Monday, February 28, 2011

Colour Challenge on Heart2Heart

We have an interesting colour combo of Creme Brulee, Gypsy & Black as this week's Heart2Heart challenge! 
A few of us on the design team found this a bit difficult - but the end results by everyone are incredible!  So be sure to check out all the inspiration ideas over at the blog, along with the creation by this week's guest designer, Angie Parchey.  Angie is also one of our prize sponsors for the month of March, along with Lori Brown.  I knew right away that I was going to do something floral for this week's card, so I made a few paper roses, and then realized that our Just Blooms paper flowers came in Creme Brulee, too!  After playing with my little grouping of flowers, I added a few punched ones, and then needed to somehow add some leaves and vines to round it out... but green isn't part of the challenge, and black leaves seemed a little gruesome!  So I came up with the idea to stitch a few wispy tendrils in black thread.  I sketched them out first, and then traced them with the sewing machine.  Voila!
Here's a closeup of the flowers:

and one of my little wisps:

Remember that your project (doesn't have to be a card!) should be mostly CTMH, and if you don't have the exact colours - use something close.  All supplies are CTMH: Stamp set is Gracious Greetings; Inks are Black, Creme Brulee & Gypsy; Cardstock is Black, White Daisy, Creme Brulee & Gypsy; Licorice & White Opaque Pearls.  Punches are Marvy & Martha Stewart.

11 comments:

Sheila H said...

Your card has such detail - the stitching is a great idea. The flowers are great.

Lorrinda said...

Beautiful spray of flowers, and the stitched vines are truly inspired! Awesome job on this color challenge!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card, and the colours do work very well. You are so brave to stitch on all your cards!

EmileeAnn said...

Oh. My. Goodness.
Karen your card is stunning! Love the way you worked with the colors and your flowers are amazing!!! Oh, and your stitching is great too!

Corina said...

Hi Karen,
O.K. can we just say "BEAUTIFUL"!!!
YOU ROCK GIRL!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh Karen, this is just gorgeous!

Melinda said...

I was totally blown away with your flowers and the stitched vine! Fantastic card.

Lisa Stenz said...

Man oh man. You guys are killing me with your amazing flowers this week! Karen, your card is so pretty and those flowers...Wow! Love 'em! *Ü*

Jennifer Perkins said...

oh, thank you!!! I love your card, too! Very elegant. :o)

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful card!! Love the stitched wisps - soo creative & your flowers are divine :)

Sheila Bennett said...

This is a stunningly beautiful card! The variety of flowers looks so awesome.

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