Oct 17 2008

Blogger’s Challenge – Week 69

Uh, oh…I woke up not realizing it was Friday already!  It has been a short week for me with the Columbus Day holiday on Monday.  It’s time for the Blogger’s Challenge already!  This week we needed to use the color combination of Old Olive, Really Rust and Riding Hood Red.

Hmmm, these colors look almost Christmasy to me.  I’ve had this set, Brocade Basics, for a while, but I don’t think I’ve ever inked it up!  Shame on me…  It is a very pretty set! 

And, this didn’t turn out they way I pictured it in my head.  I still think it needs something in the lower left, but anything I tried to put there just didn’t fit right.  So, this will have to do!

I chose to use my Craft Ink pads and Clear EP for the Old Olive stem and Really Rust and Riding Hood Red flowers (well, the Versamark and Classic Ink trick for the Riding Hood Red anyway).  I cut out the flowers and mounted them on the opposite color 1 1/4 circle punch.  In the centers, I punched some Faux Diamond Dust Old Olive cardstock I had in my scraps file.  I love the wide striped ribbon we have in the In-Colors and it wrapped around the base of the stem perfectly.  I scalloped the top edge of the Very Vanilla, which left my Vanilla piece a little short, so I added a strip of Old Olive cardstock at the bottom.  I like that little edge color band!

Have a great weekend!

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18 People have left comments on this post

Oct 17, 2008 - 10:10:29

It’s beautiful, Connie. It doesn’t need a thing!

Oct 17, 2008 - 10:10:36

Stunning Connie. I love the look of embossed images…it gives a project so much dimension. That ribbon is a perfect touch!

Oct 17, 2008 - 10:10:49

I agree! This card is a beatiful statement all by itself. It’s gorgeous. I love the ribbon – just a perfect fit with the flowers…

Oct 17, 2008 - 11:10:14

This is sooo pretty! Love the embossed look. Gives it an elegant look! TFS!

Oct 17, 2008 - 12:10:04
Dee Jackson said:

very pretty! I love that ribbon:)

Oct 17, 2008 - 12:10:16
Kerry D-C said:

Gorgeous card, COnnie!!

Oct 17, 2008 - 01:10:36
kristen said:

I think your card is great. Doesn’t need a thing.TFS

Oct 17, 2008 - 01:10:36
Nikki said:

This is gorgeous! i love the simplicity but sooo elegant! {SMILES}

Oct 17, 2008 - 01:10:30
Lisa said:

very pretty Connie

Oct 17, 2008 - 03:10:24

this is striking!

Oct 17, 2008 - 04:10:37

Beautiful Connie, I love the look of embossing but don’t do it nearly enough. Great job with the challenge.

Oct 17, 2008 - 05:10:02
Ida said:

Love the Christmasy feel of your card. The swirls are wonderful.

Oct 17, 2008 - 10:10:09
BarbaraD said:

The Really Rust and Riding Hood Red were a bit tricky to use together, but you’ve succeeded beautifully! Lovely card with all the right touches. Fabulous!!

Oct 18, 2008 - 08:10:28
Marcia said:

Oh, I like this one, a different to look to most of the others, but the colours work well with what you have done.

๐Ÿ™‚ Marcia

Oct 18, 2008 - 10:10:56

Very pretty Connie! Great set to use for this color challenge! ๐Ÿ˜€

Oct 19, 2008 - 08:10:43

Beautiful card, Connie! Oh, and regarding your comment on my card, you’re TOTALLY right! I WAS using Ruby Red by mistake! I can’t believe I did that!!! I’ll have to change the layer now. Thanks for realizing it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oct 20, 2008 - 11:10:20
Sheryl said:

Pretty card, Connie! I like that you embossed the medallions.

Oct 20, 2008 - 08:10:12

I think it turned out great! ๐Ÿ™‚ Very striking card!