Thursday, September 24, 2015

You Color My World!


The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is to create your own background without using any designer paper. I was inspired by Vicki's great card here, so I gathered my markers and just made one big mess! lol The papers are from the inside cover of a watercoloring paper pad, and I knew one day I'd find a use for that softly textured paper! I colored the papers randomly with markers in many colors and just had fun. I colored the crayons from the Lawn Fawn stamp set, along with the sentiment, adding negative snippet bits from border cuts. I fussy cut the crayons and popped them up on foam tape. Those little Lawn Fawn smiley faces get me every time :)


I had so much fun making the first one that I decided to use all my fluorescent Copics to make another. I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock with Versamark, and then heat embossed it with white. The white just didn't blend well with the rest of the card, so I colored the letters with Copics and added even more color. All of the mats were done with Lil Inker stitched rectangles.

I'm also entering these cards into the Shopping our Stash #220 challenge which is "show us your smile" - as well as the Snippets Playground #195 which is always to use snippets.

Here's wishing you a colorful day, and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

18 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

I love these backgrounds! I might try them with water color or Gelatos, though. Less coloring. (I am so lazy.)

SARN said...

WOW -that certainly is one very vibrant card Carol.
Perfect for kids and I love the sentiment.

Hugs, SarN xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoa! These are both way cool. I really like that second one. It reminds me of camouflage, but like if you trying to hide in the teen section of a department store. So Fun!

Donna said...

Fantastic job Carol! Love the backgrounds and those wee smiling crayons!! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Show Us Your Smile" challenge!

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Carol, lovely colourful backgrounds.
Pauline
x

Jean said...

Your colourful cards are great fun Carol, and I love the smiley crayons.
Jean x

jimlynn said...

Loving those fun and colorful backgrounds! Wow! The second one and those colors just brighten my entire day. Love them both.
Lynn

Donna Hanley said...

Fun card and I love the multicolored sentiment on your second card. Both will be terrific cards to brighten someone's day. Hope your day was colorful in a good way.

*Vicki* said...

Wow Carol, these are totally brilliant my friend!! LOVE the happy and fun colors on both of these cards and I especially love the layers you've created as well!! One of my fave sets for sure!! You've done a brilliant job and thanks so much for your kindness in mentioning my card! Very flattered!! HUGS

P.S. If you like Lawn Fawn...be sure to stop by my blog tomorrow for a very special treat!!! - as in blog candy... WINK!!! WINK!!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Cute fun cards Carol.I just know you had a ball making them. It shows.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Stampsnob. said...

Both are gorgeous Carol I love the multi colors...>Lis

MaryH said...

This is just great! I was so happy to see you took it over to the Snippets Playground. If this isn't a clever & brilliant use of snippets to make a pretty impressive card, I don't know what is! WTGo. Happy Birthday. TFS & Hugs

Di said...

Wow Carol - such fun cards - I adore those backgrounds you made, and love the darling crayons :) Judy made me laugh about the camouflage for hiding in a teen store on your second card - spot on there! :)

Hugs

Di xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Amazing backgrounds and you get an A+ for cuteness!

scrAPpamondo said...

Another wonderful and clever idea from you, Carol!! They are really fun and happy!! My smile is so large seeing them!! :D)
Love both, and your colours are adorable! Love expecially the second one with the neons colours, so bright and vibrant! But also that watercoloured is so lovely! I'm putting the crayon stamps in my (very very long) list of must have :)

nwilliams6 said...

What super bgs! These are fun and happy and colorful. Wonderfully done card Carol. Hugz

lauren bergold said...

oh *WOW*! that's the coolest background ever! plus... it's hard to beat smiling crayons, they look like they're proud of making such a beautiful splash of color!!! :) :) :) thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (smiley!) STASH with us this week!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Carol! I absolutely love the background you've created, the colours look fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx