Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A new color challenge for the new year!

Mona Pendleton has started her own color challenge, aptly named CR84FN!  For the first official challenge, we are to use yellow, peach and pale pink.  Being the pastel girl that I am, I had to try this one!  Here is the inspiration:


And here is my submission:


Birds and Swirls was embossed on pale pink cardstock for the base of the card, and sanded.  The main image is called Butterfly Field, stamped in 3 shades of distress inks: worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, and mustard seed, then cut with a nesties scalloped circle die, and framed with a doily.  The beautiful hand-dyed seam binding is a gift from my sweet friend Donna, centered with a PTI button.  I added a butterfly and a smaller scalloped circle for the sentiment.

I'm also entering this into the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge: Something New - that would be this lovely hand-dyed ribbon/seam binding!

Supplies: white and Hero Hues carnation cardstocks, Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls embossing folder, Hero Arts CG176 Butterfly Field, CL169 SparkleClear Happy Thoughts, CL383 Antique Engravings, Versamark and Versafineonyx black inks, worn lipstick, spiced marmalade and mustard seed distress inks, paper doily, PTI button, hand-dyed seam binding, colored pencils

23 comments:

Barb said...

Such a pretty card, Lin! Love the image cut into the scalloped circle! Looks beautiful against the doily! So feminine!

Barb said...

Forgot to tell you how much I like the new look of your blog! It is definitely YOU! :)

Sanne said...

Your new blogbanner looks great Lin!
So do your gorgeous card!

Sue Lelli said...

Tell your sweet friend Donna that seam binding is just FAB with the peach button on your GORGEOUS card! LOVE the image and the color washed image againt that doily and embossing! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Virginia L. said...

SO beautiful! This sherbet-like color combo is delightful and the use of doily is brilliant!

CinnamonSally said...

Such a beautiful feminine card Lin, love these colours, just beautiful!!

Mona Pendleton said...

WOW Lin! So beautiful! Love how you worked magic with the distressing inks! Thanks for playing along with the CR84FN challenge - hope to see you again :)

nancy said...

The image stamped in those three shades of ink is lovely. It draws you into the card.

Tiffany Ervin said...

Gorgeous colors and so inspirational, I really smell the sweetness of Spring coming Lin!

Dawn T said...

Beautifully done Lin. So pretty. The doily really frames it well.

Deborah Frings said...

Just gorgeous!! I love the doily and the shading on the main image and the embossing backing paper. It feels like spring!! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN.

Unknown said...

Absolutely lovely, Lin! Love the beautiful background you created and the embossing is just stunning! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Heather Rogers said...

That butterfly is so pretty. The seam binding and doily are wonderful embellishemnts. :)
Thanks for playing at CR84FN!

Alice said...

what a beauty, Lin! love love the colors on the main image and the doily is perfect!

Michelle said...

Love the new look of your blog, Lin! This card is so pretty!! Beautiful butterfly!

Andrea M said...

Wow Lin!!! So pretty!!! What a gorgeous, blingy butterfly and doily!!!
So glad you could play along with us at CR84FN! Hope you'll join us again next week!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! Beautiful background, great use of the doily and added butterfly! Thanks for playing at CR84FN!

Arlene said...

Love what you've done to your blog too.

The card is just beautiful - what great colors - so yummy.

Kathy Martin said...

So pretty Lin! Love the bright colors and embossed background!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I love that little butterfly, and your distress inks blend into what looks like a beautiful summer evening. I will have to remember to try sanding my cardstock like that! Thanks for joining CR84FN :)

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous background to your flower. Lovely vintage card. Glad you joined us at CR84FN!

Pauline said...

So lovely, areal peach! Love the doily, and the shading with the inks, so effective! A beautiful spring card!

Bonnie Garby said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.