Thursday, December 4, 2008

THANK YOU, TRUE FRIEND

Today's card uses Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration Challenge #33 using the colors of CHOCOLATE CHIP, PUMPKIN PIE, TAKEN WITH TEAL, CERTAINLY CELERY, and WHISPER WHITE, along with SCS Sketch Challenge #205. I've been thinking long and hard about these colors ever since Kristina posted the challenge a couple of days ago. I just kept coming to a dead end with these colors but finally decided to tackle them this afternoon. I would have liked to have played more on the button theme from the inspiration photo but managed to include only one button in my design.

I used Stampin' Write Markers (Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, and Pumpkin Pie) to create the True Friend medallion background. The felt flowers are from Flower Fusion and Flower Fusion Too, and the sentiment is from the stamp set, Upsy Daisy (I like how the dots on the sentiment mimic those on the medallion image.).

RECIPE
Stamps: True Friend, Upsy Daisy
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Taken With Teal, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Certainly Celery, Taken With Teal, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad
Embellishments: Flower Fusion and Flower Fusion Too, Certainly Celery Button
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

21 comments:

Purple D said...

Your card is amazing....as usual! :-) The background paper looks stamped. If it is so....it's awesome.

Ashley C. Newell said...

This is great!

Marie said...
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Marie said...

Woops...wrong account before :) Here's the comment I just HAVE to leave....

I LOVE your card!! Love the stamped background and the way you balanced the colors. It makes me change my mind on this sketch - I wasn't sure if I liked it or not. Great job!!

chloe said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Katherne said...

You did much better at these colors than I did! LOL VERY NICE!

Kelly Lunceford aka.atomicbutterfly said...

This is amazing! I absolutely love how you combined both challenges! I love the images you used and all of the fun details! TFS

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Nancy, I adore your designs!! Everything is crisp and clean and you are a master at combining colors!
--Becca

Brenda said...

Just beautiful! Great job!

Wendy said...

You rock! Look at you all drugged up on meds and you still are able to get this masterpiece out! 'clapping'....

Savitri said...

This is just GORGEOUS! Love it.

Karen Giron said...

I love your stamped background paper, it's stunning and fun and festive! Plus, you know I'm partial to those felt flowers, I love this card. Great job with the challenge, it was a doozie!!

Rimna said...

Great card!!!
Love the flower!

kareNstampZ said...

what a great card & clever you combining 2 challenges in one

Deborah said...

Beautiful card Nancy! Hope you are doing better! Glad you are stamping! Deb

Ange Kelly said...

Beautiful card! fantastic layout

Julie Cameron said...

Love it!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word girl, the patience and time this card must have taken you! Wow! Inking that stamp over and over with markers...sure does look GREAT! Awesome job combining those colours!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Awesome card! Your hand-stamped background looks like designer paper! You must have great patience! LOL Fabulous job with those colors!

Stamp and Smile said...

Adorable card Nancy! I so love your felt flowers and your time you put into the designed background. VERY NICE!!!! Fun colors for sure... Smiles! :)

Angie Tieman said...

WOW! This card is AWEsome!! It is THE coolest!