Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #66: Color Splash

Hello and Happy Terrific Tuesday to you! Hope you are enjoying your day so far. It's time for another fun, weekly challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments. This week we are having some fun with a fabulous "Color Splash" challenge. Please check it out and play along! 
I knew what stamp set I wanted to use, but needed a little help putting it all together. I hopped on over to the Mojo Monday blog for some inspiration. How great is this sketch with all the layers and shapes?  :)
I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Kimono Kids, for the main image. (Click HERE for another card with this set) I just think this little gal is adorable and I really like all the details on her kimono. So sweet! 
There is a LOT of sparkle on this one! I got a little carried away, haha! Total bling count: 21...23 if you include the tiny pearls in the little gal's hair. As if that wasn't enough, I "smooched" the textured background with some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. I can't get enough of the Smooch. It's such an easy way to add some pizazz to any project. All of the supplies used are listed at the end of the post. 
 Finally, here is the dressed-up inside of the card, perfect for a handwritten note:
What do you think? I hope you will join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments with your color creation. If you need some inspiration for Mother's Day cards, be sure to check out all of the beautiful entries from last week's challenge, too. Thanks for stopping by to visit and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day today! :) 

Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Kimono Kids and You're a Gem (sentiment, ret.)
Ink: Basic Black Classic ink
Papers: Pretty in Pink Patterned DSP, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB, ret.), Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval punch, 1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval punch, 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle punch, Circle Scissors Plus, Paper Crimper, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Basic Rhinestones, Basic Pearls, Silver Elastic cord (ret.) and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU! accessories:  alcohol based markers, white ribbon and floral border punch

28 comments:

  1. Oh so cute!!! That sketch had me running for the hills (again) but you made it look quite easy! Love your little oriental girl....she is sweet!

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  2. This is so sweet, really puts a smile on your face. Love the colors and of course the bling. TFS.

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  3. My favourite stamp set in the main catty this year - and I LOVE the colors you have chosen. I am totally inspired! I want to go and CASE you right now before my class tonight! :)

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  4. Oh, Anne Marie, you rocked these challenges! Such an adorable card! Fab uses of your bling too! I just love your stamping style!

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  5. Oh, this is so sweet! Love all the bling! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

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  6. Delightful little card, Anne Marie!

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  7. This is to cute!! You can never have to much bling. lol
    www.carriesscrapyard.com

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  8. What an adorable card Anne Marie! Love all the bling & the inside as usual....your creations are always so FAB! TFS!!!

    I've been supah busy creating for my neighbor's niece & for my son's graduation. I hope to have some time to actually post to my blog by Thursday morning...wish me LUCK!!!!

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  9. Love it Anne Marie! I don't have those cute kids. Wish I did.

    Robbie

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  10. beautiful card, I love how you made it all work

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  11. Great card as always, Anne Marie! The image is just adorable and I love the colours you used and the bling is fabulous! I passed an award along to you over on my blog. :0)

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  12. So cute! Great take on the sketch too, so many elements to that one! Cheers,
    Shanna

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  13. Oh my goodness--she is too stinkin' cute! Love how you've colored her kimono and made the perfect choice of DSP in the BG! I agree with LeAnne--this sketch had me running scared but you rocked it! Awesome job! :-)

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  14. This is precious! Love the border, the bling...and the soft color palette!

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  15. A wonderful perfect card from every angle and the elements on it are precious. The Little Girl image is just perfect, Thanks for sharing your Great Talent. :)

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  16. Now this is soooo delightful! What a sweet image, I remember being so inspired when I saw that set and your interpretation is fabulous! Love all the lil bling around the edging - superb! xoxo

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  17. Oh my goodness! This card is so blingy-bright, I gotta wear shades! Who says there can be too much of a good thing? Not this gal! I LOOOOOVE this! Thank you for inspiring me!

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  18. This is so adorable. Lovely colors.

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  19. This is so pretty! I love the bling and the soft colors. The inside is lovely too (as always) You did a great job with the sketch. This one had me scratching my head.

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  20. LOVE how crisp and clean this is...and the touch of bling is PERFECT!
    thanks for playing along with mojo monday :)

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  21. Super cute card! Love all the bling. Your card inspired me to submit to the Mojo challenge this week.

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  22. Great card, I love all your bling. The little pearls in her hair bow are perfect. Darling image too!

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  23. Anne Marie, This card is gorgeous!! Great colors with the color splash (I'll have to try using some color inspiration in the future!). Love the flower trim at the top. My sister has this set...I'll have to forward her this card idea! ;)

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  24. super, duper,
    CUTE!!!!!!!!
    tfs:)

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  25. Very nice - love all the bling.

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  26. Oh so pretty! I like how you combined the colours and textures and patterns, it came out fun an fresh :-)

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  27. Great job with the sketch challenge!!! That one was a doozie!

    The little girl is too cute!!! Are those brads around the scallop circle or is that the smooch?
    Either way - I love it!
    Maria

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  28. Super cute card. Reminded me of the Cherry Blossom festivals I attended when I lived in Torrance, CA. Great job on the coloring.

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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie