Sunday, July 1, 2012

Challenge #4 :: Bright Colors

Are you getting used to the rhythm here on the Oozak blog?
If not, get ready, because it's time for some big news-
we're introducing another new DT member:

Joan's term begins August 1st. Please leave her a big warm welcome here on this post
and be sure to check out her blog and share some love!

Welcome to the Oozak Challenge Blog!
We can tell that you all are enjoying the challenges and your certainly giving us tons of inspiration with your entries!  Take a look at all the great ones from last month's 2 Papers and Embellies challenge!! The winner chosen from last month's entries is posted in the right-hand sidebar on the blog - CONGRATS!!

What? July already you say?? YES!! I'm so excited to be the hostess for this month's Blog Challenge!  I'm Julie Masse, by the way, and let me start by thanking you all for the warm welcome and to Rusty for this fun gig! :) The theme for July's challenge is Bright Colors!  Now it's totally up to you how you choose to interpret the challenge, but you must have FUN

Now, let's take a look at what the Design Team has made for the challenge...

I had so much fun making my card - bright colors are really my favorites, I love happy, sunny shades!  I used Lunar Lights from Lawn Fawn (seriously check out the cuteness of all the Lawn Fawn stamps!!).  After I colored the lanterns with Copic Markers (Red: R24, R27, R29, Blue: B32, B24, B39) I added some texture and interest using Colorless Blender Fluid.  For the red lantern, I just dripped the blender fluid right from the bottle in big splotches.  Once it dried, I repeated the process until I liked the look - I was going for a "tie-died/blotchy" look!  For the blue lantern I used a small piece of a textured paper towel soaked with blender fluid and patted right onto the colored image. Click on the card to get a closer look at the texture!  The patterned paper in the background is from Hello Summer by Echo Park and it was simply pieced together by cutting up lots of wedges and then trimming it into a rectangle.

We had such a fantastic response last month to Sandy's awesome video tutorial that she's turning it into a regular thing - Woot,Woot!  This month she's created 4 different cards - all using Bright Colors - showcasing different twine techniques.  She uses Toby and his puppy, Tia in Stitches and Tree Trimmin Kaylee, all from Some Odd Girl Stamps.  She used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp with an Acrylic Block and lots of yummy Twine!  The images were colored with Copic markers and she even saved the colors for us:

Kaylee: E53, E51, YR23, Y02, Y08, R59 R29
Tia: E53 E51 B97 B99 E79 E37 E35 RV14 RV06 Y17
Tobie: E35 B99 B97 BG23 Black100 C7 YR23 Y21 R20
Spool: B18, B28

Mary brightens things up with this little cutie in a sweet, yellow dress!  I'm a huge fan of yellow! The stamps are “Tilda with a Daisy” from Magnolia Stamps, and Great Impressions “just for you”.  She used Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Ranger Mowed Lawn,  Distress Ink Ranger Salty Ocean inks and Lattice Rectangles from Spellbinders for the image panel.  A bit of Bakers Twine Peapod  adds just a sweet touch.  Here are the Copic colors she used:
Copic Markers: Skin: E0000, E02, R02 Hair/shoes: E31, E35, E37 Dress: Y11, Y15, Y19 Grass: G20 Flower: G20, G24, Y11, Y19, BG0000

Be sure to visit Mary's blog for more pretties!

Melanie made this cute, summery card using I used a Saturated Canary image, Toes in the Sand, X-Press it  cardstock, patterned paper from Echo Park, the Paradise Beach collection, Memory Box Die/Sandal Border, Sticky Back canvas for the sandals, Gelatos, Cricut cart/Life's a Beach, Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Classic Scalloped Ovals.
Copic colors: Y15, Y11, Y0000, BG32, BG11, BG10, RV14, RV13, RV10, E37, YR24, YR20, E74, E00, E000, R20, RV02, E41, E40

Totally makes me want to head to the beach - actually we were just there yesterday! :)  Check out Melanie's blog, she definitely knows how to color!!

And then we have this lovely from anaRy!  Seriously bright and ultra-colorful (but not obnoxiously so, kwim?)  It's just perfect and perfectly colored too! She used a sweet Gillli stamp, Copic markers, Lilly Bee Design paper and Poppy and Memory Box dies.  Copic colors:  Y11, Y15, Y18, Y38, YR23, W1, BG09, BG49, BG47, W1, W2, R29, R59.
Be sure to click over and have a peek at more cards just as fab as this one on anaRy's blog - oh and she'll also have links to more of the products she used for this card too.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing each of the Design Team's lovely cards - and we hope you're inspired enough to get your craft on and join us for the challenge!! Need a bit more to push you?? How about a fabby prize??! We have it, so check it out below! :)  Thanks so much for tuning in, I'm looking forward to seeing what YOU make!!

Thank you to CARL products for the great giveaway this month!
It will be given to a randomly selected participant in the challenge.

It’s a CARL Trimmer Set! MSRP of $120!

Consists of:
RT-200 - 12" Professional Rotary Trimmer
11 Styles of blades - Straight, Perforating, Scoring, Deckle, Shortt-Wave,
Pinking, Scallop, Squiggle, Victorian, Colonial, & Long-Wave

  • Your creation must be new (please do not link to old creations, they will not be entered in the drawing)
  • Please link back to the challenge, if you blog your card
  • You may enter up to 3 Times
  • Please follow the requirements for the current challenge
  • Please link to your project not your blog
  • You have one week to claim your prize