Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Dawn's Color Challenge Week 2

It's been awhile, but I was able to carve out some time to play along with Dawn McVey's second color challenge today. The colors were brown, white, turquoise, and mossy green.



It's a fairly simple card, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I stamped the row of stems in Spring Moss and added the flower blossoms in Water Lily Green and the bee in Burnt Umber. That strip was layered on a piece of dark brown cardstock that had been punched with the scalloped edge border punch. I wanted to get the turquoise in there again so I wrapped the stamped panel with a bit of double sided satin from American Crafts (the side that isn't showing is a diagonal stripe - I used the solid side). That entire thing was mounted to a Spring Moss base. The sentiment was stamped on a little piece of white cardstock and rounded with the small corner rounder (yellow) from EK Success. That was mounted to the scalloped border. I wanted the sentiment to stand out a little more so I added a pierced row just below it. The last step was to add tiny spots of glitter on each flower. Thanks for checking in today. I hope to be back again tomorrow!

Recipe:
Cardstock: Brown - Bazzill, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; Ultimate White - Strathmore
Stamps: Honey Bees, Simple Little Things, With Sympathy - Papertrey Ink
Inks: Burnt Umber, Water Lily Green - Palette; Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink
Tools: Scalloped Border - Fiskars; Small Corner Rounder, Medium Corner Rounder - EK Success
Ribbon: Double sided satin - American Crafts
Other: Glitter Pen - Sakura

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

Love it! Your layout is great, and the piercing adds just the right touch.

Lisa said...

What a sweet card!! You did great on the color challenge...I love the with sympathy flowers.

Ilse Vargas said...

Simple but very nice!

Wendy said...

love the bee and the understated stitching beneath the message. the delicate touches give it the right umph.

Winter said...

Very pretty! Love that stamp set!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh this is so sweet Lizzie!