Wednesday, October 7, 2009

DCBD #148

I am sorry for the lack of blogging lately.  Last week we worked on potty training my 2 year old and then she got sick, and has so lovingly shared it will all of the rest of us.  Luckily for my DH he has been out of town since Friday and was so super busy before that , he has not come down with it.  (knock on wood)  Anyways it is time for another DCBD challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.

DCBD148 I was pretty excited about this color challenge.  I have been on a Kraft kick lately so I was excited to be able to use it in this challenge.  Also, I do not think that I have ever used Dusty Durango so it was going to stretch me into using it.  I don't know why I had not used it yet, it really is a pretty color.

dcbd 148I knew I wanted to do something “fallish” but to my dismay all of my fall themed stamp sets are retired, so I decided to use inspired by nature.  This card pretty much put itself together.   For the flower image I colored the image with markers and then gave it a light mist with a spray bottle of water.  I just wanted a subtle watercolor look to it so I did the “Untamed Heart” spray.  (For those of you who have not seen the movie (and have but don't remember) in the beginning when Caroline is getting ready she put her perfume on by spraying it in the air and ducking under it.)  So I sprayed my water up in the air and then moved my stamp underneath to catch the light mist as it fell.  On the Garden Green layer I stamped the grassy image to give it texture.  This really is a simple card but I love the way it turned out. 

Stamps:  Inspired by Nature

Ink:  Garden Green, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry

Paper:  Kraft, Garden Green, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon (on backwards), stampin dimensionals

Tools:  Big Shot, Top Note Die

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Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

Hi there
it looks like you have not lossed your touch, because this card uses the colours from the Challenge so well.
You did such a great job
I am really impressed with your design
thank you for sharing
Stampin Stressaway

sandi maciver said...

Hi Kirsten: I always love your cards and today is no exception, it is stunning, very nice job on the challenge

LeAnne said...

So sorry to hear about sickness! But your card is just lovely, I love this image with these colors!