Friday, January 1, 2010

Dream ...

Happy New Year's Day!!

It's a pretty quiet day around here, hubby's watching football so I thought I'd take the opportunity to participate in a few challenges. Actually, I think this is the first time I have created a card that fits 4 different challenges (that I know of ).

The challenges are:

The Play Date Cafe #10 - color challenge using turquoise, chocolate & pink
SCS Sketch Challenge
Stamp Simply #120 - NEW Things
Stamp Something - NEW Somethings

My something NEW is this SWEET image from the UK. Isn't she precious!! (click images for a larger view) It's from a company called Charmed Delectables. And, the "dream" sentiment is from another new set ... Inkadinkado (round frames). Of course the layout is from this week's Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge and color scheme from Play Date Cafe color Challenge.

My card is A-6 in size and Whisper White in color. The background panel is Basic Grey Marrakech designer paper as is the paper used for the main image matting. After stamping my image with Versafine Black I have used Prismacolor Markers, Prisma Pencils and EK Success Chalk for my coloring. I've also used Spica pens and American Crafts glitter pens. For the sparkle on the wings, I have used Crystal Effects covered with DecoArt Glamour Dust. Diamond Stickles was used for the flower centers and Mermaid Glitz Stickles was used on the turquoise flowers and center squiggles between background panels. The flower centers are Stampendous Tuquoise Diamond Dots. The paper flowers were created using the Spellbinder's Shapeabilities Flower die.

As I type this post, the snow has begun to fall outside again and it's coming down pretty fast & heavy. They are only calling for 1-3 inches but it's going to be VERY cold ... high tomorrow only 16 degrees ... Brrr!

I hope you are enjoying this 1st day of the new year and that 2010 is the best year ever for you!! Thanks for stopping by and God Bless You for taking the time!!


  1. Congratulations again on your win over at The Play Date Cafe! We are so happy to have you playing along with us each week.

    This is a fabulous use of the color combo and you did well to get those 4 challenges in! Good job!

  2. What an appropriate card for today. We have been in dreamland off and on all day. Isn't that what your supposed to do Jan 1st?! Your coloring is what makes the card spectacular. Beautiful!

  3. Hey Dar!! This is just a darling image!! Love the bright colors and way to go on getting four challenges done hun!! Hope you have a wonderful New Year's Day my friend!!! HUGS

  4. I'm finally getting to my Christmas tear downs. Argh...

    Your card is beautiful! I love the colors and your image is simply stunning! This is a great color for after Christmas. You certainly rocked the four challenges. Enjoy your evening!
    Kim xXx

  5. Congrats to you on your win, Darlene--you did such a beautiful job! Love your creation this week, as well--great sparkle on those wings! See...glitter is FUN!!! Who cares if it gets in your grout, all over your clothes and sparkles on your cheeks? It's beautiful!

    Hope you're having a wonderful New Year's Day--talk to you soon!

  6. Your card is gorgeous Darlene!! Love your coloring and design!! Hope you had a great holiday!!

    Happy New Year!!


  7. What a sweet card! Love the colors.

  8. Beautiful card. The coloring is so fits the feel of the card perfectly. Enjoy the snow...were back into the 60's today, which sounds great but we really need some rain. Happy New Year!

  9. What a lovely image - loving all that glitter!
    Teri xx

  10. wow this is so beautiful.. I love that image.. thanks for playing with us at the Cafe..

    ~visit my blog for the new Freebie Digital Stamp Wed

  11. what a great image, perfect for these colors, thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe. Sandi

  12. What a sweet card! Beautiful image!

  13. Great project using these colors. I have such a hard time with color challenges. But ... I need to step out of my comfort zone more!

  14. What a pretty image! Fun colors and nice layout! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp Something!

    Janna :)

  15. Beautiful card, love the image and the glittery accents. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something! :)


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