Mar 06 2009

Bloggers Challenge – Brown, Sage and Neutrals

Quick post here, I’m headed out of town (Thursday) and getting ready for this to post on Friday for the Bloggers’ Challenge!  Our challenge for today was to use Brown, Sage and Neutrals.  I actually like this color combination!  This could also be considered a limited supplies challenge…cause almost everything in my studio is packed and ready to go!

I think Rustic Rooster is a great Hostess set…I was happy I finally earned it!  I knew as soon as I saw the challenge that I wanted to use this set.  Of course…it was still unmounted, so I had to spend time to do that first!  I started with the background script stamp and inked it with Sage Shadow Craft ink on Naturals Ivory cardstock.  Let it dry, and then stamped the Rooster with Chocolate Chip on top.  I layered it on Chocolate Chip.  Then I used a piece of designer paper from Autumn Vine (retired in the winter mini) and overstamped the swirl design on it with Chocolate Chip and tore the edge.  I layered the designer paper on Close to Cocoa and stamped the swirl on it and tore the edge of it, too.  I sponged around the edges of each piece with Chocolate Chip.  Finally, I tore the edge of the base card and sponged along it.  I added For You pennant stamped in Chocolate Chip on Naturals Ivory.  And added a Cocoa button with linen thread in it.

Well…got to run!  I’ll check out the other Bloggers’ creations when I return on Sunday!

Set:  Rustic Rooster, Fresh Cuts
C/S:  Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow, Autumn Vine DSP (retired)
Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow Craft ink
Other:  Cocoa button, linen thread, sponge dauber

17 People have left comments on this post

Mar 6, 2009 - 08:03:52
Lisa said:

This weeks colors work great with the rooster!

Mar 6, 2009 - 09:03:54
Rachel Hope said:

Great card! Love that rooster!

Mar 6, 2009 - 09:03:49
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, this is so pretty!! I love how you layered the script background over the rooster. Looks very vintage!!!

Mar 6, 2009 - 10:03:53

Cute card. I like this rooster more and more each time I see it!

Mar 6, 2009 - 11:03:07

Very pretty Connie. I love this stamp set too and it works so well with these colors! Great job!

Mar 6, 2009 - 11:03:48
kim howard said:

Great card Connie, hope you have a good trip!

Mar 6, 2009 - 05:03:30
Lisa B. said:

I hope that you have a GREAT time away! LOVE what you did with this set! It was a must for me, too! Darling card!

Mar 6, 2009 - 07:03:58

Very pretty Connie! This rooster works beautifully with this color combination! Such a lovely design! 😀

Mar 6, 2009 - 09:03:45

I was in CVS tonight and picked up a craft magazine while i was waiting.. Who did i see but my friend Connie right there in a MAGAZINE!!! You’re awesome and this card is no exception! nice job!

Mar 6, 2009 - 10:03:44

Very nice, I too love these colors. Reminds me of the old outlaw papers. Hope you are having a great time.

Mar 6, 2009 - 10:03:47
Claudia said:

Great card – I love how you stamped the swirls over the DSP

Mar 7, 2009 - 01:03:09

I hope you had a wonderful retreat Connie – your card is wonderful. I always enjoy looking at your posts – they are so DO_able and yet inspiring. Thank you for your continued inspiration. I get your daily posts in my mailbox, so I get to enjoy each project you make – sorry I do not come to look and comment – there just is not enough time in the day!

Mar 8, 2009 - 12:03:52
Lori said:

Nice job with the color combination. I like how you added the stamped swirls to the designer paper.

Mar 8, 2009 - 06:03:27
Marcia said:

Connie, yay, I have seen Rustic Rooster in person … its in our hostess pre order sneak peek here in Oz and I wasn’t convinced. But this card is making me change my mind! Great card, love your layout.

🙂 Marcia

Mar 8, 2009 - 07:03:14
BarbaraD said:

This is probably the prettiest card I’ve seen with this set! Just fabulous!!

Mar 9, 2009 - 07:03:47
Lisa Martz said:

Very pretty card, Connie! Love the rooster!

Mar 9, 2009 - 09:03:56
Toni Tessler said:

Gorgeous card Connie! I really like the background