Friday, January 29, 2010

Saturday Spotlight - Sunshine!

Ahhhh, a challenge I could get used to - Sunshine!! Over on the Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential blog, the challenge is to make cards that represent sunshine!
I've had this stamp from The Stamp Barn for a long time and I rarely ever use it. When I read that the challenge was about sunshine I thought I should dust it off and do something with it.
I stamped the image and then colored it in with my SU markers and a crayola blue marker (because I don't have a blue in SU that I liked for this image). Then, I used this great yellow designer paper from Creative Imaginations. I'm not sure if you can tell in this picture (maybe if you click on it and look at it larger) but there are embossed circles on it. It is actually Lego paper!! I found it a while ago and bought it for my son to use (he likes talking photos of all his great Lego creations and I thought he could use these pages to scrapbook them) but he has not gotten around to using this yellow up (there are other Lego colors). And besides, the yellow matched well!!
The card was too CAS so I decided to add the blue frame piece. I had to cut it from white cardstock and color it in with the blue crayola marker. I worried it would look like a 5 year old colored it, but it looks fine once the ink dried. I added this perfect sentiment and cut out the sun and popped it up on dimensionals!!
Supplies: Stamps - DES 037 CU (The Stamp Barn), Scattered Showers (Papertrey Ink); Ink - Jet black (Ranger); Paper - Really Rust, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!), Classic Yellow Brick(Creative Imaginations); other - Really Rust and Summer Sun markers (SU!), Blue Lagoon marker (Crayola), dimensionals.
Thanks for dropping in!


Susan Raihala said...

Ah, philosophical question: Can a card be too CAS? Probably. But this is still CAS despite the layers, with its clean white space and strong, beautiful focal point! Oh, I feel warmer just looking at it, Donelda! Thanks so much, because it's like 5 degrees F in my house right least, that's how it feels!

Jessica G. said...

Perfectly sunny card! Love those bright colors and the blue accents really pop against the yellows. Wonderful sentiment, too. Thanks for playing in this week's Spotlight challenge!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh I love all the orange and blue so cheery! Beautiful layout!! Wonderful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Sat. Spotlight!

Juanita said...

Wow, this card has taken my breath away. It has a mexican feel to it and that is where I want to be rigt now.
I love how you made the color of paper you need, you are such a problem solver.

Lindsey said...

Fabulous colours, and I love the Lego paper!