Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blue and Green Challenge


Hello everyone! It's time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge! This week our hostess is the lovely Lisa. Lisa has chosen the Twenty Third Psalm for today's Scripture. Many of you can quote this entire Psalm because you learned it by heart, perhaps when you were young... I know I did and I'm so thankful for all the Scriptures I committed to memory when I was young because it sure is more difficult to memorize anything now!!! Anyway.. what a comforting passage this is!

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Ps. 23

Lisa's challenge is to use the colors of blue and green on your project.

I decided to just play for fun this week. I found this fabulous Sugar Nellie image as a digi HERE
and just had to have her. Her name is Grace! How could I resist? LOL!

I used the Papertake Weekly sketch for this card. I needed a birthday card so my tiny tag is stamped with a stamp from Popcorn Bear set, Birthday Hugs. I love how tiny it is... fun to just add anywhere on a card! I stamped my image with Memento Ink and colored with Copics. The base is SU! Pear Pizzazz and the designer papers are from BasicGrey Urban Prairie and Memory Box Spearmint. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the greenery and an EK Success punch for the little flourishes. Sponged everything with Crushed Olive Distress Ink. I used Spellbinders Lacy Circles and Standard Circles Small, and three different Cuttlebug folders for the embossing. The flowers are ZVA Creative. The ribbon is May Arts silk.


I had so much fun coloring up this image! I so often do more serious cards and it was fun to break out and do something different!

Our Sponsor this week is Taylored Expressions!
They are giving away this set! Wow! Can I play? :)

We want to thank them for their support and generosity!

For full details on the challenge and the prize please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog!
For more inspiration on this challenge, please visit my DT Sisters:

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges - include a heart on your project (2 heart embossing folders)
Do You Stack Up? - patterned paper
Meljens Designs - create something with hearts
Paper Play - layer it up
Southern Girls - dry embossing
Cooking It Up With Katie - use a sketch from another current challenge, add texture, use a punch
Fab 'n' Funky - use a digi
Penny's Paper-Crafty – anything goes
Pixie Cottage - SKETCH and/or flowers
Sisterhood of Crafters- anything goes
Stars and Stamps - NO GLITTER, cards for kids
Rubber Redneck - COLOR I used them all but the early espresso only a touch in her shoes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - "my favourite thing" (flowers)
My Time To Craft - embossing
Karber Weekly - DIGI STAMP and Dots & Stripes (dp & dots in her dress and embossed heart dots)
Ooh La La Creations - 3 of a kind (flowers)
BasicGrey - BG ITEM and flower power
Copic Creations - use something new plus Copics (new image)

Thank you for visiting and for blessing my day with your comments! I hope your week is simply wonderful!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is just gorgeous girlfriend!! I just love your image and your FANTASTIC coloring!! Your use of the sketch and those GORGEOUS blue flowers is stunning! You rock GF! Have a great rest of the weekend! TTYS!

Doreen said...

Wow this is just stunning,love the big juicy bow.Thanks for sharing with us at Cooking it up with

Donna said...

This is such a gorgeous card, I love that image and you've coloured her perfectly. Donna x

~ Ali ~ said...

So pretty I love what you have done with "Joy" she is one of my favourites. She really suits the blues. Fabby card, love it.

Ali x

Becky said...

Good morning my sister!
I love this image myself, she is adorable. You colored here beautifully and the layout of this card is just stunning.

Shelley said...

What an awesome card~! Fantastic coloring and color combos, you have this challenge in the bag.

WencheP said...

Gorgeous card and your coloring is truly amazing! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Riet said...

What a wonderful card Grace,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous, she is one purty girlie!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Wendy M said...

Absolutely gorgeous... such a beautiful stamp and your card design is perfect... love it.

Crystal said...

Oh my Grace your coloring is absolutely STUNNING!!!!! This is one GORGEOUS color combo too!!! AMAZING!

Nanda said...

Wonderful card! I like the colorcombination and your coloring. The flowers in the corner looks great. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.


Victoria said...

beautiful card gorgeous colouring unfortunately the image needs to be magical to qualify for the priz eon mm

Peggysuez said...

Grace I'm so glad you had fun this week! Each week your cards are beautiful, this one though is such a lovely representation of stillness, that little girl's expression, and the colors Lisa challenges us to use. What great coloring! I think you should be a book illustrator!

CraftinGranny said...

Such a beautiful card and colored perfectly. Love the blues and green together. Your LO is perfect! "Hugs" Carol

Miesje said...

Dear Grace,
I love it! I really like the softness of the colors and the image is so cute!
Have a wonderful week!

princesskitten said...

gorgous colours

kittens DYSU team

Miranda said...

lovely card Grace, so pretty and your colouring is gorgeous
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Lovely Linda said...

Awww Grace this is just too adorable! Your image is the sweetest and coloured so perfectly! I love the way you have used this weeks colour challenge! Perfect DP's and the flowers - they are gorgeous! As always, a gorgeous card from you my friend! {{{hugs}}}

ChristineCreations said...

So stunning Grace! She just comes to life on the card!

Katie said...

Very sweet card and image!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie and Pixie Cottage this week :)

Frea said...

Hi grace, what a stunning card, I love that combination of blue and green and the image is adorable and you coloured her beautifully!! HUgs, Frea

Katie said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Suzie McFloozy said...

Wow what a stunning card - so gentle x
Love all your embossing and your gorgeously perfect bow !
Thanks for joining in with us at cooking it up with Katie this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Liz Williams said...

What a sweet image!!! Love your pretty soft colors.

Cheryl said...

wow one of my fav images,and your detail and coloring is just fantastic,amazing,love love it,
bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxx

Sharon Peele said...

As always your card is absolutely beautiful!! I love to visit your blog just to see what you've come up with next!! Wonderful job!!

Davi said...

Grace your card is stunning!! The image is so beautiful and all the wonderful embellies are so perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Маги said...

Wow,Grace, this is absolutely gorgeous card! Beautiful colours!

velta said...

Hi Grace ~ You put that Cuttlebug folder to a whole new light when it comes to making texture in the background...another inspiration from you...LOVE IT!

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debby4000 said...

Adorable cute card, love the colours too.

Janna said...

Grace, your card is so lovely, thanks so much for sharing it with us at DYSU! Janna

Carla S. said...

Wonderful card, Grace! I love the colors and papers you used! The image is precious and you've colored it beautifully!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful colours for spring Grace, a really lovely image and card.
Thanks for joining in with us for our 'Spring' challenge at MAWTT.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Deirdre said...

Just beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week on our Layer it Up Challenge. ♥

Cards by Gina said...

Very sweet card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA this week!

Wanda said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges! Huggles

Adrina said...

Wow very gorgeous, the image splashes of my screen.
Great in that bright colors.
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

One4Joy said...

Hey there Grace, I wanted to let you know this lovely card captured my attention over in the Sisters blog...your coloring is superb and I know you always offer it up to the Lord.


Lou said...

Hi! Such a gorgeous card, just love the image-she is so pretty and with the papers/colours very special.
thank you for joining us at BasicGrey,hugs Lou.xx

Karen Linarez said...

I love those colors. This is a beautiful card, and yes, that little girl is the cutest image. The flowers, the embossed background, all the's just perfect. Lovely card!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

This card is beautiful!! I just love it!! Wonderful job coloring!! Congrats you won the Color Round Up Color Challenge!!! Thank you for playing along in my color challenge!

Wendi said...

Wow and double wow Gorgeous that image and your colouring is out standing
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

sue said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous card!!Lovely colours and colouring, lovely layout and fabulous embossed background papers. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

Lauretta See said...

beautiful... love the color combo too.. great job! Thank you for joining us in our challenge over at Meljens. Hope you will come and see the blog hop we have starting today ;) HUGS X

Benzi said...

I see why you had so much fun with this card. The image is just the sweetest and you turned out a splendid card.

Kristine said...

LOVELY!! Blue and green are so calming aren't they?? Love the image and your roses up top!

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