Friday, July 8, 2011

Inspired Creation......

Hi All!!

I wasn't able to get in on last week's Create with Connie and Mary Challenge - and it just felt "off."  I really look forward to their challenges......so I wasn't going to let another week get away from me - lol.  And guess what?  This week's challenge is actually a two week challenge and they offer a color and/or sketch challenge.  I decided to just go with the color challenge today......here is the color challenge they proposed:



Well - I don't know about you but I immediately had one of those "thank goodness this stamp set didn't retire" moment......because I knew instantly I wanted to use Inspired by Nature......and after laying out the colors - I thought that I wanted to make a sympathy card.  It just came to me......simple as that.  :)  Wanna see what I did?



Well?  How did I do?  I had to throw a little bit of old olive ad soft suede in there for the sake of the flowers.....I hope I didn't violate any color challenge rules ;)  I stamped the flower image onto very vanilla and cut it out before adhering it down with stampin' dimensionals.  And can I say - welcome back basic gray satin ribbon.......y.u.m.m.y.!  The flowers were inked up with stampin write markers before stamping, see?



The colors used for the flowers were old olive, so saffron, pumpkin pie, soft suede and chocolate chip.  The smaller flower was stamped off before stamping it over the sentiment panel.    The sentiment, inside and out,  are from Thoughts and Prayers - another "thank goodness this didn't retire" stamp set.  ;)  And the new edition designer series paper making the new catalog - what else do i need to say about that???  This is one awesome collection of paper!  Oh did I mention that I prettied up the inside as well?  I didn't - well......here it is:



I would love to hear what you think of this little baby below in the comments section.  No one will bite you there ;)  Have a wonderful day!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, just the right combination for that sentiment.
Thanks for sharing.
SIU, Seletta

Debbie Henderson said...

I'm so glad you are back, we missed you last week. In agreement........so glad this stamp set didn't retire! Love what you did with the multiple colors on the flowers. Thanks for playing CCMC!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is stunning! I'm always so excited to see what you come up with and you never disappoint! Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

Lisa said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge!

Deb said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love what you did with these colors! So soft and serene! Perfect for a sympathy card! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Nance said...

Lovely card Regina! So soft and serene perfect for a sympathy card. Love all the details like the embossed and sponged edge and the inside is as beautiful as the outside! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

Ayesha said...

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Mary Brown said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how you did your tulip frame on this! Thanks for joining us for our special Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Oh...very elegant! Love the finished inside, too...I don't do that nearly enough! Great job with the color challenge! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!