Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's a Color Challenge

From The Funkie Junkie
You're invited to play along with us in this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner. Our hostess, Lori Rider, has challenged us to use these four colors on our projects this week: Sage Shadow, Handsome Hunter, Blush Blossom and Soft Suede. It took me quite some time to come up with my design this week. I was okay with combining all the colors except the Sage Shadow. That was my biggest hurdle. So I played around with the design for awhile and finally came up with this card. Once I finally got going on it, I had fun with it. And I must say, I have a new love for Blush Blossom! Of course, I couldn't resist making something vintage and distressing it. I was overdue for getting my scissors out and raking them along the edges of the paper.

I haven't bought any of Stampin' Up's In-Colors this year so I didn't have any Soft Suede. However, I found some digital designer paper that I believe is quite close to the right shade. I stamped the flourishes (Artistic Outpost) with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap, which I believe is also close to Soft Suede. I love the way it looks on the Blush Blossom. I also spritzed the Blush Blossom with Tattered Angels (Simply Khaki) Glimmer Mist.

The fleur de lis were cut with Spellbinders dies and embossed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder. I love that stuff. It makes it look like rusted iron - way cool!! The vintage images are from the SU set Provencial and were colored with Copics The 'Enjoy the Journey' and ticket stamps are from Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps. Oh, and the little spinner is from Tim Holtz.






I hope you'll be able to play along with the OCC girls this week and if you have time, check out the rest of the design team's personal blogs listed along my sidebar. It's a great group of very talented ladies!

I've also entered this card into the Charisma Cardz challenge #41 - It's Distressing.

Have a great weekend!

Update: This card was featured on Card of the Week.

24 comments:

Sue C said...

Linda this is absolutely stunning ! I love the colours, the layout and also the fact that it's been given your special vintage touch. Sue x

Joycelyn Turner said...

This is AMAZING as usual...I just love your work!!!

Abby said...

Stunning Linda! You're vintage collage cards are the best around!

Abby:)

P.S. Thanks so much for always popping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I sincerely appreciate it:)

Silke Ledlow said...

FANTASTIC CARD -LINDA!!! I love everthing about it and you rocked this colors combo!!! Hugs ~S~

Juls said...

these are just gorgeous! Love the collage vintage feel you have created!!

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Linda - this is just too gorgeous! I saw it on the Challenge and knew it had to be yours. Those colours are perfect with this eclectic beauty. Love your tickets and all of those added touches you do - you Linda are one amazing stamper!! Well played - thank you for the the inspiration! God bless you my friend!! {{{hugs}}}

Wendy J. said...

An amazing card Linda! You did a great job with the colors. I love how interesting your cards always are!

Mrs B said...

Linda, Your card is beautiful! As usual! I love that you add so much detail to your cards!
CindyB

Lori said...

Linda - gorgeous, as always! It's so interesting to hear that the sage was the hardest color to incorporate - for me it was the hunter. You worked with these colors so beautifully, and I'm glad to have helped you discover what a wonderful color blush blossom is! :)

Beautiful Greetings said...

Wow Linda! This is gorgeous. You are my favorite vintage card maker. Your designs are always beautiful and always make me say wow!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Linda, another stunning creation. I just love this style, although ive never tried this myself. It looks very complicated! such inspiration is always found here! hugs Linda x

Priscilla said...

very pretty :)

Cheryl said...

WOW this is just stunning truly amazing such detail love cheryl xxx

Melissa said...

You put so much detail work into your projects. I cannot begin to fathom the time you put in to each one! And then you put on a great show on the inside as well! As always, it's an honor to come by and visit!

Jennifer Meyer said...

What a wonderful card and design Linda, it almost looks like a scrapbook page but on a card! LOVE the fun accents and the wonderful layers on the outside and in.

Have a fun week! Hugs, Jennifer :)

Linda said...

Love your cards , beautiful!

Linda

Janny said...

woooow I love your style!

Vee said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.

xx Vee

Paula said...

Oh wow Linda this is absolutly stunning wow so much fabulous detail.
Paula xxxx

Wendy said...

Just gorgeous Linda!!

Linda said...

Linda your card is beautiful. I love vintage cards, I think this is the best work I've seen.

Simone said...

Spectacular!!! It is absolutely beautiful! I love the Vintage look!!!
Simone

Sally said...

Exquisite card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Laura said...

Oooo, marvelous and scrumptious in every corner!!

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