Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Operation Write Home Stars & Stripes Color Challenge

I was asked to come up with the Color Challenge for Operation Write Home Stars & Stripes blog for today, how fun!  Karen e mailed me about it Saturday and I jumped at the chance.  I really enjoy doing different challenges and sometimes freak out because I can't think of what to do right away, it usually comes to me though.

I used OWH Sketch #15 by Bev E.  I was stumped for a moment and then got busy sizing my digital stamp from Tidly Inks so it would fit on the side panel.  I thought I'd take advantage of the polka dots on her dress, hair bow and gift by using this digital paper I knew I had.  I'm sorry I looked  for who it's by but couldn't find a name.  That's also where I got the colors for today's challenge, Pink, Turquoise & Yellow-Green.  This little girl's name is Annie, I colored her using the Copic markers pictured below.
 Next I matted her on my turquoise then yellow-green card stock, I also matted my polka dot digi paper with the yellow-green because if you look very closely the pink dots have that yellow-green around them.

My card looked like it needed something.  There's pretty pink ribbon on her gift box so I went looking for some of my own.  The long strip of ribbon is attached to the card panel and tied in the middle with a piece of thread to gather it in.  I used my kids again as my "bow easy" and stuck the bow to the ribbon with foam tape.  Before I attached the panel with Annie on it I carefully stamped the happy birthday under her.  To finish my card I added tiny white half pearls to the buckles of her shoes.   The only stamp used on my card is the sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Delightful Dahlia set.  I'm loving the digital stamps.

I hope you have time today to create something fun!


Irena said...

Super cute card :)

helloholley said...

This is such a sweet card....and your coloring is perfect!!! You are a very talented papercrafter!!TFS!!!

Karen Howard said...

Annie is beautiful and you did a fabulous job combining the color and sketch challenge this week! Love your copic coloring and those pearls on her shoes are the perfect touch!!!

Tammy said...

Adorable card Jan!! Such a sweet image and wonderful color combo! Your coloring is awesome!