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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


Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty card!!

Fiona said...

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 !

Maria said...

Gorgeous background! Love the pot filled with little cute!

Jinny Newlin said...

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!

Michele Gross said...

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

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

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!

Sue Lelli said...

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!