Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Toonie Tuesday - Life Sip by Sip

Well, I've been a little MIA from blogging these few days. Not from creating though. My brother and sister-in-law are having their first baby in 4 weeks! So, I've been designing for her. She decided against birth announcements, knowing she wouldn't get them out on time, and asked for baby thank you cards instead....so I've been working on that. Then I decided last week I'd like to knit them a blanket for the baby....so I've been knitting alot, in fact my hands are sore! I'm no knitting expert, more like a novice, but it's fun and I'll show it to you when I'm done.

Ok...today's color challenge said Retro to me, you know those avocado green appliances, orange shag carpet and yellow sunshine walls? So I picked up my very Retro coffee set, Sip by Sip and used it today, along with Beate's sketch challenge, it can have sort of a retro feel too.

I used Chocolate Chip as my neutral, and added lots of sponging and some dimension, and then pierced the feeling of the coffee steam. Not my usual style...but a good stretch.

Back with #2!

Well, my beautiful Bellas have been unloved of late...and I love them too much to leave them that way!

These colors blend so well because they are complimentary....neighbours across the color wheel, Pumpkin is a neighbour with Summer Sun and Summer Sun is a neighbour to Kiwi Kiss. The Pumpkin and Kiwi are more contrasting... (closer to opposite), but that's why this color combination works.

Because of the complimentary natures...I could sponge the colors onto each other. So I stamped the Bella Flower 3 x and sponged each piece with Pumpkin Pie, on the leaves I sponged with Summer Sun and then a little more Kiwi. So so vivid and pretty!

The background of the Top Note is Bella Toile background, also then sponged with Summer Sun.

Ah summer....I wait for you! (it's been snowing for 2 days here...and will continue tomorrow!).

Recipe: Stamps: Sip by Sip; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun; Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Kiwi Kiss Patterns, Chocolate Chip, Bali Breeze DSP, Very Vanilla; Accessories: Sponge, Scissors, Dimensionals, Piercer, Cordouroy buttons, large Chocolate brads

Stamps: Bella Toile, Bella Blossoms; Ink: Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss; Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Kiwi Kiss Patterns DSP, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White; Accessories: Piercer, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, 1/2 Back Pearls, Dimensionals, Sponge


2stampis2b said...

Wow, love this card! The colors are great!

Rose Ann said...

I love your fun retro card, Christine!! Great job with the sketch, and I love the colors you've used as well!!

Your Bella card is STUNNING! Totally LOVE it, girl!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG! I love both but the bella card has stolen my heart! I love this set everytime I see it, but this is over the top. Everything is great, the layout, the colors...Thank you for sharing this!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I loooooove theat bella card with the sponging...awesome!

Jerri Kay said...

My Feedblitz feeds are MIA. I haven't gotten a feed in over a week and am trying to catch up on leaving comments . . . LOL! Both cards are gorgeous girl! I love these beautiful colors and after reading these comments it look's like the bella card is the favored, I love them both!

Jeannie said...

These colors are truly great, and congrats on becoming an Auntie!

Peace and Luv,

Anonymous said...

I love both of them and the colours are perfect together!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Ahhh, Christine, these are both so beautiful! They're so completely different too! I love them both! The top one is fabulously retro and oh-so-COOL, and the bottom one is gorgeous, in true Christina style!

Norine said...

love both of them #2 is my fav great colors

Laurel said...

Wow both cards are fabulous but I do love the coffee card! Great job with the sketch!

Lydia said...

Insanely freaking cute!!

These colors remind me of our appliances and stuff from my childhood. Love it!!

Valerie said...

GORGEOUS! I had a bedspread growing up - big groovy flowers in these colors! It was near as pretty as this!

Dawn said...

This is gorgeous too. I can't wait to see your baby blanket. How sweet that you are doing that.. Love this flower. Super job.