Organized chaos, a challenge and a colorful card!

Hi there.

So I am still getting used to my new crafty calendar and I keep finding more inspiration and fun challenges to add to it. It has become organized chaos LOL! My brain is thinking faster than I can create! Some of my blog buddies submit stuff to 5 or more challenges at once - I am not quite that skilled yet. So 1 or 2 at a time is fine with me for now! I will get it down eventually. :) 

I am intrigued by interesting color combinations  - not always easy to use and create with. So when I saw the latest Colour Q challenge, I wasn't won over immediately! But I found it was really fun thinking outside of the box to create something using this color combo. I really love the way this card turned out and I hope you like it too! :)

Here are the colors for this challenge: 

Here is my colorful creation - My "Let's Play" Card:

I love using patterned paper and paper piecing when I use Paper Smooches stamps! These furry and feathered cuties were stamped and embossed on patterned paper and fussy cut. I stamped their eyes on white cardstock - a fun thing about these images is you can change where they are looking just by how you stamp the eyes and glue them on. All of the animals and their toys are popped up with dimensional adhesive. 

I created the balls for the bird and dog using solid dot stamps, pigment ink and a circle punch. Then I used parts of other Paper Smooches stamp sets to create the details on them. The 'bounce' of the dog's tennis ball was created the same way. That's why these are some of my favorite stamps - they are so versatile and fun! I wrapped the kitty's ball with bakers twine and secured it with adhesive on the back. I used Glossy Accents to secure the twine loops to the card. 

Challenges:  Colour Q Challenge #94
                Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - use animals and punches

Stuff I Used: 
Stamps: Paper Smooches - 'Chubby Chums' (dog, kitty, bird, sentiment), 'Perky Plants', 'Sugar Rush', 'Swanky Snowdudes' (for the ball details and the 'bounce'), AMuse Studio 'Lots of Dots'
Paper: Stampin' Up DP, AMuse Studio Sugar (white) CS,Grass Gingham CS
Ink: AMuse Studio Blackberry & Lime, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Copics: Bird - Y15, Dog - R27, Cat - 100
Other Stuff: Creative Memories Circle Punches, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin' Up Dimensionals, Glossy Accents, Orange Divine Twine

Thanks for stopping by today - you make me smile! :)


Lysa said...

SUPER cute! LOVE the twine ball and great color combo :)

Sylvia said...

Hi Cathy, I love this card! and I am glad your cats are spoiled, so are mine! thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Patricia said...

Super fun and cute card love the way you used the color combo =P. Congrats for wining on karber challenge <3

Laura Sterckx said...

Such an adorable card! That birdie is too cute! :)

kasia c. said...

OMG! Those toys are fabulous!! Love this card so much!
Thanks for joining us at ColourQ. :)

Delo said...

You did a great job with all of the colors! I love your card. I like the ball of yarn, what a great idea.

Anita Scroggins said...

LOVE how you used the twine on this card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ColourQ~!

Rachel said...

I love the 3 panels with added texture! And that twine ball is the cutest!

Sue said...

I love this color combo too. Cute little animals. Thanks for joining the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


Annette Allen said...

awesome card...very creative..
I LOVE It....

Peta said...

so very very cute, love your cards, love your blog. Peta

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Very cute, I do love the color combination too!

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