Apr 28 2011

CCMC148 – On the Grow

Another Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Today we have a fun color challenge for you…pretty soft colors for Spring!  So, get your stamps and supplies and play along with us this week!  Upload your creation over on Create with Connie and Mary so we can take a look…we love to see what you create!



I loved this color combo…I don't know if I have ever used the three of them together before.  Perfect Plum doesn't get a lot of use in my house for some reason!  But, my card came together very easily!



Stampin' Up!'s On the Grow in the Summer Mini, was one of the first stamp sets that jumped into my shopping cart!  I even selected it to do my Control Freaks Swaps.  I love this jar of flowers and have used it several times already.  Need to get the scooter out and color on it, too! 


The base of my card is Perfect Plum.  I added a layer of So Saffron that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Framed Tulip Impressions Folder.  At the bottom, I used the polka dot pattern from Woodland Walk Designer Paper package.  To hide the seam, I wanted some ribbon, but we don't carry a Perfect Plum color.  So, I used my Perfect Plum Stampin' Write Marker and the Whisper White Organza Stripe Ribbon and colored it Perfect Plum!  I laid down a strip of Sticky Strip, then ruffled the ribbon along the tape, adhering to the back.


I stamped the jar of flowers from Stampin' Up!'s On the Grow stamp set  in Black Stazon on Whisper White and used my Perfect Plum, So Saffron and Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Markers and AquaPainter to watercolor it.  Love how soft it looks.  The jar looked kind of "flat", so I added Crystal Effects to give it a glassy look.  FUN!  Oh, I also used just a little bit of Sahara Sand marker to color the "ground".  I punched the image with the 2 1/2 Circle Punch, then added to a 2 3/4" circle cut with the Circle Scissors Plus Tool.  It was placed on the front of the So Saffron panel with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Since I punched it off center, I decided to add a Vintage Brad to the left edge of the circle…just a little added interest!


Finally, I stamped "Thinking of You" from On the Grow in Perfect Plum and added three little pearls in the lower left corner to balance it out.  I'm happy with how it turned out!


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team did this week!  Then play along!  And SHHHH, don't tell Mary I told you…check back on Create with Connie and Mary this weekend for the START of Early Bird Pricing on the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition!  You don't want to miss it!


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7 People have left comments on this post

Apr 28, 2011 - 06:04:25

  this is wonderful!  i love the colored ribbon!  love all of it

Apr 28, 2011 - 08:04:26
Dee said:

What a cute idea!  I adore it!

Apr 28, 2011 - 09:04:42
Connie said:

What a beautiful card.  I too love the colour combination.  Thank you for sharing.

Apr 28, 2011 - 09:04:40
Brenda Hugar said:

Lovely card Connie

Apr 28, 2011 - 12:04:56
Carol Carriveau said:

What a beautiful card!  Love that you made the water in the vase so real lookiing and the soft colors…yum!

Apr 29, 2011 - 09:04:46
Deb said:

This is just lovely! I love how you colored the ribbon to match the color scheme! And the antique brad is just perfect!

Apr 29, 2011 - 11:04:10
Bobbie said:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!  I didn't think I'd like this set, but the more I see it, it just make it my way yet! I have never thought about coloring this ribbon….so many ideas….