Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mellow Friends

Hello Stampers!

It's a brisk and chilly day here, apparently Autumn has found us. 

I have a pretty card for you today combining the Color Challenge colors of Mellow Moss, Kraft and White as well as a really nice sketch from SCS today too.  I think I'll be using this one again. 



Isn't it lovely?  Sometimes I get stuck in a non-creative mode, I'm just not feelin' it.  So I just have to stop stamping for a couple of days.  Then eventually the creativity comes back.  I like how this one turned out.  I stamped the flowers 2 x (one to cut out), and then colored them with Prismacolor Pencils.  White coloring on Kraft paper is just about the prettiest thing ever.  It has such a delicate but warm feel. 

I have significant issues with buttons,  I think I've mentioned that fact before.  But I was going through my embellishment drawer the other day going "holy cow girl!  You have way too many buttons!".  I keep thinking, "these are pretty, I should buy them, I should use them!"  But then I don't!  I'm really more of a pearl girl, but I can't stand to see things go wasted in my drawer.  Help me people!  I need bravery for these buttons!


But I did manage to use 2 buttons here, I was trying for 3 but I just couldn't make it work! 

The bottom Mellow Moss layer is heavily sponged, and I made my sentiment "smaller" (it's the scalloped oval punch) by punching once, then sliding one end into the punch again, lining it up and punching one side again to decrease the oval size. 

Gotta go, I have a very messy house that needs some attention!

Recipe:  Stamps:  SU Friends 24-7, Friendly Words Wheel, Ink:  Black Stazon, Mellow Moss, VersaMark;  Paper:  Kraft, Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Kraft Prints;  Accessories:  Prismacolor Pencils, Mellow Moss & Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Kraft Corduroy Button, Soft Subtles buttons, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Sponge, Scalloped Oval Punch. Hemp



17 comments:

LeAnne said...

LOVELY card, Christine! I love this color combo and the white on Kraft is just so pretty!

leenda said...

This is one handsome piece of artwork!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Christine this is GORGEOUS!!!! Stunning work!

Danni said...

Such a pretty, elegant card. Very nice!

Willy's creations said...

So beautiful card is this.

Hugs,Willy

Always Playing with Paper said...

So elegant and I love the white on kraft!!! This layout and colour combo look awesome together! I loved the layout too and will be putting it into my files to use for some future cards!

Smiles.
Lesley :)

smallcity said...

Wow, your card is beautiful!!! Love the colors and the layout.

smallcity

Rose Ann said...

This is so very beautiful,Christine, and I just love the earthy colors!!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Christine....what a beautiful card!!!!! I just love the muted colors and the white on kraft is sooo STUNNING!!!!!

mochamama said...

beautiful card Christine! Love everything about it.

Shari said...

Very pretty!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely stunning!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is just gorgeous, Christine! I love the soft subtle color combo and your embellishments add so much to this already stunning layout. BEAUTIFUL!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my is this ever beautiful Christine!! Your framing is lovely and I adore the colors!! WOW!

Pattyjo said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card!
You have such talent and I really appreciate you sharing your beautiful art!
Pattyjo :+)

Betty Wright said...

Christine, this is beautiful!!! Wonderful colors and coloring!!! Love the stamped panel and I appreciate your honesty with button issues...so me. I have a lot, but still really must work at using them...it is the holes!!! LOL!!! Beautiful!!!

Stephanie said...

This is one of my favorite cards of yours ever...love how you used the color challenge, the design and...the buttons!!! Well done!