Color Cue {2} Challenge

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I've got so many projects to show you all, that I'm not sure where to begin.  Many of them were created for challenges.  So, I guess that I'd better make sure those ones get posted first.  Let's start with Dawn's Color Cue {2} Challenge, since the deadline for it is today.  Yikes!  I really didn't mean to put this off.  We've just been super busy with family, lately, as well as my feeling really crummy, too.  Those are good excuses... Right?  Well, I'm feeling a little better sipping one of these.
Mmmm!  So, let's not procrastinate any longer... on with the challenge!
Isn't that color combo just so yummy?!  I combined it with Pencil Lines' Sketch 179, provided by Tara Orr...
and came up with this.
I started this page by cutting one-inch strips of patterned paper; punching one, long edge of them with SU's Scallop punch; fan-folding them, at each intersecting scallop; and adhering them, sometimes overlapping, to the back of a square piece of Pink Passion cardstock, to resemble ruffles.  I, then, stamped, in Taken With Teal ink, the flower image, over and over, on a smaller, square piece of white cardstock and framed it with a, slightly, larger, square piece of Barely Banana cardstock.  They were, then, centered in the largest, Pink Passion, cardstock square.  A hot-pink-threaded, straight stitch was machine stitched around the edges of the Pink Passion and stamped, white, cardstock squares; before they were adhered, with dimensionals, to the Barely Banana, cardstock page.  I, then, dressed a strip of Taken With Teal cardstock with white lace and adhered it, near the bottom of the squares, just above the ruffle trim.  The twig was stamped, in Taken With Teal and Chocolate Chip inks, on white cardstock; hand cut out; adhered, with dimensionals, to the Taken With Teal, lacy, cardstock piece; dressed up with a glitter, dimensional flower; and rested upon by a cute, little, owl sticker from a K&Company, scrap kit.  The sticker was, first, adhered to a scrap piece of white cardstock; then, it was hand cut out; and, finally, it was adhered, as if sitting on the branch, with dimensionals.  I created the butterfly in the same way; dressed it up with a few rhinestones; and adhered it, just at its center, above the "so much love" title, which was made from vinyl Thickers.
I was having so much fun with this color combo and that scrap kit, that I made a card with a few of the leftover goodies.
It boasts all the same paper, stickers, stamping, techniques, and embellies as the page above.  The "SWEETIE" die-cut even came from the same scrap kit.  I, also, rounded the top corners of the card base.

This card was made for Aria.

Aria is another one of Jennifer's Cards for Kids kiddos.  According to Jennifer's blog, Aria is three-and-a-half years old, and comes from Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand...  Soon after birth, she was diagnosed with a very rare condition of the bowel known as total intestinal aganglionosis or total Hirschsprung’s disease.  There is no cure, and it means she will never be able to digest food.  Total intestinal aganglionosis is where there are no nerve cells throughout the entire bowel to squeeze the food along to be digested.  Hirschsprungs is where a portion of the bowel contains no nerves and can be fixed by removing the effected portion of bowel and reconnecting the healthy remaining bowel.  Aria’s form of the disease means this is not an option, because there is no healthy bowel.

Aria’s only hope of long term survival and a chance to eat rests in small bowel, liver, pancreas and kidney transplant...
[which] Aria received... on the 6th of February... at the Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha, USA.

Aria is still in the the hospital, recovering from her transplant, with her family by her side.  They have been told to plan on living in the United States for one to two years, which, also, means without income.   The New Zealand government/tax payer is covering the cost of Aria’s medical care and accommodation, but please consider some of the many ways in which you can help out or support Aria and her family.  Thanks!

I'll be back, tomorrow, with another challenge, whose deadline is, also, fast approaching.  Then, I promise to get those Easter pictures posted.  Thanks for being patient!  Have a blessed day!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Cheep Talk (SU) Paper: Barely Banana, Pink Passion, & Taken With Teal (SU); white (Georgia Pacific); patterned (K&Company) Ink: Taken With Teal & Chocolate Chip (SU) Other: thread & sewing machine; dimensionals; die-cuts, stickers, & large gemstones (K&Company); small gemstones (Paper Studio); vinyl Thickers (American Crafts); Scallop & Corner punches (SU)

1 comment:

Tanya said...


thank you so much for your comment about homeschooling. i feel the exact same way you do. there are some really awesome days and then some really hard days. i figure as long as the awesome days are more often than the hard days we are doing pretty good. we are moms who are just trying to do our best...we aren't perfect and our kids don't need us to be. you and your children are too cute by the way!