Monday, October 4, 2010

Dots, Stripes, and Plaid

When I was creating this card, I had two special challenges in mind. The first is this weeks challenge at Joan's Gardens, where we were asked to follow a special list of requirements for her Challenge #17.

Use plaid, polka dots, and stripes.
Use pearls or rhinestones.
Include circles.
And use a sentiment for any occasion.

The next challenge is at Kim Wilson's blog Called Off The Wall Craftiness, where this week the challenge is #27, and the inspiration is this gorgeous photo in blue, brown and a neutral.

My card base is Pure Luxury Ocean Mist. I embossed a panel of brown cs with the diagonal stripe EF from Cuttlebug, and sponged the stripes with Color Box, Frost white. The bottom of my card front was embossed with the Big Dot EF, also from Cuttlebug, and sponged with Rich Cocoa Memento ink. A strip of gingham plaid was applied to the center. My circles are actually dimensional stickers from Sticko that I mounted on the brown card stock and cut leaving an edge, and popping up. My sentiment is from A-Muse and is stamped on an SU! punch. I used a pretty blue satin ribbon for a bow, and accented with pearls.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

13 comments:

Patti said...

This is perfect for both challenges! Great color combo and I love Joan's recipe! Beautiful work my friend!

Our Little Inspirations said...

You nailed both challenges quite well with this one! Very pretty, and I love that ribbon!

redwasher1 said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!! I love it and you sure nailed both challenges!

dee marie said...

Hi Mom :) I love this card you created! The different embossing textures work great with the plaid dp. The floating circles are perfect and I love your bow too! Way to rock those challenges!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

yep - you need to be building something with all these "nailed" challenges (pardon the pun, can never resist LOL) You have the coolest "stuff"..which I could come up to the craft show in York - had in mind to do that BUT my MIL (who is 89) has called and wants us to come to her home in West Va this weekend and part of next week so DH can get her house ready for winter - we usually do this in Nov but it has turned cold quick! so with little notice at work...off I go again this weekend!

Payne Holler Cards said...

that should be "wish" I could come up...LOL

Joan Fricker said...

Wow, you certainly did a great job with this challenge. I love the soft blue and the different textures. Great job!

Thanks so much for playing in Joan's Gardens #17 Weekly Challenge. I sure am having fun!

Olga said...

Well didn't you rock this one! Still haven't had time to play, but I'll get around to it. It's off to work today so maybe tonight.......

Tammy said...

This is so elegant Mary Anne! Beautiful textures with beautiful colors! Thanks for playing with us at OTWC and Good Luck! :-)

Janice M said...

Great job on both these challenges Mary Anne!! Lovin the color combo!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is soooo gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC and good luck!!

Kerrie said...

Great colour combination..... you really rocked both challenges... good luck!

Melanie said...

very pretty! what fun inspiration!