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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. Love it! That is such a fantastic card!

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

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  7. Beautiful Melanie! Wonderful design!

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