Summer Colors

Fendler's Sundrops
Good morning stampers!  Friday morning means another Stampaholics Challenge.  It is a card today, which means it is supposed to be done in 10 minutes or less.  And this week we have a color challenge, offered up by Stampaholics Design Team member Mitzi Luttril:
So here we go.
First, a confession.
I didn't use Crushed Curry.
(Don't tell Lil T that I didn't follow the rules)
I HEARD THAT!
oops.
So I have to admit, Crushed Curry is a color I have avoided for a whole year.  
 
I was going to tell you I didn't have any,
but I do still have a few sheets left from last year's preorder.
So I decided not to tell the fib,
and just 'fess up:
I don't like Crushed Curry and I don't want to use it!
There, doesn't that feel better, Sage?
Hush, T.

I decided to use our new color, Daffodil Delight instead.
Now this is a color combo I can relate to.

Here is my card:

I started out thinking there is no way I will get this card done in 10 minutes,
so I decided to make 20 minutes my goal.

Sage, Sage, who said you can change the rules?
I did.
And Carole'Anne.
So I started with a panel of Whisper White
and used Gretchen Barron's trick for sponging a background
of sky with clouds.
Then I inked the grass image from Inspired by Nature
and added it as a foreground.

Next I worked on some flowers.
I chose one of my under-used sets, Flower Fancy.
These challenges are a great incentive for getting out the sets I
haven't worn out yet!

Since this is a 2-Step set,
I got out the Stamp-a-ma-Jig
and this is what I came up with:

Only 3 minutes, whopee.  I might make this one, T.

Not by the REAL rules, you won't!

Now for some cutting:

Grrr.  You know I hate it when you cut.
Look, you only have 20 seconds left.
 

If you can be quiet for 5 minutes, 
I will give you a new bow tie from ribbon that isn't retiring.
Cutting the flowers took 5 minutes, so if I really wanted to make a card in 10,
I would have to give up the cutting.

 

I added some retiring brads and a corduroy button,
and now it is starting to come together.
Next came some mats
and the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.

Then came a bow that I tied around a clear mount block.
You can see a tutorial for this HERE.
I really like the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon from the new catalog
and it comes in 13 colors.
This one is Daffodil Delight.

I glued the layers together with Tombow,
and while they were drying under a heavy book so they would dry flat,
I went off the clock and made a new bow tie for Lil T.
Did you notice how quiet he has been?

I curled the edges of the flowers, adhered them with Stampin Dimensionals,
and here is my 20 minute card:

That is ONLY twice the time allowed.  
You could have done it in 10 if you had just listened to me and stamped the flowers on the grass.
I don't see why you insist on such time consuming tasks
as cutting out the darn flowers!


Yes, I thought of that, T.
But I just don't like them all flat like that.
I want them to jump off the page,
and the only way I know how to do that is with scissors.


Actually, the card still isn't finished
for my taste.
It needs some fun little tags.
So I kept Lil T going,
got out a Mini Vintage Tag and the Tiny Tags stamp set and punch,
and finished the job:

 




 Twenty seven minutes for the whole thing.
Seven minutes for the tags.
Five to cut the flowers.
If I had resisted those indulgences, 
it would have been a 15 minute card.
But then I wouldn't look at the card and go, "Yes, that's it!"




You are hopeless, Sage.
How am I supposed to hold my head up with Mr. Nasty and Senor Asqueroso
and the others?
We do talk, you know.

I suspect they are all having similar issues
with their stampers.
After all, creativity can't be rushed.

That's it for this week's challenge.  Check out the other samples on Carole'Anne's blog HERE.  Scroll down past her card tutorial and you will find links to samples from the rest of the design team.  You can even add a link to your own sample, so go get your fingers inky and show us what you do with these colors.

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8 Responses to Summer Colors

  1. Cynthia June 18, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    Well worth the time Sage. Its lovely, bright and cheery. Excellent job!Cynthia

  2. CaroleAnne AKA Stampin Stressaway June 18, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    Hello Sageyou did a GREAT jobfunny that we were both on the same page with our clouds and grass uh? he he :-)who cares if you went over he he :-)just dont tell my sis that I said that LOLhave a good day Sage!well done

  3. A Touch of SOL June 18, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    Sista Sage…WOW! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING…The background, the flowers, your layout…love it girl…

  4. Mitzi Luttrull June 18, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    Sage, I really like what you did with this color challenge. The extra time you spent making your card special was well worth it. I like the idea of having more time, too.

  5. Carla Alford June 19, 2010 at 2:22 am #

    Sage, great job with this card. I loved your tutortial along the way as well. Keep up the great challenges.

  6. Nancy Dawson June 19, 2010 at 4:02 am #

    Your tutorials are fantastic and love the card. Simply beautiful.

  7. lisa808 June 19, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    Gorgeous!

  8. Debbie DT June 20, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    Oh, Sage, youre my kind of gal. I too have avoided the curry, but looked on this challenge as an opportunity to use a little up. Oh, well. As for the extra time, no worries. Art cant be rushed@

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