Friday, February 08, 2008

Bloggers Challenge #33 (My first EVER)

I joined a new yahoo group which issues a challenge to bloggers every Friday. I am really excited to be a part of this group because of all the super talented people in it. It should be fun! Everyone has been so welcoming to me this week on the group and I appreciate it! This week for my first challenge, it was a color challenge: old olive, taken with teal, pumpkin pie, and rose red. Those were for sure not typical colors for me to use at all -- so bright! (Sorry my photo is not perfect on the colors -- it is late at night and the unnatural light is harder to get the colors right with.) I decided to make an attempt at last weeks sketch challenge (SC161), although in the end, I deviated a little from the actual sketch to make it work for me. I used some of my pre-stamped Bella images that I had gotten in a swap -- this time, huggybellas. Sentiment is by River City Rubber Works. Image was colored with prismacolor pencils and crayola colored pencils and blended with gamsol and stumps. Image and sentiment are both popped up using foam tape.

I will probably be MIA tomorrow. It is my birthday and I will be playing and enjoying my family! I cannot believe I am getting so old -- really freaks me out because I certainly still feel young. LOL! Anyway . . .

In case you have some extra time and feel like checking out what other bloggers on this groups member list have been up to, please click on their links from the sidebar. ENJOY!

28 comments:

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Amanda! Your card is so beautiful - your coloring is amazing and I love the pop-up look - how professional it all is!!!! MWAH, Kim luv2spendabella

astampingteddy said...

Amanda,
what a great card! LOVE all the sewing and the wonderful coloring job you did!
Claudia

karrose said...

Happy Birthday Amanda! Just discovered yesterday that you have a blog. Hope you have a great day and enjoyed your blog challenge card. Bellas really cute! Karen Rose

Jill said...

Soo cute! I love your coloring. Hope your birthday is awesome!!

Lisa Bohler said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!
And what a gift to us to have your join our group!
Love the detailed stitching on your card...The entire card is just fabulous!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday! What an adorable card! Is this a private yahoogroup or is there any way I could apply to join? It sounds like fun. :-)

Gamblemom said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day! Cute card!

Ida said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! - Cute card, the coloring is wonderful and so is the sewing. Great job on your first challenge.

Amber Porter said...

This is adorable! Love that huggybella image!!!

Karolyn L. said...

Happy Birthday, Amanda! Hope you have a wonderful day and a blessed year! The card is darling - I love those cute Bellas. Your coloring is really good, too! I haven't even tried pencils and Gamsol - I'm still struggling with the Copics. By the way, I purchased the SU set of Copics from All That Scraps and have added to that set over the past several weeks. If you'd like to try them out before deciding whether or not to buy some, I'd be happy to have you over for a test drive! Hahaha. I PM'd you my cell phone number, so please feel free to call any time. Happy, Happy Birthday!

Anita said...

Very nice card! Great job coloring your stamped images! You are so creative-love your box in the post before this one too!

Anita Van Hal

Lisa Somerville said...

Glad to have you join the BC group. Great job with this weeks challenge, love the stitching you added to your card. Hope you have a wonderful Birthday!

Karen said...

great card Amanda - awesome job with the coloring too!!

Basement Stamper said...

Happy Birthday! This is a great card, I have this set and have yet to use it. Love the coloring on it!

Gerrie said...

Me too! Great challege GF!

Dana said...

BEAUTIFUL card! Great job!

Lori said...

Welcome to the group! Love how you used the colors with that layout. Your Bella image is beautifully colored, too. Hope your birthday was great!

MJ said...

Welcome to the group. Great card. I love the coloring and the layout is cool too. Just darling.

Sharon said...

Pretty Manda! Not colors I would have put together at all, but you made them look like they should always be put together! I love it! Happy belated B-Day sweetie. I wasn't feeling well yesterday so I wasn't online. But I hope you had a very happy day. :)

Lauren (mytime) said...

Welcome to the group! Your card rocks!

Danyelle Kessler said...

Awesome job on the challenge. I love the colors and girly stamps too!

Teresa said...

Adorable card, girlie! Love the colors!!!

Barbara said...

GREAT card! Welcome to our "little" group, which seems to be growing on a daily basis! LOL You are right...the talent in the group is amazing!!

Have a Happy Birthday!!

Robyn said...

Beautiful card!! You are with a bunch of talented ladies in the challenge group. I wasn't lucky enough to get accepted. I'll make sure I see what you are up to with it!

Robyn said...

Hi again!! I guess I should clarify my last post. I wasn't denied but I e-mailed someone about it and they never got back to me. I took that as a denial. LOL. I'm totally okay though. It looks like a lot of fun! If there is ever room I would love to join. :)

Nikki Bond said...

Super cute card! Love how you did the challenge this week! And your children are beautiful! Great birthday pics!!! {SMILES}

~Michelle~ said...

Love the coloring job on this one...and the popped up image....looks great!!!

Sue at StampnDaly said...

I love the color combo