Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Amazing Flower Fields & Camp
Today was the start of Summer Card Camp 2011. I was lucky enough to win a spot by commenting on Debbie Olson's blog. If you are not familiar with Debbie's art, please go visit. Her coloring and designs are absolutely stunning. Thanks Debbie for this great opportunity.
The 1st day of camp is always exciting and believe me, this 1st day did not disappoint. Jennifer McGuire & Kristina Werner challenged us with a color combination of warm shades of purple, pink & orange complimented with sky blue & white. Both of their cards were amazing!
When I saw the color combination, I instantly thought about a recent trip I took to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California. Like most Carlsbad tourists, I was there to see Legoland. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time because I stumbled on to this incredible ranunculus farm. You can't imagine the joy it gives you to see acre upon acre of these beautiful flowers in every color of the rainbow. My favorites...the purple, pink & orange.
For my take on the challenge I used the Stampendous Ranunculus Field stamp R112 (Go figure). I colored the stamp this time with Memento Dual Tip Markers in Rose Bud, Lilac Posies, Tangelo, Bamboo Leaves & New Sprout. After a spritz of Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist, I stamped the image on Aquarelle Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor paper. I trimmed the image and mounted it to a purple card stock and then a blue card base. The ribbon is a white Creative Impressions silk ribbon that I easily colored with my V17 Copic marker. Thanks to a little strategically placed adhesive, I twisted & looped the ribbon and finished the card with a pearlized brad from TPC Studio. It's a pretty simple design but I really think this gorgeous Stampendous image needs very little embellishment.
Thanks so much for visiting. Good Night!