Wednesday, July 22, 2009

HM Happy Summer White on White Challenge


This week's HM challenge is brought to us by Carolyn (who BTW is celebrating her blogiversary with blog candy) and is the reverse of last week - remember how we couldn't color our images last week, but we could use color in any other element? Well, this week we can only color our images and have only white for the rest of the project. Arrgghh! This was tougher for me than last week's, but that's what a challenge is for, right?! I came up with this happy little Mudpie in a Citrus Bath and since he looks so cool and refreshed, it had to say something about summer. I used my Label One Nestie to cut him out and yes, it is slightly askew. I though about making the Nestie upright and suggesting that Mudpie might be a bit tipsy, but I decided that perhaps it's just lemonade and left the image upright. I used my Tiny Bubbles embossing folder for the background, a MS border punch for the bottom and colored three extra lemons for accent. The flower is punched with a MS punch and I put my new SU jumbo brad in the center. Hope you like it - I'm pleased with how it came out. Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT did for the challenge, and don't forget to stop by Carolyn's blog and check out her Blogiversary post. I hope you're having a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by.

13 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh, karen how sweet!! you did a fabulous job with this challenge!!
hugs,
Rachel

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabo! Karen he looks so darn happy and cute! Great coloring and I like the lemons on the sides....

Susan said...

Have to agree with the first two comments.....fabulous job with the challenge! Love the image you chose and your coloring. I need to get mine finished and posted.

cabio's craft corner said...

Love love the coloring you did on the lemon. It is a marvlous coloring job you did on this card!
Hugs,
Cabio

Sue from Oregon said...

Darling! I hope to try this challenge!

Nilla said...

Wow, this is so great, you did a wonderful job. Love how you colored the image and the lemons! Well done! Hugs Nilla

America said...

Great use of CB the BG and this image is really super adorable and I love the extra limes and that awesome coloring!!!

dolcreations said...

This card is just super cute. I love how you did the lemons on the side. When I saw this challenge I was not to sure what to do..but the card you did is just simply perfect! I love this. I may have to start making cards for the house mouse challenge blog!
Christine

Sharon said...

Beautiful colouring, I really like the way you have used the lemons as a border on the bottom of the card.

Cindy said...

I love this! The simplicity of the white really helps feature the image so nicely. I like how you embellished it and the cut out lemons are perfect.

Crissy Armstrong said...

I giggled when I saw this!! Truly cute!!!

Rica said...

Hi Karen - this is gorgeous, white on white is so elegant. Fabulous layout, embossing and gorgeous image and coloured beautifully.
I missed commenting on this originally as I was in the process of moving over here to Germany.
hugs Heather xx

sylvia said...

it's so lovely
end I love this stamp
hugs sylvia