Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 16

Hey there - Happy September to you! Today's card share is what I came up with for Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 16! This week's color palette is actually one I am really drawn to - not just in cards, but I think it's also a color scheme that catches my eye in furniture and decorating too. Here are the colors: I think it has a nice and rustic feel to it. The colors I used for the challenge are Stampin'Up!'s Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, and Very Vanilla. I also used the new Sweet Centers stamp set that's available in the Holiday Mini starting today. You like? It's a fun set that coordinates with the Sweet Treats Cups that's also a new product in the mini {I will definitely have samples of this new product sometime this week - they are too cool!} In the meantime, how about a full view of my card? Here it is:
Since the colors are a little on the mellow and subdued side, I wanted to introduce different textures to the card to bring the colors out. I had fun with all kinds of accessories! I used the Champagne Mist shimmer paint on the balloon to make it more "glisteny" and dressed it up a little by adding the small half circle pearls from the Pretties kit. For the papers, I used the Big Shot Top Note die and the texturz plates to add more dimension to the card. Here's the full recipe for you:
{Charming Balloon Card}
All Supplies Stampin'Up! except where noted:
*Stamp Sets: Charming, Sweet Centers
*Cardstock: Textured Crushed Curry, Kraft, and Very Vanilla, To the Nines Specialty DSP
*Inks: Chocolate Chip Classic Stamp Pad, Crushed Curry Marker
*Accessories: Champagne Mist shimmer paint; Wide Oval, 1 3/4" circle, trio flowers, and modern label punches; Top Note Bigz Die; Stampin'Up! Texturz plates; Pretties Kit, Linen Thread, Signo Gel Pen, Flower Brad, Wood Button {PTI}
Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by today!


31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rose,
I love this card!
Take care!
Kris

Jane said...

Brilliant!!! love it!

Julie A. said...

Rose-

This is so cute! I'm such a big fan of hot air balloons, so this is a set I will have to get:)

Julie said...

oh, i love this, it's just great! i wish i could layer different embossed backgrounds on top of each layer...it never seems to work when i do it - but i love what you've done!!

Lisa Brown said...

Love this, Rose!

Aimee said...

This is such a cute card...it looks so fun, almost flying off the card. :)

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

Gorgeous card!

Savitri said...

Very cute! Love it!!! The air balloons are AWESOME!!!

Taheerah said...

I *love* the balloons on this, so cute!

Edna said...

Another great card from you, lovely work with these colours, your layout is perfect too!

Courtney Baker said...

Great job with the textures! I think you certainly succeeded! So cute.

Jessica said...

Very cute card!!! Love the balloon :)

Amanda Winkelman said...

Super cute card! Love the embossing on the top not die cut! Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog!

Dawn said...

This is adorable! Don't you just love that hot air balloon?

Terri E. said...

Love the dry embossing and pearl accents. Great job with the color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kimberly said...

Your card rocks! Nice work with those colors!! LOVE it! :)

Winter said...

This is too cute! I love it! :)

Amy said...

I really like how you mixed all those patterns and textures! Great work!

The Persimmon Perch said...

Love the hot air balloon and pearls. Looks great!

Sue Lelli said...

Love all of the textures and elements and details! Love how you included the ground as well. Really great card!

Windy Robinson said...

That balloon is very cute!

Elise said...

Rosemarie! This card is outstanding! Congratulations on being in Dawn's spotlight! Your work is breathtaking!

Amy said...

Congrats on being chosen for the spotlight!

Chrissy said...

What an "uplifting" card! Great job making the spotlight.
Chrissy

Maile Belles said...

This is sooooo cute! Congrats on making the spotlight!

Winter said...

Congrats on making the spotlight! :)

Lisa said...

I love your card!! It was one of my favorites!! Congrats on making the spotlight!!

Jane said...

CONGRATS!!

lynn said...

love your layered details! congrats on your win!

Jessica said...

Wow! This is awesome! Congrats on the spotlight!

Chris said...

I love all the elements on your card - well done on getting into the spotlight!