Sunday, April 26, 2009

Color Challenge #50



This past week I have been watching the little red buds on the trees and all the yellow finches in the trees. That is a sure sign that winter is over here in Wisconsin. YEA! That was the inspiration for this card. The colors are inspired by Kristine Warner for her #50 Color Challenge. Kristine is giving some very nice prizes for this challenge. She is the one who should be getting a prize for offering 50 Color Challenges and picking the top 10. I can’t imagine how much time most go in to these challenges. Her "Make a Card Monday" and all the entries for the challenges are so inspiring.
Now about the card. I just love this stamp. It is called Branch Out by Stampin Up. When I was very little I use to tell people that I use to be a tree and when I grow up I was going to be a very tall tree. I stamped the tree with brown, the buds with red. This is my first time using heat embossing. The little yellow finches are done with Zing Embossing power. The boots are turquoise and the card stock behind the stamped picture is on turquoise card stock. Behind that is a strip of red with a strip of brown on top of that. The ribbon is brown with white diamonds on it. The base card is yellow card stock,

11 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Absolutely fantastic. I love it!

Hugs,

Butternut Sage Designs said...

sweeeeeeeet!

SmilynStef said...

How perfect are those little garden/rain boots ... and I love the yellow birds too.

Dana said...

Beautiful card! The buds almost look like they're fluttering in the wind :-)

Terri E. said...

Love all of your yellow! Fabulous job on the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Christy-Lynn said...

Very cute! I love the boots under the tree!

Caryl P said...

This card just screams spring and I love it! Great job with the embossing, I love when the finches come out to play :-)

travelingmama said...

Gorgeous card! And I totally love the yellow birds- inspiration from nature is amazing!

Deanna said...

So pretty, great job with the colors! :)

kathie said...

thanks for your kind words on my lunchnotes. your card is so great! i love that stamp and the teal boots are adorable. yes, i put a note in my daughter's lunch every day. i have been doing that since first grade...she is now at the end of fourth grade!

Amy said...

That tree stamp is a favorite of mine, too! Great job with your card. I love the embossed yellow birds in the red buds.