Monday, March 31, 2014

Bright Birthday Wishes (CCM296 and RS108)

Hi friends, I had so much fun playing an actual challenge on Friday that I decided to take the plunge again. I've been so busy this last couple years that challenges have seemed to go to the backseat as far as priorities go. But playing challenges is SUCH a good thing to do as a designer, that I'm going to try and get back to them as I can. It really helps me to think outside my box as far as color and composition go. :)

I'm playing 2 challenges with this card. Create With Connie and Mary 296 and Retro Sketches 108. Here's the colors for Create with Connie and Mary.  You may remember from my days as a designer at ColourQ that I am a sucker for any color combo with Pacific Point in it. It's my very favorite shade of blue :) This Smoky Slate is a nice shade, I sadly don't own any of it yet, so I ended up using Basic Gray instead. But my son, Collin, and I painted his room over the weekend and it's almost that very shade of Smoky Slate gray, it looks so good, I LOVE IT! :) Post to come on his room once I finish the final touches.

The CCM challenge is also an all Stampin' Up! challenge, meaning no use of non-Stampin' Up! product. That in and of itself was a good challenge for me, as my SU! stuff has gone largely untouched these last months, time to dust off and use some of these CUTE stamps! :) I believe this stamp was previously uninked.

As mentioned above this is also for Retro Sketches 108, here's the sketch!

and here's my card again:

a detail shot:

That owl hardware is from a few years ago, it really needed just the perfect project, and I think it looks great on here. :)

I hope you like my card! Thanks for stopping by today! 


Deb said...

What a fun, bright and cheery birthday card! Love that owl brad! And those hearts finish it perfectly! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Martz said...

Great job on the challenge! Love the bold patterns on the paper combined with that contemporary birthday greeting. Love the little owl embellishment. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Great masculine card! I love the little hearts with eyes (is that what they are) in them! Such a cool card!

Connie said...

What a fun birthday card, love that little owl button! Sweet! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Melissa Davies said...

These Birthday Wishes ARE bright! That'll be one lucky recipient! Those retired embellishments definitely come in handy, don't they?! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

WOW...I LOVE when the words are the 'feature' of the card and in the two colors it just looks GREAT! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Lisa Young said...

You really maximized those bold colors and created a super cute birthday card. Love the owl embellishment! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Noelle said...

They aren't eyes, just little clear buttons that I backed with paper, but they are fun, I agree! :)