Secret of Nature

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I'm trying to enter two challenges ending in less than two hours, so I'll be brief. ;)

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I used another Viva la Verve sketch for this card, made my own background paper for the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge, made a frame for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #216, and used the ColourQ #185 color palette.
The bg paper started out as white with teeny little pin dots. I randomly added a music stamp in purple, a thistle stamp in dark pink, sponged a dark teal on the edges of the paper, dragged the edges through water to make the ink run and to curl the edges a bit, then sewed the edges with a wonky straight stitch. The frame was made with a Coke can. I cut it with a square die, cut out an oval opening with another die, embossed the frame, rounded the corners, then colored it with alcohol inks. It is glued to the sentiment panel, which is matted with a black square. I dry embossed the red banner, but it was really stark against the dp's, so I swiped a white paint dauber over it to mute the color.

The inside is pretty simple, and I left it blank because I'm not sure yet what kind of card I want it to be.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #216: Frame It! (FTTC216)
Viva la Verve April 2013 Week 3 Sketch Challenge (VLVApr2013)
ColourQ Challenge #185 (CQC185)
Simon Says Stamp & Show: Background

Stamps: Nature's Pace (Stampin Up)
Paper: Basics White Paper Pad (Basic Grey); Madeline (Prima)
Ink: Distress; Adirondack Alcohol Ink
Dies: Banner Stacklets 1 (Taylored Expressions); Blossom, Labels 18, Classic Squares Sm, Classic Ovals Sm (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Paper Lace II embossing folder, Decorative Tile embossing folder (Cuttlebug); ribbon; crystal; Stickles; acrylic paint dauber (Adirondack); sewing thread; Coke can
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Jessi Fogan said...

That metal frame is stunning, Cheryl!! Love this :)

Sarah said...

Absolutely lovely. Fabulous design and so elegant! Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

Allison Cope said...

Stunning Cheryl! I'm in love with your metallic frame! Fabulous job! Thanks for playing along with us this week for our Flourishes "Timeless Tuesday Challenge".

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the coke can frame and how you changed the dot paper into something magnificent! Can't believe how you made those colors look so Elegant!

Leslie Miller said...

I love this quote. It's one of my favorites. Beautiful background paper you made. Wonderful, rich colors, and the embossed frame surrounding the quote is an outstanding piece, as well!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!! I love the metal tag! Your technical terms impress me, too... 'wonky' stitching! :)

Maria said...

Just gorgeous!!! An amazing creation with fab color, frame and lovely bow!

Anita Scroggins said...

Really fun card, thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ this week! I have candy up for grabs on my blog, so please stop by!

Stacy Morgan said...

Very pretty and a great sentiment focused card.