Sunday, October 11, 2009

No Brown or Orange??

When I saw the second Viva la Verve challenge for October (a sketch challenge with the twist of no brown or orange on the card) I thought, "How hard can it be to not use those 2 colors?" HaHa! It took me 2 days of looking through my papers to settle on something appropriate! Every time I got excited about the stamp set and papers I had chosen I realized there was either brown or orange (or both!) on those papers! I finally realized I could easily stay away form brown and orange if I stamped a Peacock!! (I love brown and orange so I probably easily could have added them too if allowed!!) Actually, my lovely daughter, reading over my shoulder has just pointed out that there is brown on this card. I am going to pretend that there is NOT!

I have been admiring The Dark Mermaid's work with Twinkling H2O's and was telling her I have not been happy with my work when I paint with them. I feel a little guilty because of the money I spent so I decided to paint my cardstock with some this time so that I get some use out of them. The cardstock base and mats are Night of Navy with some T H2O's over it and the embossed panel is Not Quite Navy that has also been painted with T H2O's.

The Details:
Stamps: Swan Song and Wishing You - Verve
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, PTI White
Copics: B28,B39,B02,BG05,BG09,YG95
Misc: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Twinkling H2O's, Darice Gems

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this is the beginning of a fabulous week for you!


Betty Wright said...

Traci, you are a doll!!! This is fabulous and the tail feathers are awesome!!! YOUR peacock looks real!!! Beautifully done!!! Wonderful design and I Love his LEGS!!! Hee Hee!!!

RiNNE said...

I don't see any brown ;). That would be a hard challenge for me as well!! Beautiful job, Traci! I, too, love Randi's work!

Tasha said...

Hey there Traci what a beautiful card - the colours are gorgeous! Love the idea of highlighting the cardstock with H2O's and i love the peacock
love tasha xx

Linnie said...

This is adorable

Anonymous said...

OMGosh Traci this is gorgeous, love your peacock, and your embossed background is so lush, i love it; think i'm going to have to get my H20s out, this is so twinklingly beautiful :)

Have a great day

Mariska said...

Hi Traci! After your comment on my blog I had to come check out your card with the Twinkling H2O's :). I LOVE the twinkle it gives your papers. Guess I'm going to have to give that a go to, but I agree with you that it is very different from watercolors and I have to get used to them too. Love your card! The sentiment is so lovely but I have to admit that I had a good laugh after reading about your daughter reading over your shoulder :). Absolutely gorgeous sweetie!


Jenn Borjeson said...

I literally LOL when I read this - but the card is beautiful!! :o)

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a pretty card! Not using brown or orange would be really hard for me too.

Amy said...

LOL, what brown? ;)
Stunning card, makes me want to break out my embossing folders more often!