Sunday, January 23, 2011

NFC Championship


The Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers today to hammer it out for the NFC Championship Title and a trip to the Superbowl-the two haven't met in this situation for 70 years! Although I'm not a Packer Fan, I do live in Wisconsin and it would be great to see our economy get the boost it needs if they win. So with that I say, Go Pack Go!


Plus....Jing-Jing left a comment on a previous post that she would root for the Packers if I played along with the Color Room Challenge #42 this week! After stamping the butterflies in watermark ink, I applied a few colors of mist to an acrylic block, misted it with water and then applied it over the butterflies. A neat effect for a background, but I wanted my butterflies to stand out a bit more for a focal point so I stamped over them in ink. The rest of the card came together with a sketch from Skipping Stones Designs. I chose a versatile sentiment is from Furnishing Fun by Schlosser Designs, I could send it out for a birthday or anniversary I think. I really went out of my comfort zone here, tried a complex layout and new products, so I think this is a great fit to the Wee Memories Challenge: Free Your Creativity-Anything Goes.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI, (Green) Recollections

Patterned Paper: (Basic Grey)
Stamps: (Sentiment from Furnishing Fun) Schlosser Designs, (Butterflies) Martha Stewart, (For the Love of Dots) Practicing Creativity Designs
Ink: (Brocade Blue Pigment) SU, (Antique Linen Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (Button Junkie's Wrinkle Ribbon), (Button) 
Other: (Hermit the Frog Vibz Mist) Shimmerz, (Honey Dew, Dragonfly Glimmer Mist) Tattered Angels
Tools: (Petite Scalloped Circles Nestabilties) Spellbinders, (Circle Cutting System) Creative Memories

31 comments:

  1. karen...such a gorgeous card...what a neat technique, I'll have to give that a try...the colors are wonderful...so funny...about the football thingy...I'm not what you would call a sports fan:)

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  2. Karen, This is gorgeous...love that inking technique. Can't say I cheer for either team...but hope it is a close game to watch!

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  3. A beautiful card. Such a great image that looks wonderful on this sketch design. Well done!

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  4. Such a gorgeous card, Karen. Beautiful colors!

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  5. Beautiful color combo! I love your take on the sketch, too! What a treat to see!

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  6. Gorgeous colours and I love the effect of the mist and water using the acrylic block. This is perfect for the new Wee Memories challenge!

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  7. Wow, just stunning! The colors and the shine!

    Wait, Jing-Jing can't root for the Packers! No fair.... man, next time I need to get to her first! ;-)

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  8. Wow, Karen, the colors on this one are fab! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories!

    DA BEARS!!!!

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  9. I take the 5th in regards to football, not a fan but don't want to offend anyone. Fun took try a nenew technique.

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  10. I take the 5th in regards to football, not a fan but don't want to offend anyone. Fun took try a nenew technique.

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  11. I take the 5th in regards to football, not a fan but don't want to offend anyone. Fun took try a nenew technique.

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  12. What gorgeous soft colours and images you have used; this is a beautiful card.

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  13. Gorgeous - the cards, not the fb! :)

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  14. Beautiful butterfly images and love that ribbon. Hope your team does well! I just love this time of year. I just get so juiced up! LOL! What is going to fill my time when football is over? More crafting!

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  15. That technique is gorgeous and something I must try. Just beautiful!!

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  16. You got your wish girl! :) Super cute card!

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  17. LOVE the blues and the greens! I feel like I'm under the ocean or something - so cool, calm and serene.

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  18. Fab card and technique.. thanks for sharing. Gorgeous as always :D

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  19. Wonderful card, Karen, and a fun back-story! Miss you,
    Hugs!

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  20. Just look at this!! the karma of good will that started with doing the color room challenge: the Packers in the Superbowl AGAIN!!! I mean seriously, congrats! lol. I love love your card. Have you posted it to the Color Room yet? Yeah, you do have to sign up and register and all that good stuff. but post it there and be eligible to win a Shimmerz prize package. you've done the hard and beautiful work already :)

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  21. This is just lovely Karen! Love the soothing colors and what an awesome technique too! :)

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  22. what an amazing technique!! it turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  23. What a fabulous piece!!! Great colors too!

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  24. I don't follow sports but I've been a Bears fan since I was 7 years old. DIE HARD. *pout* and that's all I have to say....

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  25. BEAUTIFUL card, Karen! The technique you used to create that focal point piece produced stunning results!!! You are such an amazing artist!!

    Congrats on the Packer win yesterday! Any way I can turn you into a Steeler fan for the Super Bowl??????

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  26. Now this is just BEAUTIFUL! You did an amazing job!!! I mean, wow.

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  27. gorgeous colors. love how you made the butterfly piece. beautiful card, Karen!

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  28. Absolutely stunning! LOVE all that shimmer and shine, and what a beautiful, color palette and great combination of challenges! Thanks so much for playing with us in Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

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  29. congrats on the honorable mention!!! :)

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