This is the Color Palette to be used for this month's color challenge:
This is my card, shown at different angles and distances:
(Close-up of the sentiment)
(Close-up of the sun)
All the pattern paper you see here is from "My Mind's Eye" Lime Twist 6X6 designer paper pad. LOVE me some happy clouds--they make me SMILE!!! :D
I used two different Hero Arts stamp sets on this card, since one of the requirements for this challenge was to use at least one HA stamp: Simple Things (sentiment) and Happy Hello (peacock). I stamped everything with Memento's "Tuxedo Black". I also paper pieced the peacock--one of my favorite techniques, which I always have SO much fun doing!!!!! (Kelly Marie got me hooked on this one also!)
To make the sun, I had to get creative and work with the paper punches I already own... a scalloped circle punch by EK Success and a circle punch by Uchida. To add more character and make the sun seem more "happy" I went ahead and dotted around the circle w/a ZIG marker (in black) and drew tiny hearts w/the same marker where the scallops point in toward the center. I also drew dots following along the scallops to tie in the same theme I had given the circle.
I used a lot of dimensional foam adhesive to make the card come more alive! I popped up the sun, as well as the background scene, which I mounted onto a beautiful pool color solid paper by Colorbök, and then I mounted the whole thing onto the kraft color card base (by Recollections). To complete the card I added a green rhinestone for the peacock's eye (by studio-g) and added diamond stickles to the peacock's feathers and the dots on the sun. I also used the stickles to outline the grass/ground in the scene... and voilà!
I just love how happy and sunshiney this card looks--it cheers me up!!! Plus, I love the sentiment--it bluntly describes my motto!!! YEAY!! Hope you guys enjoyed this one as much as I did!!! (;
I'm off to prepare for my day tomorrow and also to head to bed soon. Have a restful night's sleep! ☽