Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Orange Card Challenge-"Just a Little Note"

I stumbled upon a great little card challenge blog called Caardvarks tonight and I'm so glad I did! There's an Orange Card challenge due by midnight PST tonight. At first, I thought, no way I have time to do this, plus, I'm not used to working with orange all! But, that's why they call it a challenge, right? I was up with my 8 month old anyway, so I began working on a design while he was still awake and started making the card once he was back to sleep. The first inspiration for my design that came to mind was stringed instruments because I play violin and viola. I love the vibrant, natural hues of orange, yellow, and red in the wood used to make these beautiful instruments!

I drew and hand-painted the violin with water color pencil on watercolor paper, and I tore and painted the edges of the water color paper and musical note patterned paper. The design is mounted on vertical striped patterned paper in different shades of orange and a base of solid orange card stock. I then hand-stamped and embossed the cover message"Just a Little Note." Over sized light orange brads frame the corners of the card.

Time to submit my design!