Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Taking Kindly to Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #12

Yippie! I was able to craft some time today to play along with everyone for Dawn McVey's Color Challenge #12! Do you know how happy I am?! But, I better get to completing this post pretty darn quick or I'm going to miss that deadline. We don't want that, right? heehee

Dawn chose this gorgeous foliage for color inspiration this round. I pulled Stampin' Up!'s retired Purely Pomegranite, Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream and Raspberry Fizz, and some light green bling to jump in the sandbox and play together.

Inking my flourish first in Versamark and then in Purely Pomegranite dye ink, I stamped it and embossed it several times on the Raspberry Fizz cardstock. Actually, I was warning my daughter of the dangers of a hot heat gun, so she wouldn't accidentally burn herself in her curiosity and I wasn't thinking and inked my stamp up in reverse! So, now I have a pomegranite stained Versamark pad. Its not fabulous for my only clear, tone on tone ink pad, but I ended up making it work really well for this card. I stamped a flower medallion onto Vintage Cream cardstock with my now tinted Versamark and it produced a soft pink that works nicely with the card and keeps the cream from being such a jolt to the eye. I then overstamped the "kind" sentiment and cut it out. I put it on a pop-dot and placed a line of five pieces of light green bling below it. The whole layered piece then was adhered to a Purely Pomegranite card base.

Here is one more shot of it. The first full length pic was taken in front of a window and consequently, does not pic up the embossing well. This picture was taken in full sunlight and it picks up a glare off the silver of my camera (which is why I usually prefer to take pics in the morning or evening, but I wanted to play along and had to go with what the sun was giving me! :>). However, it does show off the embossing a bit better.

I hope you all are able to craft some time in your day for fun, creativity, and a little play.....even grown ups need it! :>

Supplies:
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranite - Stampin' Up!; Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versamark - Tsukineko; Purely Pomegranite dye ink - Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Baroque Motifs - Stampin' Up!
Embossing Powder: Clear - Stash (a rubber stamping store that I used to work for sold it, but I'm not sure who packaged it and they went out of business in the '90's)
Embellishment: light green bling - Bling It On by Lisa Bearnson

24 comments:

  1. Love your embossed flourish. Way to rock the color combo.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  2. Great card, love that baroque motif's...it looks great embossed! Awesome job and love the little addition of the green bling!

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  3. OOH! I LOVE all of the flourishes!

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  4. Oooh Karen! What a dramatic flourish background! This color combo really makes it sizzle. I am sorry about that versamark pad but it did make a pretty pink background. SO glad you got to jump in on Dawns color challenge. This one is a stunner!

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  5. Super cute! I love the embossing and those little touches of green are PERFECT!

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  6. KAREN, geeze! I love you sliding across home base, just in time, baby! THIS IS STUNNING! Great job, doll face! You've done that set and Stampin' Up! proud, baby! WONDERFUL WORK!

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  7. Beautiful Karen! Very cool to add the green that way!

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  8. This is fantastic. The background is just gorgeous! Love it girl!

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  9. Great card Karen! I love how you used the colors... it's beautiful!

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  10. glad you played along. you created a magnificent card. love embossing!

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  11. Beautiful! I love the simplicity. So elegant!!

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  12. That's really neat! I love the way it turned out.

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  13. Very pretty:o) I sure that stamp set.

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  14. Love you take on the challenge! You made this one look so easy! Great job~

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  15. Gorgeous and simply elegant! Love the embossing and your bling :o)

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  16. Oh the colors and style are just yummy!Love the flourishes!
    oxoxoxox

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  17. Wow - it's beautiful! And that pink-toned paper looked like scrapbook paper at first - I can't believe you stamped it (well, I can cause I know you are capable of such things, it just looks very professional!). Love the color combination, too! Brava!

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  18. BEAUTIFUL card. This is perfection!

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  19. Wow ... that is just beautiful!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comments.

    Jane

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  20. Great card i have scene in this blog. I like the way you used the colors. I hope you will be add some more cards from you.

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