Friday, October 10, 2008

Tango Argentino! Sos el himno del suburbio...

Happy Friday, folks! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for this week to be over and for the weekend to start! I finally got some stamping time in last night (yay!), and just in time since I posted a challenge on the Verve Forum yesterday.

Amy Westerman, one of our original Divas, has made the decision to step down from the team to focus on her family. We are sad to see her go, but wanted to send her off in Vervalicious Style. Amy has an amazing way with color and pattern...I have tried many times to do what she does, only to have my card end up in the trash. What better way than to issue a challenge in her honor? So the challenge is to make a bright, colorful card...fun, huh? You can see the challenge and details HERE. And here's my card:
This color combo came from scraps on my desk (that seems to be my latest M.O., doesn't it?) of Tangerine Tango, Orchid Opulence, and Kiwi Kiss. BUT I switched the Tangerine cardstock for Apricot Appeal, and stamped the background from Grateful Elegance in Tangerine ink instead. A little sponging, and VOILA! Love it. I stamped the butterflies from Fluttering By and Petals & Stems in Spanish Olive and Purple Hydrangea Versamagic ink (love these inks with my clear stamps!!) and also Tangerine. I cut out the big butterflies and popped them up on Dimensionals.

I wanted to add something fun to my main panel, so I rounded 2 opposite corners and added a Swarovski Crystal for some extra bling. I also layered the Orchid panel underneath (scalloped, of course) and tied my wide Olive grosgrain around it. This stuff is so yummy...and it coordinates really well with Kiwi Kiss, too!

Anywho, I think that about covers it. Have a fabulous Friday, and I'll see you tomorrow with a Sketch for You to Try!

Stamps: Fluttering By, Petals & Stems, Grateful Elegance (Verve)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Basic Black, Apricot Appeal, Orchid Opulence
Ink: Versamagic, Tangerine Tango, Brilliance Black
Accessories: Sponges, Corner Rounder, Wide Olive Ribbon, Scalloped Edge Punch, Dimensionals, Making Memories Slot Punch

12 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a great challenge, Shannan! And in Amy's honor. . .you are such a sweetie! And I ADORE your card!

Pinky said...

Great card Shannan! A perfect colour combo for this time of year - love all the little details. Again, perfection!

Jenn Balcer said...

Oh, this just rings. my. bell. I *love* this!!!

Amy said...

I LOVE this! If I copy it, do I hafta pay you a million dollars???? This is an *awesome* card!

Christi said...

This is gorgeous girl!!! What a great thing to do in Amy's honor. :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous card Shannan!!

paula said...

LOVE the colors Shannan! That orange is just a glowing and I am SOOOO attracted to orange! lol!

Giffysk8s said...

These colors are fab! What a delightful card!

shel9999 said...

LOVE the dimension of the butterflies and the fun colors!! (I really like that background too!)

Bethany Paull said...

You completely rocked all those bright colors.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This card is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! I love the colors, the background, the sponging... everything!

Dee Dee said...

Goegeous color combo. Very nice!

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