Thursday, August 4, 2011

Rainbow Colored Happiness

Hello and happy crafting wishes to you all! I have some fun, brightly colored cards that I have made these past few day!!! I usually go with a 2-3 color scheme for cardmaking, but this past week I've suddenly become obsessed with rainbow colors! Part of the reason is one of the challenges I'm submitting these cards to! :) I have THREE cards today, so keep on looking--don't give up for the butterflies--I saved the best for last!

The Dare to Color Challenge over at Wee Memories challenged us to use a MINIMUM of four colors on a card. EEK! This did not fit in with my 2-3 color scheme stamping agenda...but I LOVE IT now!!! So, thanks ladies for an awesome challenge! Here is my main submission for this challenge:

I love this card for four reasons: 1. It's bright and summery, 2. It was really quick and easy to do, 3. It helped me utilize one of my favorite forgotten stamp sets, and 4. It uses one of my new favorite techniques--color blocking! :) What do you think? I love it--I'll be making more of this one!

My second card for the Wee Memories challenge, and was intended for the CASual Friday challenge, 4"x9" CAS style card, before it was too late, also utilizes the same forgotten set...I need to get into my cabinets more often! ;D

Here it is:

I LOVE the sentiment, it's actually one of my absolute favorite quotes. Here it is closer up so you can actually read it:

I am also linking up with a NEW challenge I found: PCJ Challenge #16: Photo Inspiration! all the colors inspired me! :) Here is the photo inspiration that was given:

And, finally, here is the third and last card for today. I am submitting this one for Wee Memories and also for Make My Monday: Things With Wings (Butterflies or Dragonflies). This card turned out amazingly better than I imagined! I used colors that I normally do not use and black and white. Here it is:

This is yet another forgotten favorite stamp set. I LOVE this sentiment! Here is a close up of it so you can read the whole thing:

Isn't that wonderful?! And here is a better picture of the butterfly popped up:

Oh, how I love this card! I stamped the butterfly images using the baby wipe ink pad technique and used red, yellow, green and blue reinkers to create the palette. It worked marvelously when I accented everything with red!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope I've inspired you to create something new today! Happy creating!

Also linked, by request, to Passionately Artistic. Thanks so much for the invite!!!! :)


Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hello Mynette, WOW you have been busy creating some beautiful stampwork. Your butterfly card is amazing - that technique is so effective. Lovely to see you entering the Make My Monday challenges....see you next week for more "wings" Suzanne

Suzie McFloozy said...

Wow Mynette 3 great cards - I love them all x That butterfly sentiment is gorgeous and I love that you used the baby wipe technique - I've not tried that one but I love the effect you got so I'll just have to try it out !
Thanks for playing along with us at paper crafting journey - good luck x
Thanks also for the lovely comment you left on my blog - if you end up casing my card pop back and let me know so I can check it out xx
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Lovely cards! I love the bright colors - you definitely shouldn't shy away from using more color - you've pulled it off beautifully! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories!

Suzi B said...

Fabulous cards Mynnette, the butterfly card is gorgeous love the effects of the stamping technique.. I shall have to look it up :)
Thank you for joinging the Make My Monday Challenge
Suzi B

Lisa said...

What pretty cards the soft colors you've used.

Jen said...

Fabulous cards you created! Love that butterfly, and I have seen but never tried that baby wipe you've got me inspired to do so!

Jacqueline said...

Great cards - the butterfly is perfect for the Make My Monday challenge - thanks for taking part - Jacqueline xx

Cazro said...

Fabulous colouring effect from the technique you used. A wonderful card and I love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Make My Monday. Caz

Maggie said...

Mynette,great cards...
I will be honored if you will add this project in our weekly linking party every Wednesdays at
Have a great week,

Fliss said...

Wow Mynette - this is stunning! Will have to investigate the baby wipe technique as the butterfly is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining in at Make My Monday and good luck.
Fliss x

Mynnette said...

Thanks so much, ladies! Your comments make me smile!!!