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Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Bright & Happy New Year

Good morning, blogging friends.  I hope you have all had a good week and are ready to ring in the new year.  At Our Creative Corner, to kick off the new year, we have a bright and happy challenge for you.  Ann Marie Hile is our hostess again this week and she has this gorgeous color challenge for us.
She also wants us to make it a card for a celebration.  I created mine for a birthday celebration but it could be used for a New Year's card also.  It's a pretty simple card this time, but it still took me 4 hours, mostly because I was tired and my mojo was flat.  I couldn't figure out what to do with these colors - I was really stumped.  But once I started looking at vintage images, I began to be inspired.  I added the yellow background to my vintage card and there it was - all the colors I needed for the challenge, a bit muted but I think I can skate by with them.  

Here is the result.  Like I said, not very elaborate this week, just a pretty blend of colors and textures.  The vintage image is from The Graphics Fairy, the ribbon is brand new in my Etsy shop, but I haven't had time to list it yet - look for it later this weekend.  My precious handmade flower for was made with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  The stamp is from Crafty Secrets.  

That's it - it's late and I need sleep.  Letme know if you have any questions.  Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


Leigh said...

Yep, absolutely fabulous as usual. I am certainly going to try these vintage images....I have to because I love them so much.

anna christensen crafts said...

A gorgeous card and such subtle interpretation of bright colours - I might get brave and have a go at this one myself. I wish you a safe, healthy and Happy New Year Anna xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Linda, your card is wonderful. Love the way you stitched just partially on the sentiment piece and then all the way around the large panel. I just bought a sewing machine and am wanting to add that to my paper crafting. Happy New Year!

Karen Aicken said...

Beautiful card ... my favourite part is the sweet layered flower. Thanks for sharing, and Happy New Year to you and yours.
Cheers, Karen

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... so pretty Linda, I love that striped purple background and that gorgeous sparkly holly leaves so are beautiful ...
All the best for a happy and creative 2012!!!

Sharon said...

I always love to see what you make for these challenges (and others). I have to say that you have an eye for detail, and you always come up with some of the most gorgeous projects! and I love how you try new techniques. Bravo! Great use of these bright colors and the card is stunning, as always!
I hope this new year brings happiness and success to you and your family. hugs, sharon

Deb Neerman said...

Simply gorgeous!

scrap joanny said...

this is amazing :-)) happy new year for your and your Familie :-)

Jen said...

What a beautiful project! Love the flower and leaves!

Jen :)

Vicki B. said...

Pure perfection Linda, you know I love your style!! You made these colors shine!!! FABULOUS!!!!

Lisa M said...

GASP Linda!!!!
I'm jumping and up and down about this one. Your choice of textures and colors are superb. :D
Oh how you inspire me.
Lisa xx

Anne Marie Hile said...

Linda, i don't know how you do it! Only you can take bold, bright colors and transform them into a beautifully elegant creation! All of the details are stunning, as always. Wishing you all the best in 2012! Big hugs sent your way! :)

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