Saturday, July 12, 2008

ELEGANT EGGPLANT, TAKEN WITH TEAL, OLD OLIVE

If you're a frequent reader of my blog, you know I often lack confidence in my finished artwork, and am always saying something like "I almost didn't post this" ... "Not sure if I like it" ... "This didn't turn out like I had planned"? Well, this card didn't turn out like I had planned BUT I know that I like it !!! I've had this color combination in my head for quite some time, and had a chance to work with it last night ... ELEGANT EGGPLANT, TAKEN WITH TEAL, and OLD OLIVE. I've never had a favorite color, but am very much inspired by color combinations. I'm finding this color combination one of my favorites, and one that I can see myself using ALOT!

Besides the obvious, here are the details of my card ...
* I used Taylor VaBruggen's Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #24 ... and FLIPPED it.
* I also used the stamp set, TRUE FRIEND, and the "FRIEND" sentiment from FUNDAMENTAL PHRASES.
* The flowers were inked using Stampin' Write Markers ...stems in Old Olive, flowers in Taken With Teal, and the edges of the flowers in Elegant Eggplant.
* The small circle medallion image from the True Friend stamp set was stamped in Versamark onto the Elegant Eggplant CS background.
* The three dots scattered between the flowers are paper pierced holes. Long ago, when I scrapbooked regularly, I would make three dots randomly between stickers, die cuts, etc. Those three little dots, randomly placed, pulled the floating images together for a more flowing look.
* There is also a double paper piercing line on the horizontal Taken With Teal CS strip.
* The circle medallion was stamped twice (once in Taken With Teal, and once in Eggplant Envy) with an Old Olive background piece and Old Olive brad. The top circle is raised on stampin' dimensionals.
RECIPE
Stamps: True Friend, Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Eggplant Envy, Taken With Teal, and Old Olive CS
Ink: Old Olive, Eggplant Envy, and Taken With Teal, Versamark
Embellishments: Old Olive Brad
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Word Window Punch, 1", 1 14/" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

47 comments:

Sue said...

oh my gosh this is pretty! I had to browse my catologue and find this stamp set..beautiful colors too. Oh, I made your marshmallow fruit dip last night...delicious!

Marie said...

Oh, I LOVE this and it would look gorgeous with so many different color combos. Gorgeous!!!

Stephanie said...

Wow! Your card is fabulous girl! :D I just love the color combination that you used! I love the paper piercing too! I am blown away! Thanks so much for playing with Taylor's challenge!

Vera said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the color combination!

Val said...

Love the card...that colour combo is fabulous. I will keep this combo for future cards. Thank you!!

Jana Emmert said...

Oh, Nancy, this is GORGEOUS! I would have never thought of that color combo, but I love it.

Renée said...

This is gorgeous! I'll keep this colour combo in mind too!

Jana Weaver said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love that color combo, and it works so well with that set. Really stunning piece of work!

Lorri said...

This is such a NANCY CARD! I agree with everyone, color combo is fabulous. Love the 3-dots randomly placed....this is a one of a kind card! Thanks for sharing another beautiful card!

wendy peatross said...

I love these colors. I need to add this combo to my list ofthings to try.

Toni said...

fabulous dahling! the color combo, technique and design...ravishing :)

Dawn Easton said...

I love it Nancy! That CC is fabulous!! Love your pattern you got going on...it's awesome girl!

Mauna said...

You Nailed it Nancy!!!! That card is beautiful...What else do you have in that mind of yours??? Can't wait to see..:0)

Kim Gasper said...

OMG! As I was reading about your color combination, I was having a hard time visualizing those colors together (granted, I am color challenge challenged). When I scrolled down and saw your AMAZING card, my jaw dropped! I can't believe how terrific these colors look together! Well done! I, too, remember the scrapping days where the three dots were all about the page.

Lisa said...

This is absolutely beautiful...I love it! Thanks for the inspiration. I'll definitely be casing this one!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so gorgeous!!!

Diane Gilbert said...

Wow! This combination is very pretty! But not as pretty as your card!!!

Patsy said...

Your choice of color was great. I never considered using these together, but now I will. Love the card!!

Angie Tieman said...

This is gorgeous!! Love your colors and the 3 pierced holes technique is amazing! I am so casing this!

onehappystamper said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Nancy!!! Love that color combo on those flowers...YUMM! :)

szbacn1 said...

These colors go so well together... who would have thought? Your card is lovely and inspires me to give this color combo (and stamp set... which I've had for a while and never used!) a try! Thanks!

Kriss said...

Yet another gorgeous card, Nancy! I just love the paper piercing idea. It really does add so much. Love the color combo also. It's a winner!

StampMom said...

ooohhh, I love this color combo -- I can see it with Christmas cards already. I remember that trick of the three dots from my days of Creative Memories scrapbooking, thanks for reminding me. :-)

Rhonda said...

WOW! This is gorgeous. I would have never thought about that color combo. Excellent choice in colors. And I love that stamp set. Great job, I always love your creations.

Lorri said...

Hi Nancy,

Love this card and the color combinations. I have been trying to see your stuff on ebay but there is nothing for you as a seller. Is it up at all?

Lorri V.

Suzanne Gonzalez said...

This is gorgeous just like ALL your other posts! That is a beautiful color combo I never would have thought of myself, thanks!
Suzanne Gonzalez

dahlene said...

I love the colors together they look so pretty! I might be ordering the flower set.

Lori said...

You should never doubt your talent! Your cards are gorgeous. This one will definatley be cased! Thanks for sharing!

Alexandra said...

This is a definite WOW! card Nancy - I just love the colors, and that stamp set looks beautiful here!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Abby V said...

Wow! Definitely will keep that color combo in mind! Thanks for sharing!

Allison said...

This is gorgeous! Love this colour combo - I never would have thought of it.

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Absolutely STUNNING! I love the color combo and I love the flower images - so much depth! WOW!

Wendy said...

WOW Nancy! Beautiful! Looks like it was time consuming with the markers, was it? I love the color combo...it's just perfect!

Barb g said...

Like everyone else, I think it is beautiful! What a wonderful color combination and so elegant!
Barb g

Jimi said...

Ooooooh! I love it! a definite CASE-er! I haven't been on your site in awhile. I'm finding many items to CASE. Thanks for the awesome samples!

LeAnne said...

Well, I am glad you shared this combo! What a beauty!
LeAnne

Libby Hickson said...

Oh my gosh this is gorgeous Nancy, I like it too! :-)

Jackie Pedro said...

Nancy, this is so stinkin' gorgeous! This color combo went into my fave color combo book!! I love the dots....little dots...BIG LOOK! Great job!

Oh, and I'm with you on the confidence issue!!!

StinkerbellSteph said...

Nancy, I fully understand second guessing stamp projects. Working so hard on them is like putting your heart outside your body for everyone to judge. That fear has kept me from starting my own blog but, I can honestly say I look forward all of your projects and I'm so glad you post/share them. They are always so lovely and inspirational!

Taylor said...

Absolutely beautiful! The sketch looks so great flipped and turned!

Stacey Schafer said...

Yes, your color combo is amazing! You always do beautiful work, Nancy!

Kalyber said...

This color combo is wonderful. I never would have thought to put them together and your gradient color on the flowers seriously rocks. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jenn D said...

This is absolutely stunning! I just love this color combo and your stamped background is amazing.

silke said...

Fantastic card - Nancy!!! Love the Set and the colors you have used!!!

Brooke S said...

Wow the colors are stunning!

Caroline Colgan said...

This card is just stunning - I love it!

kathleenh said...

Beautiful! I love the color combo and the circle embellishment on the side of the card.