Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DCBD 220 Nature Walk and Leftovers

The Diva Coffee Break Designs Challenge this week was to use colors Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery in our art.

Now, I happen to love Certainly Celery… but perfect plum has been a color I’ve struggled with forever!  It looks great with Certainly Celery though, doesn’t it?


The focal image on today’s DCBD 220 challenge is from the Nature Walk Stamp Set in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The image was colored gently with the brush end of Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink Stampin’ Write Markers.  A little Multipurpose Adhesive was used to attach Dazzling Diamonds to the flower buds.. just to give that added sparkle!

Love my mat pack and paper piercing tool… and the faux stitching technique.  It’s so very easy to replicate stitching on a card using the mat pack and paper piercing tool.  Of course, the key to connecting the pierced holes is to work slowly with the fine point end of your stampin’ write marker. 

The background for my focal image was created by scoring a Very Vanilla Card Stock Scrap at 1/4” on all sides.  One at a time, I folded along the scored line and stamped with the En Francais Background stamp, Paradise (leaf) stamps, and then sponged additional color with a stampin’ write marker and Certainly Celery Ink.  After opening up the fold, I also used the sponge dauber to add a little bolder Certainly Celery color along the folded edge.  I really liked how it came out.. hope you do too!

Here’s today’s color palate for the Diva Coffee Break Designs Team Challenge… hope you’ll come play along with us!


Stamps and Supplies used in today’s DCBD 220 Nature Walk and Leftovers Card Share:

Stamps:  Paradise, Nature Walk, En Francais

Cardstock:  Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery

Classic Ink:    Certainly Celery

Accessories:  Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Scoring Blade, Bone Folder, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Hope to see you back here tomorrow for the Creative Sketches Design Team Challenge…



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irishgalkelly said...

This is pretty Sharon! I love how you scored the background and edged that to draw your eye over to the soft flower. Awesome!! I like the faux stitching too, so much easier than pulling out your sewing machine.

lisa808 said...

Love the color combo and your special touches--scoring, faux stitching.

Charlotte said...

Pretty! Love the faux stitching! I always shy away from stitching because it's such a chore to drag out the sewing machine and set it up. I'll have to attempt this the next time I'm wanting some stitching!

Kathy Mc said...

Love the different techniques you've used on this beautiful card. Super job on the color challenge ~ so rich & elegant.

Carey said...

Oh this one is fantastic. I love these colors together. I have been looking at the fields that are covered with something that is purple with green leaves right now (can you tell I don't know plants?).

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Brittani Nguyen said...

Very pretty, TFS!