Friday, February 5, 2010

Let's all do the TGIF dance!!!

Though I have no idea how it is already, but I am so glad it is...FRIDAY! My husband teases me about being a SAHM and every day is like Friday. There is something magical about this day. Oh yeah I remember now, it's time for a new Paper Cutz Challenge and this week we'd like to see your Valentine cards using Green, Blue, Black & White only. Now don't get me wrong, I love Reds and Pinks but these twists are what make life so interesting don't you think? I think you will find a lot of inspiration with the design teams creations so be sure to check out the rest of the gangs work! Here is my card:


I rather fancy this card, to get the pseudo tie-died look I took 2 sheets of glossy photo paper (I use the cheapo stuff from Sam's) spritzed them with water and dropped several drops of ink refils in varying colors toward the center on one of the sheets. I then took the uninked sheet & pressed it  directly on top of the inked one and smoothed all around. Keep in mind the ink will seep from the edges and may stain your  work space and hands! I let this dry for several hours and then wiped off the excess water and then stamped my image several times for the hot air balloon and the extra hearts.
My card hits on many challenges:

Paper Play  Love Notes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge  Love
La-La-Land  Hearts
ABC Challenge  Something New I have yet to use this awesome hot air balloon by TGF
Practical Scrapper  Die Cuts
Papertake Weekly  Love Actually
Double Dutch  Be My Valentine
Stamp Scrap & Doodle  Open Challenge
Our Creative Corner  Music Challenge
Frosted Designs  Valentine without Red & Pink
Creative Belli Blog  Ribbon

Well with that I'd like to say thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see your creations! Beth

43 comments:

Sandie said...

Very interesting colour combo, and it works very well. Love the image and sentiment!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Sandie
xXx

Dotty Jo said...

Wow Beth, stunning card - so simple and yet totally fabulous!!!!
DJ x

Penny D. said...

Very beautiful! I love the colors

Lisa Foster said...

Oh WOW! How fabulous!!! The colors really jump right out! Love it!!!
Hugs,
Lisa

Tanya Rudd said...

Stunning, love the tie dye.
Hugs,
Tanya

Laurel said...

So beautiful, love the rich colors!

chercroppin said...

This one ROCKS!! LOVE your blues!! Awesome job hun : )

Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's Challenges, and we hope you'll join us again! : )

Priscilla said...

wow..I love this card.. the tie dyed look is amzing :)
Priscilla

Sherri said...

Nice card....lovin' the tye dye effect!!

Dayna said...

LOL! My hubby says that too "everyday is like Friday for me". I love Fridays not sure why maybe it's the change of pace it brings.

Beautiful card! I love that color combo. And your hot air balloon is amazing. What a fun technique...thanks for sharing!!
Have wonderful weekend.

Sandra1968 said...

What a perfect text with this lovely card! It's stunning!

Sarah said...

That balloon image is GORGEOUS with what you did with the coloring. FAB card Beth. One of my Beth favorites now.

Mary Ski said...

I love your PCC card. The hot air balloon is such a good idea. Did you use alcohol inks??

Julie M said...

Fab card, Beth. I love the balloon image, and the ink technique is gorgeous. Must try that some day!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay again this week.

Julie :o)

ScrappinAway said...

I love the tiedyed effect. I think it is great that you were able to make a card fit so many challenges, I think that is a challenge in itself!

Liz said...

Beautiful Love it and TGIF

itsabrt said...

Hello Mary no these are not alcohol based inks just your regular dye based inks but misting the glossy paper ahead of time encouraged the ink to sprawl out like an alcohol ink. Beth

AmandaB said...

Absolutely beautiful card.. I love how the colors just pop!!! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers ...

Amanda :0)

Dawn said...

I love the bold colors you chose, you have such a good eye with color combos. I am working on that.
TGIF is on my lips also!

iluvmybugs said...

What a beautiful card Beth and I also enjoyed the color combo for this week's challenge!

Hugs,
Terry

Heidi M said...

Fabulous card! Love the color/tie-dye effect and the balloon is awesome. Thanks for playing along with our die cut challenge at Practical Scrappers.

Heidi :)

lesliiw said...

Love this!

Elisa said...

Great, original card. Thanks for taking part in PaperPlay!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fantastic creation ... love the non-traditional valentine color! Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's Challenge! Hope to see you again next challenge.

Elena said...

Beautiful card! I love how you stamped the clouds and added hearts! Very creative!
Thank you so much for playing with us this week at La-La Land!

CraftyGirl said...

I am totally lovin' the tye-dye look on your balloon! That turned out sooo cool! I am going to have to try that technique! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!
Barb

Our Creative Corner said...

WOW What a super cute card!! LOVE the fun colors and tie dyed balloon - WOW!!

Thanks for joining us over at the OCC ~ Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

~kelly marie~ said...

Adorable! Love the colors!

Caryl P said...

Wowzers! How did you get so many challenges in that one? I love the balloon, it's like a breath of fresh air floating away. Not your typical balloon colors but all the more beautiful for it!

Pam S. said...

how fun! love it in blue w/the big white circle!
Thanks for joining us at la-la land crafts challenge this week!
Pam Going Postal

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh fun, love all the blue.

shelly said...

love your card beth and the technique.. made for a stunning card!

Kim said...

I'm gaa gaa for this card. thanks so much for sharing this tie die technique! This one is amazing! You should really submit this on for publication....It rocks.
Now, this one also hit three of my dt's so thanks, dollie, for playing at Penny's, Practical Scrappers, and Frosted Designs! YOu always fill my cup with yumminess!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Crafty Dawn said...

This is a super fresh Valentines card I love it!!!!

Love Dawn xx

Steph_C said...

Wow, this is phenomenal! I love what you did with the non-traditional Valentine. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs. :)

Samantha said...

I love this card so different! Its Great, thanks for joining us on the ABC challenge this time Samantha :0)

Juls said...

wow this is so fab and stylish!!! Just love it! Hugs Juls

Jennifer said...

I love the way you've inked this, gorgeous colours.
Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
Hugs
Jen x

Kristine said...

Super cute! Love all the ♥HEARTS♥ and LOVE that balloon!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at LaLa Land Crafts!

Sari said...

Beautiful card!

Sari

Maria Matter said...

absolutely lovable, great job hun!
Thank you for playing along in the
Creative Belli Challenge this week!!
Blessings, Maria

Jamie Lane said...

Beautiful!

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous! Love that you added a technique - in with the blues and greens! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge! Join us again on Wednesday!