It's been a while since I participated in the challenges over at SUO Challenges, so I thought I'd put that top of my list today.
The challenge is Colors of January. For me, that means summer, beaches, sand, surf - I'm sure you get the idea...:)
So, here's the card I created depicting my colors of January. This card is quite similar to one I made back in July 2012. I just added a bit more to this one:
I'm not 100% happy with this card. I think it would have looked better if the sponged strip was wider and the tag was only sponged to match the strip, if you can understand that? Anyway, I wasn't going to do it again, so this is it.
I masked off a strip on a Whisper White card base then cut a Whisper White tag and temporarily adhered it over the mask and into the area to be sponged. I sponged River Rock and Crumb Cake for the sand, Pool Party for the ocean and Baja Breeze for the horizon. I dotted white gel pen to imitate waves. The shells were stamped onto some Shimmery White paper and colored with markers and inkpads.
I used several colors on these shells which come from a very old set called Stipple Shells. I started with a base of River Rock, then added Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and Crisp Cantaloupe.
The tag is layered onto another Whisper White piece then popped up on dimensionals. The sentiment comes from Express Yourself, although I did do some surgery and cut off the "always" at the beginning.
Thanks for looking.
Products used (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Stipple Shells, Up & Away, Express Yourself
Ink: River Rock, Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Shimmery White
Accessories: sponges, white gel pen, linen thread
Edited to Add: This card was a Top Pick at SUO Challenges.