Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cloudy with a chance of...


...YOU! Yep, friends: I'm thinking of you! You... and... well.... DAWN McVEY! Horray! Dawn has posted a new color challenge! And YOU know, you're happy to cavort in the colorful playground of her cute lil' inspirational swatch and the requisite color comparison consideration! {Do YOUR colors translate?} It can be so hard to tell for sure. These computer screens can be tricky little viewers! Well, here's my attempt to catch her attention with the use of her gorgeous color combo.... Ready, set... ADD color!




And here's the playful swatch!




I will admit that I'm so partial to color combos that feature a lot of different color! Five works mighty fine for me! Love that blue! {I sure hope I got close with my choice! Doh!} I was hopeful for inspiration that could really make these colors "happy" together (in card format!) and I'm so powerless over this background stamp! Once I decided to make a cloudy sky, the rest of the story just fell into place! Here's a detail shot of the birdies, and you might notice that I got busy with the Martha Stewart multi-heart punch which worked mighty happily with this adorable Hero Arts tree!




Birdies and heart-poppin' happy thoughts and a color FESTIVAL to celebrate the day!


Hope yours is off to a good and delightful start, friends! I am looking forward to seeing what you do with these fabulous colors and, oh, pretty much anything else that you've made! Yipee!


Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Hero Arts
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Rub-On - Stampin' Up!
Heart Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
Scallop Edge - Traced from pre-made scallop paper and hand cut

47 comments:

Taheerah said...

So cute, dare I say 'tweet'?! Love the little lovehearts on the tree, very inspired!

Amanda said...

This is adorable. I love the detail of the little hearts and the birds are too cute.

Linda aka Oz said...

I love the hearts on the tree. Brilliant touch. I think you hit the color combo right on the head. Oz

Inspired Scrapper said...

Very cute. I love the birdies and the hearts.

Windy Robinson said...

I love, LOVE, love that card... so sweet. Nice job:)

Laura B. said...

OH my, I'm drooking over your jumbo scallops:)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Super duper card!!!! OH my gosh you are good with
'cullah'...

xo

Beth said...

Boy! I was really expecting to open your blog and take a gander at what on earth you could have done with MEATBALLS!

No meatballs, but I likey....I likey a lot.

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

Those little birds are too cute! Great job on the challenge!

Dana Gustafson said...

How cute! I love this sweet card...all of it! THat cloud stamp, still envious you got that :) It looks perfect paired with the swirly tree and teeny birds. I'll be thinking of you and your card all day! :)

DottyJo said...

Oh my sweet friend, those little birdies are wonderful! If they don't grab Dawn's attention then someone better check her pulse! Heaps of hugs, Jo x

Terri E. said...

Super fun chick and heart tree. Way to rock Dawn's color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

sarahmartina said...

This is the CUTEST stinkin card EVER! LOVE this girly!!!

elizabeth said...

That is such a fun and CUTE card! Hoping to get some stampin' done this weekend and your cards help to motivate me. :)

Rosemary said...

AHHHHH, late, again!!! Shoot!! Oh well.... this is one sweet piece of cardmaking!! Those birdies??? Too stinkin' cute!! You are rockin' girl!

Courtney Baker said...

This is so fabulous! I love everything about it. And um... can you come help a 3-4 color girl out :).

Sharron said...

This is just the cutest card--love it! Just shouts "Happy"-- a really fun, feel good creation!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

How cuuuute! I love your lil' birdies :) TFS

Dawn said...

OK...where can I get that stamp!? So perfect, the whole thing...better get out your shades, I see Spotlight in your future. ;O)

Maureen said...

those birdies and hearts are too adorable!! very sweet and beautiful card :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is awesome Elise!! So cute and fun!! It is sure to catch Dawn's attention!!

Laura said...

Love the little hearts all over the tree and the cloud stamp is just wonderful. You really nailed the color combo down! Love your card.

Karen said...

MMmmmmmmm........me love.....A LOT!!! Love the clouds...which I would have thought was patterned paper, but I'm realizing is actually a fantastic STAMP! Love the swirly tree, complete with fabulously richly punched hearts! :>

When I read your title, I thought, "NO WAY!!" as my mind is TOTALLY and COMPLETELY wrapped around "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" right now (I'm sure I'll share more.....).

Love the fun you are having! :>

sam said...

wauw! this is a beautiful card! love the birds and the little hearts in the tree! so cute!
thank you for you're sweet comment on my blog! hugs sam

Vanessa said...

Love this!!! Gorgeous card!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Ann said...

This is absolutely FAB-u-lous!!!! I adore Hero Arts, and you've totally done this set justice, girl! Gorgeous creation!!!!

Happy Friday! It's homecoming here--woohooooo!!!!

LeAnne said...

Well, look at you with 26 comments...woohoo! I want to know if the sky is the background stamp? Howja make it look that way if not? VERY cute card, you have the touch!

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh WOW! This is LOVELY, Elise! You really did a fantastic job distributing the colors to where they contrast yet complement perfectly! That ribbon is a perfect accent to your soft sky and cute little birdies :O) I love the red hearts in the tree...they really help to make your card pop! Very well done girl! Love this card :)

Hope you can play along with the JUGS challenge this weekend! We would be proud to display your talent :O)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the hearts on the tree and the heart by the sentiment! CUTE birdies!

Winter said...

Oh, Elise! I love everything about it! Top pick for sure! :)

sarahmartina said...

I knew it! I knew, knew, KNEW IT!!! Congrats on the Spotlight deary! *HUGE hugs!*

Winter said...

Yeah Elise! I told you it was a top pick! So cute! :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Woo Hoo!! I knew this was a winner!! Congrats Elise!! :)

Kim J. said...

Oh, those little birdies!!! Congrats on the spotlight!!

Cindy said...

Hooray!!! You did it. What a wonderful card Elise. That tree is precious ever more!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE this "tweet" card!! Adorable and great use of the color combo!!!

Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

Simply adorable! Congrats on a well deserved "in the spotlight!"

Ruth M said...

Oh, this is a fabulous card! I've just got that clouds stamp amd love it - you've done great things with it here! Congratulations on being spotlighted!

Rose said...

Wow, Elise! What a darling card! So sweet! Congrats on being spotlighted!! :)

Inspired Scrapper said...

Congrats on making the spotlight

Beth said...

Way to go, Elise! But no surprise....you're INCREDIBLE! Look at all your comments....you're going to have to make this blog thingy a full-time deal!

Cammie said...

Such a cute card. Those hearts really pop. Congratulations on making the spotlight!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love this card! Congrats on making the spotlight. it adorable. Off to check off the rest of your blog!

Andrea M said...

Congrats on Dawn's spotlight! Great card!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Congrats on making the Spotlight! This is a sweet card; I especially like the little hearts!

Helen F. said...

CONGRATULATIONS,Elise! I just got a chance to log on my computer. I am in Hawaii this week and missed soooo much out there in blog-land the last couple of days. But today I saw that you are one of Dawn's Spotlight picks ~ Way to Go, Girl. Your cards are all winners. {{{HUGS}}}

Amanda Reddicliffe said...

Congratulations on being in the top picks! You totally deserve it.Your card is *tweet!*