Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Multi-challenge card with an Asian twist



Hello everyone!

Today's Color Challenge on SCS (CC211) was to use Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss (or Old Olive) and Baja Breeze. I also wanted to play in Julee's Mojo Monday Challenge, mojo79, and Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge FTTC8.... to use embossing. There's a link to both the Mojo Monday and Timeless Tuesday's Challenges on my sidebar, so come join the fun!

I am soooo excited! I won a Verve set of my choice during the project parade! Whahoo!!! I LOVE Verve stamps! I cannot wait to get my set! If you haven't played, check it out here: http://vervestamps.blogspot.com/ There's still time to join in the project parade and have a chance to win!

So today, even though it's dreary outside, and my body hurts, I'm doing the happy dance! I had fun making this card. I recently bought this stamp by Memory Box along with a 6 x 6 paper stack called Sugar Drop. Memory Box sure has come out with some great papers lately! I loved this pack and got a couple others which I'm sure you'll be seeing shortly. Anyway, I stamped the image with Stazon Timber Brown, on hot press watercolor paper (LOVE this stuff... thanks for the tip Dawn). I used SU! markers in Old Olive and Pretty in Pink, and a paint brush to color these tiny flowers and leaves. I outlined the flowers and centers with my Stardust Gelly Roll Pen for some glitter, which totally does not show up in my photo... but it's there. I LOVE that pen!!!

The sketch I used today was Julee's Mojo Monday sketch. For the Flourishes Tues. challenge, to use embossing, I used my cuttlebug to emboss these leaves, which have an Asian flare, and I thought they set off my image well. I matted everything on a Baja Breeze base. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch for my dp panel mat, and SU! Pretty in Pink Ribbon. The image itself is on dimensionals. It's a simple card, but I love how it turned out.

Did I mention I WON a free VERVE set? Wahoo!!! I guess you can tell I'm excited!

I hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks for taking a peek at my blog! Come back soon, and if you haven't already, please sign my guest book near the bottom of the page!

24 comments:

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Grace, this is just beautiful!!! Love the layout and the design!!! The embossed texture is just perfect with the paper, too!!! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!!!!

Dawn said...

This is very pretty Grace. I am so glad that you are still able to stamp. I hope you are feeling better soon. Love the way you used the colors today. Hugs....Coffee soon to catch up okay...

itsabrt said...

This is so beautiful, I love your color choices and your textured backdrop and don't forhet thr border punch! BR-T

Valarie (vampme3) said...

This is a beautiful card, Grace!

Stephanie said...

Wahoo for you Grace!! Congratulations - you definitely are deserving! ALL of your creations are fabulous :)

Diane said...

Grace, this is just beautiful! So springy...love the colors and soft touch your images produce to the whole card. Great border punch...second time I've seen it...now I'll have to go hunt for it at our Michaels.

Girl, I can't keep up with you. I think you surely have enough mojo to pass a little along to me since mine is missing! Couldn't produce a thing today. I'm coming back in the morning, with my coffee in hand, and spend more time here. You will inspire, I just know it!! Gorgeous, beautiful design in every single post!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Grace!!! Great job on all the challenges!! Love how the image goes so well with your designer paper!! Great dry embossing!!

Gina said...

Congrats on your win. Great job using the color challenge, you made a beautiful card. I just bought this same pack of paper last week! Thanks for the ideas.

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

absolutely beautiful! those colors look great - what an awesome challenge combo. i wish i had even a drop of your creative mojo! I so love visiting your blog!

joey said...

Hi Grace, this is such a beautiful card, I love your colour choice and little details. Joey.x

JazzyH said...

Very pretty and you great one card to do 3 challenges. WOW!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

absolutely the most gorgeous card today! Love the background and the edging just beautiful all around!!Thanks for sharing your music I stayed for a whole song thank you~Donna

Kay said...

Oh, did I hear something about someone winning a stamp set from Verve? Congratulations!!

This is another beautiful card, Grace - love it!

Elizabeth said...

Too exciting - congratulations on the win. Who would have thought of adding Baja Breeze with Kiwi Kiss and Pretty in Pink - love the combination. Another beautiful card!

peggysue said...

I'm always blown away by your creations. Wow. Did I ever give you my address? :) This card is beautiful. You have such a lovely way with detail and artistry with color and layout.

Holly said...

Grace, this is simply stunning...AGAIN! :) You have such an eye for pulling everything together. I LOVE how the branches from the lower left seem to weave into the colored branches on the top layer which seem to connect back to the embossed branches from the back area. Just visually stunning! And CONGRATS on your big win! You deserve it!

Riet said...

wowwww Grace,what a beautiful cards,l love them all.

hugs Riet.x

acreativeneed said...

Congratulations Grace on winning the Verve set!
This card is drop dead gorgeous!! Loved it when I saw it on SCS and I had to take another look here! I'm so glad you came to visit me on my blog too, you're sweet comments put a huge smile on my face!
hugs,
Deena

katiesniche said...

So very pretty! I love anythig Asian or with Cherry Blossoms. After living in Okinawa for 3 years, I really great to appreciate it all. Your colors and layout are great!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the soft asian feel and the gorgeous accents. Congrats on your win! Your excitement totally made me giggle. :)

The Mama Monkey said...

Congratulations!! It is fun winning things! I love all things Asian and this is just beautiful. Reminds me of the cherry blossoms that will be coming out soon...I hope...we just had snow today, though.

southernscraps said...

Love your card. So pretty. And congrats on winning the Verve stamps. What fun!

DaDoodleDiva said...

This is so pretty! You did a fabulous job on this card.

Dell

Cardmaking Galore said...

Great colours scheme and the branch looks fab