Sunday, November 6, 2011

Yes!!!!

...I love this cardmaking!  Early today, and I mean early because I often get insomnia, I was scrolling through blog stuff and I saw the Less is More Challenge for using red and orange together in a card.  Well, those colors always make me happy anyways so I was completely considering playing along. Then my blogging friend Sasha (here) explained to me why the 5th of November is a holiday and that people set off fireworks, almost continuously by her in celebration of the day.  So, I learned something new which is always a good thing.  Then I got to thinking about fireworks and how they light up the sky.  The biggest and most beautiful fireworks that I have seen around here on  the 4th of July are the "Chrysanthemum" fireworks.  I don't know if that is really what these super huge blooms of color are called but that is what we have always called them. Then I thought of this particular stamp from Hero Arts Indie Bloom set here and went with the largest "bloom" in the Bold Bloom set. Then I stamped, masked and stamped that stamp repeatedly, colored with copics and after mounting on white, black and white cardstock I stickled over the shaded areas of the blooms with orange and red stickles.  The stickles make it seem more "firework-y" to me!  So this card will be entered into the Less is More Week 40 Challenge, as well as the HA (bling...yes I know).


Thank you so much for stopping by...and I really appreciate your comments.  They make me feel good-there-'nuff said!

Be well,
Sheila
                                                       

15 comments:

Sasha said...

Fabulous card, Sheila...so beautifully coloured and so vibrant. The stickles really make it pop:)

Dawn said...

what a stunner Sheila. The red and orange like that look amazing. Love the stickles and the little white highlights.

L*I*S*A said...

Wow,cool.

Chrissie said...

November the 5th isn't actually a holiday in the UK Sheila, but the Gunpowder plot... details as linked to on LIM, is remembered each year with fireworks.
Your flowers looks very redolent of a burst of fireworks. Super job!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anne said...

What vivid and vibrant colours, lovely!
Anne
x

Kathyk said...

Super card in a fab colour scheme

Kathyk

Maureen Morton said...

Glorious card, Sheila! Love your take on the color challenge. Super-rich and lovely. I featured you and the great stuff you shared with me on my blog today. Thanks, girlfriend!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Stunning Sheila! The design reminds me of a colorful polaroid.

thea said...

What a super card, wonderfull coloring

Jill said...

Gorgeous! Love the masking!! And you're right, those colors make me happy too! HUGS!

bessanne said...

i love this!!!! this is a card i would like.

Tracey said...

This is a lovely card. Tracey x

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW what a gorgeouscard and what a brilliant stamp, colours are so vibrant just love it! :)

Jenny said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous card...such beautiful bold flowers :)
Jenny x

Sue said...

A beautiful card, very striking. Sue.x