Monday, May 17, 2010

Around the World Challenge #3 -Mexico

Well I just took a little creative trip south of the border to participate in Vicky's Around the World Challenge #3. Here's the awesome inspiration photo:
I just love those festive colors! I also thought I would try out the sketch at Everything But the Kitchen Sink:

I spent way too much time on this, I wanted to get the colors and patterns just right. I finally just decided it looked okay and glued everything down.
I wanted to make the flower look like the tissue paper flowers we made as kids. It's just printer paper, colored with Copics and die cut with the Scalloped Circle nestie.
Stamps and Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts-CL389 Mi Casa, Cl272 All Occasion Messages. Magenta-34008-J (flowers)
Inks: Hero Hues Chalk ink Grass; Distress Ink-Stormy Sky, Mustard Seed, Barn Door. Memento Tuxedo Black.
Copics- Y15, R27
Thanks for visiting.
Thought for the Day: Proverbs 15:30 ~ "A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health." Share a smile or a kind word today, not only will it bless someone else, it will fill you with joy too!
blessings to you,
nancy

21 comments:

Vicky said...

Nancy you used all the colors! Such a nice card, and unique I have to say. Thanks for participating :)

donna mikasa said...

Olé! I love this, Nancy! The vibrant colors and the multiple stamping, all work together harmoniously to create such a fabulous entry! Wow!

Lin said...

Wonderful take on the sketch!!!! Love how you interpreted it, and 2 challenges in one, too - good going!

Virginia L. said...

Wow! You nailed the two challenges in one gorgeous card! Love the colors and design and it's so perfect for both challenges!

Barb said...

Love your thought for the day, Nancy! That is how I try to live each day! And it really does work!!

Your card is so pretty with all the different stamps you've combined! I love that you used both challenges on one card!! Wonderful colors and design! :)

Trinh said...

Great job with the photo inspiration and sketch challenges, Nancy! Love the different patterns & bright colors.

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful happy colors! this is so beautifully put together, Nancy! lovely card!

Karen from MI said...

Your card looks MORE than, "OK", Nancy!! It's BEAUTIFUL and so COLORFUL. Great submission for this challenge. Good luck. Love, Karen xo

Jill said...

Love these bright colors and all of the patterns you've included on your card! This is perfect for BOTH challenges!

Tiffany said...

Love this very festive card Nancy, I must say you nailed down the colors perfectly, beautifully done!

Dawn said...

What a clever combination Nancy. I love the flower - it came out very cool...

Kathy (krolski) said...

Great job! Love the paper flower and how you tackled two challenges with one card! So great!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Nancy, this is so lovely. I voted for your card last week, too.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Nancy, I love your version of the "around the world challenge". I love the yellow and red and your flower is great. This says Mexico. I have that same stamp set and it never dawned on me to use it.

ivy said...

you did well combining 2 challenges in one! the colors are perfect and fab sketch!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! This card is terrific! LOVE the layers and the colors! Looks like a fiesta!!!

Sanne said...

You did a great job here Nancy - fun mix of stamps and perfect take on that picture
"Fiesta" for sure!!!!

Deirdre said...

Nancy, so bright and cheery. Amazing. Great card.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous colors and fantastic design for Mexico!

Winter said...

Very cute! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS Challange! :)

Courtney Baker said...

Very cool card! Thanks for playing!