Monday, March 23, 2009

GIU #2 - Thanks a bunch!

Welcome back to day 2 of my Growing in Unity week! I want to start off by saying a big THANK YOU for all the sweet comments on yesterday's post! It made my day to read them all! *grins* I'm going to be pulling a name tonight (Tuesday night, 3/24/2009) for an extra little candy from me, so if you didn't leave a comment yesterday (or even if you did! *wink*), leave me one today so you'll be entered!

Okay, I know...onto the card!

This one is a much simpler one, showcasing one of the fabulous images from Unity's March 2009 KOTM (do you have yours yet?? It's fabulous, and probably the best deal in stamps you'll ever see!)
I used Taylor's Cupcake Challenge sketch from this weekend (TECC60), and built my card using that, and Friday's Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC212) on SCS to make a card featuring a bloom as the main image, and 'Soft Subtles' colors. I stamped this adorable little plaid flower onto Whisper White and colored it in with my Prismacolor pencils, then used my Coluzzle oval template to cut out the panel, and an Apricot Appeal oval to mat it. I punched the bottom edge of the second WW panel with my favorite Martha Stewart Crafts 'Scallop Dot' edge punch. That was matted with a panel of Pale Plum CS, and I tied a piece of PaperTrey Ink's Plum Pudding Saddle Stitched ribbon. Those were adhered to a Pale Plum card base (with a 4" x 5 1/4" Apricot Appeal panel) using foam tape. As a last touch, I highlighted the sentiment with a quick swipe of Chartreuse Prismacolor, a la Julie Ebersole, aka JulieHRR. *wink*
Thanks for stopping by! More Unity goodness for you (and a candy winner) coming tomorrow!
~Michelle

p.s. - Yes, I {{LOVE}} my Prismacolor pencils...they blend fabulously, they cost a lot less than Copics (not that they're exactly cheap, but they are cheap-ER), and I already had a full set from school. Glad I can finally put that color theory and blending techniques to good use! *wink*

Supplies used:
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Pale Plum, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black (Tsukineko)
Stamps: March KOTM "simple life" (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: Plum Pudding ribbon (PTI); 'Scallop Dot' edge punch (Martha Stewart Crafts); Coluzzle cutting system; foam mounting tape (3M); Prismacolor pencils (Sanford) - Dark Purple, Greyed Lavender, Cream, Canary Yellow, Deco Orange, Chartreuse, Lime Peel, Apple Green

23 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

How very sweet!! YES! I got my March KOM just the other day and love it!!!

JessicaK said...

Oooh, very nice color choices. Very spring-y and soft. Great job.

Jess said...

That card is so lovely! Great layout and colors!

Yaritza said...

Love the colors. Great card. What do you use to blend your pencils, Gamsol?

Shannon said...

Very pretty! I love those soft spring colors.

Laura L said...

I love the spring colors you used! I am still waiting for my KOM, but can't wait to get it!

RR said...

Love this card. Spring is such a refreshing season and your card reflects that.

Jacqueline said...

Oh yes the Mar KOTM rocks!! Your card rocks too! Love your prismacolor pencils! Love the colors you chose!

Valerie G said...

Your card turned out lovely! March's KOM has a lot of awesome stamps.

Chris S. said...

Another great card! I am partial to the plums...and flowers!

jan farnworth said...

love it great job with the flower.

Ravengirl said...

What a fun and funky little flower! I am so glad to see that color combination and glad to know that I am not the only one to use it! Super week so far, can't wait to see what you do tomorrow!

StampinCathy said...

I just love your card. The colors and layout is fabulous and so inspiring.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Very pretty Michelle! It really feels like spring to me, on this chilly day. Thanks!
~ky

Shannon said...

Another winner! I love the color combination. Check you out using purple again....without even being forced!

HapEMomE said...

This is oh so cute!!!
~Chelsea

FibreJunky said...

So pretty! I love my Copics, but I wouldn't give up my Prismacolors for anything! They just give a different look, which sometimes is what I'd rather have. I think they're invaluable - which you've proven with your cards today and yesterday.

Kathy H said...

Wow...great coloring job... I have a few of them pencils and want more but I can't seem to make them work all that well...

Jessy said...

Hi Michelle- very cute card. Love the colors and layout. I just got my KOM today and I can't wait to ink it up!! GREAT JOB!!

Jenn said...

somehow I missed this yesterday, great colors on your springy card!

Kristen said...

oh my gosh Michelle.. you seriously are amazing! I love it!! :)

Lisa F said...

Very springy card - beautiful job!

Maria Levine said...

Love that flower! Great job with the coloring!