Sunday, August 25, 2013

Three more for Jackie...

Jackie Rockwell has an ongoing weekly color challenge; each week she changes her blog header to another Pantone Fashion color, and invites us to play along by designing a card using that week's color.  I've been visiting our grands and celebrating my Mom's 89th birthday and doing DT work the last few weeks, so I got behind AGAIN!  Here are my entries for her African Violet challenge, her Dusk Blue Challenge, and her Emerald Challenge..

African Violet challenge

For this one I started with a panel of violet paper, stamping the Delicate Flowers over it in Passion Flower ink.  Then I stamped and colored in the Tall Flowers in 2 purples and a pale grey, and trimmed them out.  My sentiment is from Simon's exclusive Flower Friend, and I added some grey striped washi to balance the flowers.

 

And for the Dusk Blue challenge, I decided to try some ghost stamping.

Dusk Blue challenge

I first stamped the Garden Bouquet in Frost White ink, and after allowing that to dry overnight, again in Pool mid-tone ink, just slightly offset.  My sentiment is from the new The Craft's Meow set called Potted Garden.

dusk blue detail



When I saw Jackie's sample for her Emerald challenge, it reminded me of this panel I had previously made and not used; I started with shiny white cardstock and sponged on evergreen bough, peacock feathers and mowed lawn distress inks, then spritzed it with a bit of water.  And in that same scrap box was this feather that I had made after finding a tutorial for it, so I put them toghether with an appropriate sentiment(TPC Studio Vintage Birdcages) for my card.

Emerald Challenge


Jackie will design a blog header for the winner of her challenges, which remain open until fall begins on Sept. 22; the more you play, the more chances you'll have to win!

17 comments:

  1. Wow Lin you have been busy, I Love all your colour inspired cards, I really must have a go at the ghost stamping it looks fabulous!

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  2. Such gorgeous cards Lin! I LOOOOOVE the ghost stamping! I need to try that - it looks so good. But that feather??? OH MY! Just lovely. Have an awesome day! XO

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  3. Out of this wold prettiness Lin! I'm swooning over the blue card!!

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  4. Three beautiful cards, Lin! LOVE the blue one, but the other two are really fabulous, too.

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  5. One word, Lin - AMAZING! Each one has its special elements. Loving the Tall Flowers on your first card and the ghosting on your second. BUT your background, amazing feather (thanks for the link to the tutorial!) and sweet sentiment really struck a chord in my heart. As always, thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. A trio of awesomeness, Lin!! Every one beautifully done!! Glad you had a visit with the grands!! And how I would love to have a blog makeover!!!

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  7. Whoo Hoo Lin, look at you rock out those Pantone color cards! All 3 are beautiful . . . I especially love the how the ghost stamping turned out in the Dusk Blue card. The background in the Emerald card is stunning. The African Violet card is very sweet. So happy to see all of your wonderful cards!

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  8. boy, what busy - and talented - fingers, Lin! I'm gone a few days and I can't catch up with your wonderful creations. Love that ghost printing - gotta try it. And the purple tones are stunning. All good and you continue to amaze!

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  9. What a wonderful group of cards Lin! I love the CAS design of each one!

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  10. Love your cards, Lin--especially the ghost stamping--awesome!

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  11. WOW they're all brilliant.
    luv
    Debby

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  12. Wow, you've done it again....you took my breath away with these lovely cards. GREAT job!

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  13. these are all stunning Lin. I really love the ghost stamping on your middle one. You've outdone yourself with these.

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  14. Well aren't you the crafty one this weekend. Gorgeous card! Love the double stamping on the blue card...LOVE!!!

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  15. Fantastic, Lin - and the feather is amazing :)

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  16. You rocked the Pantone challenges, Lin! All your cards are just perfect! Congrats on your deserving win for the Emerald category! I love it!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!