Tuesday, May 1, 2012

ABC Challenge Blog - May 1st Challenge

This is a new one for me...I have two posts for today. Whew! I've been very busy!

This is my first post as a Guest Designer for the ABC Challenges. I was so honored when Julie Price asked me to come on board for a few months.

If you're looking for my Magnolia-licious Post, "Here Comes Summer" please click here to link to the post.

The challenge for this fortnight is "O" is for Orange. I must admit that I had to scramble for this challenge as I don't usually use the color orange, but I dug deeeeep into my stash and found a small amount of orange to use on my card.

I have used a Saturated Canary image called Baby Girl. I paper pieced the dress and used the complimentary color of blue to highlight really make her pop!

Here is the card front...

Here is a close up of the baby...

A couple of side views...

I only had enough dp to do one inside panel, so I've not shown any photos of the inside.

We would love for you to come on over to the blog and show us your "O" if for Orange creation.

Blessings and Hugs,


  1. Beautiful card Barb!!, the orange and blue colors blend together very nicely and your coloring is awesome. Congrats on your GDT position

  2. Beautiful card, Barb! I really like the color combo and you've colored Krista's cute baby so wonderfully!

  3. Aww... gorgeous as usual, Barb!! I rarely use orange either, and this makes me want to pull some out!!!!
    How are you doing with a quiet house???

  4. So gorgeous Barb! Your coloring on this is jus pt jaw dropping and your paper choices are perfect! I love this!!

  5. WOW Barb this is another real beauty!!! You colored this image fabulous and I love the blue with the orange. Real stunner here!!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  6. Hello dear Barb, I can't believe that I am in such illustrious company over at the ABC challenge. I've just joined as a DT member and I'm thrilled to see you there. Your card is stunning as always. Fabulous layout and that sweet SC image.
    Suzi x

  7. She's an absolute delight Barb, I love the orange and blue combination, just lovely. So glad to have you with us at ABC
    Hugs Julie P

  8. Barb, this is very beautiful. I love the combination of blue and orange. very pretty image, beautiuflly colored. Hugs.

  9. Oh how adorable!! Love this precious image, and of course you know these color are perfect for me! LOL!! Fabulous creation, and I'm not one bit surprised that you were asked to guest design! Can't wait to see what else you do!
    hugs, Sharon

  10. Hehehe! Look at you...ORANGE! Well...like I always say (I never say this), it's good to step out of your comfort zone (never, NEVER!) haha! Your card is just as precious as can be! I love your coloring and paper piecing! Orange-ya glad you gave this challenge a go?! haha! I crack myself up! Sending hugs. Pat Frank

  11. You should use orange more often:) The color combo is fantastic and your coloring wonderful.


  12. This is just too cute!!I love the color combo and the mesh behind that cute baby is the perfect touch.

  13. Hey there Barb!
    Welcome to ABC! I'm so glad you'll be staying with us for a bit and appreciate you stepping in, I'm excited to be able to see your projects!
    Glad you found some orange because the color combo for your project works great! Who knew orange would be so tough? LOL!
    Have a good one...

    Hugs, Leah

  14. Hi Barb, welcome to the ABC team!!!
    love your card, great paper pieced!!!!

  15. This is totally gorgeous Barb, great to have you as part of the ABC team, your work is fantastic.
    Big Hugs

  16. Such a wonderful card- love the colors and your coloring is fabulous! So, are you finding yourself with alot of free time lately???

  17. Really i am so thankful to you for this fabulous idea because after 3 day my daughter birthday is coming and i was totally messed up of finding a perfect card for her birthday,
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  18. I love orange and blue together - beautiful card.


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