So Sweet of You

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hi Friends! Did you hear...the CR84FN Color Challenge is ending! After the current challenge, Mona is shutting it down, so I wanted to play along one last time. I'll miss your challenge blog, was a fun one.

I seldom choose pale colors on my own, so I was glad to need to use them for this week's CR84FN challenge, which is aqua, tan, and yellow. I also used the Viva la Verve VLVJan2013 Week 4 sketch, added a fishtail, pearls, and a circle for the current Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #204, and Washi tape was necessary for the Simon Says Stamp challenge. The card practically made itself once I decided I wanted to enter all those challenges! ;) The Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge this week is to make what you are "known for." I'm not really "known" for anything, but I tend to use distressing on almost every card I make, so that's what I went with.

And, speaking of distressing, these two rings were made with the empty plastic roll from a roll of red line tape. I inked it up with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, pressed it into the cs, then sprinkled some water on it to smear the ink a little. I love doing this kind of thing! ;)

Inside the card, I used scraps for the tan circles as well as the long blue strip. There is a pretty floral stamp in yellow in the center of the white panel, and the sentiment stamped over it is a PTI stamp I've had for awhile, but never used. I was organizing my craft room, yet again, and came across the sentiment and decided to finally ink it up. :)

These are the challenges I'm entering with this card:
Viva la Verve Sketch challenge: VLVJan2013 Week 4
CR84FN70 Color Challenge
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC204: Use a fishtail, pearls, and a circle.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Use Washi Tape
Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge: What Are You Known For? (Distressing)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve); Serene Silhouettes (Stampin Up); Signature Greetings (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Glitter CS (Studio 18); Fiddlesticks, Hattie Papers (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Distress; Versamark; Memento
Dies: A2 Matting Basics, Classic Scalloped Circle, Labels Three, Postage Stamp, Reverse Wonky Rectangles (Spellbinders); Ribbon Banner (Verve)
Accessories: Scallop Diamond Edger punch (EK Success); embossing powder (Zing); Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); ribbon; sewing thread; pearls; Washi tape
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Dan said...

Great card, I love all the extra dimension you've added with your mulitple layers. The sewn detail and distressed elements are great too :) Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Cheryl! This is Fabulous!! Love all the Wonderful details! and Pretty bow! And those pearls are such a Wonderful touch too! Love this Lady! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)


Jessi Fogan said...

Love the layering - and what a clever way to make the rings!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh my goodness - this is just lovely! So many fab layers and lots of sweet details, love the pearly flourish and the way you made the rings! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Lin said...

I do love pale colors, and this is a beauty! Beautifully done - thanks so much for sharing it with us in our washi tape challenge at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Mona Pendleton said...

Awe, thank you for the kind post Cheryl :) Your card is so beautiful! I love all the layers and strip of pearls. They add such a touch of elegance! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Sue Lelli said...

So HAPPY you played, Cheryl! LOVE your embossed stamping and your FAB layers and PRETTY pearls! THX for playing with us so many times at CR84FN!

Amanda said...

Very pretty card! I love the way you laid out each of the pieces and design embellishments! Great job!

Thank you for playing along with is Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

Maria said...

Gorgeous, Cheryl! Fab layers and colors! Great distressing and beautiful touch with the pearls!

Angela said...

This is gorgeous, Cheryl! Love the soft colors, shabby look, and those pretty!

Conniecrafter said...

great colors, love the layering on the image and the embossing, pretty pearl accenting!

Stacy Morgan said...

Very pretty. Oh I like these colors and found out the last challenge too. Wonderful job.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

How lovely! Nice sketch, papers & colors.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous!! I love the colors, layers, and inking!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how wonderful! Lovely color combo, and that's some of my favorite ribbon which I've been hoarding. This almost has a collage look to it. Love!