The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, April 7, 2011

StampinB Navy and Green Challenge

Howdy! Stampin' B's DT Challenge #105 is brought to us this week by Brenda, aka Benzi, who is challenging us to use the colors NAVY and GREEN plus either stripes, plaids, or dots. I think that navy and green make such a refreshing color combo. It's one of my favorite combinations, although I really need to use it in my card making more often. Anyway, this challenge was a lot of fun to play with--thanks, Benzi!
Somehow I had it stuck in my head that I had some navy and green plaid patterned paper tucked away in my paper collection somewhere. After spending more time than I care to admit searching for it to no avail, I decided to make my own plaid. Sure, I could have gone with navy dots (which I definitely have in my collection) or green stripes (which I also have plenty of), but once the plaid idea got stuck in my head, I just couldn't shake it! Anyway, I used an ancient plaid stripes rubber stamp from The Angel Company to build a green and navy background.

The green and navy colors were perfect for DeNami Theme Challenge #6: Boys. I was super excited to use my brand-new DeNami Friendly Robot rubber stamp and the Solid Scallop Dot Rectangle stamp I received free with my DeNami Designs order. I colored those absolutely adorable little robots with the Gamsol Magic technique, using Prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, and a paper blending stump.

I like that I was able to leave this card rather open-ended. It could be a baby boy card. I could make it an "Oh, Boy! It's your birthday!" with the right sentiment inside. My son could use it to write a fun thank you note. I think it could even make a cute congratulations card--for a super report card, a sports win, or for any job well done. :)

Challenges:
I hope you've been inspired to play along with the Stampin' B's!! If you do make a card, post it on your blog or SCS gallery, and link it up to the Inlinkz tool on the Stampin' B's blog. We'd love to see what you create!! :)

Thanks for joining me today for my little slice of bliss. I'll see you again soon!

Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Plaid Stripes from The Angel Company; Friendly Robot and Solid Scallop Dot Rectangle from DeNami Designs
Paper: white storm CS, SU night of navy CS, SU wild wasabi CS
Ink: Palette noir black,
SU night of navy, SU wild wasabi
Accessories: precision scissors, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, paper blending stump, white gel pen, foam tape, baker's twine
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, handstamped background

27 comments:

Benzi said...

OMG, Emily! This is the cutest ever. I love your robots and the plaid background you made is outstanding. If I do say so myself, I really like this color combo I chose. I'm sure you read about the goofiness I went through making my card. LOL Hope I get my head on straight SOON. LOL

Marisa said...

Darling little robots and what a fun way to use them on the banner.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Sweet images- I love your card- the little robots are so cute on the banner!

wearestampers said...

Your plaid paper totally looks like DP!! Excellent job! Great design, and love the blue and green!!!
Pam

jdmommy said...

Emily, this plaid bg is fab for this sketch, and the little robots are adorable! TFS!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I am a HUGE fans of plaids too and LOVE the background DP you created! Those little robots are ADORABLE! Terrific card!
~Meredith
PS - those colors are also for the Play Date Cafe color challenge this week if you wish to submit it it there too. :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I just love your robot pennant banner, Emily. THis is most definitely the PERFECT little boy card! LOVE it! :)

Linda R. said...

How clever is that making your own paper.. It looks wonderful.. And your card is adorable.. Love it..

Hope you are having a happy day!!

Hugs, Linda

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great use of the pennants - looks awesome!

Erin said...

I don't know why but those robots crack me up! Love the colors, great boy birthday card or baby shower card, I struggle with those.

Beverly Montez said...

Emily, this is absolutely amazing!~ I love everything about it. Inspires me to make my own background and use my banner die in a different way!
XO
Beverly

Joanne (jojot) said...

this one really 'tickles' me....a great boy card...love the way you put the robots on the pendants..love that idea

Andrea M said...

Hi Emily! This is a BRILLIANT boy card! What a great plaid background (sometimes you just gotta do what's in you head, come heck or high water LOL!) - it looks amazing! The little robots are so cute on the banner! And you are so right - it is such a refreshing color combo! Thanks so much for joining us at DeNami Design!

Emily Leiphart said...

Emily, this is SO cute!!! I love the idea of a blue and green challenge and that background paper you made looks incredible. WOW! I love those little robots on the banner.

Kristy Smith said...

So cute Emily! I love the plaid background especially! What an awesome homemade background! =) I also love that little DeNami Robot! He's just super SUPER cute!

Sue Lelli said...

Emily, no wonder you had plaid stuck in your head! It made such a FAB background! LOVE LOVE LOVE the robots! Super boy card!!! THX for playing with the DeNami sketch challenge!

Bonnie said...

What a cute card for a young boy! I love those little robots!

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet..I love boy cards. I rarely make them but always find myself needing one.. Great job.

Simone said...

This is so cute! Love those colours! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Wee Memories :)

suzARTe said...

Emily I love this boy card, the robots are super cute, just love it.

Wendy said...

Adorable! I love the robot stamp, he is one of my favorites. All of the texture and patterns really makes your card stand out... oh, and I love the sentiment on top of that decorative stamp too!

Michele Gross said...

Fantastic boy card! LOVE the stitching on the banner and the way you used the robot! so cute!!

Kristii said...

Sooooo cute!!! I totally love the boy banner and the colors are perfect!

Colleen Dietrich said...

How darn cute! And you got a free stamp with your DeNami order...that's my Em! I am impressed with your handmade plaid DP. I, too, have looked for longer than I should have for "just that right item" in my stash. Frustrating!

Amy Smidebush said...

My two favorite colors....plaid...AND DeNami stamps. This is card HEAVEN for me! So cute!

Laurie said...

OH my!! How cute is this? I love that plaid and I LOVE the banner! Adorable! Thanks for playing along at DeNami!

Lisa Petrella said...

ADORABLE boy card!! I LOVE your row of robots, the banner, and the plaid background!!! Thanks for playing along in the DeNami Design Challenge!