Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hello Circles


One of the best things about this here whole blogging thing is the chance to meet friends. People that you've never seen face to face and probably will never get the chance to, but yet, these people that you can call friends. Erin is one of those friends for me. She's an overall good gal. She's got two handsome little boys, makes great cards, always leaves supportive comments...Plus, Erin has given me so many opportunities to design products for her family's inn, The Outside Inn, which I'm grateful for. Erin and I decided to both showcase a card we've made using Hero Art's Hello Circles and the CPS Sketch.


My design also uses the beautiful palette from the current colorQ challenge. I started by embossing one of the large circles from the set in white and then colored them in with colored pencils, so as some of the white resisted and other parts took on the color. Hero Art's Featured Technique this month is Colored Pencils, glad I had the opportunity to pull my bix box of Prismacolors out again.


Have you gone over yet to see Erin's card today and peruse through her blog, Homeade Cards by Erin? Time well spent, my friends, time well spent...


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI, (Green) SU

Stamps: (Hello Circle, So Sorry) Hero Arts
Ink: (Old Olive Pigment) SU, (Watermark) Versamark
Embellishments: (Rhinestones) Hero Arts, (White Satin Ribbon) SU
Other: (Colored Pencils) Prismacolor, (White Embossing Powder) SU

31 comments:

Isha said...

Gorgeous Karen. Love the colors and your ATC.

Laurel said...

Love the circles on this!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

you are too kind, look at those lovely words about me, grin. You should plug your fabulous blog header too, since I'm super excited about it www.outsideinn.com/blog

Natalie Elphinstone said...

love this. The colours are beautiful, and your technique is exceptional as always!

Lindsay said...

Oh my do I love this one Karen! The colors are so fun done this way! Love the look of the white embossing on Kraft!

~amy~ said...

Love the friendly challenge...your card is wonderful...great use of the sketch and the color combo....I was just over at Erin's...so fun to see how your two styles are so different but both cards are simply wonderful!

Jen W. said...

I love the effect you got with the coloured pencils! May have to dig mine out again - they've been neglected since I got my Copics! :)

Thanks for introducing me to Erin's blog! :)

Christina said...

Wonderful design, and great use of these colors. Your coloring is fantastic, as always!

lynn said...

love erin's blog, karen:) awesome circle design --thanks for the link, i'm off to check it out!

Lisa Petrella said...

Cool technique, Karen!!! LOVE the results!!! And what a fun challenge!!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love the stamped circles in the background, and the colors are great! Thanks for playing at CPS this week! ♥♥♥

Emily Leiphart said...

It's so sweet of you to do this mini challenge with Erin! I love both your work and your visits to my own blog! I love your card. The white embossing looks fabulous. Thanks for the great idea!

Kryssi said...

Oh, I have that stamp! What you did with it is so unique and of course, lovely!

Jay Gee said...

Great card Karen and I really like your sentiment. I am off to check out Erin's blog.

Brandi said...

Karen,
This is great! I love the colors and your layout! I always thought it would be fun if we were able to meet. You know what I wonder most about my blog buddies? If their voice matches their picture. Some people have created videos demonstrating techniques and when I watch them, I think to myself how they sound different than I imagined. LOL! In case you were wondering, I have a southern accent!
B

Diane Jaquay said...

This is unique and FABULOUS!! Love it!

BabyBokChoy said...

These circles are DELICIOUS!! I love this card!

Lynn said...

What a great idea to do a challenge together....and you're card is amazing...I see a winner coming on the HA blog very soon :)

Valerie said...

Love this Karen!!

Alice Wertz said...

fabulous take on the sketch and love how you colored the circles. very pretty card, Karen!

~Tammy~ said...

This is so uniquly you! Fabulous use of the colous Karen! It's a winner!

Dana said...

LOVE your take on both challenges, Karen!

Jocelyn said...

Great post, Karen! That card is so cool...when I saw it on the feed I thought the circles were patterned paper. I love the colored pencil effect--they look so much like watercolors.

jen said...

I love the way the prismas look on the embossing!!! Well done & fun mini-challenge!

alexandra s.m. said...

very beautiful and super fresh palette here Karen ;-)
TFS~

kasia c. said...

This card is stunning, Karen! As always you blow me away! The white embossing looks so good on kraft. I have that HA set and always find myself at a loss on how to use it. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

shawnte said...

beautiful card. going to check out erin's blog!

Butternutsage said...

perfect!!! So happy I stopped by to see your lovely sense of style!

Jan said...

Great cards xx Jan

Debgem said...

Absolutely lovely!!

Noelle said...

What a cool card! I love the boldness of your design:) Thanks for joining us at CQC this week! :)