Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stars and Stripes

Do you ever have something in mind for a challenge and then when that doesn't work out you just lose your mojo?  I had the perfect paper picked out for today's challenge over at Guylou's Inimitability.  After I colored up my image I could not get that paper to work for it.  I pulled out some My Mind's Eye paper and a sentiment from CTMH and made it work.  I love this image called Leah at the beach.  If you can't tell I love Leah.  Now you are probably wanting to know where my stripes are aren't you?  Well, I decided since it just wasn't working out that the stripes were on the towel.  Or the waves.  Or perhaps the beach ball or umbrella.  You pick! :)

The star paper is from My Mind's Eye, but the waves are from Echo Park.  I think this was the first time I used these blues.  B-23,26,28 and Y-11,13,15. Reds used were R-21,22,24,27.  I decided to cut my image out and pop dot it.

I don't know about you but as we Celebrate this weekend I am thankful for a lot.  Happy Canada Day to all my friends and family in Canada.  And Happy 4th to all my friends and family here in the United States. 

Now, I hope you will join us in the challenge.  And I hope you can find the perfect paper for your stars and stripes project!!  You should check out the other design team creations to see what fabulous projects they have come up with.  Now the challenge is open until July 14th at 10PM EST.

15 comments:

mforquer said...

I know exactly what you mean about losing your mojo when something doesn't go the way you planned!!! But this is simply adorable! Love the papers and your coloring of course!!! Gorgeous!
Hugs,
M

Trina said...

I thought the waves were the stripes... :D Love the design, and, as usual, your coloring is phenomenal! I need to be like Leah and hit the beach this weekend!

Carmen said...

I like your card Brenda. I love the Leah image and you colored it so nice. The sentiment is totally awesome!

Dana said...

I really like this!! I agree with Trina, my eye was just drawn to those wave, the really are great!! Your coloring is awesome as always and I think you sentiment is my new motto!
Hugs~
Dana

Sara I. said...

I absolutely adore this Bren!!! First of all - the sentiment is to die for - and love the papers especially the Echo Park waves!! Your coloring is amazing ! Hope you have a great holiday weekend with your family!

Starla B. said...

Fabulous!!! The coloring is fantastic, and I LOVE that sentimetn!

Sharri said...

I love that the stripes are the waves, umbrella and towel! Great design and fabulous coloring!! Beautiful!!

Guylou said...

Brenda... I love the card! You did a fabulous job at coloring Leah and the pp are just fine! The sentiment is perfect!!
Cheers!
G

Kim Kelley said...

I think I am going to be using the word perfect a lot today because all of this just goes together perfectly! The colors really make everything stand out on it and the sentiment is perfect! Another perfectly perfect card Bren! Just like you! HUGS

Crystal said...

Hi Bren, Hope you are having a wonderful week, so sorry I haven't been by to see your AWESOME creations, summertime with the kiddos is keeping me soooo busy ;) this creation is FABULOUS, I just LOVE how you did the umbrella and these colors are FANTASTIC!!!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend hun!

Linda said...

OH I absolutely love both of them.. Such beautiful work.. Hugs, Linda

Melissa S. said...

Love this card for the Stars and Stripes Challenge at Guylous. It has been fun working with the image for this. I really like your work. Great things here.

Tracy S said...

This is cute Bren. I love the waves behind her

Gina L said...

I like how you colored her and cut her out, Bren. That sentiment is perfect!

Craftdee said...

I'm so with you on the "plans gone awry" thing...you make it sound like a rarity - not so in my world!! I didn't see the original pp you chose, but this one is fabulous, so probably better, lol. Great sentiment, Happy 4th July, Dee