Saturday, May 5, 2012

Marbled Stains Meets Kraft & Yellow

 
I can hardly believe that it has rolled around to Saturday again.  Where does the time go?  It seems every time I blink, another week is in the past.  This week Anne Marie Hile is our hostess again at Our Creative Corner and she has a color challenge for us - yellow - kraft - white/ivory.   
Now, I have to admit, when I saw this graphic I was totally stumped.  My thought process was what the heck can I do with those colors????  But after participating in Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities II challenge last week on Marble Stains I have become enamored with this technique.  I was also inspired by Sandra's marble stain tag using Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  So with that inspiration filling my sails, I took off.  For my marble stains I used Picket Fence, Mustard Seed and a healthy amount of Antique Linen to tone down the Mustard Seed a bit - adds a nice vintage look, don't you think?

After the basic stain layer was put down, I used SU's Soft Suede to randomly stamp from Tim's Ultimate Grunge set and embossed with the new honeycomb texture fade.  Of course, the corrugated cardboard was cut with the Distressed Doily on the edge die.  I did the same marble staining on more of the Ranger manila CS and cut a lot of flowers using Tim's flower dies - Tattered Florals, Mini Tattered Florals Movers and Shapers and the new Tattered Flowers decorative strip die.  I really love the way all these sizes and similar shapes layer up together!  After cutting, I sponged all the edges with Vintage Photo DI and then used this incredibly cool Ranger Enamelware distressing powder on it.  I just love the way it looks - it's clear with white flecks that look like vintage enamelware.  
 
The tickets were cut with the Movers & Shapers Ticket die and the sentiment is from the Artistic Outpost Quotes and Quotables stamp plate.  I gave basic white CS tickets a bit of grunge with the Ultimate Grunge set, edged with Vintage Photo DI and hooked them together with a mini paper clip.  The pretty embroidered lace from my shop lends some of the white required by the color challenge.  

So I have gone from being panicked by this color palette to being in love with it.  You know how I get hooked on things and just have to keep them going for awhile.  Yep, you will definitely be seeing more kraft, white and yellow on my blog :)

So how about hoping over to Our Creative Corner to see the yellow, kraft and white masterpieces created by the talented DT over there?  You definitely won't be disappointed!  And many, many thanks for stopping by today.  I so appreciate your looking and commenting!

Have a fab weekend everyone!


I also shared this with the following:
My Mojo Monthly - May - Floral Frenzy


14 comments:

lainey said...

this is soooo yummy Linda!! lainey x

monique said...

SUPERBEEEEEEEEEEEEE
BRAVO

anna christensen crafts said...

Oooh! Linda, this is absolutely gorgeous... those colours look wonderful and I love the textures you have created. Thank you so much for inviting me to be the guest designer at Our Creative Corner this week - I am very honoured. Anna xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Gasp and drool! wowwww

kathy/North Carolina said...

Wow...I love this color combo...it's soft and dreamy...and your flowers are amazing!

Leigh said...

Absolutely love it.

Sharon said...

Linda, I just love the paper blossoms you created. They have depth and sparkle! Just gorgeous! and the tickets for your sentiment, is just clever!
have a great weekend, hugs,sharon w.

Sue said...

Hello Linda
I just adore this card, it is so eye-catching, and your design is unique, from your corrugated die-cut to your enamelled distressed work; which adds so much to your blossoms, it is warm and sophisticated, your choice of embellishments perfect.
A beautiful piece of work.
Smiles:)
Sue

Anita Houston said...

I AM IN LOVE!!! You really added so much here, I keep seeing new things! The texture alone is a 10!!! WOW Linda...this goes in my saved box!

Sarah said...

This is such a truly fabulous mix of colour Linda - I love the warmth of the yellow tones but also how you toned it down - that embossing powder looks amazing, just like sugar frosting! Wonderful layered flowers and so much texture. She's a keeper! Thanks so much for the visit, encouragement and for sharing your gorgeous tag with My Mojo Monthly! Sarah.

Sarah said...

This is such a truly fabulous mix of colour Linda - I love the warmth of the yellow tones but also how you toned it down - that embossing powder looks amazing, just like sugar frosting! Wonderful layered flowers and so much texture. She's a keeper! Thanks so much for the visit, encouragement and for sharing your gorgeous tag with My Mojo Monthly! Sarah.

Tui Nathan said...

I looove this tag Linda ... those flowers are beautiful and so full of dimension, but my fave here ... is that corrigated doily ... what a super look .... love it!!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Linda, this is absolutely fabulous!!! The amount of detail you added is ah-ma-zing!! I really like how the flowers came out. What a gorgeous tag, in every way! You made thirst colors shine! Have a great day! Hugs! :)

Kristin said...

First, I'm off to check out that tutorial. This is gorgeous! I'm dying over that corrugated die cut, gracious is awesome! The flowers are just perfect for my sparkly heart. See you this week at the OCC!

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