Saturday, June 16, 2012

Perplexing Pigment Play


A color challenge with one of my fav color combinations! The Haunted Design House challenge this week (HDH137) is to make something with purple, lime green, teal, and black. Oh, I had 5,000 card ideas in my head because I love, love, love these colors together. I even thought of having some slime come out of the Johnny on the Spot image from this week's Dude Time Doodles freebie image - I still may try that! In the end, I decided to go with a flower arrangement.

My card base is from my very last sheet of Taken with Teal from SU! (sniff, sniff), and I layered it with some other SU! cardstock papers. The dp is from My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy stack and my scrap pile of unknown origins. The ribbon is from SU! but is retired.

To make the flower arrangement, I started with a sheet of Whisper White from SU! and sponged on sections of various SU! inks (Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Gable Green, Taken with Teal, and Tempting Turquoise - some of these pads a 6 years old!). Then I misted the paper with some Marshmallow Shimmer Spray a friend of mine made (love it Kelly) and ran it through a CB ef. I let it dry in the ef. Then I came back and added more green plus some Tim Holtz linen distress ink and a touch of black. I used SU!'s Fabulous Floret stamp set for the leaves and flowers. I colored them, cut them out, sponged the edges with a wee bit of black, and cupped them with my favorite tool in the world - my embossing stylus (got it from Joan's Gardens). I layered in some punched branches from the Martha Stewart branch punch, some glittery purple round things and a swirly wire from an old Walmart flower pick,and put on some Stickles wherever it seemed appropriate. The sewing is all faux using a SU! Faux Sewing Kit.

This one is going to my SIL who had a birthday the day of my MIL's funeral a few weeks ago. We celebrate with a little cake and some cards - she didn't want anything else. So now that a litle time has passed, I am sending her a surprize package filled with little goodies.

Hugz, and hope today is a day filled with many blessings for you!

24 comments:

  1. what a lovely card, I can see so much has gone into this. great job.
    mark

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  2. Wow, this knocked me off my chair. Is this ever gorgeous Nancy. I am in love with these colors. Can I scrap lift you today and do them??? I need to make a card for a DT commitment. I always wanted to join in at the Haunted Design House. I think that is a very cool site and have for over a couple years. I am glad you took the plunge. These flowers are so pretty and with the highlight of the sparkly purple it just stands out. Your SIL will love this card-it's a Masterpiece! One of my favorites you have done. Hope you have a great weekend and Happy Father's Day to your husband.
    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  3. P.S.-I am pinning your card to Pinterest!

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  4. Fabulous! Great use of the colors and fun 3D flowers. Again Fabulous work :)

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  5. Outstanding! Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous and I love the DP....well everything about your card! Pat K.x

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  6. Pure gorgeousness!!!! LOVE the colors together on this piece! I was worried they really didn't work well together, but this is perfection!
    Thank you for joining us this week at HDH with your beautifully haunting bouquet.

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  7. Wonderful card Nancy, I like the image and the colours
    Kevin xx

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  8. GASP! WOW! Let me pick my jaw up off the floor! This card is too STUNNING for words!
    Love those rich vibrant colors! And that bow is so very yummy! I wish that I could make a bow like that! I need to watch some tutorials! Sigh.......I need to go back and stare at this gorgeous card some more! Your SIL will love and treasure it!
    I hope that you have a great day!
    I'm offering blog candy on my blog this weekend!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

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  9. Flowers and bows...... you made this card for me, didn't you :) Very beautiful card shows the colour challenge off a treat. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House this week :)

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  10. Wow! What a fabulous job you did on this card! It's awesome...

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  11. Holy moly, woman!! This is fabulous!! Your flower bouquet is stunning!!! Well done with the sponging etc and the multi-looped bow is gorgeous. Your SIL is going to be blown away!! Have a fabulous weekend.

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  12. Extremely beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House this week x

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  13. I just love your 3D bouquet, Nancy! Those colors are just super--very eye catching. I think your SIL will be over the moon over this card!

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  14. Loving this card Nancy. The amount of texture and dimension is gorgeously put together. Thank you for sharing with us at MM @ HDH this week

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  15. Super stunning - this is just amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at Haunted Design House this week :-)

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  16. Awesome - this card is stunning. Lovely creation and the colour combo is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Haunted Design House this week. :-D

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  17. stunning fabulous colour blending and totally gorgeous
    Hugs Kate x

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  18. That is a stunning bouquet - those colours work so perfectly together and the whole thing is so darn elegant, love it :)

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  19. Just amazingly gorgeous, Nancy! YOu rocked this color combo, and the card has such 'life' to it. You ran out of Taken with Teal? Don't be surprised if you find a little in your mailbox sometime soon! I believe I still have some left. :)

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  20. Saw this on SCS...OMGosh, it is BEAUTIFUL! I love the rich colors and that awesome cluster of flowers!!!

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  21. Hi Nancy! I'm back! I get to stare at your lovely card again! It's GORGEOUS!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed for our 100th challenge celebration!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

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  22. Nancy, you rocked this card....wow! I love it and I'm sure your SIL will, too. Plus, I bet she will now appreciate the goodies you're sending her.

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  23. OH WOW!! That is about all I can say! WOW!!! I love these beautiful pieced flowers. What a stunning card.

    Thank you for playing along in Freshly Brewed Challenges 100th prize challenge
    Heather D.
    www.freshbreweddesigns.com

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