Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #21

Have any of you paricipated in Dawn McVey's Color Challenges?  Well, I made a quickie card tonight to add to her list of participants!  So, here's my take on Dawn's amazing challenge!  My first!

I want to get this posted now so I'll come back later and edit!
Please forgive the poor photo....had to upload using my Blackberry.

EDIT:  I started with a Lemon Tart base card and stamped in Dark Chocolate a border of Background Basics: Diamonds.  I am so proud of myself!  I actually got it lined up right with just a little help from Miss Dawn herself!    I watched her video on stamping backgrounds today and I must say that I DID learn something from it!  I agree that lining your blocks and stamps with an exsisting line makes it so much easier!  Punching a scalloped border along the center in Aqua Mist and adhering a strip of Dark Chocolate offset the pastel look of that scalloped border.  Now, don't you just LOVE how this flower turned out?!  I was inspired by Mish to go on a hunt for vintage sheet music!  This is actually punched from old elementary clarinet music that I found at my local Goodwill!  I used this vintage (1961 copyright) sheet music as my "cream" color in Dawn's challenge.  Instead of several layers of flowers as the centers, I just punched several circles in various sizes and stitched on a very large Lemon Tart button!  Oh, those buttons!  hehe

Thanks for stopping by!

{Love card}
All supplies PTI unless stated otherwise.
Stamps:  Mega Mixed Messages (love sentiment) and Background Basics: Diamonds
Ink:  Dark Chocolate and Tea Dye Duo
Paper:  Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist
Misc:  Lemon Tart button, button twine, vintage sheet music, Heidi Swapp edge distressor, EK Success embossed curve punch, various circle punches


Diane said...

GREAT card--really nice! :-)

jen said...

love, love, love the sheet music flower! And you rocked that background stamp- it looks PERFECT! :)

Nadine said...

What a lovely card! And that flower is just gorgeous!

Liz said...

Great job on the challenge! And way to go on lining up the stamps!! It's perfection :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Mmmm, beautiful!!

Cammie said...

What a great take on Dawn's challenge! Your background paper is great! It often takes me several attempts to get a piece I can use on a card. I'm going to have to try Dawn's tips.

Lori said...

This is such a pretty card!! I still need this background set!

Terri said...

Nice job! Your background looks great too!

Chris said...

So pretty! Your background stamping is imaculate and now I must go find some sheet music!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very striking.

Laurie said...

So pretty! I love that flower!! Gotta find me some sheet music too!

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