Friday, March 11, 2011

StampTV Color Challenge 15

Today's Color Spotlight challenge is White, Fresh Asparagus and Soft Sand. These colors were perfect for an idea I'd had a couple weeks ago, I'd already colored and cut out the turtle from Theresa's "Little Critters" for it. The "speedy recovery" sentiment made me think of when turtles get flipped over and have to right themselves again. (TIP: If you're going to have him upside down on your project, be sure you color him that way, shell facing down so the highlights will be on top and the shadows beneath.) Anyway, when I put him on the card, I was afraid that to some, especially with that greeting, he might look like he was dead, yikes! (boy, wouldn't that make the "speedy recovery" seem snarky!!) Not *quite* what I was going for...
So I needed to add some motion to give it a positive spin (pun intended, hee!)! Here's to getting back on your feet soon! Bunny from "Basket Blessings"


Make this just like a spinner card, cutting a half circle track with a craft knife your pop dot can fit through and a penny on either side.
I found making a quick background was really important to ground the turtle, otherwise he would look like he was floating. Here I just stamped the mushrooms in green, smeared them a little with a water brush, and added a little white pencil, easy peasy!


Be sure to use the tag STVCSP15 when you upload your creation using these colors to the STV gallery.


Hope you'll play along with us and good luck winning some free stamps! Have a terrific weekend!!

13 comments:

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Awesome card Melanie! Love that spinner turtle! hehe Very creative!

Hugs...
Melis

Susan said...

Great card - love it and yes very creative.

Paper Fun said...

Melanie, this is the cutest, I like the colors very much. You did a great job.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Love this, Melanie! I just recently made a spinner card, but with a straight line track. Will have to remember this technique. Thanks so much!

PatS said...

Adorable. This card would make anyone feel better and laugh too!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, this is really so cute! Love that you gave your turtle some motion and a way to get off his back!

catdidit said...

Bwahahahaha! Mel, this has to be one of your best IMO! LOVE it!

Carla S. said...

Super cute and creative, Melanie! Fab coloring and design!

Becky said...

This is awesome Melanie, love it. :)

gayle-rn said...

Melanie,I think this is a great card.That spinner is a smart idea!! You rock.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Oh My Gosh Melanie this is just so adorable!!
Just love it, it is such a cute idea....very clever!
Thank you for sharing,and for the tutorial!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings and Hugs,
Mary

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

OMGosh... before I saw that this was a spinner card, I just saw the turtle on his back and though... she's SO WEIRD - LOL! It's beautiful, though.... I'm still laughing!

Kay Quinton said...

I love your cards, thanks for sharing