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March 26, 2011

Color Inspiration!

This week's challenge at The Play Date Cafe, brings another gorgeous inspiration photo.  This week's inspiration colors were chosen by Senior Designer, Ruby 2 Shoes.


When I saw this picture, I immediately thought of a Meljen's Design image that I won in a recent hop and haven't had a chance to use.  The image is called Love Sprouts and you can find it at the Whimsy Stamps store.



I created the background panel with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Frost and Patina.  I used frost first and it was much darker than I thought it would be, so I sprayed Patina over the top of it.  I used Stampin' Up Orchid Opulence ink to sponge over the top of the glimmer mist once it was dry.  It has so much sparkle and shine!


I used the Retro Squares embossing folder by QuicKutz to lightly emboss the background.  (The QuicKutz folder needs a shim when I use it in the Cuttlebug.  I just left the shim out.) I thought it looked a lot like the windows in the door!

I colored the image with Stampin' Up markers and cut it out.  I left the stems free to add dimension to the card.  I used both turquoise and lavender sheer ribbon to create the bow.

The challenge this week at Wee Memories is Anything Goes.  I am entering this card in that challenge as well.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
American Crafts pearl brad
Ribbon from Dollar Tree


7 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely card Rae Ann! Love the background shimmer - and great colouring/cutting on that image :) thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe this week !

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  2. Gorgeous background! Love the pot filled with little hearts...so cute!

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  3. LOVE the way you embossed those squares to appear like the door in the color story inspiration photo itself! Genius! And your shimmery background is AMAZING! Such a great, artsy feel! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  4. That is fun!! Sheer whimsy! Love all the shimmery goodness. Makes me think of fairies :) Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  5. OHHH! I love that fussy cutting--that must have taken forever--but TOTALLY worth it:) I love that pearl and sheer bow too! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC!

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  6. Rae Ann, this is such a CLEVER PRETTY card! LOVE how you used the glimmer mist and love that softly embossed background! Leaving the stems free is a FAB detail!

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