February 13, 2011

Paper Players Color Challenge #34

Today's post is for the Paper Players Color Challenge #34... and let me tell you... this was tough color combo for me. Here are the colors we were to use:
See what I mean... I really LOVE Crumb Cake but it was the combination of Cajun Craze with Cherry Cobbler together that was ... well... challenging!

I made this for a dear friend that just lost her husband to let her know she'll always be in my heart. They both loved to garden so I dug out my "Garden from the Heart" set which was in a previous mini catty.

I started with a Crumb Cake CS base and matted a piece of Cherry Cobbler CS. I stamped the drying foliage in Cajun Craze and the hat and small sentiment in Crumb Cake.

 I colored the flower stems in Old Olive and flower buds in Cherry Cobbler. It really needed something so I cut some Cherry Cobbler polka dotted DSP to make the ribbon on the hat stand out and finished it off with a pretty pearl.
I also stamped a few butterflies in Crumb Cake, and the large sentiment in Cherry Cobbler; both from the SAB set "So Happy For You". (I really love the font in this set).

I finished it off buy wrapping some crumb cake colored twine around the fold and threading a needle to sew around the drying bundles and  tied a knot to hold the ends.
The inside sentiment is from "Thanks for Caring" that is in the current Occasions mini and stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White. (What DON'T I like in that new mini!). I added the garden glove stamp colored in with Old Olive and Cajun Craze, then added a few more butterflies in Crumb Cake to give a touch of the front. That's it... Done! 

I'm so glad I was able to get this card done for the challenge,  as I'll be sooooooooo busy this coming week, there will be little, if any, time for stamping... bummer!

Hootie says "Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment".


jaydee said...

Diane, this card is gorgeous. I know you thought the color combo was a challenge, but you rocked it on this gorgeous card. You incorporated the elements beautifully.

I know your friend will really appreciate your beautiful card and that it will bring her strength.

As always, I am so pleased you joined the Paper Players this week

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful - inside and out! Love how you hung the herbs! Wonderful card!

Patti said...

Such a lovely card. I am sure it will bring comfort to your friend.

Ann Schach said...

Great job with the color challenge, Diane! I love how you stamped the inside of this card...so pretty!

Nance said...

Gorgeous use of this week's colors, Diane! I love the garden scene you've created and the baker's twine is fan-tab-u-lous! So glad you could join us at the Players this week!

Anne Marie said...

Diane, this is beautiful! I just love how you used the baker's twine to hang the herbs and paper pieced the ribbon on the hat. I'm sure your card will comfort your sweet friend. So pretty, inside and out! :)

Kerin said...

Diane, it doesn't look like you had any trouble with this color combo at all!! Love the dsp on the hat, and the way you "tied" up your herbs, genius!! I'm so happy to see your creation at The Paper Players this week!

Stephanie Uzee said...

I too love the way you hung the herbs! Your friend will appreciate this beautiful card made with your love! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Carla Bazhenow said...

What a beautiful card for your friend. I love how you hung the herbs... the colors are wonderful, too!!! *smile* hugs,

Christy Q said...

What a beautiful card and your friend will treasure it. I love twine treatment and the inside of the card is just divine!

Leena Girsa said...

Your cards are just beautiful! This colour challenge is tough...I would never think to put cherry cobbler and cajun craze together! You did a wonderful job! Now happily following you from SC #342...I'll definitely be back! Hope you'll return the favour when you get a chance. http://alacards.blogspot.com

Hi ! Jennifer Kiddle said...

I'm your newest follower from the SC thread.

I'll be back to visit your blog. So cute and made me smile

Jennifer Kiddle

nancylempinen.blogspot.com said...

Di, a very pretty card, love the polka-dot ribbon on the hat, very creative and nice coloring on all the other items. The inside is very pretty as well and such a lovely sentiment.


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