Thursday, June 10, 2010

Celebrate with style...and new colors

Hello good people and happy Thursday! Ok, does this make me a nerd?: Today I took an Advanced Excel class and, at some points, I was just filled with glee cause it is so cool and fun. I love Excel. I was up helping other classmates and asking questions and giving scenarios...does that make me a nerd? Everyone has said yes - not that I care - but I just thought it was funny how excited I was about spreadsheets. :o)

Ok, so I got my box from SU yesterday with the new catty AND the new InColors for the next two years. From the moment I saw the purple and green, I was in love! The colors are actually Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz (I think!!), but I keep forgetting that so I've been saying purple and I was thinking the pear was close to Certainly Celery, but's more um...more pear colored..hee hee. I am not at all ecstatic about this card, but I like it enough. I'm not sure if I like the colors together or if I just don't have the mojo tonight to be satisfied with anything I make. Whatevs. Ugh.

Oh, ok..back to the card.

 I used the Sasya sketch #14. I have seen Dana use the sketches (see here) and this week I decided that I would play along. I do love sketch challenges, but sometimes they really constrict me and I don't like what results. This time, though, the best thing about this card is the layout in my opinion. So fun and unexpected! Not just panel layered upon panel...really cool! I also had a neat little idea when I got to the guitar on this card.
(Sorry for the bad macro setting is annoying me tonight!)

I used the tree grouping type stamp from Through the Trees to ink the guitar so it would make a grain pattern like wood has..does that make sense? It was a good idea, but I'm not sure how it was realized. Maybe with more practice - and a bigger - I would do better.

All in all, the card will do. Have a great evening!

Stamps: Big & Bold Wishes, Through the Trees (papertrey); Strumabella (stamping bella)
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Pear Pizazz, Poppy Parade (stampin up); White, black (papertrey)
Ink: Concord Cruch, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, black, Close to Cocoa (stampin up)
Extras: Felt, button, Rickrack die, Fillable Frames 4 die (papertrey); Cuttlebug dots folder

17 brownkowments:

Diane Jaquay said...

Keva, this is WONDERFUL! I love your take on the sketch. Great colors and layering, and love the shiny guitar!! I'm so glad you decided to play along with Sasya's Sketches this week :)

Jill said...

Stylin' card, Keva! :-D That *is* a great layout, and I LOVE the matching pattern on the rug and stool!

Sasya said...

adorable card, Keva!! love the image!! :) thank you so much for joining us this week!!


Rhonda said...

A happy card Keva! I always appreciate the class "nerd" that helps me learn. ;)

Debbie Gaydos said...

Oh wow, this card is beautiful!! As for getting excited about learning cool stuff in Excel, that DEFINITELY makes you a nerd - but I can relate because I'm the same way! ;) :)

Dana said...

AHHH Girl, how did I miss this? It's awesome! I LOVE the woodgrain on the guitar...clever to use through the trees. And your coloring of Strumabella is so perfect. Very 70s with the purple and pear green. My favorite part is that half of FF#4 sticking out. Love it.

Becky Carafa said...

Oh this is lovely, Keva! LOVE the layout and what you did with the guitar!

Emm said...

I think these colors are great together! I really love the woodgrain on the guitar!

Maggie said...

You're not a nerd :) The guitar is so ocol looking, and I love getting a sneak peek at the new colors in action...

Лена-Лен.-ленточка said...

Keva, it's so great and fun! I do love it!))Thank you for playind with Sasya's sketches!


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