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March 6, 2012

ColourQ Challenge #127 and SCS CC365

Ah, this has gone a little better today.  Rather than sketches, I checked out some color challenges and had some fun making a couple of Easter cards.  The first one I'll load is for ColourQ #127.  Here are the colors:

And here is my card:

The card is Blushing Bride, the image is stamped on glossy White, the bowl, frame and word are done in Chocolate Chip, and the eggs are colored with Certainly Celery and Calypso Coral.

The second color challenge is the Tuesday Color Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers, "CC365-A Very Wild Bride!"   Karen B. Barber is bringing us the colors for this challenge and she has chosen: Very Vanlla, Wild Wasabi, and Blushing Bride. Here is my card with just these colors:

For the SCS challenge, I stamped the images on Very Vanilla instead of glossy white.

You can see that both challenges had very similar ideas!  In both cases, I embossed the background stamp first and then ran the embossed sheet through the Cuttlebug using the egg die and then I daubed the colors onto the eggs, which I think turned out so cute.

Please help me welcome TWO new followers (!): Cheryl and Scrappymo!  I very much appreciate having you join me on this journey!  And thanks to all for stopping by and, as always, know that your comments make my day!


Paper and Inks, all SU as state above
Stamps: Box and Words: Papertrey Ink Framed
   Bowl: Stamps by Judith
   Background:  SU Fine Lace
Embossing Powder:  Imprintz white
Markers:  Marvy
Cuttlebug/PTI Easter egg die


Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Darnell, love those die cut eggs! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

scrappymo! said...

This card has such a subtle, lovely texture. You did a beautiful job on these.

Redanne said...

Lovely colour and textures, a very fun card.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card.Love your take on the challenge

stampwithsandy said...

Love the way you did the eggs, Darnell. Cute cards!

Anonymous said...

Wow! So simple yet so beautiful - I love it!

Arielle H Gordon said...

Beautiful card, Darnell - I love the image! Thank you so much for playing at he colourQ this week!

Patrice said...

Love your use of the colors...please link up with me at 52 Card Pickup!


Jen Mitchell said...

So cute. I love the texture and colors of the eggs. Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Christina said...

These are so sweet! The texture on the eggs is lovely, and I really like how you used the Framed set. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a fun and vintage card Darnell.

Yapha said...

What a fun card! Those eggs are great! Thanks for playing at ColourQ this week!