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11 Aug 2009

Just Because it's a challenge.....

Oh my word what a hot day it is today, Smiley from millan.net but the sun is shining and I think my clothes will dry very fast today!! YAY! I love hanging out clothes!!

Talk about hot, the colour challenge on Dawn McVey's blog is a hot one! I actually kind of cringed a bit, and I don't think I would ever have put those colours together but really, when I finished with my card, I was quite pleased with it! Who knew??!


Here are the colours I used Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream, Plum Pudding and Scarlet Jewel, all from Papertrey Ink and here is the beautiful swatch the Dawn made up!






I started by getting my sketch and I decided to use the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch this week.......totally cute and I switched it around a bit, because after all, that is a woman' s perogative to do things like that....and you know I would......




I always start a colour challenge by pulling all of the colours from my cardstock pile. This is all very scientific, you understand, and not to be shared with just anyone! Smiley from millan.net

Since the piece I pulled of Scarlet Jewel was smaller, I decided to use that for my base, so this is a 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" card. I ran it through the Swiss Dot embossing folder and then edged the piece in Vintage Cream ink - LOVE doing that!

I stamped Background Basics Text Style and the Fancy Flourishes in Plum Pudding onto the Vintage Cream cardstock and then stamped the sentiment from Damask Designs in Scarlet Jewel Ink.

I made a little scalloped border piece from In Bloom designer paper and also used it for my scrunchy flower along with Plum Pudding from Bitty Box Basics.

The button is a Vintage Scarlet Jewel button and I tied it with a bit of twine

The front panel is popped up a bit because that is part of the scientific process - really it is!!

I took my photo outside in front of my beautiful impatience plants! Love that Raspberry Fizz- it's everywhere!

32 comments:

  1. WOW, Beautiful card!!! Love how you used the colors, fabulous flower too!

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  2. Oh My WOW...this is Gorgeous!!!

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  3. Oh my Bonnie, this is soooo good!
    great job
    Kisha

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  4. Love the use of colours! Great flower and flourish!! Fab!

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  5. Love this card! Your textures are great!

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  6. Cute card! love the flower and you managed to use Dawn's color perfectly! I saw them and they looked difficult, hehe.

    Clouds :D

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  7. STunning!
    I love that flowers

    Thanks for playing with us at http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/

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  8. Lovely as always!!! The flower is gorgeous and love your use of swirlies. I have a hard time with it!!

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  9. Beautiful card, you did a wonderful job with the colours and the sketch, wonderful!!!!!

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  10. this is gorgeous! I LOOOOOOOVE that flower!

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  11. Love your funky flower!!! Way to rock Dawn's color combo.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  12. This is beautiful Bonnie! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  13. Beautiful card! Love it!

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  14. This is so pretty! And I know just what you mean about the laundry drying fast in the heat- even the towels dry fast! LOL!

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  15. This is SO pretty, Bonnie! I LOVE that flower!

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  16. This is gorgeous, Bonnie! :)

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  17. Very pretty! I love the flower! :)

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  18. Beautiful, love the flower!

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  19. Pretty Pretty Pretty and I love the color combo - you def rocked that challenge! :)

    Debbie Lee

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  20. Congrats on top pick! :)

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  21. Yep, still love it!!! Congrats on making the spotlight!

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  22. Congratulations! This is gorgeous! Sorry I didn't congratulate you earlier! I was so excited to see my name that I didn't look at who else was in the spotlight! Sorry to be so rude! :)

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  23. Great card! Easy to see why it made the spotlight!!

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  24. Congrats, Bonnie! Gorgeous card! :)

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  25. pretty card! Congrats on making the spotlight!

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  26. What a beautiful card. I love the flower! Congrats on making the spotlight!

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  27. This is terrific, Bonnie!!! Congrats on making the spotlight!!!

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  28. I just wanted to stop by and congratulate you on being picked "In the Spotlight".

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