August 14, 2010

PPA55 Awash with Flowers & Apple Blossoms

This post is for my entry to  the Pals Paper Arts  (PPA55) color challenge for this week. The colors are Melon Mambo, Delightful Daffodil, & Tempting Tourquoise. Don't these colors look HAPPY?

I thought this would be a snap to do with such cheery colors but I really struggled deciding what color card base to use. Nothing seemed 'right' when I assembled them, because I have limited supplies in these colors except for the CS, so I opted for Whisper White as the base. Can't go wrong with white, right? Then I added the colors with INK to the design elements on the front. In the first card I used the Awash with Flowers set (love that set) with a sentiment from Apple Blossoms hostess set. Two of my favorite sets.

The three colors are in the flowers with a turquoise mat to make it pop a little. I also added some bling with a few Basic Pearls on the small blue flower used to set off the sentiment,

and again in the butterfly body. I have a bunch of these butterflies in my stash that I stamped and punched a few years ago using my friends tools, so I'm not sure if it's a retired SU stamp & punch or not. But I love it.

Simple but nice I think... how about you? What do you think?

I made another card using the same idea with a Whisper White background but this time I embossed the front corner with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder. I stamped the design on W.W. using the Apple Blossoms hostess set in Melon Mambo and Delightful Daffodil;

and added a few small flowers from the Awash set and colored with a turquoise marker.  

 I double matted this on Delightful Daffodil and Melon Mambo CS; both edged with the Scallop Trim Border punch. Again a touch of Basic Pearl halfs in two sizes on the flowers, and finished with a simple bow using the polka dot ribbon (retired) attached with a glue dot.

Well that's my entry for the PPA55 color challenge.
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Linda Callahan said...

Wow two gorgeous flower cards! I love how you used Awash with Flowers - I struggle with that set but you did a wonderful job! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Nancy said...

Nice job with the color challenge, I love the Awash with Flowers card especially the adorable butterfly embellished with pearls.
The second card is also quite cheery and lovely. Good luck!

Ann Schach said...

Both cards are absolutely fabulous! I love the butterfly with its pearls! Great job with this color challenge! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Nance said...

Great job with these colors Diane! I love all the bright big flowers you've used and the pearl accents are just perfect. Beautiful! Good luck :-)

Helen said...

Both cards are lovely! I love the first card best.

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