Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sweet 'n Sassy Blog Hop and Color Dare #14!

There's alot happening on my blog today! It's the beginning of Sweet 'n Sassy's blog hop, and also Color Dare #14. I decided to combine the two for one fun card, and I am hoping you'll like what I've come up with!

Today's Color Dare colors are Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, and Riding Hood Red. When I saw these colors together, I immediately thought of my family's long-standing love for the Ole Miss Rebels. My mom grew up near Oxford, my dad went to school at Ole Miss, and my brother also attended there for a while. A lot of my relatives worked there, and many still live in the Oxford area.

This hat and sentiment are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps set, Cool Dude. I stamped three hats on a strip of watercolor paper using Stazon ink, then stamped three more on another scrap. I used an aquapainter to lay down a wash of Baja Breeze for the background. I laid in the cap colors in several layers to gradually intensify the color, then cut them out and adhered them with dimensionals. I accented the panel with a row of piercing along the horizontal edges, then matted it with Riding Hood Red and Not Quite Navy, distressing the edges just a bit.

For the sentiment, I stamped the phrase in Baja Breeze on a scrap of the same colored paper, then matted it with Not Quite Navy. I cut a square of Riding Hood Red, then sliced it from corner to corner to make four small triangles, attaching two to the sentiment with brads and reserving two for a future project.

I love how clear and bright these colors are, and I am pleased that while this card is clean-lined and masculine, it isn't boring! My uncle would love it!

Be sure to visit my Color Dare design team mates' blogs to see their always fabulous creations, and then return here to jump on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog hop! All the links are on the sidebar on the right. Have fun!


  1. This is a great guy card, he should love it.

  2. I really like this card, Deb, wonderful coloring!

  3. Fabulous colors, and I love that row of caps! I'll be casing this for two of my DGS's. Great job, GF!

  4. I love this Deb! The colors are perfect!!