Tuesday, July 26, 2011

UDI 46 The Turquoise Thistle Continues…

Welcome to another Utah Divas International Color Challenge!  This week, for challenge number 46, the design team had to use the colors Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, So Saffron, and Whisper White on our projects so, once again, I have a tempting turquoise thistle from the Natures Pace Stamp Set!

This card just evolved…. another one of those “ok, step away from the card, Mom” cards, as my DD would say!UDI46, color challenges, Sharon Field, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Natures pace, Super Saturday, basic pearls, big shot machine, embossing, square lattice

The So Saffron Card Stock layers were embossed using the big shot machine along with Perfect Polka Dots and Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folders.

UDI46, color challenges, Sharon Field, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Natures pace, Super Saturday, basic pearls, big shot machine, embossing, square lattice

The focal image was colored with Stampin’ Write markers, then stamped DTP and punched out, and trimmed with Tempting Turquoise ink.UDI46, color challenges, Sharon Field, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Natures pace, Super Saturday, basic pearls, big shot machine, embossing, square lattice

Using rotated squares of Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise card stock, a medallion setting was created for the focal image… basic pearl jewels were added along the edges of the Tempting Turquoise card stock… I think it’s a bit much, what do you think?

UDI46, color challenges, Sharon Field, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Natures pace, Super Saturday, basic pearls, big shot machine, embossing, square lattice

Do you have the itty bitty punch pack yet?  The small floral punch can really add a little fun to an ordinary brad!

UDI46, color challenges, Sharon Field, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Natures pace, Super Saturday, basic pearls, big shot machine, embossing, square lattice

LOL… adding the Tempting Turquoise Scallop Circle punch to the sentiments in upper and lower corners made them look a bit like flowers!

UDI46, color challenges, Sharon Field, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Natures pace, Super Saturday, basic pearls, big shot machine, embossing, square lattice

The sentiments are from the fabulous Petite Pairs stamp set… ordinarily I would put one on the inside.. but the corner really needed some kind of attention too!

UDI46, color challenges, Sharon Field, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Natures pace, Super Saturday, basic pearls, big shot machine, embossing, square lattice

Remember this ribbon fold technique?  It was featured in one of my Super Saturday Free Tutorials… I had lined up the ribbon folds with the designer series paper pattern, but the embossed Perfect Polka Dots surface worked well as a guide too!

You can view the ribbon fold technique HERE.

And here is the inspiration photo for today’s Utah Divas International Color Challenge!UDI46, color challenges, Sharon Field, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Natures pace, Super Saturday, basic pearls, big shot machine, embossing, square lattice

Thanks for stopping by, I truly enjoy your comments and feedback!

Tomorrow I’ll have a new Diva Coffee Break Designs Team Challenge… hope to see you back here again!

Hugs,

Sharon

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8 comments:

Karenliz said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Wow Sharon this card has a lot going on, but it all works. Love the turquoise with the thistle. Looks great!

Sharon Winter said...

I love the card just as it is, Sharon. I don't think the pearls are too much, though it uses a lot of your stash! Beautiful!

zuziqu said...

I love this card! The colours work so well together, and I do love the pearl border! I don't think it is to much at all.

Keep creating and posting, please. I really enjoy coming to your blog every day and seeing what you have in store for me today.

Thanks,

Sue

nana_cindy42 said...

Sharon, I love this!! Love the colors, stamp, pearls, design, ribbon, etc. etc....... Can you tell I like it?

I can't wait til tomorrow and esp. Thurs for your 'Watercolor Crayons' class!!!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Beautiful job Sharon...love thistles..regardless of colors!!

sharon said...

Sharon
I agree with you. Much to much going on so you need to send it to me! Tee hee!!
Sharon L

Patrice H said...

What a beautiful card Sharon. The colors are amazing together. The Pearls really do make the center piece pop!