Friday, August 19, 2011

JUST a hint of color.....

{Yeah, RIGHT!}

Do you KNOW who I am?

Cock-a-doodle doooooooo!

Yeah, THAT'S right, you can hear MY use of color - about a MILE down the road...!

Just a-squalkin' and bellowing... Well, like THESE guys! {My MUSE!}

Hence, THIS WEEK'S COLOR CHALLENGE at the place where
Just Us Girls rule the roost! {Although, you DON'T have to be a girl to play!}

~Just sayin'....~

Mmmmm, hmmmmm - that's RIGHT! These colors just picked me up
and made me to dance with them! Oh, and the dancing we did..... *sigh!*

Are YOU as addicted to making rosette flowers as I am?
I, literally, have to hold myself back from NOT making
them on EVERY project in my "hopper!" - THEY are
SUCH A GAS TO MAKE! To get my color, even MORE
colorful - I love doing THIS: sponged RAINBOW, before
scoring!!!! Such a fantastic way to up the juice factor!

I decided to make my rosette piece the "stage" for my main characters in this card...
By cutting a similar sized circle from heavy transparency {HAMBLY! *Swoon!* -
so happy to have HOARDED that stuff when I had the chance! Hee Hee!} I got
more support, across the rosette, but maintained the visual impact of the blended
colors! ~ Do you NOT love that duck and rooster from the Farm Fresh collection
of October Afternoon!?! More "thank goodness I hoarded" moments, that I have that
PAPER with the "Rusty the Rooster" story and illustrations! - Meow! I HAD to cut
and water color these cuties for my "friend" story. I'll say that I have SEVERAL friends
with whom I like to crow, quack and cock-a-doodle-do with, from time to time....

Might have to mass produce this one! {Hee Hee!}

But speaking of FRIENDS with whom I like to crow and rejoice with....


{What a FUN bunch!}

Now, I am going to, SHAMELESSLY, implore you to play with us!

Can't WAIT!


Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - October Afternoon
Stamps - Wplus9 Design Studio
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Decorative Edge Punch - S/U!
Oval Punch - S/U!
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Bling - Want2Scrap
Sentiment pin - Tim Holtz
Letter Sticker - October Afternoon
Wild Card - October Afternoon
Heavy Transparency - Hambly


Karen said...

When I saw the thumbnail for this come up on your Facebook Fan Page (which everyone ought to run right over and 'Like'!), I instantly thought, "It's a color salad!" and I just had to click my way over, just as fast as my fingers could do the walking! :> And yup, yup, it's most definitely a Whole Lotta Colorful Goodness, that's put a huge smile on my face! :> You had FuN!!

*Alison* said...

what a fun, beautiful creation.. You are soo talented.. I just love it :) hugs

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Elise,
Once again, nice work. It is very bright and cheerful. Have a awesome weekend.
Smiles, Paula

Rosemary said...

well... cock-a-doodle doo and quack-quack, too! this is one bling-o-isious piece of paper crafting (meoooow!!)... love ya sweetie!!!

Andrea M said...

Be still my color-lovin' heart!!! This is a triumph of your rich, fabulous color palette and the most AMAZING blend of vintage and whimsy!!! I'm smackin' my paper crafting lips at the sight of the FABULOUSNESS of it all!!! LOVE these colors dear girl! This ROCKS!!

Indy's Designs said...

Again, you have made a 'home run' card. Just look at those colors, the layers, the paper selection, the EVERYTHING!

Lea L. said...

This is such a fun card, Elise!! I love the great patterns you have combined, and all the fun accenting!! Great colors!!

Anonymous said...

I love your chicken card. You've depicted the heart of the chicken... I should know, I've raised them for 15 years. Last one died in July. I really enjoy your blog. Great job! Thanks for the encouragement you left at on my blog.

Dana Gustafson said...

Ohhhhh! LOVING that great ink treatment you did on your pinwheel. Again, just pushing and shoving me towards my craft table with all your creative encouragement!