Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy Hump Day!


I have 2 cards to share with you today. This one is for the CTD#74 where the newest member of their DT Kristin Bueter gave us a color challenge of Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, and Regal Rose. Welcome aboard Kristin - I look forward to seeing more of your creations throughout the year! I also followed today's SC262 sketch challenge.
I started with a base of Vintage Cream cs, and added a panel of Dusty Durango that was cut with the Labels 4 die and embossed with the Victoria ef. I covered it with Versamark ink and added clear ep over the entire image for some shine. The main panel is layered with PTI Bitty Box basics in brown, with vintage cream on top. I used the PTI background basics text stamp with Regal Rose, stamping off once for a subtle look. I sponged and distressed the edges and stamped the Verve (Believe) sentiment with Chocolate Chip. If you look closely, I used 2 ribbons, layering Dusty Durango on top of Regal Rose. The butterfly is also Regal Rose, punched with a MS punch, covered with versamark and embossed with clear EP. A tiny pearl was added for interest. I crocheted the flower using embroidery floss and put a Terracota button inside, adding punched ferns from EK and MS punches.

This card was done for 2 challenges also. The MMSC35 sketch challenge, as well as the KSCC#21 challenge where Lisa challenges us to add sewing to our cards. I tried stitching this panel by hand after piercing it, but I didn't like it, so I did faux stitching instead with a Tombow marker and distressed the edges. I used Prism cs in the Azelea shades of light, medium, and dark. I also added a layer of black and the image panel was done on a piece of white. I used the Lilies and Hibiscus stamp sets for the image and sentiment. The inks I used for the flowers were SU cranberry crisp,(CB) pale orchid, )CB)rouge, (CB)pink, and SU pretty in pink. For the leaves and stems I used Mememto New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, and Cottage Ivy. I punched small & large ovals for the sentiment, and adhered it beneath the PTI New Leaf button which was tied and wrapped with cream colored embroidery floss.
That's it for this Wednesday.......have a fabulous day and thanks for checkin' in!

Carol

17 comments:

Lynn said...

Love your beautiful pink lilies!! Such a wonderful layout with your stitched frame and wonderful layers!! What an adorable buttoned-on tag!!

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card at Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along in KSCC#21!

Carolyn said...

Sooo beautiful! I just love the pretty and feminine colors. Lovely coloring too. Thank you so much for playing with us at the MMSC this week. Happy New Year!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Carol - your card is so very pretty! I love the image you have used and coloured so perfectly. You have a great eye for detail and colour...great embellishing too! Your first card is gorgeous too - you are one takented lady! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - you know we LOVE to see you cards!! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Priscilla said...

Ooooo I really love how your card came together. the Hug tag is so cute too. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

debhorst said...

fantastic card!! I really need to learn to crochet so that I can make my own flowers--love it!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I had already seen the beauty in red and white on SCS but the other was new to me....and it is fabulous...your details are eye candy

Dixie said...

Carol,
Your blog is terrific. Love your cards! I'll be back to visit.
Dixie (OWH)

broni (waterchild12) said...

Great cards, Carol!!! I just love the CTD one with all the varied branches behind the beautiful crocheted flower!!

Carol said...

Carol-both of your cards are sensational. Looks like you got off to a great start this year with your creativity. Your lillies on your Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge are spectacular!!! Love all the layers and the fabulous button. I also am tickled you crochet your own flowers just like me!!! I do them when my DH and I go some where while he is driving.lol Thanks so much for giving Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges a whirl. Wishing you a Very Happy Creative New Year!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards Carol - love all the layers and the stitching is pefect! Thanks for playing along with us at Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Wendy said...

Both cards are so pretty, Carol! I lov'em!!
Have a great day!

Denise said...

Very Beautiful cards! I love the red & brown one, such a pretty crochet flower.
Aloha,
Denise

Grace said...

Oh my... this is gorgeous!!! I love the pretty flowers and your coloring... the colors are so feminine and pretty! THanks for playing along with us at the MMSC!

LeAnne said...

These are both beautiful! Of course, I do favor the CTD one!!!! :D Lots of gorgeous details there...I am loving that crocheted flower! I am so jealous that you can crochet....I still haven't quite gotten the hang of it. I need a teacher (hint hint)!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both beautiful creation but I just Love your beautiful pink lilies!! Such a wonderful layout with your stitched frame, feminine colors, and layers!! Great take on the MMSC!

Kristin Bueter said...

What a beautiful card! Love how you used the colors and adorned the sentiment!! Soooo pretty ♥

Thanks so much for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again on Wednesday :)

Kitchen Sink Stamps said...

Gorgeous card Carol!!!! Awesome stitching and color combo too! So glad you could play along with us! :)