Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday Challenges on Tuesday!

I finished 2 Tuesday challenges on a Tuesday!! Woot! I'm starting the new year off right, even though I'm sure it won't last :)
This card is for the FTTC48 challenge where Makiko challenges us to use yellow and black with 1 more color of our choice. It's also following the great sketch from Mercy's MTSC#55.
I began with a white 5x7 card base, adding layers of black and pale yellow. I stamped the Flourishes daffodil image with Versafine Black Onyx ink on wc paper, and embossed with clear ep, then colored the image with Tombows. I layered it using nesties circles and scalloped circles. I punched the vertical black border with a SU scalloped punch, and cut the yellow panel with deckled scissors. I layered 2 different ribbons from my stash, and then added 3 black primas with 3 tiny yellow buttons. I had just a smidgen of ribbon left, and rather than save it to my already over-flowing ribbon snippets, I just added it to the top corner with a black Kaiser pearl. I also added a tiny pearl to the inside of one flower. The sentiment is from So Many Sayings and that's also stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink. This is another card that will be going in my next box of cards for soldiers. I never realized how important these cards are for our men and women serving in the military, especially in remote areas where cards aren't available. If you're interested, HERE is where you can find more information about donating your hand-made cards.
I hope you're all having a fabulous Tuesday!

Carol

15 comments:

Wendy said...

This is beautiful, Carol! Those daffodill's are very pretty and beautifully colored! I sure wish it was springtime and the flowers were blooming! It's too darn cold out now! Anyways, I love your card! Awesome job on the challenges!!
Have a great day!

Silli said...

Carol, your card is so elegant and beautiful. I love the colorcombo... The little buttons are so cute... LOVE this! Wish you a happy day... Hugs Silke

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful card and coloring, Carol!! I love your design and how you created the border with ribbons!
Thank you for playing along with us at FTTC.

JD said...

Carol, you card is great! and thank you so much for the link...I have it bookmarked.

Cindy Haffner said...

A real BEAUTY!!

LeAnne said...

Just lovely! And how nice to donate to soldiers....I started that last year but haven't done any lately! Thanks for the reminder!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Carol!! I love your black and yellow combo!! Beautiful design!! How sweet to donate to the soldiers!!

hugs,
Chris

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is SUCH an awesome card, Carol! I just saw it on SCS and my jaw dropped. The way you laid out the colors against all that white really POPS! Cute little ribbon tab in the corner too. :)

Francie G. said...

This is beautiful, Carol! Wonderful details!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a bit of freshness on a cold winter's day...love the contrast of colors...a beauty

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! OMG - Carol your rocked both challenges!!! The FTTC colors look so striking on your card!!! Love it!!!

You will put a big smile on one lucky soldiers face for sure!!! Thank you for playing with us!!!Hugs ~S~

Vicki said...

Gorgeous!!!

Denise said...

Very pretty! Love the yellow & black together, so striking.
Aloha,
Denise

Mercy said...

carol...this is stunning! love the yellow and black combo! great coloring, too!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you've done an awesome job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Betty Wright said...

Absolutely beautiful, Carol! Wonderful detailing and design! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!