Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on its way!!!

No... this post has NOTHING to do with Easter... just hopping. Bombshell Style. That is right all you peeps... it is that time again - the last Wednesday of the month and time for a Bombshell Blog Hop. You should have arrived from XXXXXXX's blog. If not head on over to the beginning.

Alison - our hostess with the mostest challenged us to use the following color palette.

Color Luck.jpg
I took one look and had a bit of a panic attack. They are beautiful colors, but wow - who the heck thought to put those together.  So after calming down I looked at what I had printed and tried to pick one where I could use all those colors. Rose called out to me and said ME ME ME... so Rose it was.

The leaves on her shawl and the sponged background match the middle green in the swatch. The roses the red... the leaves in her hair, and the leaves with the paper rose match the olive green, and the two shades of teal in her shawl and earrings the outermost colors on the swatch. They REALLY REALLY do!  The background paper is a little more green than it appears here, much closer to the right hand color, and the burgundy a little more red than purple.

To get her on the sponged background I cut her out (minus the wisps of hair and eyelashes. Then I stamped her again on another piece of white paper. On that paper I cut it out with a Nestie, then sponged with Bamboo when it was still in the Nestie. Then I glued her down on top of it, letting the wisps and eyelashes show as the only things from underneath.

The rose is the same burgundy paper, cut out with a rolled die. I rolled it up and spritzed it with gold glimmer mist.

I will be honest - This is one of my favorite colored up cards. Not sure why, but you could have knocked me over with a feather based on my initial trepidation regarding the color palette!

OK... You should hop about and check out the other ladies and what they have made for your viewing pleasure.

Hop list is below:

Bombshell Blog:
Etsy Ketsy:
Mary G.:
Alaine: - THAT'S ME!!!
Glittery Katie:
Come back again soon!!!

Copic Colors Used:
Teals - BG53, 57, 18
Burgundy for roses - R81, 83, 56, 59
Hair - E44, 47, 79
Skin - E51, 53, 55, R20
Darker Green - G82, 94, 99
Lighter Green - YG21, 23, 25



  1. Oh wow this gorgeous image again!! Your colouring is stunning!

  2. Oooooh - totally AWESOME. I love this image. Your colouring is superb. The colour scheme used like that is stunning and I love your added embellies. You are right to be proud of this creation... she's FAB :-D xx

  3. I can totally see why this would be a favorite card. It's gorgeous. You totally mastered (or would that be madamed) the color challenge. Stunning - absolutely - totally

  4. totally perfect choice for the colors. your coloring is very good. love that image and love the card

  5. Alaine, you have once again made a stunning card! You really got the colors perfect! And what a stunning job you did coloring Rose up. You should totally be proud...especially after the initial struggle you had. Just lovely!

  6. LOVE your card!!! Beautiful coloring and the charms add that special touch.

  7. Your card is so gorgeous! I love the way you cut her out and placed her on the background.

  8. Oh this is lovely!! I adore Rose and you've paired your perfectly with your layered die cuts.

  9. Absolutely, totally, jawdroppingly gorgeous!!!

    You know, I almost emailed to ask you for Copic color matches, because you're so awesome with yours and I figured you would have matched 'em perfectly. I was right, but I didn't.

    Anyway, great design, perfect coloring, and that rolled flower is the bomb. (do they still say that?)

  10. Great minds and all that jazz! Awesomeness on Rose! She was yelling at me to use her too!!!

  11. I am so thinking these colors were meant for this image. This is amazingly colored. I love the skin tones. Great card.

  12. So very pretty! I'm loving everything about it.:)