The Kim and Tara Challenge ..... #1!!


I hope everyone had a great weekend! The weather was really nice here. I also got to spend a lot of time in my craft room on my day off and I got a LOT accomplished! Yay!!

Do you know what I love most about stamping and blogging and such?? It's the really cool people I've met and the friends that I've made through this craft!! One of those people is Tara from Inking on the Edge!! She is one of my 'invisible friends' as my family likes to call them!! haha!! We've never met but we chat through email quite a bit, we like a lot of the same things, especially stamping related and I just know, that if we ever met in real life and got to hang out, we'd get along famously!! She likes to talk as much as me though, so you'd probably never tear us apart!! haha!!

Anyway, we both got our new Magnolia Fall Stamp Club Kit last week, so we decided to challenge each other to use one of the stamps in it. One of the probelms I am having right now is finding time to use stamps that I don't HAVE to use for Design Team work or special requests or what have you. This time I got to make a card just because I wanted to!! So fun!!

The stamp we chose to use is Tilda gathering mushrooms. I think she has mushrooms and some flowers in her apron there, at least that's how I coloured them. I pulled out my 6x6 Sugared paper pad by Basic Grey because I thought it had some nice autumn colours in it and got busy!!




I stamped Tilda on Wausau bright white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her in using coordinating Copic markers. I also stamped some of the larger mushrooms from an older release, coloured them and cut them out. I used Purely Pomegranate for the 6x6 base and layered several of the dps and used So Saffron for matting. I added some different Prima flowers with yellow brads, tied some stitched grosgrain ribbon in River Rock across the middle and added the Magnolia sentiment using my large oval punch. I finished her off by adding some highlights with white acrylic paint!!

Ain't she cute?? I really love the way she turned out and the colours are so rich. A perfect fall card!! Thanks so much for the challenge Tara!!!! Let's do it again next month!! Mwah!!!

19 comments:

Rach said...

your card looks fabulous Kimmie..great colours and colouring..love how you have used the larger mushrooms...I've just come from Tara's blog...she's made two lovely cards as well.
hugs rachxx

Jeanette said...

Dear Kimmie, I have this image but haven't used it because I couldn't figure out what was in her apron!!!! Thanks for your take. I think you're right! Your card is beautiful! Hugs Jeanette

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Beautiful autumn colors! Great card!!

TaraG said...

Your card is sooooo absolutely beautiful, Kim!!! I just love the colours, pp, that pink puffy flower sweet (where did ya get that?! *wink*) and of course your colouring is superb, as always!!!
Well, it was a real blast doin' this challenge with ya!!! I was a bit nervous though cuz, well, you are the "K"ueen *giggle*...but it was a ton of fun and you are just the best…thanks friend!!!
Looking forward to doing it again next month!!!
Hugs, t
oh, ya know what I was think', we should have a Dancing pool open to Dancing fans out in the stampin' blogosphere...I thought of it when hubby was yappin’ about his hockey pools. Wada ya think???

Belas Creating Place said...

This is adorable...I love the colours.

Kelly Schelske said...

So cute, fantastic job Kimmie, it's very pretty!!

Jennifer Love said...

Oh that card is so fab! I just love these images...wish I had the money to buy them ALL! hehe Awesome job..as usual. I just love seeing your creations.

Marjolein said...

What a wonderful card, love the colours and colouring. Great idea to challenge eachother! They turned out totally different but very nice!

MichelleO said...

Really wonderful! Love the colors.
HUGS
MichelleO

Diane said...

That is such a fun fall card!!!
Love the colors,fall colors are just so gorgeous!

Kim said...

Kim your Tilda card is fantabulous! I love it!!!!! The colors are very rich and fallish...I love that paper! Your Tilda is colored super cute!!!! Great work! Sounds like you and Tara are great friends! I have an invisible friend just like your Tara and she rocks! Hopefully you get to meet Tara some day and I will get to meet my friend Loreen in real life! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love this! I think its the greens, the papers, your coloring and a combination of all of the above! I love the mushrooms in the corner!

Deborah said...

What an adorable kit Kimmie! I love the mood of this card! Hugs, Deb

Stephie said...

Hey Kimmi,

a wonderful card.

Greetings
Stephie

Michelle said...

Kim, this is absolutely adorable!!! I LOVE the colors you used ~~ so rich & fall-ish!! Great job as always. I still don't know how you get everything done ~~ so may design teams, blogs, challenges......can you spare some of your energy?!??

megastamper said...

wow kimmie, your card looks so precious. the colours makes mood for the coming fall. all elements and stamps match wonderful. very pretty work!!!
hugs, bea

Valems said...

Beautiful card, such a cute image!

shel9999 said...

Awww...she's adorable! Love all the patterns and the warm colors!

Leslie said...

You know, I found your site thru Camilla's blog, but I am so glad I did. You have beautiful cards and I really love the pattern paper you used in this card, very rich colors. Your blog is full of awesome cards, now I have no excuse not to work, my inspiration for new cards is definitely on overdrive!
Leslie

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