Saturday, October 20, 2012

Brilliant Blue- I love you!

Hello Blogger Friends! I hope you are having a nice weekend. Today I played all! It has been a long time since I've done that & it sure was fun. I visited with friend who was selling her handmade jewelry at an artist market which was located at one of the old parks with huge trees, gorgeous gardens & beautiful fountains. Next I went to a stamping event that another friend was holding. We made five cards- they were all so cool! The trees here in St. Louis are at their peak of fall colors & so driving was enjoyable too.

The card I made tonight was for two challenges. The first challenge was My Favorite Things' Wednesday Sketch Challenge (MFTWSC94) shown below. It is the first time I've played this challenge even though I have had good intentions of playing many times. They give away prizes & you can win even if you don't have any MFT stamps. How nice is that!?!! So check it out!

The second challenge was for the Color Throwdown Challenge (CDT214). The colors are Old Olive, Summer Sun, White & Brilliant Blue. Brilliant Blue is one of my very favorite colors. You may know that I love the color blue- any shade! And Brilliant Blue is at the top of my list. I have a few sheets of paper left & I am hoarding a partially used packet of 12 x12 for scrap-booking as it happens to be one of the High School's colors. (My youngest will be graduating with her undergrad degree in you think I will ever get the HS years done?! HA! Maybe I should just start using it too! LOL)
Yet, I digress...anyway, when I saw this challenge, I just had to play.

One last note- I am being frugal these days as I look for a new position, so what this means for you is this: you will see a lot of retired (or not brand new) papers and stamps. This is a good thing for me as I have so many supplies; I am actually quite happy as it will help me pare down and it will spur my creativity to look at my current supplies in a new ways. Not having lots of new things certainly won't keep me from enjoying stamping and card making! 

I hope you like my card, but even more importantly I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, Marilyn

Stamps: You're So Tweet (MFT- Pure Innocence), Tiny Tags (SU)
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Watercolor (SU), White (Neenah- Solar White)
Designer Paper: Prestwick, Playdate, Ski Slope (all retired SU)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon (Tsukineko), Ink- Brilliant Blue, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue. 
Accessories: Blender Pen, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Brilliant Blue brads (SU); Yellow Bradletz (ProvoCraft- circa 2006)


Peggy said...

Such a darling card! You rocked the colors and sketch on this one for sure!!

Kim S said...

Perfect use of the colors and thanks for sharing some Brilliant Blue!! A couple of years ago, I challenged myself to go back and use all of my old stamps - and it was really fun. It was interesting to work with stamps that seemed dated, but using them with fresh colors or techniques made them new again - have fun!!

Sue Lelli said...

Your card is so SWEET! LOVE the colors and the birdie on her shoulder! Also good for you shopping from your closet! That's on MY list, too! Some of it even looks new to me because I've forgotten I had it! LOL!

Lori said...

So sweet! Love her pretty blue dress. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown.

Pauline said...

This is adorable! I love the clean lines, and the fab colour scheme!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Marilyn, this card is darling! Great job coloring the sweet image! Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for joining along with MFT :)