Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fall Flowers...

Well, again, this card ended up totally different than where it started from. As I tell my daughter, Kim, "This road will take us to where ever it is going!" But I like the results, not the color scheme I would have picked, but it is good to get out of the box and try something new!
I worked  really hard to use all Stampin' Up products, well, except for the background. I sponged natural white with a Chai tea bag (after I made a cup to drink) then I sprinkled it with instant coffee granules. My card wasn't as wet as it needed to be so I misted it with water and then it melted into the card stock. I dabbed with a paper towel (wish I had skipped that part). It looked too flat so I wrinkled it up while it was still wet. Then I mixed a little water with summer yellow re-inker and spritzed again. I dried it with a heat gun and then stacked a heavy box on it to flatten it out some. I also spritz it with Vanilla Shimmer to give it some glitz. I got this idea from The Pixie Cottage tutorial posted today.

I am entering this card in the following challenges -

365 Cards, Day 171, Wacky Color Wednesday to use Brown, Grey, and Yellow. Be sure to check out the DT card too - that's my daughter Kim!  (insert one proud mama!  :)

I used the Clean and Simple Sketch for the layout.

Incy Wincy Designs to use yellow.

Let's Ink It Up FIRST challenge is Anything Goes with a twist - I guess it's a lemon twist because they want to see some yellow!  Good luck with the new challenge!

The Pink Elephant to use ribbon and sparkles - look close (enlarge pic) and you'll see the 'smooch'!

Res-Q Challenge is looking for therapy ideas! Well, I tried a new technique on the card and that was fun and wrinkling the card stock was really good therapy!



Thanks for stopping by!  SAM


21 comments:

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Great job Sam! Alot of work in this fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up! Hugzzzz

SuzanneK said...

Hi Sam, your card is devine, thanks for being our very first entrant and for the wonderful words, my how quick you made your project you are a whiz. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up. Cheers

ona_i_ja said...

Sam, Hun this card is stunning. I love your flower :))

Thanks to playing at Let's Link It Up for first challenge.

Hugs
Agnieszka

Vicki Dutcher said...

Creative background - it looks really awesome! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Dragonlady said...

Love your creation. Thank you for playing in our first challenge at LIIU.

HUgs Ali x

Kim Mc said...

Fabulous, mother dear!! That road definitely led you to the right place! ;) Such a creative background, but I think you didn't have to drink the coffee! :) I know the colors were hard to work with but you came up with a gorgeous creation with them. Thanks for playing with the 365 Cards Wacky Color Wednesday challenge and hope you play along next week too!

Aloha, Kim
365 Cards Design Team member
Check out the DAILY challenges!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Sam, its has a beautiful tranquil feel to it! I love the techniques you've used for the background. A fab start to our first challenge at Lets Ink It Up. Thanks for getting inky with us and good luck!
Claire xx

Samantha said...

Wow this card is fabulous Sam. I love the background and you certainly went to a lot of effort to achieve it. It was definately worth the effort. Thanks for playing along at Let's Ink It Up and for being our first entrant. Good luck.
Hugs
Sam xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Thanks for sharing these amazing techniques and I LOVE the colour scheme!

Olga said...

Gorgeous card!!

Denise said...

fabulous! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness - this card is fabulous! I love it! Thanks for the deets - I've done the coffee crystal thing before, and it's a lot of fun. BEAUTIMOUS, my friend, as always!!!!

Netty said...

Terrific card. Great start for Lets Ink It Up first challenge. Thank you for playing. Annette

Kendra said...

I really love this background technique! It makes me feel outdoors! Thanks for playing in our very first challenge at Let's Ink It Up!

Nikki said...

Very Pretty Card and Nice techique on the BG :)Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

Krista said...

Wow, lovin' all that glitter! You totally rocked the challenge over at TPE, thanks for playing along!
Krista :)

Pam said...

This color combo totally works on your card- beautiful!

Kim E said...

Fabulous, creative card. I love the technique you used. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Hugs, Kim

Lynn McAuley said...

What gorgeous work with this sensational silhouette!! So beautiful in these wonderful autumn colors!!

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful design in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's harvest challenge!!

Kathryn Myhre said...

Great job! I love the sparkle you added to your card!

Joanne Travis said...

How beautiful this is for fall!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!