Saturday, September 11, 2010

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C54 Color Combo Challenge

Hello Friends! Well it's Crazy 4 Challenges time again! How fun is that? This week's challenge is a color combo challenge: Kraft, Red, and Black. Wow! What a great combination! I love it. Stop by Crazy 4 challenges and check out what the beautiful cards the crazy gals created. You will surely be inspired. If you want, you can also stop by their individual blogs:


* Barbara Anders
* Cindy Haffner
* Frances Byrne
* Jessie Rone
* Joanne Grzelak
* Joycelyn Pelkey
Lynda Benden
* Angela Wood
*Silke Ledlow
* Silke Kittmann
* Tammy Hershberger


I just returned from a mini trip to San Diego. I had a fun 4 days hanging out there. I live an hour away from downtown San Diego but we really haven't spent much time there since moving to California from Hawaii 5 years ago. We decided to check out a few of the attractions that we haven't visited for a while such as Balboa Park where all the museums are located and hang around the Gas Lamp section of downtown. We also visited Sea World. . .unfortunately, the day we were there one of the Orca whales died. That was very sad. We didn't know until we saw it on the news but while we were there, they had asked the visitors to leave a certain section of the park. We didn't understand what was going on but later realized what happened. Apparently, the whale was acting a little sluggish the day prior and he just suddenly died.



Anyway. . .let me give you a bit of detail about my card. I heat embossed the images on to black card stock using Stampin Up Real Red embossing powder. That's basically the main feature of my card. I used Real Red, Speckled Black, and Kraft card stock. I used my Nestabilities die to create the shape and the stamp sets I used are Stampin Up "Eastern Bloom, Flight of the Butterfly, and the sentiment from the Essence of Love stamp set.

Well. . .I think that's it for today. I'm hoping to be more crafty this weekend. . .hopefully, I can work on a few more projects and be able to post them this week. I'm praying my crafting mojo will hang around. . .:)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

19 comments:

StampOwl said...

wow this is stunning Maria, those flowers and butterfly pop!

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Silli said...

Pretty card MAria, love the flowers... HUGS

Angelwood said...

OOOooo Maria! This is stunning! I love the Oriental flair you have given this amazing card. You are one talented lady! I'd hang this on my wall!
hugs, Angela

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh, WOW!!! That embossed red is outstanding on the black cardstock! What a stunning effect, and gorgeous card, Maria!

Joycelyn Turner said...

OUT-STANDING!!!! WHat a beautiful and rich creations!!! WOW!!

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Maria, just love the colours!
Clairex

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

C@ro said...

What a beautiful card!
I just bought this set recently.
You inspired me!
Thank you!

Hugs,
Caro

Anne said...

I love the red embossing on black paper!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh Marie so STRIKING, I {ADORE} this.

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWZER Maria...the embossing looks fabulous!!! Love this card!!! Hugs ~S~

Lynda Benden said...

WOW Maria, this is GORGEOUS! So striking and beautiful!

Nancy said...

Beautiful, with a definite Oriental flair. Beautiful colorway, lovely card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

so dramatic with a touch of an Asian feel to it....

and yep...Balboa Park is fabulous...visited San Diego area several years ago...loved it

Anonymous said...

Wow neat! This is a really great site! I am wondering if anyone else has come across something
similar in the past? Keep up the great work!

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a stunning card!!

Barbara said...

So VERY pretty! LOVE those flowers!

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