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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Three's the charm: CTD{104} SSC{163} SR{31}

This post title looks like alphabet soup doesn't it? That's because, with tonight's card, I managed to meet the requirements for three challenges all in one project--that's a record for me! This one came together pretty easily in my head probably because the challenges did most of the work including the colors, paper and layout! The talented team at Stampin' Royalty asked us to create our own designer paper with stamps. With the tropical color scheme from Color Throwdown in mind, I reached for one of my all-time favorites (do I say that about every stamp set?!) Paradise to create my patterned paper. To Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive I added a neutral, Sahara Sand, just to ground all that hot, tropical color. I think the grey tones of SS calm an otherwise bright combination. Once I had my paper and colors in hand, the easy-breezy sketch courtesy of the Stamping 411 operators made my layout a cinch! Well, of course I fussed over details like I always do so it wasn't quite as easy-breezy as it should have been! ;-) My daughter was crafting with me during this process and she liked this card so much she asked me to teach her how to make one too! That's a ringing endorsement in my book! Although she said she didn't want to complete the inside like I did. Oh well, everyone is entitled to artistic liberty, right?!

A big thank you to all of you who hopped over to Arden's blog yesterday and left some comment love about her owl bookmarks. It meant so much to her....and to me. Thank you. And if you're wondering what I'm talking about...check it out HERE. Thanks so much and hope to talk with you tomorrow when I'll have a decadent dessert inspired challenge goodie for you to feast your eyes on!

supplies:
stamps: paradise; woodgrain background; curly cute
ink: tangerine tango, old olive, daffodil delight, sahara sand
paper: very vanilla, tangerine tango, old olive, sahara sand
xtras: dotted scallop ribbon border punch; lots of tags sizzlit die;

13 comments:

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Wowwie wow wow you've been a busy girl! To meet THREE challenges too.... Superb! Love the colors and you're right about the SS grounding the HOT colors. So nice as always. I haven't gotten the ribbon edge punch, but I've seen it on few of your cards, and it looks great. Hummm I feel another order starting...??? Good luck on your entries.

Connie Babbert said...

Love how you mdae your own designer paper with stamps! I love how you flipped the sketch, too! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week.

Selene Kempton said...

This is absolutely fun and funky! Excellent job with the challenges! I love the DSP you made!

Shanda Stirk said...

Great card for that color combo and it makes great DSP! thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Margaret Moody said...

This is stunning, Nance! I love this stamp set and seeing how you've used it here has convinced me to place it on my next order! Love the simple overall design stamped over the woodgrain background in gray! So simple but so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

How pretty and colorful is this, great job! The colors are fabulous together and I really think your addition of SS helps blend all the colors together on the woodgrain background.

Broni said...

I just love the background you created and how you used the color combo for this great tropical card! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us!

Kerin said...

Wow three challenges at once, now that's skill!! You've done all of them proud, love your card :)

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! I love the images you've used for these challenges! And of course, I am so happy that you were able to play the CTD!!

Sandra Farrell said...

Beautiful Work! Great patterned paper. Thanks for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

Robin Merriman said...

Love the DSP! Great job!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Wow!!! What a fabulous combination of colors. You knocked it out of the park with this one!

Patti Chesky said...

Love your vivid color combination! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.