TSG41: Valentine Color Challenge

Monday, February 8, 2010

A happy Monday morning to you all!

How was your weekend? Where you one of those in the Mid Atlantic that got snowed in? If you were, I hope you are all safe and warm today. Strangely, here in the North-east, we didn't get a single snowflake! And it looks like we might miss the storm that's supposed to hit mid week too! Considering there's a reason there are weather storms in this area nicknamed 'Nor-easters', the fact that we have no snow on the ground at this time of the year is so weird! (Please note: this is not a complaint. I'm A-OK with this phenomenon.) :D

On to this week's There She Goes challenge! Jess has a color challenge for us all and it's perfect for that card we all need to create this week for our loved ones. The colors are red, pink and brown!

Since Valentines Day is right around the corner, and the color challenge was begging for it, I just had to use the Chemistry set, once again!

You all know by now that I love my patterned paper, so you shouldn't be surprised that I immediately thought of this yummy piece of Basic Grey paper from their Indian Summer collection. It's absolutely GORGEOUS and so perfect for this challenge, don't you think?? I started off thinking that I was going to make this card for my husband, but it kind of evolved a bit and now I'm not so sure it's 'him'. :)

The sentiment is a such a beautiful one, isn't it? I used this week's Taylored Expressions sketch (TESC99) for this layout which, if you see the sketch, you'll see why I cut around the flower detail instead of just mounting it onto the sentiment panel.

Here's a close-up of that detail. It's two stamped images of one of the flowers from the Blooms mini set, stacked on top of each other with pop dots. I think I got a bit ambitious with choosing a flower to cut out rather than a simple circle, but you live and learn, right? I sponged around the sentiment with a combination of Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. Love the look of those inks!

Now it's your turn to create a card with those challenge colors of pink, red and brown! When you're done, head back to the TSG challenge post and leave a link to your creation in the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post, and you'll then be in with a chance to win a gift certificate to the There She Goes store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: There She Goes 'Chemistry' and 'Blooms'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, Basic Grey 'Indian Summer - Cordovan'
Access: Ribbon, Spellbinders Labels Four Nestibilities, KaiserCrafts Adhesive Pearl. EK Success Corner Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals


Pam Varnell said...

Wowzers Aandra, this jumped right off the page and landed in my lap this morning. LOL. Love this card. That main image panel is just striking as is the whole card. Love it!!

Pam Varnell said...

Sorry can't spell names right this morning SANDRA!!! LOL

Holly aka Toy said...

Shut up! Oh Sandra! You made the cutesy Chemistry set into elegance! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty! I just keep looking at it over and over again. The colors and layout are perfect - and that sentiment! Awesome Sandra!

Jen Shults said...

Oh my this is amazing! Your sponging on the sentiment is perfect and I love this layout!

kadie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your distressing is perfection! Hope you had a great weekend, my friend!

Judy McMullen said...

Gorgeous card, Sandra! Love the papers the beautifully framed and colored sentiment and the lovely flower!!

Christi Flores said...

Wow is this gorgeous!! LOVE that dp!

Anonymous said...

Amazing job! I love the dark colours that you used! Lovely!

JenRaff said...

Very Beautiful card!!! I think I might have this paper -- now I have to go look for it and try to emulate your card!

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