Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wacky World Card Making Day Challenge!

How about some Flourishes Fun for World Card Making Day?



In honor of World Card Making Day on Saturday, October 1st, Flourishes is kicking things off one day early in a wild and wacky fashion! Have we got a challenge for you!  It's all about that inner kid and why we love card making in general - we get to be creative! So, think like a kid and share your favorite animated character.  Find a picture of that character and then, be inspired by the colors for one fun-filled color challenge! We'll take entries through next Thursday, October 6th at 5PM EST. The winner of this challenge gets a fun-filled prize pack with Flourishes stamp sets of our choice. Once you're done with your creation, simply link up on this post using our Inlinkz widget. If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FLLCWCMD11. Th-th-tha-that's all folks!


Well, I love Calvin and Hobbes so that's who I picked :)  Those comics have given me many, many laughs over the years, and now those comics have given our kids many many laughs as they read through the collection of Calvin and Hobbes books we've collected.  I picked a very fall color palette from the picture too...red, orange and yellow.   And since those two buddies spent many an adventure outside I picked a fall leaves theme with the lovely Falling Leaves set.  



It's a little CAS design for me.  It took everything in me to resist adding MORE to the card.  But I love how beautifully these leaves from the set stamp.  Just straight ink - and the details are gorgeous.  I used Memento Lady Bug, and Cantaloupe ink plus SU! Pumpkin Pie ink on the background leaves, and sponged with Pumpkin Pie.  Then I added another of the leaves stamped with Stazon on watercolor paper, watercoloring it with reinkers and markers.  It's much more rich and vivid in real life, my camera never takes red/orange tones very well.  


I've added the beautiful Spellbinders Fancy Tag Two for the sentiment, do you see the little popped up heart in the middle of the sentiment label?  It's a left-over from the heart cut out of the die on each side.  Look closely and you'll see it - a TIP for -"don't waste anything!"  :)  Then some messy stitching and some pretty two tone textured ribbon (there are blue and pink still left in the store), folding it over on itself on some scor tape.  Then I used the cut border edge of the Classic Bracket Edgeabilities for the far right border.  

So we'd love for you to join us on our Wacky World Card Making Day Challenge at Flourishes....and here's some more wacky and wonderful inspiration:


20 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful colors and card christine.
your stamps are gorgeous.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

beautiful harvest colours!!!
xx petra

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh these leaves are just beautiful!! Love your card!

Amanda said...

This is one gorgeous fall colored card! I just love fall :) And I am love your CAS, Christine!! I love your heart die cut remnant, I must remember that tip :)

Julie Koerber said...

How beautiful Ms. Christine! I love this set and you've done it justice. To think little Mr. Calvin and Hobbes influenced such a lovely creation makes me giggle!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Christine this card is stunning. Love the leaves and colours. Love this fun challenge.

Leslie Turner said...

Absolutely beautiful, Christine! Love, love, love the leaves and the fall colors!

Marisa said...

I love leaf images and you have made a fabulous Fall card with them! Gorgeous sentiment panel too.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful fall card, I like how you used the heart from the punch of the die. Great creativity and beautifully colored!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Christine. I love the way you colored the leaf on the bottom. I wish we got those pretty fall colors here. Great job.

Ida said...

This is beautiful. Love the warm fall colors.

dpkennedy said...

This is gorgeous Christine! I love the colors and the ribbon down the side looks fabulous!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful stamping, and coloring of the leaf, that ribbon treatment is very pretty too!

Ravengirl said...

What a great choice! Those are perfect fall colors and translate into a gorgeous card!

Leslie Miller said...

Awww, Calvin and Hobbs are sweet and they gave you some great color choices. Beautiful Fall card, Christine!

stampqueen said...

Great card - love how the main leaf looks!!!

Lea L. said...

Beautiful fall colors!! Love how you were inspired by the animated characters!

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous CAS design! I have always loved Calvin and Hobbes too.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Christine and I love the way you ruffled the ribbon under the right edge.... great detail!