Thursday, July 23, 2009

Meet Ella Phantzgerald!

Hello and a happy Thursday everyone, the weekend is almost here! :D
Welcome to The Digi Shack's challenge day and I think I was in a loopy mood when I said to use 3 different patterns on a card. lol! I struggled all night last night but finally, with the help of 4 other challenges, came up with this:

It's Ella Phantz-gerald! ;) I always thought she was a cutie so I was happy to use her for this week. Please note that a Cuttlebugged layer counts as a "pattern" which was a relief as I was stumped for a while. Okay, stumped is an understatement, I think I went through 4 different ideas in my head before surfing the different challenge blog sites!

This is the latest sketch from Mojo Monday. I have never played along with them before but I keep seeing so many cards using their wonderful layouts. It's actually rotated from the original sketch but all of my elephants, er, I mean, elements are there. ;)

And then I found the latest color combo on Color Throwdown: chocolate chip, perfect plum, and certainly celery. Pretty combo! :D I sorted through my stash of DP and found some coordinating ones in a wedding paper pad stack.
Finally, while perusing through my list of blogs, I saw that Lili Of The Valley's Thursday Challenge, as well as Lori and Robin's latest challenge is to use animals! :D Woohoo! So now my Ella gets to play along with the Pink Elephant as well as the other animals in the Valley!
Here is a closer look at Ella:
She's colored in with a combo of copics and prismas, then I added bling for her necklace. I cut her out and put her on dimensionals as I just love that look against layers, it adds so much more depth!
The Maui Wowies would love for you all to come and play with us this week! Click HERE to see what the new DT has come up with and add yours to Mr. Linky so we can ooooh and ahhhh over it. Have a wonderful Thursday everyone, thank you so much for coming by!
*Love and Aloha*

14 comments:

PaperCrafty said...

Adorable card Joni! I love Ella and you did a fabulous job with all the challenges. Thanks for joining us at TPE!!

LeAnne said...

Oh boy, this is a cutie patootie! How fun is this little image, and the pearls are just the icing on the cake!!! Thanks for playing CTD with us!

Melissa Craig said...

Awwww! She's adorable! I love the card and isn't it fun when you can squeeze in so many challenges in to one card?! You did a fabulous job. And Ella Phantzgerald is just too cute!

I'm Crystal said...

Awesome!!!! I can hear her singing way over here. You rocked the challenges with this card, yo go girl!!!! 3 patterns??? HMMMMMM!!!!

Becky said...

This is just so cute, I love this elephant, and the card is fabulous also. :)

Ann said...

love your work Joni and this has to be one of my faves.
Ann xxx
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card and her name(How did you know that I was a Jazz Musician...lol)Hope you are well....
-t

Jennifer said...

Great card, Joni!

kssdesigns said...

Super cute! Love your play on words Joni!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh! My! Gosh! She is ADORABLE! What a sweet image, and fabulously cute card!!! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Carol said...

She is just fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at TPE :)

Hugs
Carol x

LORi said...

Super Duper Joni!! Thanks for joining us at TPE!!

dpkennedy said...

OMGosh this is so cute! Wonderful coloring and design! Thanks so much for playing the CTD!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Joni
What a cute card. Well done in getting all those challenges together. The colours are quite different.

Ali x