Thursday, March 10, 2011

15 minute card...

Today's Blog Challenge with Dreamweaver is a color challenge!  Actually, it's my colors that are chosen today.  I chose the colors Brown, Cream and Blue. 

I have a usual routine every week but this week, I'm all outta sorts.  I had been away for the weekend and hubby usually has Thursday's off and this week he doesn't so when I woke this AM, I thought it was Wednesday.  Oops.  So, I thought... well, I'll make this a bigger challenge for myself.  I'll make a card using my colors in just 15 minutes.  I grabbed some cream cardstock, some blue cardstock, and some brown with blue patterned cardstock.  I grabbed my stencils and looked.  My lightbox is on my table since I'm using it for some other projects and I went to work looking for a design I could complete in only 15 minutes.

I dry embossed the running horse (LM 167) and then added some brown ink to his mane and tale, swirling some of the ink over the body of the horse too.  I used Cocoa F/X powder on his mane and tail and then cut him out.  Honestly, cutting him out took the longest part of my 15 minutes!  I tore the patterned papers to look like a scenery, added some stamped words and adhered everything down.

An easy card, finished in 15 minutes and now, let's hope I can remember it's Thursday!

8 comments:

Pam Hornschu said...

Glad I'm not the only one who gets confused by the days of the week! Love how you used the torn papers for the background scenery. Your horse turned out beautiful. Thanks for the challenge colors this week. I may have used different shades than you intended, but I had a blast with them.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

LOving all the blues and browns Kim! It has been a fun colorway challenge. We even have someone playing along with us.YAY our team!

Lee Kellogg said...

Simple and fun. The horse is so full of life.

Wendy said...

15 minutes....nice work!!!

Kristi said...

Love this card Kim! You did great in 15 min!!! Love the horse! You did great on the colors! you are awesome and so glad to have you back playing!!!

Laura Drahozal said...

Nice to know that it is possible to make such a cute card in only 15 minutes! (I hope to remember this when I inevitably run up against a time crunch...) Good work.

Louise said...

Great card Kim, especially because it was quick and easy! We all need those once in a while!

Terrece said...

Love the torn paper scenery. It looks great. I love the color challenge, glad you thought of it. I have trouble remembering Thursday too. I know when it's Wednesday and then all of a sudden it's Saturday.