Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Card Camp! Week #1 Color Challenge

I'm so excited to be participating in the Summer Card Camp hosted by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner!



Our first color challenge is to use the Summery colors of purple, pink, orange, sky blue and white. I love this bright combination and got started right away on a card. I used the Hero Arts Hand Drawn Flower and watercolored the images with Faber-Castell watercolor pencils. I actually won a bunch of these pencils on Jennifer's blog not too long ago, so I thought it would be appropriate to use them for the first week of camp. :)



I was going to use patterned paper for the scalloped strips but I decided I didn't want to take away from the flowers, so I just used some colored cardstock.


And here's a close-up, showing the dimension of the flowers.


Thanks to Jennifer and Kristina for putting together this fun Card Camp and thank you for stopping by today! Happy camping! :)

34 comments:

Eveline said...

Isn't this camp fun! I like your card.
Eveline.

alexandra s.m. said...

Thanks for bringing this challenge to our attention.
Your card is gorgeous ;-)

Virginia L. said...

Loving these gorgeous colors!! Beautiful coloring and pairing!! Can't wait to see what you create from the card camp!!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love your card! Like the fact I am being challenged with colors that I don't usually put together :-)

Debbie said...

fabulous job with your card. I just signed up for camp but haven't gotten a link yet....can't wait to play!

sheila said...

looks terrific Barb! you did a great job with creating a "summery" feel to your card!

Nancy said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! What a fun way to use that color combo. I'm hoping to play tonight!

Lisa said...

Barb, your coloring is wonderful here and great use of this flower stamp (a tough one for me!) Really a beautiful card :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Barb, this is great! Love the flowers and how fresh this card looks. I'm in the class too and can't wait to play along later.

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! Your coloring is wonderful....so inspiring! I arrived late at camp, will play along later! Have a great week!

Lynn said...

Ohhh...my...this is simply stunning! Love it Barb...can't wait to see everything you learn in class.

ThePurplePlace said...

Barb - Your card is fabulous and a great take on the colors! I'm very happy and excited to be at Summer Card Camp and think we ALL are going to have a lot of fun!!

Happy Crafting,
Lis

Sue said...

When I saw the card on Flickr I thought it special, and seeing it here again has not changed my mind.
Smiles:)

Laura Tiffany said...

I love the way the flowers turned out. So beautiful. I'm in the class as well. It's so much fun.

Cathy A said...

Barb your design is so pretty, the colours work so well with the flowers you have chosen

KSimpsondesign said...

Love the color combination great card :)

Kathleen said...

Great card! I hope to get inky in a couple hours!

paula said...

Gorgeous card Barb :D. I love your take on those colours & I can't wait to see what else you do xoxoxoxoxoxo

joy said...

Your watercolored flowers are just gorgeous, Barb! Love this card!

Lucille K said...

Lovely card, Barb. You did a wonderful piece of art with the colors :)

Karen said...

Great card Barb, love how you used the color combo on your watercolor flowers. I'm glad to see some of my HA Flicker friends at camp. This is going to be so much fun!
PS Congrats on your twitter shout out on the camp blog.

Dawn said...

lovely Barb. I love how you combined the colours.

Mel said...

Beautiful shading of colors - just lovely!

Margie said...

I love the way you did your flowers! Very pretty!

Maureen Morton said...

Wow! Such a productive gal! How you knocked out this beauty with such speed is most amazing! This is such a beauty! And you are so right, the cardstock sets of those pretty petals so perfectly (I fear that PP would detract a bit). Wow, Barb! Funtastic!!!

Donna B. said...

Love your watercolored flowers Barb. Very pretty card!!!

chris richards said...

Hi Barb, fabulous colours.... a really cheerful,
happy card !
love and hugs
chris richards
xxxxx

78thistles said...

Such a pretty card Barb! You did a wonderful job with those colors - so light and fun.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the soft colors on your flowers.

Michelle said...

Wow! This is fabulous,Barb! Love those flowers!

Brenda said...

Hi Barb! I really love how you coloured your flowers, simply stunning! Glad you went with plain cardstock ! Beauriful card for this colour challenge!

Sharon D from Canada said...

I love your gorgeous flowers, Barb! Terrific take on week 1 of camp!

Lidiya said...

Beautiful card! The flowers are so pretty!

Linda E said...

Barb, it's now August and I just discovered Summer Card Camp. What fun! I'm looking at the week 1 student gallery. Your sample is my very favorite. I love, love, love the clean and simple look.