Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

I have a really fun card today....it's Release Week at There She Goes and our challenge for today...and for you...is being issued by our fearless leader, Jessica!  She wants us to create a ONE LAYER card that has images stamped in the same color as the card base (monotone) to create a background scene, and then stamp the main image onto a separate piece of cardstock .  The main image must then be colored, cut out, and added to the monotone card base to complete the scene.  Here's an example:  Happy Mail by Jessica Knutsen (see second image in post).  It's such a cute card so check it out.

Ok...so this got me thinking and I had an inspiration!  (and you can see it means I cheated a bit) :)


I thought right away of this very fun set Under the Weather from February's Release and a rainbow!  

So...you can see it's not monotone...but each section is monotone, will that count????

I began by coloring up the sun, and cute little raindrops with Copic and trimming them out with a little white edge.  Then I cut out my paper....


I used progressive circles from my Grand Circle Nestabilities in the Grand Calibur machine , to make the progressive cuts.  All you do is layer one circle over the other one color at a time like you see the sections of color looking like  - almost like a crescent moon shape, and run them through the machine.  Then you layer and adhere them smallest to biggest size.    Then once they were on the card base I stamped each row of rainbow with the very fun umbrellas that I curved when placing on my acrylic block.  


I just added some color with copics to the rhinestones and the sentiment.  

It just makes me smile when I look at it!

To be eligible for the giveaway at TSG, you are to create a card that utilizes the idea of Standing Out from the Background, and then come back to the TSG Blog and add your name and link to the InLinkz at the bottom of the challenge post.  The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to the TSG Web Store!

Stamps:  TSG - Under the Weather:  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Almost Amethyst, Cool Caribbean,  Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade;  Paper:  Flourishes Classic White, Almost Amethyst, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade;  Accessories:  Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Grand Circles Nestabilities, Ribbon Tags Trio Shapeabilities, Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Copic Markers, Dimensionals.

14 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful rainbow christine, it's a lovely card.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

wauw gorgeous!!!
lovely collors!!!
xx petra

Denise Marzec said...

Ohhhhhhh...myyyyyy....word....I LOOOOOVE this idea!! I want to CASE it!! :)

schmidtrv said...

What a great idea for a card. I will need to remember it.
Vicky

Marisa said...

Well done - love the rainbow with the little umbrellas on it.

Mrs Ham said...

Wonderful rainbow, just so creative.

Christine said...

Hi Christine!

Yes, you cheated, but i like your cheating ;)

The idea of getting the rings that way is fantastic! Looks as if it was fun!

Hugs
Christine

Anita said...

Amazing card! I love the rainbow.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Glad you were thinking outside the monochromatic box - a lovely card.

Shannon White said...

What an adorable card Miss Christine. It's been raining like crazy here & I am hoping the sun will be out tomorrow.. lol Loved your rainbow too, very clever... Thanks for stopping by my blog today. 8-)

Rose Ann said...

Your rainbow turned out wonderfully, Christine, and I love your ribbon treatment!! Such a fun and happy card!!

Beate said...

Christine, what a wonderful card idea! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your rainbow!
Wonderful card.
Hugs and smiles

Conniecrafter said...

so cute, sure to bring sunshine to someones day...like how you colored the world tomorrow too!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is FABULOUS!! I love, love, LOVE it!!