Thursday, April 15, 2010

FCD Presents Word Play

Our hop engineer this month had some tricks up her sleeve with this challenge!

She gave us 3 words to choose from: April, Spring or Bloom. Then, we had to make each letter apply to your art in some way.

She also stuck on 3 required items, where one of our letters had to be a/an

1) Color

2) Embellishment

3) Image

The remaining letters were our choice to apply however we choose to.

I choose to go with the word Spring

S = Swan (image)

P = Pastels & Papers (color)

R = Ribbon (embellishment x 3)

I = Inks - Palette

N – Nestability Die

G – Green (color)


The stamp set I used is called Swan Song and it is such a beautiful swan! I stamped it on a large piece of white paper and then sponged color on with my inks to create a bit of a scene. I then used my Nestie to cut it out and emboss. I didn’t really like the edges but wasn’t sure what to do with them either so I ended up using my Versamarker pen and some clear embossing on them. I kind of like the effect it gives of a bit of a frame.

I used Basic Grey Euphoria paper which is a pretty pastel of blues and pinks and layered it with some scraps of green to fulfill the color requirement. I then used 3 different types of ribbon all layered on top of one another to go across the card under the image. I really like the hint of green peaking out from the pink!

Remember FCD does “circular blog hops” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

BLOG CANDY!! One winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess…so you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog so you don’t miss out!

Next stop is the fabulous owner of FCD Pamela! I can’t wait to see what she came up with for this one too! So HOP ON OVER there now :)

**Winner will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) or you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, at 8:00 PM (EST).**




Chrissy D said...

Ohhh FABULOUS! Love how you did this challenge. Beautifully created Karyn!

FireCracker082 said...

beautiful swan creation Karyn!!! (how fun that you and Ursula BOTH used the

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- your coloring is absolutely gorgeous! Your challenge is awesome!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Whoa I used to sit in the park and watch the swans when I was little and always thought it would be cool to be a graceful swan!! This card is simply beautiful!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

So very pretty! I wish I could have been as clever as you guys with the letters and played along. I was just blank, the new me, teehee.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Woo Hoo! A scene? You had to know I'd like that!!! You did a fabulous job with this!

TesaB said...

Ahhhh, that swan is a true beauty!!! Gorgeous colors in this one, so much swan and spring!!! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Nice. I love the way that you used the ribbon. Thanks for sharing

aud1inok said...

Y'all are so creative with this challenge. We used to have a pair of swans so your card brought back memories.

Unknown said...

That swan is so the colors and the way you put this all together.

Hetty said...

What a lovely card this is, it is like the swan is swimming of your card!

Anonymous said...

Yeah! I made it back to where I started. This was a fun hop. Thanks for keeping it intersting!

christina d said...

A beautiful card. I love how you did it.

Ursula said...

Great minds, Karyn! I used the same word, same stamp, and even some of the same words for the letters! LOL Your card is really beautiful!! Nice work! :o)

Diane Jaquay said...

Your card is beautiful, very peaceful and serene!

JP Card Crazy said...

Very soft and peaceful card would just love to watch a swan on a lake right about now!!!

Dawn Frost said...

I LOVE your swan! I really like how you did the sky and water with the swan!

Cheryl said...

Very pretty!