Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hey There Chickadee!


This is my second post for today. Please scroll down to see my first post for the La-La Land Weekly Wednesday Challenge. Thanks!

Guess what, guess what, guess what! I am now officially a Daredevil! A what? Me? A daredevil? Anyone who knows me knows I'm not intrepid in the least. In fact, I'm probably more in the category of scaredy cat (ha!). But this kind of Daredevil is my cup of tea! I'm a Daredevil for The Diedrich Dare! This is a new challenge blog started by the sweet Jessica Diedrich. Her three kids make up the challenges each week.

This week, the challenge is to use the colors green, blue and orange. I have to say that color challenges are REALLY challenging for me. Give me a sketch, and I'm good to go. Give me a color challenge, and I start biting my nails!

For this challenge, I went fishing through my scraps pile and sewed some strips I found in the challenge colors onto my card base (SU's Kiwi Kiss). I then pulled out one of my very favorite Papertrey Ink stamp sets... Everyday Button Bits... and created my bluebirds. The swirl is from another PTI set called Fancy Flourishes, a must-have staple in your stamp collection.

So hop on over to The Diedrich Dare and join us this week, okay? I wanna see how the pros tackle a color challenge! Speaking of which, there is lots of great inspiration from the rest of the Daredevils that you won't want to miss!


18 comments:

Patti J. said...

You know, Lisa, they say that great minds think alike...I created with the Button Bits set and posted with it today!!! Lol!! Love your card, dear one!!! Congratulations on being a Daredevil! You are awesome!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is ADORABLE Lisa!!!! We are so happy to have you on the team! I am dying to use this set-haven't gotten around to it yet but your beautiful work is inspiring! CONGRATS!

Taylor said...

This is cuter than words!!! I love it! Welcome to the team!!

Kristine said...

LOOOOVE THIS LISA!!! :) What a fun challenge blog--Love the idea of having her kids choose the challenges! HEY---there's a super idea! LOL. Carly would be awesome at that. Anyway, back to your card--Love the strips and that you stitched them together! But the best part of this is those SUPER CUTE BLUEBIRDS!! LOOOVE that! Oh, I can't believe I haven't gotten that set yet. What a fabulous way to incorporate my all-time favorite embellishment--BUTTONS! :) {and I ♥ birds too!} I'm definately going to save for that set. Thanks for the inspiration Lisa-- although my checkbook might not be so grateful, HA! Have a super day!

Leah said...

Super cute! And you totally made the colors work, love the vibrancy and fun swirl detail:)

Cindy Haffner said...

Lisa love your happy colors, awesome job.

Lisa said...

Lisa! I just love what you did with the colors. So bright, cheerful and happy! Love it!
Hugs & Welcome to the Daredevils!
Lisa ;)

Kim Y. said...

Congrats, Lisa! This is fab news!!
Love your card! Loving the three color pattern strips and what a cool sentiment!

Debbie Pamment said...

Hiya Lisa,
Wow you are getting to be busy busy busy - LOL.
What a fun idea for a way to set a challenge - and for someone who doesn't like colours challenges you've ROCKED this one - what a fab card!!!!
Congrats you Daredevil you - LOL
xXx

Deedee Anderson said...

Super cute card, Lisa! You did a great job making these colors work together. I love all the different paper patterns and the pieced wings on the birds. Congrats on your new DT spot!

jo said...

Love the card, Lisa! Fabulous as always! Congrats on making The Diedrich Dare DT! :) It's no surprise - you do AWESOME work! :)

Kim R. said...

Welcome to the team!!! It's great to have you!!! You did such a great job on the card. It is so pretty!!

Darla said...

Hey Lisa,
Welcome to the team! Glad to have you on board - and you did a great job on the first challenge! I love the stitching and the dimensional chickadees. It's the details that really make a fabulous card. Such fun, cheery colors and papers you used - super job!

Irina said...

Congratulations Lisa!!! Love your card, those birdies are way too cute!!
Hugs!!
:) Irina

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

SO stinkin' cute!!! Love this card! Congratulations, Lisa!!!! xx Jane

Cat said...

Oh so cute1 I am going to have to get those Button Bits! They are the cutest!

Heather Schlatter said...

Lisa,

Welcome to our WWDD team it is great to get to be on a team with you and I think you did a wonderful job on this challenge!!! I love how you made the buttons into birds!!! So creative and I love all the panels of different DSP to get the color challenge in!!!

Looking forward to keeping up with you and seeing what you have to share on the team each week!!!

Heather

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Absolutely adorable chickies!!! I just love the colors and the layout!!!