Wednesday, September 24, 2008

There’s a saying old, says that love is blind...

Hey, yall...Happy Wednesday! It has been a busy week so far, but I did find time yesterday to play the SCS Color Challenge. If Baja Breeze is involved, you know I'm in! *grin*

Since I don't have any Kiwi Kiss ink, I pulled out my Old Olive inkpad and wide grosgrain ribbon, as well as some Chocolate Chip. I thought this quote from Beautiful You would be perfect.

I started with the background strip from Artful Elegance, and stamped it in Baja Breeze on my background panel. Then I sponged the edges to soften them a bit. I stamped the quote from the Frost poem, and then cut it out with my Oval Nestabilities. Before removing the cardstock from the die, I sponged it with Old Olive, starting at the outside and working in. Then I added a few more layers.

To bring in some more of the Olive, I cut strips of Chocolate Chip, embossed them with my Swiss Dots embossing folder, and wrapped my Wide Olive grosgrain ribbon around them. Love that stuff! The other corners were looking a bit nekked, so I added a couple of corner hardware pieces from We R Memory Keepers. This particular hardware piece has a spot for an embellishment in the flower center, so I colored 2 Swarovski Crystals with my Olive Copic marker and glued them into the hardware. So fun!

Well, I hope you enjoyed my card today. Don't forget, you still have 6 days to play in the Verve Project Parade Challenge...make sure you check out all the fabulous creations from the Divas HERE. Have a fabulous day!


Stamps: Beautiful You, Artful Elegance (Verve)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Neenah Classic Cream
Ink: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Brilliance Pearlized Chocolate
Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Sponges, We R Memory Keepers Hardware, Swarovski Crystals, Copic marker, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Wide Olive Grosgrain, Dimensionals

11 comments:

Tina said...

Great card, I particularly love the hardware.

Jackie Pedro said...

This is beautiful, Shannan!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

OH I just LOVE this, Shannan! I've never tried the sponging with the Nesties, but I LOVE it and MUST try it! :)

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card and fab layout :)

Christi said...

Gorgeous girl!!

Amy said...

Shannan, there is one terrible, TERRIBLE problem with this card.

Now I have to buy another set of nestabilities so I can make it. :-) Gorgeous, as always!

shel9999 said...

Very pretty! Great layout and love those photo corners!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous Shannan!!

Suzy Tyler said...

Beautifully done, Shannan!

Sarah Gough said...

This is SO gorgeous Shannan! I'm just dying for those new in colours....you make Baja Breeze an absolute must have...so drool worthy!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, I love it, love it, love it! Gorgeous in every way, Chickie!

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