November 14, 2010

Paper Players #24 Color challenge

Hi everyone.
I posting tonight from my brand new laptop.. Whooo hoo. Now I just have to figure out how to use it. I'm not to swift with new technology... ask my friends that always have to help me!  (you know who you are, and thanks for always being there for me).
Well enough of that. I am just so happy to be able to play along this week in the Paper Players #24 Color challenge. Here are the colors we are to use for this week's challenge.

The design I decided to go with is very simple and requires little explanation. Along with the Cherry Cobbler & Artichoke,  I used Whisper White for my neutral with a touch of Crumb Cake ink. 

I started with a base of Cherry Cobbler CS. Layer two is a mat of Artichoke and layer three is the focal point of an ornament from Delightful Decorations stamped in cobbler on Whisper White. The string bow is from Berry Christmas stamped in Crumb Cake, as is the sentiment from Four The Holidays.

I then added some dimension with leaves from a Sizzix die, and topped that with a 5 point flower punched in cobbler and topped that with a WW snowflake.
   I also added some glitz by putting a quartz colored rhinestones in the middle of the snowflake as well as the center of the ornament. It's hard to see, but I thought the quartz colored rhinestone would look better with the crumb cake ink than a clear one. 

Here's a peek at the inside... with carried over elements of the front except I popped the ornament with a dimensional so it would show up against the cobbler CS. The sentiment is from a retired a set.  

When I finished I was looking at the scraps on the table and decided to make a second card but I flip flopped it in the opposite colors. Even though this doesn't count for the challenge, I wanted to post it too.

I thought the leaves got lost in the all the green, so I changed it up a bit, and added red rhinestones in groups of three to resemble holly. What do think?

Here's a peek at the inside of the second card, again with a touch of the front elements.

Well I was really liking these colors, so why stop there......... I decided to use up more scraps and added them to this little box I had started yesterday. The main box is made of Pear Pizzazz.

 I decorated it with some scrap Christmas DSP,  and more cobbler & DSP scraps on the sides. On top another 5 point flower in punched in cobbler with a polka dot flower and a brad for the center. This flower sets atop a few artichoke leaves, and both are attached with the flower center brad to a sentiment stamped on a Decorative Label popped up with a few dimensionals. I then added a pretty bow but I didn't have cobbler so I used some burgundy I had in my stash.

Here's final picture of the group from my afternoon of fun. I hope you like them.

Hootie says "Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment and let me know what you think"...
 they just make my day!


Lesley Croghan said...

Hi Diane,
This is a beautiful gift set! I love the "branches" you've created and the whole ensemble in the challenge colours, looks fabulous! Thank you so much for playing along this week!!

Linda Callahan said...

These are gorgeous - you have been busy! I love the bling - especially the red bling :)

Sue said...

This set is gorgeous. I love what you did with the leaves. The cards are beautiful. Love, love, love.

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love this set Diane!!! So gorgeous and rich looking. I so love all the layers to your first card too. All are spectacular. Hugs,

Patti said...

These are beautiful Diane. The color a great together. Especially like the little box.

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Diane! These are all beautiful projects! I love the use of the "branches" on your first card...stunning! And your box is sooo pretty! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week...and congrats on your new laptop!

Nance said...

Oh my gosh these are beautiful Diane! I think my favorite is the second one--I love the red berry bling! And your box is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players--we're glad you did! :-)

Danie M said...

Its been a while since I checked in on your blog Diane, but I am so pleased I did today, as the cards and gift box you have created here are gorgeous. I love using traditional colours for Christmas, and I love the way you have incorporated your die cut leaves onto your cards. TFS

Anne Marie said...

Diane, I just love your project trio! I love how created the branches from that die cut and your mix of colors look great. That little box is fabulous, too! You have inspired me to look at my scraps with a much more creative eye! :) Thanks for joining us and big congrats on your new laptop! Whoo hoo! :)

~Create Me Pink~ said...

Love all three...they look great!

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Karen said...

Love your set Diane. They are fabulous. I really like how you have used the colours to make a very elegant set.

PS Glad to see you are up and blogging again on your new lap top. When you are without a computer it is like something is really missing.

Nancy said...

Wow is right Di, you've knocked it all of the ball park with this gorgeous set! The gals at scrappin' would be "hoot'n" about your use of scraps which you are famous for,too funny! However, your cards and charming box are so stinkin' cute I can't stand it.
Great job and good luck on the challenge!

Hands On said...

What a beautiful set. I just love those branches. They are too perfect!

jaydee said...

Diane - STUNNING projects. The use of the leaves, the snowflake and the flower on the first card are just amazing. The box.... beautiful!
Thank you for joining the Paper Players again this week. I always look forward to your creations.

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE this card!!! Lovely set of goodies.


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