Saturday, September 19, 2009

Polka Dot Paradise Color Challenge

Tomorrow we are celebrating my sister-in-law Courtney's birthday (yes we have the same name... it always make things interesting to have two Courtney Bakers). I decided I wanted to used the embellish challenge, and to be honest I don't even want to tell you how long this took! I decided to go a little old school and bring out my Koh-i-nor color pencils. Normally this isn't my style, but it was fun just to sit, watch football, and color away!

Here are the fabulous colors:

Click the image above to see the other participants.

And here's my card:
 
 
Stamps: In Bloom, Vintage Picnic Sentiments
Ink: Memento Black, Vintage Cream
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Bravo Burgandy, Summer Sunrise
Ribbon: Martha Stewart Burgandy; May Arts Twine
Button: Basic Grey

In other news, I did a really exciting decorating project today. Make sure you check back tomorrow to see (can you tell I'm excited?)

Also, my blog friend Kelly Marie mentioned that my problem with my memento ink may be the stamps. And she was totally right. I guess I never looked at where American Craft stamps were made or what they are made of, but that was totally the issue. Anyone else think it's funny that a company called American Crafts has their stamps made in China? I used my memento ink tonight and it worked great. Super crisp and clean!

30 comments:

Janelle said...

Oooohhh. So pretty, Courtney. The colored flowers are striking. Love it!

Winter said...

So pretty! I love those flowers! :)

Heather P. said...

Whoa... This is gorgeous!

Elise said...

You're never too old, for old SCHOOL! These flowers are FABULOUS! I love that you have created such a distinct look with those, since they are SO popular here in blogland! Great idea! You TRULY rocked those colors, girl! Amazing! I'm sure "other Courtney" will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that card! Yee Haw!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very pretty Courtney!! I love it!! Great coloring job!!

~amy~ said...

wow!!! FABulous take on the color challenge!

Kelly Jo said...

striking! This was a great color combo!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful card! You did the coloring in on the flowers so pretty and perfect! Such a nice clean, and very well done card!

Rose said...

Just beautiful! Awesome job on the challenge! :)

Deanna said...

Wow this is beautiful!

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

Banu said...

WOW, stunning card. I loved the the coloring :)

Simone P. said...

This is beautiful! Love the flowers.

Ashley said...

This is beautiful! You did an awesome job with the colors!

Scrapping Julie said...

holy schmoly courtney!!!! this is flippin GORGEOUS!!!

Ann said...

Ooooh, beautiful!

thevfiles said...

This is very pretty, Courtney. I know that the other Courtney will love it.

Kay Sibley said...

Clunk!! That noise was my jaw dropping. This is exquisite, Courtney!! All the time you put into it was well worth it! Beautiful job!!!! ♥♥ Kay

Maile Belles said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love your coloring! Funny, my sister and her sister in law have the same names too.

Purple D said...

WOW, Courtney!! Did you do the coloring?! Looks out of this world!

Jessica said...

Lovely card Courtney!!! The coloring turned out fabulous. Love every detail :)

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

WOW!! This is stunning!! I love that deep rich chocolate color as the base. Makes everything pop!

Karen said...

Oh me oh my, Courtney! This is STUNNING!!!!! Those colors are fabulous with the brown and your coloring is a beautiful stand out!! I love it!

Kim J. said...

You rock with the markers, Courtney! Those flowers are amazing!

sarahmartina said...

Amazing coloring Courtney! Thanks for playing along with Embellish!

Melissa said...

This is so gorgeous! I love everything-- and your coloring is beautiful--wish I knew how to color with pencils! I'm sure your sil loved it!

~kelly marie~ said...

Wow! This is GORGEOUS! You are a coloring master! I am so in love!

Glad I could help with the ink. I was totally shocked that the AC stamps were made in China too. You can't call yourself AMERICAN crafts and make your stuff elsewhere!

Terri E. said...

Your coloring is stunning! Great job with the embellish challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Thanks so much for joining us in Polka Dot Paradise!

NikkiNix said...

Stunning card - great colouring too :)