Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Birthday ~ Embellish Magazine's 1st Colour Challenge


Good morning! Have you seen the newest blog in town? Embellish Magazine has a new blog with challenges and submission calls. The first online publication will be in December. I love the colours for their first colour challenge. The main panel is a little different from my original plan, but I like it better. I really wanted to use the bold colours in large amounts and not take the safe route with a vanilla card base...you'll see that card tomorrow :) The extra requirement was to use polka dots in the design. I stamped the big polka dots in Versamark...love them!! The panel looked very flat and plain so I knew I wanted to emboss it and almost went to my goto swiss dots folder, but then saw the script one and decided to go with that one. It was perfect, a nice contrast to the polka dots. I think the swiss dots would have added too many dots. Ah, and my lovely butterfly die...its days are numbered as the air begins to chill. See you tomorrow with my second card for this challenge.



What's in it?

Stamps: PTI polka dot basics, birthday basics

Ink: Versamark, SU Baroque Burgundy

Paper: SU pumpkin pie; PTI vintage cream, scarlett jewel, summer sunrise, bitty dots dp

Accessories: EK Success edge punch; PTI button; twine; satin ribbon; cuttlebug ef; SU butterflies die and corner rounder

10 comments:

Maile Belles said...

This is beautiful Maureen!!! Looking forward to seeing your second card for the challenge!

Laural-Lee said...

Very nice Maureen. I love that colour combo as well. Great job on incorporating the dots.

Scrapping Julie said...

great balance of the colors, beautiful job. lovin those butterflies.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful card, Maureen!
Love what you've done with the colours!

Melisa

Marisa said...

Great use of the colours, Maureen! Love the huge polka dots and agree with your decision re: the script EF and love the double scalloped edge you used. I drool every time I see that butterfly die because I absolutely LOVE it!!! Maybe one day I'll own the Big Shot so I can use it as well....

Agree with you re: the guys on DWTS. Looking forward to seeing the ladies tonite :D

TannyP said...

Gorgeous work Maureen! I love that awesome color combination and the dimension you've added is divine!

Laura B. said...

gorgeous card Maureen!! love all those polka dot combinations:)

Terri E. said...

Love it and the butterfly is great. Great job with the embellish challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Winter said...

So pretty! I love that butterfly! :)

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Thanks so much for joining us in Polka Dot Paradise!

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