Wednesday, June 20, 2012

7 Kids College Fund Wednesday - Orange Creamsicle

Good morning everyone, I hope you are staying cool today!  We are in for some super hot weather and I am not looking forward to it.  Although my students only have a half a day of school today I am there for the entire day with NO air conditioning.  Now, I am not a big fan of air conditioning, after being cooped up in my house all winter I like open windows.  BUT, when it is hot, well, a girl needs her air conditioning.  I'm not sure, but I think I might melt before I actually make it home tomorrow.  I hope my house can stay cool because I'll need it, but our air conditioning at home has a hard time keeping up when it is this hot.  Thank goodness for nice, cool basements!

This week at 7 Kids College Fund our challenge is Orange Creamsicle.  Yes, you read that correctly, orange creamsicle, and if you're like me you already have ice cream on your mind.  Which, actually is good for today with all of our miserable heat.  In fact, the entire time I was working on my project I just couldn't get the colors orange and white out of my mind.  I really wanted to color Miss Peony's dress orange and white but once I started I couldn't figure out where I wanted to leave the white spots so I it looked nice.  I can now as I'm typing but that isn't going to do much good, is it? 

Peony is the name of the Kraftin' Kimmie image I used for today's project.  I made a center step card because I needed a little change from the typical square and rectangle shape.  I also used watercolor paper for my background paper and then used SU bee stamps to jazz it up.  What I did was use 3 different shades of orange, just like I did with my copic markers for Peony's dress, and had them going in a light to darkest shade.  I was happy with the way it came out and hope to try it again with other colors and projects.

Materials I Used for My Project:
Copic Markers - Many shades of YR, E 57, E55, E53, E51(HAIR), E11, E01. E000, E0000(skin), E35, E34, E31, E30(beehive)
Wild Orchid Flowers
SU Just Buzzin By stamp set
Reflections glitter flourished border

Here's a close up of my colored images.

Well, my crafty friends, now it is your turn!  Pull out your orange and peachy colors, add a little white and then play along with us for this week.  BUT, don't forget that in order to play you must use a product carried by the 7 Kids College Fund store.  Need a little inspiration, no worries, we have some.  Stop on by the challenge blog and see what the other DT ladies have created.  Their projects are super awesome this week, well they always are, so why not stop by and see what they have for you.  You'll be glad that you did!
So glad you decided to stop by today,

1 comment:

  1. I just had to pop over from the challenge blog to tell you how much I love your card! It is adorable...TFS
    Beth P


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