Friday, January 28, 2011

CR84FN12 meets Blogger Challenge

It's been a loooong day!  I struggled with the colors for the CR84FN challenge, Pink, Lavender and Kraft all week, and here we are the last day, and I'm finally posting.  Funny, these just are not colors that I use very often, so I guess a challenge is a challenge fer' sure.  Here is my 5 hour card, lol!!!, and you are just going to have to believe me when I say the color behind the oval is lavender....as I couldn't get it to photograph well at all.  Don't tell, but I even had to run out and buy a sheet of paper to play in this challenge!  shhhhh...........


...and here is the inspiration piece....


This card also works for this weeks Bloggers Challenge group, birthday cards. 

The image was embossed and then colored using the pencil over marker tech and the wisped frames tech from the TJNL. The little butterflies were inked and sprayed with pearl. 

hugz...

24 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! Glad you played along, even if it did take you 5 hours! The lovely bouquet looks wonderful in the spellbinders die. Thanks for playing at CR84FN

Heather Jensen said...

Holy cow...5 hours. You poor thing. I hate that you had to go buy paper to play along. BUT, it is very pretty. I love that beaded ovals set and it is perfect with the pretty flowers and butterflies. :)
Hugs~

Terry said...

Looking good there! I think you did a beautiful job with the colors and I can just picture you scratching your head! Kind of like me with super cute and yes, dealing with what we don't care for is the real challenge! Have a fabulous weekend!

Basement Stamper said...

love the butterflies, super cute.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card. 5 hours... Sometimes I am a two dayer! LOL! Lisa can vouch for that. HA! Wonderful card and glad you played along with us at CR84FN.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Gerrie! Those butterflies are just lovely! :D

Andrea M said...

Pretty card Gerrie! Lovely take on the challenge colors. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Nikki Bond said...

Lovely soft colors! Gorgeous card. {SMILES}

Patty from FL said...

Too funny, Gerrie! You're right these definitely don't look like your kind of colors! I have a lot of them you could have borrowed! LOL!
I like the sparkly butterflies!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Gerrie! Love all the shimmery butterflies and the pretty BG! 5 hours eeks! It's all a labor of love right? :) Thanks for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :)

Sue Lelli said...

Gerrie, I hate to even admit how many 5 hour cards I have made! LOL! The bouquet of flowers is so pretty as your focal point and I LOVE the pearl sprayed butterflies! THX for playing with us this week at CR84FN!

Debgem said...

It's a really pretty card, worth the time!! You certainly rose to the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week.

Linda Monroe said...

Such a pretty spring card. Glad you went to such great efforts to get this color combination right. Looks nice.

Lisa Bohler said...

I love the ornate detail on your die cut! You did a wonderful job of stepping out of your color comfort zone!!!

Shelley said...

It's lovely and the butterflies are just fantastic!

GCgirl said...

This is lovely...the pretty flowers and sparkly butterflies esp!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Very beautiful card, Gerrie!

JP Card Crazy said...

Lot of work and thought and it really shows awesome card!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the shimmery butterflies.

Traci S. said...

Gerrie, this is soooooo lovely! I can't imagine these colors being a challenge as I often live in purples and pinks...but like you said, a challenge is a challenge. To me, any other challenge would be a challenge! LOL

I love how soft this is...and the pearl spray...WOW! Very sparkly, shiny, pearlish!

I love the die cuts in the oval shape for flowers. The blooms are so pretty. Hydrangea? There are about a million little blossoms in one "bunch."

I really like this card, and need to look to see what the pencil over ink technique really involves.

Thanks for the start of a sparkly day!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

njburk said...

This is SUPER. Glad to see you are still playing along with us at the BC. I love your blog look--it's fantastic--like an altered book. Do you do these--so much fun. Love that there are soooooo many ways to work with stamp, ink & paper! Hugs, Nola

BarbaraW said...

It was time well spent. Your artwork is absolutely fabulous.

Beth said...

WOW GF this is so not you but it is so beautiful love the spring like colors.....5 hrs huh.....so worth it, because I love it. ;-)

Chrissy D said...

This is so pretty! Love the sparkle!