Tuesday, October 11, 2011

CR84FN40 Color Challenge And Christmas Is Coming


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'sStickles 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.

 

The inside and the envelope images were done by stamping onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Text, trimming around them and then mounting on to the cardstock on more text paper, which is what I used to make my envelope.  Yes, I made the envelope and it is really easy to do, but that's another story for another day.

 Shirley

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40 comments:

Patti J said...

Shirley, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love that little deer - and thanks for showing how you worked your magic! Beautifully done, my friend! Next week, I'm going shopping someplace that sells I-O stamps! Maybe the first store in Mo. that carried them, if I remember correctly! Take care...

6 wacky women said...

Such a gorgeous card, Shirley
Love the image, beautiful details!!

Karen x

Jessie Lubyk said...

This card is so beautiful Shirley- just precious:) Take Care

Lyn S said...

Wow Shirley! You've started your Christmas cards off with a stunning card! The little deer image is just gorgeous!

catdidit said...

This looks awesome Shirley! That dear image is colored so wonderfully...bet this really sparkles IRL! LOVE it!

jimlynn said...

Shirley, this is stunning! Love the image and the shaped card. So very pretty with all the wonderful colors of Christmas. Just beautiful.
Lynn

stamps&cars said...

So very sweet, Shirley!

Cibele Glazer said...

Shirley, your card is beautiful! The image is so precious and I love all the details.

Ellen said...

This adorable little fawn makes for one great christmas card! Beautifully done!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, This is beautiful, I love how the design curls around the fawn and the many layers are so pretty. Decorating the envelope, which I notice you made, well done, is just so much fun. Red ribbon is the perfect colour to compliment! Thank you so much for visiting me and all your lovely comments, you are too kind, have fun, Gay xxx

Benzi said...

Shirley, this is an awesome image and such a beautiful card. I hope I can remember to get out my copper colored paper and use it. Yours looks super. I'm worried about getting my Christmas cards finished. Yikes!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Shirley! Love the fancy shape and beautiful red bow!

Sue Lelli said...

Shirley, LOVE the curvy SB rectangles and that DARLING fawn image! Your bow is really LUSH, too! WONDERFUL Christmas card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Shirley! Love how you colored the fawn and that red bow is perfect! Congrats on your first challenge. If you're like me, you'll be addicted to them soon!! Good luck!

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the shape and the adorable image. Love the way you decorated your envelope.Thank you for all your lovely comments, we had a wonderful time in San Diego and with family there now will visit again! :) Hugs Anesha

Lisa said...

Love your sweet little fawn tucked in under the wispy branch! Very cute :)

Debgem said...

This is a really sweet Christmas card - the fawn is so cute and I really like the lovely shaped frame and big red bow! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Cheryl said...

What a sweet image. I love the shaped card, and the snowflakes and bow tie it up so nicely. So glad you joined us at CR84FN this week!

Suzanne C said...

Adorable deer. So happy to have you playing along with us at CR84FN! Love your coloring and this is no exception. Beautiful card!

redwasher1 said...

Shirley, wow this is sooooo gorgeous!!! A perfect Christmas card!!! Fabulous coloring and bow!!

Cami said...

Lovely shaped card, Shirley! This fawn is so pretty and beautifully colored.
Hugs, Cami

Shannon White said...

Ooh, So Pretty Miss Shirley! Love your Adorable fawn image, so precious! The colors and layout are just wonderful! Such a Pretty Pretty Christmas card!! Love everything about it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

P.S> Thanks so much for visiting my blog yesterday and for all your Wonderful comments! 8-) It really made my day to hear from you! 8-)

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, who would have thought such subtle colors would produce a vivid richness? Your card is amazing! Thanks for inspiring me to use that set of Nesties, too! They make a lovely card! Thanks for a wonderful card share.

creativearts said...

Lovely card! Your coloring is perfect and I love the layout. I'm going to a stamp convention tomorrow and IO will be there. Am going to look at this stamp! Thanks for showing!

Andrea M said...

STUNNING Shirley! WOW! So soft and beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Maria said...

Sweet gorgeous deer image! Love the red bow and pin! A beautiful Christmas card...great job!! Take care!!:-))

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my Shirley, is that ever the sweetest image and such wonderful coloring, love your inside and envelope decorating too!

*Vicki* said...

Hi Shirley!! WOW!! This card is really soft and peaceful! I love your coloring and the snowflakes!! Such yummy ribbon too!!

Hope all is well with you!! HUGS

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL I love your red ribbon, looks so PRETTY!~

Curt in Carmel said...

Total awesomeness! This is a very sweet image, and your coloring is spot on! The detail of your cards never ceases to amaze me. Beautiful work Shirley! Hope you are well. . .Best, Curt

Summerthyme Studio said...

oh my word Shirley, this is GORGEOUS!!!! I hope you do more challenge cards!!!

xo

Vicki

Dawn B. said...

Well look at you.. What a great way to start a challenge. You picked a good one. This is beautiful. Steve is an example to us all to never ever let anyone tell you that you can't have a dream. Great job.

Lisa M said...

Fantastic card and a wonderful tribute to a man who has truly inspired many. Love the fawn and your techniques. Your cards always blow me away with creativity. :)
Thank you for visiting me today as well..that was a very nice surpise. :)
Hope you are doing well.
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Grace said...

Wow Shirley! This is beautiful in every way! LOVE the copper and the shaped card and envie! Way to go on your first challenge!!! Sweet image!!! I love how you have the products in thumbnails.... how do you do that? It's a great visual!
hugs,
Grace

Tammi said...

This is beautiful, what a precious fawn, love this! Amazing first challenge!

Anne said...

You've never done a challenge? Seriously? Blimey Shirley you'll be hooked in no time.
Your card has such a beautiful image and your colouring is perfection. What an inspiring quote from a man who changed so many things for all of us.
Lovely to read your comments from your "visit" yesterday
Anne
x

Pauline said...

This is a gorgeous card, I can't believe you have not entered any challenges before! I hope this inspires you to enter more, as you have a wonderful talent Shirley, I love this beautiful Christmas card.

susanne said...

Ohhh...this is precious ... love that this little fawn is tied up with red ribbon ... so darling!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Another fabulous creation! That fawn is so sweet, and I love the way you worked the color challenge!

Beth said...

Of my goodness what a darling image and such a beautiful card Shirley looks like you are getting ready for Christmas.

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