Thursday, September 2, 2010

StampTV Color Challenge

Were any of you like me trying to find some of the StampTV challenges this week in vain? LOL! Then I saw current challegnes have been whittled down to color and sketch for the time being, so just FYI! Gina threw down this elegant fall color ombo: chocolate, yellow and ivory, so I made simple card using this too perfectly coordinated sets Free with Three "You are Not Alone" and "Lean on Me". I started creating this simple patterned paper on ivory stamping the medallion in yellow then sponging the edges with yellow and Distressing Vintage Photo ink. I stamped on the flowers and branch and greting in Vivid Coffee Bean and added a strip of Chocolate Brown also stamped with the branch tone on tone. As an afterthought I crimped it to add some texture. I love simple designs with these stamps sets so I kept my layers and design minimal. This big brown button from the Chocolate mix is almost 1 1/2" wide, it was like finding a jewel in there! I plunked a yellow mix button on top and tied it with raffia. TIP: I also stamped a little vine inside, not only does it coordinate the inside with the outside, this is a simple way to make your card look extra purdy when you are staging it for a photo.


Coming tonight, Mary Anne's guest spot! :) Thank you for visiting!

7 comments:

Jennie said...

Beautiful design Melanie. Love the way you combined sets and created the background :o)

Tina Gilliland said...

Gorgeous! Love that you created the background DP. Perfect!

Vanessa said...

Love this card. Simple and rustic. It reminds me of fall. How I wish fall would get here soon!

peggy wainman said...

Beautiful! I love how you used the 2 sets together!

Miesje said...

Love it! That is such a fantastic card!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Melanie this is pretty and elegant at the same time. Love how you used the two buttons and the different sets.

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful Melanie! Wonderful design!