Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Birthday, Joyce...and some Challenge Chicks Colors!


It's the first Sunday of the month which means a new Challenge Chicks Challenge is posted!  This month, Diane asked us to use this color combination on our cards...


These are the Stampin Up colors:  Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, and Tangerine Tango....so pretty!

You can upload your Challenge Chicks project to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CHXMAY13 or link your blog post or photo to our Facebook page HERE.

I thought it was a perfect opportunity to use some patterned papers and make a birthday card for the lovely JOYCE who is having a birthday TODAY!


I stamped the gorgeous rose from Roses in Bloom by Waltzingmouse Stamps a few times onto Basic Grey paper, then layered it with dimensionals.  Also added some highlights with a few Copic markers.


Added a doily from Dainty Doilies-Large set.  It's stamped in VersaMark ink, heat embossed with white powder.


At the very bottom of the blue circle you can see the Chicken Wire background stamped in VersaMark along with a sentiment from Fancy Phrases.  For my woodgrain piece, I coated the Woodgrain Impression plate from A Muse Studio with Vintage Cream ink before running it through my Cuttlebug.  Kinda of scary, but it sure looks cool!

If you would like to see more Challenge Chicks projects, visit these ladies today....


How 'bout some more birthday cards?  Continue the party here...


Have a wonderful day, Joyce!!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Roses in Bloom, Dainty Doilies-Large set, Chicken Wire, and Fancy Phrases, all Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  Simple Stories "Summer Fresh," Basic Grey "Fiction," and Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate and Rustic White cardstock
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, VersaMark, PTI Vintage Cream, Copics
Other:  Spellbinders Grand Circles Nestabilities, A Muse Studio Woodgrain impression plate, Filagree white embossing powder, Stickles


11 comments:

Kara said...

Beautiful birthday card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

That is a fantastic blossom and I love the treatment on the wood grain! Just awesome and a perfect "Joyce" card!!

Kim Heggins said...

Kelly, I am so happy you could join the party for Joyce! Your card is amazing, what a flower...so much fabulous detail and so perfect for Joyce!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kelly your card is beautiful, as always. So glad you are also joining to to say Happy Birthday to Joyce!

Renee said...

It's fabulous!!
Love that gorgeous rose...
and the way you gave the hint of chicken wire...
that's the perfect touch to this gorgeous card!
She'll love it!! :)

Joyce said...

Thank you so much for your sweet birthday wishes and the awesomely beautiful birthday card. Color chicks--I just love that. Your card is stunning in every way--I especially love the beautiful paper pieced flowers. Thank you so much for helping to make my birthday so special.

Marybeth said...

This is beautiful Kelly! Look at all the detail on this beauty! I love the layered flower and the embossing you did. I love the WMS flower you used.

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous card!! Love these colors!! Ohh...putting the ink to an impression plate is kinda scary but...love the look!

Cathy Weber said...

There are so many subtle details on your card Kelly, love that chicken wire and the WM rose is always a beautiful image for birthdays.

Sharron said...

Gorgeous card, Kelly! There are so many fabulous details--the woodgrain, the subtle chicken wire and of course that wonderful patterned paper rose!!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

love the pieced flower!