Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sixth Grade Sunshine


 Taking on a dare, six or so of us sixth graders grabbed our sleeping bags and planted ourselves on the grass in front of the subdivision sign. They thought that we couldn't, and wouldn't, spend the night on this not-so-safe corner, but we did. And we saw the most beautiful sunrise ever...because we all might have been a little bit afraid to fall asleep...


Come play along with the Limelight Sketch for a chance to win a Nutmeg 6x12 Read-Set-Chip Alpha set! Also, try to incorporate some fabulous ribbon. I created my card by first dying a few lengths of white satin ribbon with pigment ink and water, attaching them to a cardbase and then stamping a silhouette image. Super fun, and the color options are endless!

Upload your cards to Mandy's blog by Sunday, January 9th. Please check out her post too, for links to other uber talented designers! Remember, everything is on sale at Limelight Papercrafts!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Georgia Pacific

Stamps: (Nature's Garden) CTMH, (Fillable Frames #2) PTI
Ink: (Onyx Black) Versamagic, (Earth Elements Pigment) SU
Other: (White Satin Ribbon) Offray, (Thread)


28 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous.. love the colour tones that you have created and the silhoutte.. :)

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  2. The color variation is fabulous! I remember doing sleepovers like that as a 6th grader. We all thought we were so daring!

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  3. Oh my goodness Karan! I LOVE that gradiant BG! What a great idea too. Love this!

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  4. such a sweet story, which ties into the card, beautifully, karen!

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  5. My! You have been busy Girl!
    Love your card and story, so inspiring!
    The sketch is very tempting, thank you so much for sharing Karen!

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  6. Beautiful card, did you dye the ribbon like your blue card last year? Love how your card is inspired by the sketch, but something totally unique.

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  7. The card is lovely - just like a beautiful sunrise, or sunset! I love the story that goes with it, too - you make your art so special when you share the "back-story". HUGS!

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  8. Love the bold graphic look...such a fun story:)

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  9. I love how you dyed the ribbon... gorgeous.

    Lisa a

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  10. The variegated colours look so good when paired with that silhouette. Love it.

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  11. So gorgeous, Karen! I love the sunrise/sunset effect of your card.

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  12. Beautiful! I love the dimension that the layers of ribbon give to the card. Brilliant idea!

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  13. wow! did you dyed the ribbons and made a background out of them? it's gorgeous. love love the warm colors. this is such a beauty, Karen!

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  14. Ingenus! Love the gradient and the orange theme is fabulous!

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  15. WOW! That silhouette image against the dyed ribbons is so striking!! You totally captured the magic of a beautiful sunrise!!! Gorgeous work, girl!

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  16. Just brilliant Karen! I love the effect of the ribbons! Spectacular! :)

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  17. WOW!!! girl this is awesome!!!

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  18. Spectacular! The gradient you achieved with your ribbon & the sihouette are in perfect harmony.... Well done!

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  19. Fabulous silhouette image against the ribbon! Bravo!

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  20. Such a cute story! lol! I have to try that background technique!

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  21. oh ♥WOW♥!!! what a brilliant (both literally and figuratively!) way to use that gorgeous ribbon! totally amazing and inspiring! (wow!) :)

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  22. This is stunning, Karen! Love your use of ribbons and stamp!

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  23. totally looks like a sunrise. and the pop of black is perfection.

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  24. Love the dyed ribbon and the silhouette stamping:-) gorgeous card Karen!

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  25. You have done it again. Always amazing, classy, simple, elegant - fab, fab, fab!!!

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