Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Emerging color causes emerging creativity!

So, the other day, Anette and I decided to try a new technique. We saw the emerging color technique on Kathi's blog and of course, on Splitcoast and we decided to give it a whirl. Anette wasn't very impressed with the way hers came out, and, to be completely honest, I wasn't all too thrilled with mine either... until I started embellishing it... that's when the magic happened.


My color pallet (sp?) included Summer Sun, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, and Real Red. I used clear embossing powder and it was all done on Shimmery White CS from Stampin' Up. I used my Garden Whimsy stamp set for this one. My card base is Summer Sun, and I had some wide "summer sun-like" yellow ribbon that I had stashed away for a project I'd get to "some day." Then, I used the Rock n' Roll technique to stamp my butterflies on some more Shimmery White CS and cut them out. I mounted my fluttering butterflies onto Ruby Red CS and then backed that on Summer Sun CS. Then, using my pop-dots, I adhered my main image to my background. At this point, I thought I was done...
I thought wrong!
It didn't "feel" done, ya know? Well, after some debating on what it needed, Anette and I decided that some snap topped eyelets would be PERFECT... so I added 3 to the top left of my card. Again, I thought I was done...
Again, I thought wrong!
My card sat on the table as we moved on to other projects and kept whispering to me...

"I'm not dazzling yet. I'm not dazzling yet."

So, out came the Dazzling Diamonds and the 2-way glue stick from SU and now, I feel like it's complete.

Well, it better be... I mailed it today to a very forgiving & deserving woman who shares my love for stamping. A former customer of mine forgave my mistake and I needed the perfect card for her... I hope you like it Sarah O.
Now it's your turn...
SBS 10 sistahs, this is your first challenge...
Try the emerging color technique and upload it to your blog... after you've done so, leave a comment here and I'll go get the pic & add it to this post...
Let's show the world what this Sisterhood has in store!

Here's Michelle's Card! Thanks for playing Michelle!


Whimsey gave it a shot... here's her card...

Chrissy tried it too... she did a few different cards... check out her blog for the other pics... Here's one...

Alyssa gave it a shot too... Isn't it beautiful?


Anyone else up for it?

17 comments:

Michelle said...

Hi Sara - LOVE the emerging colours. Am taking up your challenge, and won't be going to bed tonight until I've uploaded on onto my blog. Thanks for your comment! Lovely to meet you - sure I'll be seeing a lot more of you in the future!
Michelle Habib SBS10

Joyful said...

yes, i'm in! i gotta do this. thanks for the invite, sara. your card is great.

Latisha said...

Ok so I checked your blog earlier, went and look at the tutorial on scs and thought ok I can do this. I sit here looking at it and it just doesn't look right, I will figure something out to do with it to post tomorrow. Maybe I picked to dark of colors, I don't know? We will see what my brain can come up with a good nights sleep lol

Chrissy said...

I have just got to have a go at this! Your card is brill!! But, I have never tried anything like it before (I am a bit on my own with my cardmaking, I have never seen a demonstration of stamping eva) so it will probably end up a splodgy mess...but hey. Sadly, I can't play today, stuck at work and we are due to go out later...I have to wait till tomorrow nite to have a go :( .....ooooh

Michelle said...

Hi Sara - I've done it! Loaded it onto my blog last night, and really enjoyed the challenge! Thanks so much.
Michelle SBS10
o2bstampin.blogspot.com

Amber said...

Love your card Sara! I love this technique too, I'll accept your challenge!!!

Trudi said...

Definately taking you up on your challenge. it's 10.45pm now so probly won't get it done tonight - but watch this space!

JOAN said...

This weekend I'm going to a friend's house and I will try and make this challenge with her. My heat gun has just died.. :() I was trying to work on your challenge buahhh!!!!!!

Alyssa Walters said...

Okay, Sara, you've got me! I'll do the challenge! Look for it this weekend...I have a card class on Sunday, and then I plan to work on it! I've never done emerging color before, but always wanted to! Can't wait to see how it turns out...you set a VERY high bar with your card! Just lovely!
(Alyssa, SBS10)

Whimsey said...

I have GOT to find some time to stamp and try this out. I printed off the tutorial; now if the merry-go-round would slow down so I could jump off and have some time to stamp. LOL Thanks for the challenge, can't wait to play!!

Hugs - SBS 10 Sistah

Whimsey said...

Not too happy with mind; but it's up on my blog!!

Debbie Yates said...

Let m esee what I can do...I lov eyour colors...so spring like!

Lisa said...

Emerging Colors. Did I miss the challenge? Lisa SBS10

Chrissy said...

Hi, Sara, I have done mine.....Chrissy

Alyssa Walters said...

Okay, Sara -- I did it! Go check out my blog (www.scrampingmommy.blogspot.com) and tell me what you think -- it's nowhere near as awesome as everyone else's, but I tried it and I'm going to keep trying it! So do you use a sponge or a brayer?
-Alyssa, SBS10

Trudi said...

Finally it's done! I had to wait for my brayer to arrive from Stampin' Up! Thanks for the challenge, can't wait for the next one.

stampingmommy said...

I am up for the challenge - but won't get to it until this weekend! I'm very nervous b/c I have never tried this before but I am always up for a challnge!

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