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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Color challenge card


The gals at www.heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com are keeping us on our toes with a color challenge this month.  The colors we were challenged with are Gypsy, Black and Creme Brulee and they really had me in fits trying to put them together.  I was determined to master them and after a lot of starts and stops this was the result. 

I ended up adding a 4th color with the gray patterned paper from the Bliss paper from CTMH.  The sentiment, flourish, frame and pattern on the bird are all from the CTMH Wings WOTG stamp set.  I stamped the frame in Versamark and then embossed with silver embossing powder from CTMH.  The bird is one I use often but I just can't help myself-it's so cute!  It is from a Tim Holtz die cut, that I sponged in Gypsy ink, but we also have a stamp set called A Tweet that is very similar.  The lace is from Michaels. 

I'm not sure if the flower is my own creation or not but I think I made it up on the spot:-)  Apologies if I didn't! I simply took some creme brulee patterned paper from the Veranda paper pack and cut out with our scallopped punch.  I took two and adhered them together to hide the green back.  Then I folded them in half and turned to fold in half again.  Then I turned the flower over and did the same on the back.  This left me with "mountains and valleys" folds.  I sponged them with Gypsy and then squished them to emphasize the folds.  I stacked 3 together and attached them with a brad.  I really like the way it turned out.  I hope you do too!

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9 comments:

  1. Nice job with these challenging colors! Thanks for joining us this week at H2H!

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  2. Very pretty and elegant card. Thanks for playing along with us at H2H!

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  3. This is a great card, love the flower and the lace is great. So glad you joined us for this challenge at H2H!

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  4. Wow! All kinds of wonderful details on this card! I like how you did your bird, especially. Thanks for playing this week Belinda :o)

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  5. Gorgeous card!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

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  6. Very elegant! Love the embossed frame. Thanks for sharing at Heart 2 Heart!

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  7. Beautiful job on this (challenging) challenge. LOL! I agree the colors were hard to work with, but you did a great job! Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H! *Ü*

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  8. So regal looking:) thanks for sharing

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