Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Simply Amazing ~ Embellish Colour Challenge

Good morning sweet friends :) It's a lovely Wednesday morning...my reports are handed in (I'm the first in the school, I know, teacher's pet...LOL) and now I can concentrate on my Christmas cards :) I wasn't going to participate in the Embellish challenge this week. These colours really intimidate me. I do not make (many) children's cards and red, blue and yellow always say "kid's card" to me. But if it was easy, it wouldn't be a challenge, would it? So I thought and thought of how to put these colours together without it looking like an invitation to a 5 year old's birthday party (not that there's anything wrong with that! LOL). It was just my personal challenge.


The flower is made of canvas and cut out with my nestabilities blossom die. I stamped the layers with a French script and flourish. The sentiment is stamped in night of navy and silver brads highlight it. I think I like it! It definitely doesn't say "kid's party" so I guess I did what I set out to do :) Have a wonderful day...Mojo Monday card is up for tomorrow :)

What's in it?
Stamps: SU french script, PTI fancy flourishes, Verve bountiful backgrounds
Ink: SU night of navy, real red
Paper: PTI vanilla, lemon tart, polka dot dp, SU wasabi
Accessories: stitching, blossom nestabilities, canvas,fiskars apron punch, silver brads, button, SU vanilla grosgrain

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bright, cheery and pretty! Love the flower and the apron lace edge!

Melisa

TannyP said...

This is definitely not a kids party card! You really hit a home run with this challenge...great choice of details and wonderful accenting.

Marisa said...

Love the flower with the different BG on the petals and the ribbon in the middle is great! Nice piercing down the sides too. Wonderfully done :D

Laural-Lee said...

you did wonderful for this challenge. those bold primaries scare me!! I love how you took a softer approach. It's beautiful

Winter said...

So pretty! The colors look great! :)

Maile Belles said...

Fabulous job on the challenge! Gorgeous flower! Must be nice to have those report done.

Julie Martin said...

absolutely adorable! (and you really did a great job -- it certainly doesnt look like its for a 5 year old! lol)

Terri E. said...

Tons of fun textures on this card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Aimes said...

I'd have run a mile from this challenge LOL! But after seeing you totally rock it, I realise it's not that scary after all!
I love your flower - so pretty!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Kristina said...

This is most definitely not a kid's party invitation! It's so cute and girly! And canvas... wow! What a great texture to put on the card! I've never actually worked with a material other than cardstock and acetate... I might have to branch out one of these days. I actually did pick up some cork a few months back, inspired by the amazing things you create with it... But I haven't quite been brave enough to use it yet. ;) Someday!

marianagrigsby said...

Wow... I love that you used soft and dark tones of the colors....Love the flower, the background and the sentiment...just perfect!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Great layout! Thanks for participating in another Embellish challenge!

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