I have modified my post because a friend brought this color challenge to my attention. When I looked into it, I was inspired when I saw the dedication. This Color Challenge CR84FN40 is dedicated to Steve Jobs. The challenge owner and administrator is Mona Pendleton and her husband, Scott, is a HUGE fan and chose a quote made by Steve himself to inspire all of us. R.I.P. Steve and Thank You for the difference you have made in all of our lives!
If any of you heard the speech that Steve Jobs gave as the commencement speaker in 2005 to Stanford University, you know just how special he was and what he did with life's challenges. I wish I could have heard it 40 years ago. He would have been 16 years old then. :-) You will find it HERE.
I have never ever done a challenge before, so this is a new experience. I hope I do it right!!! LOLOL
And it's about time I got started with my cards. I stamped The Artful Stamper fawn with Copper pigment ink (Challenge Color BROWN) on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. cardstock, applied Copper embossing powder, and heated to set. I couldn't find the image on their site and have asked them to send me the link. The image was painted with Twinkling H2O's. Stickles Diamonds and Glossy Accents were used to highlight the snowflakes and berries. The spots on the fawn were done with Viva Decor Ice White Pearl.
I used Spellbinders Curved Rectangles for the shape around the fawn. I put copper toned cardstock through the Cuttlebug and then, using the same die as a stencil for the fawn, mounted it on the die cut.
The background was created by applying SU Creamy Caramel Classic ink (Challenge Color KRAFT) to Impression Obsession's Cover-A-Card Paisley Crystal mounted on my Mega Mount, then stamping on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. cardstock. Another piece of the copper toned cardstock was put though the Cuttlebug using the largest die. The Paisley Crystal BG was mounted on top and the red ribbon (from Michaels) (Challenge Color RED) was added.
That was mounted over a piece of folded 6.25"X12" Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. cardstock and used as stencil to create the card. The image was mounted on top with 3D pop dots. The bow was tied with the Bow-Easy and mounted. The snowflake die cuts are from Cuttlebug's Snowflake #2 and the cardstock is Arrio Wiggins Curious Ice Gold. I used Mark Richards 5mm pearl stickers for the centers of the snowflakes. The tag is Spellbinders Ribbons Tag Trio, also cut from Curious Ice Gold. The sentiment was done with Brilliance Rocket Red and Impression Obsession Sentiments I.
The stick pin was done with a Maya Road Trinket Heart pin and adding a Czech bicone crystal bead and a copper bead brought back to me from France by a friend, who is also a stampaholic (thank you LaVerne). They are truly beautiful and shine to no end. I added a little Glossy Accent above each bead on the pin before pushing them up next to the heart. It dries really fast and then they don't slide around on the stick pin.