctive painting, a fabulous outfit or just the right pair of shoes.. Color is MAGIC! It is yet ANOTHER form of magic power we wield as paper artists... That why I LOVE color challenges! Last week when I played with the swatch from Scrapmaster's Paradise, I just let the colors do the talking. I entered at the last minute, it was my FIRST time playing in their "paradise," and the last thing I expected, was to MAKE IT INTO THEIR TOP 5! Holy CRACKERS! I got the nod! Thank you so much to Samantha, the Scrapmaster, herself, and her amazing designers! I'm humbled and "aw shucks" and SOOOO appreciative! I finally got a moment to play with their new swatch, so here's my share for the "Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo #10!"




How would you describe these delicious polka dots of fun? HAPPY! Harvesty? Autumnal? DELIGHTFUL!!! Maybe all of the above. They make me think of our local Harvest Fair on a perfect Fall day, sunny and sparkly and crystal clear... Ummmmm. Now I can SMELL fall. Ahhh! {See...., MAGIC!}

Speaking of MAGIC... do you like my stamps? Ohhhhhh, Stampin' Up! They keep me hungry for MORE, year after year! Aren't these little bee's... {uh, oh: here she goes!} THE BEE'S KNEES! {Slap your knee RIGHT NOW! You have to! Humor THAT good!?!.... kidding...!} "Just Buzzin' By" SO adorable! Those were my stamps of choice to answer the color portion of this challenge, but here's the fabulous sketch from Card Positioning Systems #128 that inspired me a few steps further!




I couldn't get over my good fortune when I realized that a darling friend of mine had recently shared a wondeful 6x6 paper pad from WeRMemoryKeepers, Madame Royale, that had many of these gorgeous colors: WHO KNEW!?! Once again, I love the JOURNEY! Thanks for visiting my happy little blogging place today! Have a GREAT day, won't you!?!

Supplies:

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - WeRMemoryKeepers
Stamps - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Tiny Corner Rounder - EK
"Hi" letters - Street Signs by Cricut
Flowers - Sizzix
Scallop Border Punch - Stampin' Up!

20 comments:

Susan said...

Just one word for you girl - MAGIC!

Rosemary said...

HOLY CRACKERS! (To use your phrase!!!) your card is simply ADORABLE and FRESH and CUTE and ......! Awesome take on the CPS sketch, girlie!!

Anne said...

Hi, Elise! Cute card! I like how you've used the challenge colors! :-)

Ann said...

Woohooooo!!!! Doing the Top 5 dance for you right now!!!

Emily said...

I love this card. So beautiful!

Emily-SP Diva

Linda aka Oz said...

This card is drippin with delishiousness!!! What a fabulous color swatch to pull from but then nobody could yank it outta there like you do. I was never drawn towards these bees (being allergic and all) but you made them look so retro and sweet! I could never have them in the house...phoibas are strong in this one Luke! But I could maybe see using someone elses at a crop..LOL Love the card Elise, oozing golden goodness like a honey tree on a warm Indian summer eve!! Linda aka Oz p.s. OMG I almost forgot... WHOO HOO on your NOD darlin. Of course they would pick you. Who wouldn't???

Anonymous said...

Dear E,
Hey, the bees are a buzzing by! How cute!Back from the dentist. Played yesterday with the pop-up Christmas tree by Sizzix. Watched the S.U. video 7 times and finally could assemble the thing. I have problems with spatial relations.Friday I am firing up both Sizzix machines and we are making Gloria's little white pop-up wedding cakes. I called yesterday and Jane offered help with the Christmas tree and referred me to the video. The cake's secret is use at least 1 inch of designer series paper, not 7/8". I hope you can come play soon.
Fifi la Rouge ( Linda B. and Cambridge)

DottyJo said...

Hey Elise, why are you so surprised to get into the top 5 with this lovely card? What great colours, and I love how you have interpreted the sketch. I've never tried a sketch but having seen the way you use them I think I may be tempted to have a go. Nearly at the weekend, so happy crafting sweetie girl! Jo x

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Wow! What a cute card! Love the bees! Great job with the SPCC colors and the sketch! Thanks for playing with us!

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh
my
CUTE-ness! This card is adorable! I {heart}it! I would have looked at those tiny bee/kids and not known what to do. You made them the main show here with these excellent papers and your special kind of magic. Be ready for the top five again, sweetie. You're my pick for sure!

Karen said...

I'm with Dana, I would not have known what to do with those bees other than uber cutesy. Instead, YOU have made them super PoP Chic!! I love that! Congrats on your TOP 5 nod!!! Wahoo! I will bet you will be in the Top 5 again! :>

Danielle said...

I thought I recognized the paper from We R Memory Keepers, I have it too!! Great way to use the paper in the color challenge!
So glad you came to play with us at SPCC this week!!!

Rory said...

Beautiful Card - those bees are sooo cute. You have made such a spectacular use of the colours - I love it.

sarahmartina said...

Beautiful card, doll! I love the sentiment the best!

Kristin said...

beautiful card! I love the little bees!

Melisa said...

Awesome card! I love the tall cards. Thanks for playing along at SPCC!

Melisa-SP Diva

Stacy Milford said...

what a wonderful card! just love it all! (love your blog header too...I was raised on a dairy farm, so that brought back many memories!)

~kelly marie~ said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Everything works in perfect harmony on this card! Love the sentiment too :)

suzARTe said...

really lovely card and you have done a great job of the sketch as well

thescrapmaster said...

Love those bees!!
Hugs,
Samantha
SPCC Creator
http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com