Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Red and Aqua Color Challenge



Hello and welcome to my Saturday post for Our Creative Corner.  This week we say goodbye to Sarah Gough and wish her the best of success as she moves on to the My Favorite Things design team.  Sarah is our hostess this week and she has a gorgeous color challenge for us - Red and Aqua with a hint of pink if you wish.  Check out this wonderful inspiration photo and then see what you can come up with for an entry into our challenge.

I used digital designer paper in stripes and polka dots from Pink Petticoat and found a lovely matching vintage image that I felt worked perfectly.  Then I grabbed a piece of a straight paper doily from my Etsy shop to add a pretty frill.  I used the negative red and white polka dot DP to create a couple of faux buttons and added a bow with burlap thread from my Etsy shop.

I had a scrap of crinkled seam binding on my desk in the perfect aqua color that made a nice element for the corner, also tied with red burlap thread and topped with a tiny rosebud Venise lace applique.  The tag was cut with the PaperTrey Ink Tiny Tag die and stamped with a stamp from the Crafty Secrets Sweet Kids set.

That's the dets on this one.  I really love this color combo and it was a fun card to make.  Hope you will stop by Our Creative Corner to see all the lovely samples our design team has come up with for this challenge.

 Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.  I do so appreciate them!

UPDATE:  I've had several inquiries as to where I found this lovely vintage image.  It's from the blog Vintage Catnip and can be found here - for free!


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24 comments:

Michele Oliver said...

Absolutely love it. The buttons are so adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Irene said...

Yesterdays card was already gorgeous but this one is just as superrrrr, love everything about it!!!

Irene

Suzi said...

Oh my LInda, I love this card to bits, the colour combo and embellies are amazing. Beautiful work hon.
Hugs
Suzi x

itsallaboutstamping said...

I always have to enlarge the photos of your cards so I can admire all the little details! LOL! I LOVE that little tag on this card! It's adorable! I of course LOVE the blue and white stripe paper as well and it's great with the red touches. Divine card my dear!

Lori Rider said...

Linda, this is really beautiful - what a gorgeous image you found! Fabulous embellishments, especially the buttons and the bow. Wonderful job on the challenge!

Sharon said...

Linda, I just LOVE your stripes and polka dots! How fabulous, and I love all the little details-doily strip, buttons, twine, etc. YOu always do a beautifully wonderful job! I was looking at your main image, and I think its so pretty! Looks like a 'label'.
Have a wonderful weekend, and keep us looking at your beautiful creations.

MD said...

SUPERBEEEEEEEEEEEEE
BRAVO

MD said...

SUPERBE
BRAVO

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, neat vintage image and like the striped paper with it!

Jennifer M. said...

This is so pretty! I would have never thought to pair red and aqua at all. Wonderful card. :D

Jen

Linda R. said...

Sooooo pretty. I just love it.. What fun colors..

Hope you are having a happy weekend.
Hugs, Linda

Leigh said...

Linda, I just love your work. You are so inspiring with your ideas. Thanks so much for sharing your art.

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! Took me some time to figure out if the red or the blue/white stripes had the pointy edge. Your mini tag and buttons with ties are all the more eye catching.

Jean McKenzie said...

Linda, I just love this card and all your other work! The colours and that image are gorgeous and I really enjoy looking at all the embellishments and finishing details on your cards! Thank you so much too for replying to my queries!

Vicki B. said...

This is amazing Linda!!! You know I am a big fan!! Love how you used the colors!!! Perfect!!!

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Linda, I love the crispness of the white and aqua stripes. The embellies are gorgeous too ! I will have to put in another order to you soon I can see !
Sue C x

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful card, Linda! So many pretty patterns and the buttons just balance it all perfectly.

Cindy said...

Perfect in every way! You never cease to inspire and amaze!

Chris said...

It's beautiful Linda and such a gorgeous combo of colours. Love your focal image too. Chris :)

Sarah Gough said...

I LOVE this Linda! the colours just pop so well. It's been fantastic being on the team with you, I'll miss it and you! *hugs*

Esther said...

So, so pretty!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Linda, this is so pretty! I especially love your embellishments and the stitching. Hope you have an amazing week!

Wendy said...

Love the card fabby image , thank you for joining us this week for our challenge buttons and bows at truly scrumptious

Wendy DT TS

Wendy said...

Love the card fabby image , thank you for joining us this week for our challenge buttons and bows at truly scrumptious

Wendy DT TS

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