Friday, July 31, 2009

While Dawn's away, we will play!

Today I'm thinking of sweet little Dawn McVey, slaving away at Summer CHA... Her cheeks are probably aching from all of the smiling and I can't even begin to think of how her feet feel! Meanwhile, from my comfy chair in my lovely "Scrapland" I've made some cards to enter into her latest Raspberry Suite Challenge! {Now doesn't that make you less sad that YOU'RE not there, too!}




More smashing color inspiration from Dawn! On her blog, she implores us to select colors close to this, but offers that, for example, the "berry" color in the swatch shows up more peachy and therefore we should lean to a "berry sorbet" color. Ummmm. I don't usually EAT berry sorbet, but I perused my Stampin' Up! card stock selection, comparing and contrasting and finally chose to use "Regal Rose" instead of "Groovy Guava," which looked to me to be exactly the berry color featured here... Confusing. Anyway, color... like beauty.. can be in the eye of the beholder... Either way, I hope the color police understand the conundrum. {Hee Hee}

So, I rolled out the old "Top Note" for this project! It's hard to EVER get tired of this gorgeous die-cut shape! Then it was a festival of {nearly} all things Stampin' Up! Punches, stamps, paper, ink... Yee Haw! I finally played with my "Friend" embossing plate ,which you might be able to see in the lower, Real Red part of the Top Note Shape! I highlighted the image by rubbing a lightly inked sponge over the impression, which gave a nice, subtle accent. Another fun item of note is the glittery white C/S which is also by Stampin' Up! Their white C/S is not super heavy and I've never been comfortable to use it as a card base, but the glitter covered white is AWESOMELY heavy! Yeah, for a new discovery!


This card was my FIRST attempt with the color challenge, which I liked, but didn't love. Since all the materials were scattered about I reworked and and produced the card featured at the top of this post. When all was said and done, I liked them BOTH for different reasons, hence: I'm throwing in BOTH cards for lovely Dawn's consideration... Ooooooowww! I'm living life on the edge now! {heh heh!} Either way, I hope YOU like them! They sure were fun to make and THAT'S what it's all about, right!?!

I hope you have some fun TODAY!

Supplies:

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Basic Grey
Stamps - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Punches - Stampin' Up!
Die-cut shape and embossing plate - Sizzix
Glitter - Stickles and Martha Stewart Crafts
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!

14 comments:

tg said...

I really like your embellishment. Top Not is always a welsome sight. I still don;t have it but I do love it :) Great cards.

Rosemary said...

Well, hello!!! What a lovely card, sweetie! Glad to see you have been getting to play!!

Helen F. said...

Hey Elise, your cards are both Fabulous. Love how you made them look so different just by changing the colors around.

Courtney Baker said...

Great card. I love the paper you made it's terrific. And I think your Dawn story, does make me feel better, especially since my fit are still killing me!

Sue Lelli said...

I had the pleasure of meeting Dawn Friday at CHA and yes, she was smiling from ear to ear listening to how much everyone LOVES her Challenges! Your cards are pretty - love how you showcased the sentiment.

Linda aka Oz said...

A hard toss up as both are lovely in their own right, but I am drawn towards the one with the green background..just my 2 cents. To answer your question: Is not that I feel better about not being at CHA, is that I feel richer not being there..hehe. Hugs hon and best of luck with the color picker thingy. Linda aka Oz

Karen said...

Well, of course we like them! I luuuuuuuuuuuuuvvvvvvvvvvvvvv the first one! Isn't amazing how just a little switch up of color can make them look so different?! I'll bet the preference comes down to how someone is feeling at the moment......color is sooo dictated by emotion!! Just love that chandelier!! :>

SmilynStef said...

Love what you did with those colors ... I think I really do 'need' that big label die cut.

Kelley Eubanks said...

These are wonderful! I love love love that chandelier stamp and have wanted it for a while now! Great cards! Thanks for your sweet comment on my cards! :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Welllllll, my crafty one! YOu know I'm a sucker for the more texture the better so I vote the one with the polka dots on the bottom. Your tone on tone chandelier paper is DE-licious! (slurp!) and I love your layered sentiments! Well done my friend.

Ann said...

Eeee!!! These are absolutely fabulous! LOVE the chandelier! p.s. I find Cameo Coral to be closest to Berry Sorbet. :)

Scrapping Julie said...

they are both superb!!!

Winter said...

Very pretty! Love the top note die.

sarahmartina said...

HELLO! Girl... everytime I pop over I'm more and more blown away! LOVE these!