Sunday, May 1, 2011

Addicted to Stamps - recipe - 2 papers, 3 Flowers, 3 Half Pearls

This fortnight at Addicted to Stamps, we have a recipe challenge for you. 2 papers, 3 flowers, and 3 pearls. Easy right? That is also what I thought when I got started, but it posed to be a bit of a challenge for me. I had such a hard time limiting myself to only three flowers and only three pearls, it totally threw me for a loop! Although, I do LOVE the way my card came out, it was a challenge for me to get my mojo flowing. LOL!
I used some of my Prima Melody collection paper pack, which I LOVE. The colors are just gorgeous, love the palette that the stack has, one of my faves!! (Some of my fellow DT members say I have a knack for BOLD colors. WAVES ladies!!!) I chose to team it up with the adorable Magnolia stamp, Circus Horse. Although I HATE the circus (I am terrified of CLOWNS, uugghhhh), I think that this Horse is so stinkin cute. Looks to me more like a carousel horse than a circus horse to me anyway, at least that is what I tell myself so that I do not have nightmares. (true story!!! LOL)
I colored up this little horsey with copics:
Horse - C00, C1, R20, R00 0
Hair and hoofs - C9, C7, C5, C3
Saddle - E35, E33, E31, Y15, Y00, Y11
Colorful dress - BG72, BG70, BG10, BG11, R89, R85, R83
I added some lace and mint silk ribbon to my card. The flowers I used are by Color Me Crazy. I sprayed them with Denim, Lilly Pad, and Indian Corn Glimmer Mist to match the design paper. Then I added some pearl centers to the flowers and used my Doohickey leaf die to punch out some leaves/branches. The sentiment is from my Lili of the Valley Dreamy Days (my new FAVE) set, which I cut cut out with Standard Circle Nesties. I love it!!
I hope you will join us at Addicted to Stamps this week for our recipe challenge. I cant wait to see what you all create.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious Challenge - Photo inspiration
Creative Card Crew - Child's Play
Sketch and Stash - Free Choice Sketch (I used sketch 10)
Tip Top Tuesday - Square Challenge


  1. Wow hun, your card is gorgeous, your colouring is perfect and love the image too, hugs Liz xx

  2. Beautiful card, love the image and all the layers
    Love Nicola xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Becca, great image and fantastic colouring!!!
    hugs, Marlies

  4. Gorgeous card Becca, your colouring is beautiful and I love the bold colours
    hugs Mandy xx

  5. This is gorgeous - definitely a keeper!
    Thanks for joining us at CCCC this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  6. What a great card. Wonderful coloration!

    Hugs, Tanja

  7. What a great card! It seems like this little horse is going to jump off the card since you gave it so much life with your coloring.

    Thanks for playing with us at CCT this week!

    Kathrin aka Kruemel

  8. Wow! Stunning!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week!


  9. Gorgeous card Becca! Great take on the sketch with all the layers. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  10. Stunning card Becca! Love your colourwork and the colours! Greets Deborah

  11. I can understand why this was challenging for you, to have to limit yourself to just 3 did you ever do it?!! LOL! Love the colors and your choices for this ROCKED it!


  12. thnks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this week with your fabbie card lovin' all the detail

  13. Hi Becca,
    What a great job you have done colouring the carousel horse!! I love him :o)
    Great card! Just love the turquoise paper and ribbon - they set off the whole card.
    Sure doesn't look like you had problems making this one :o)
    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
    Hugs, Candy

  14. awwww this is gorgeous... so bright & cheery & I just LOVE that horse.... looks like it should eb a part of a carousel hehehehe 8o)

    Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good Luck 8o)

    xXx Angie xXx

  15. Gorgeous card Becca :-) the image is very cute and the papers and embellies are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  16. Wow, this is fantastic! Your colouring is simply perfect and I really love those hugh flowers.

    Thanks so much for joining us at SAm this week.

    Hugs, Kiki

  17. Gorgeous colours and your colouring is fab! x

  18. Gorgeous card and beautiful take on using the inspiration picture. Thank you so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)