Friday, October 23, 2009

Another first! Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 18

Hey everyone!

I had so much fun creating for Ashley Newell's challenge, I had to do it again! This time, I finally mustered up enough courage to try Ms Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge! Yay!!! I have been lurking, ooh-ing and aaah-ing over the fab creations over Ms Dawn's blog for a few months now and I am just so excited that I finally get to share.. :)

This color challenge was a little intimidating.. Love Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate together - yum! Kraft and Cream are just wonderful neutrals. But then, add NEW LEAF?!?!?!?!?! Obviously, I have color combo anxiety. I had to literally go through a lot of others' samples to "get" it. LOL.

I got some inspiration from Mojo Monday (yet again - I just love Ms Julee's sketches!!) I *had* to use my new EK Success Morroco Lace punch again and the Labels One nestie. I decided to use a vellum phrase with this card since I do not have a lot of image stamps that I could use as a focal image. The sentiment was just perfect, I thought.. I don't have much right now, but I sure do enjoy what little I have. Weee!!!

I ran the vellum and New Leaf cardstock through my CB with the Labels One nestie, cut and embossed. Cut generic cream (I do not have Vintage Cream *sadness*) cardstock with Labels One as well, this time the next size up. I pierced the vellum and New Leaf dies and added silver brads to hold the two together. Popped it on top of the cream die cut with pop dots.

I punched through a strip of Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate, layered the two and I was really surprised how much I liked how it turned out. :) I assembled all the pieces and felt it was too... eh? At the last minute, I decided to run the Kraft base through the CB with the Textile folder with the deboss side facing the front of the card and added the faux stitching with a white gel pen.

That's it. My very first Raspberry Suite Challenge entry. This makes me smile. :) Hope you like it.

8 comments:

Beverley said...

Beautiful Card! Great first for Dawn's Challenge!

Sue Lelli said...

Your card turned out pretty! Don't be intimidated - just jump right in!

Melissa said...

I really like how you repeated the shape and pattern... great job!

Scrapping Julie said...

great job on your first rasp suite challenge!

Andrea M said...

Very pretty! I love what you did with the sentiment - it almost looks like glass from certain angles. You did a wonderful job with the color challenge. Yep, you just have to dive right in. I'm learning so much just by participating in these challenges. Great job. Thanks for sharing!

fancypantz said...

THANK YOU EVERYONE!! Your comments are truly appreciated.

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Simply gorgeous!! Way to get out there and do it!! Awesome card! :)

Winter said...

Very pretty! Love the sentiment! :)