Oct 07 2010

French Foliage – Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

OK…it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  EVERYONE is welcome to make their creation based on this week's sketch and upload it to InLinkz over on the Create with Connie and Mary website!



On the Create with Connie and Mary subscription website, we are working with French Foliage and Day of Gratitude this week!  So I decided to make my card continuing on with that theme!  If you haven't joined yet, it's not too late!  See more information at the bottom of this post!


Here is my take on the above sketch!



I used a color on here that I haven't used in AGES…Bravo Burgundy.  Although, it actually was a mistake!  I meant to pick up Riding Hood Red!  My base card is More Mustard.  I ran the Old Olive thru the Big Shot with the Scallop Square Die.  I had a couple pieces of the French Foliage double-time stamping backgrounds already made and on my desk, so I cut one to size and layered it on Bravo Burgundy.  The colors used were Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Bravo Burgundy.  Next I cut a strip of Bravo Burgundy and ran it thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder.  The leaf is from the Leaves #2 Die and embossed with the Finial Press Impressions folder.  I rubbed some Bravo Burgundy around the edges and across the raised area for a little contrast.  Finally, I stamped Thankful Thoughts of You from Grateful Greetings in Bravo Burgundy Ink on Old Olive and made a pennant from it.  I added a Neutrals Designer Button with Linen Thread to tie the two pieces together.  I am pretty happy with how it turned out!


Check out the Create with Connie and Mary website to see what the rest of the challenge team did this week! 


We are just starting Week 2 of Create with Connie and Mary!  This week we are featuring Day of Gratitude and French Foliage from the Holiday Mini.   For $39.95 you get over 48 FANTASTIC projects…that's about 83 cents per idea!  It's not too late to join!  There is a new project posted every day and there will be an average of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. NEW is a project sheet for every project not having a tutorial! Our sites stay up long after the session is done, so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit at Create with Connie and Mary!

5 People have left comments on this post

Oct 7, 2010 - 01:10:04
Deb said:

This is so pretty! I just love these colors together!

Oct 8, 2010 - 04:10:27
Lisa M said:

Love the colors.  Such a pretty set and great for collage stamping.  Like the leaf accent also.

Oct 8, 2010 - 04:10:39

Your card is so vibrant and beautiful! I just received this stamp set today and can't wait to play with it!

Oct 9, 2010 - 11:10:50

Glad you made this "mistake"! The Bravo Burgundy is perfect with this color combo. Wonderful job this week!

Oct 10, 2010 - 12:10:03
Kathy Mc said:

Beautiful and rich Fall card. The Bravo Burgundy is the bomb ~ love all the details!