April 17, 2009

Bloggers Challenge - Color Challenge


Hope you've had a good week. The weather here is finally starting to warm - figures Spring Break is almost over. The boys did manage to get out today with Jim for a nice bonding day of fishing. I've gotten quite a few things off my desk this week, glad to be feeling better! Now on to this weeks challenge.


This weeks Bloggers Challenge is a color challenge. Use Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Always Artichoke (neutrals as needed) ETA Sahara Sand was supposed to be listed AND used...I left that out, not intentionally, I blame it on not feeling good this week. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! I started this card (quite a few times actually) last night, and finished up this morning. Just couldn't get what I was after the first few times.

I finally decided to cut my card stock 4-1/4" x 11-1/2 (tent fold), it made my idea flow much easier. I added color to the Kind Thoughts Flourish (found in the Decor Elements Catalog), with Artichoke ink on Artichoke card stock, to use as my background. Stamped the bird from Friends 24-7 and used the SAMJ to stamp the sentiment in Artichoke on the Sage card stock. The damask was stamped repeatedly on Sage using the SAMJ, then sponge the edges with Chocolate Chip. To finish off my card, I dyed my White Taffeta ribbon Chocolate and added the stick pin from the Pretties Kit.


Details:
Stamps - Friends 24-7 (SU)
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow
Other - Stipple Brush, Kind Thoughts Flourish, White Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Spritz Bottle, Pretties Kit, Glue Dot

Be sure to check out what the other players created with this weeks challenge - just click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend.

23 comments :

Lisa said...

Very pretty, Lisa! I love this set and you did a great job on this card.

Barb Hardeman said...

Such a pretty card. I love the Artichoke on the Sage. Hope your feeling better soon.

Lisa Bohler said...

Gorgeous!!! That set is SO you! Love how you used the stencil to add more depth to the background! Very pretty card!

Shona said...

Very pretty Lisa! Love the use of the flourish and the damask stamps together!

StampingSelene said...

Lisa this is stunning! I have to be honest that i didnt love this set, but now you've got me wanting it! :)

Basement Stamper said...

Love the addition of the pin!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

This is gorgeous! Love the hat pin. Glad to hear you're feeling a little better!

Robin Merriman said...

Beautiful, Lisa. Love everything about it!

Ida P. Krause said...

This is so lovely and elegant. Very calming. You did a fantastic job with this card. Hope you are feeling better. Hugs

Connie said...

Oh so elegant looking. Great job. (But, hey...where's the Sahara Sand???) Just kidding!

Rachel Hope said...

So very pretty!!!

Claudia said...

what an elegant card - love it!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Oh my goodness Lisa. You design right where my heart lives!

I love the Friends 24-7 set. My fav of the entire catalog and you've shown me so many wonderful ways to use it. Really have to get that stencil now!

I'm beginning to think your stencil has the same magic in it that Michelle Zindorf's brayer has. On the other hand maybe it's the fingers and brain manipulating it :D

Hugs, blessings and thanks for sharing - Jean

Barbara said...

Love, love, love the damask in this card! I'm so happy that I just added that set to my collection, 'cause now I can CASE your idea! GREAT card!

Nikki Bond said...

Sooo elegant! Love it! {SMILES}

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so pretty and elegant Lisa! Love the hat pin! Take good care of yourself and feel better soon! :D

Always Playing with Paper said...

Love the pin! Love the colours. This card is gorgeous!

Tiffany Bauer said...

so pretty and i love that pin!!

Jamie Fisher said...

Great card! I like the pin embellishment!

Patrice Pierce said...

This is so pretty! I like how the Pretties look!

Lori said...

What a beautiful, elegant card, Lisa! I love the beaded pin embellishment.

Connie Paxman said...

Lisa thanks for the challenge it was a stunner, but I did it...
Love your card to pieces...awesome..
connie paxman

Kerry D-C said...

I am not a big fan of birds...they may peck my eyes out...but this card is BEAUTIFUL! love the ribbon and the pin! pretty! pretty! pretty!

 
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