Thursday, May 22, 2014


With 2 design teams less, and more time on my hands, I've been trying to play in more challenges.  Here's a card I made with 2 of them in mind, the Color Throwdown challenge, and also the Muse challenge for this week.

Supplies: MFT Die-Namics Chevron Stripes, Simon Says Stamp flower from Best Mom Ever, leaves from Lawn Fawn's Flutter By, sentiment from Lil Inker's Darling Diamonds, papers from My Mind's Eye, American Crafts, and Lawn Fawn, and enamel dots from Teresa Collins

I decided I wanted to use all tone-on-tone design papers.  You can see them a bit better in the photo below.  I was going to put them on a white card base, but the reverse of the orange paper was adjacent to my elements and I liked them together, so I added it to the mix.  Choosing papers that work together is one of the things that I've carried over from my quilting days, and I still enjoy the process!  I stamped the flower 3 times, cut out smaller sections and pieced them back together again with foam adhesive to give a little more dimension. 

Here are the Color Throwdown colors.  I don't think I'd have thought to put the hot orange with the cool blues and greens, but I love the result!

And here's the card that our Muse for this week, Marion Vagg, made.  As you can see, I followed her sketch:

I enjoyed getting out these chevron dies and playing with them again!  Thanks for visiting!


pcrusberg said...

I really like your card. Very pretty.

Betty said...

love the design on both of your cards - wonderful colors!

Barb said...

So pretty, Lin! Love your rose and the beautiful patterned paper you used! ♥

Ardyth said...

Love the classic feel of this pretty card, Lin! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Love the layers on the rose, and the chevrons are fantastic! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

Vickie Z said...

Love the dimensional rose and those chevron borders! Wonderful use of the colors and muse inspiration! Thxs for joining us at CTD!

Hannelie said...

That rose looks lovely Lin!
Love the way the muse card inspired you!