Monday, April 30, 2012

Bloom! TESC157 and PDCC#129

Hello Delightful friends and family!
I've entered two challenges with the card I'm sharing today.
Here is a link to the sketch by Jen Schults for Taylored Expressions #157 and the second challenge is a color challenge for Play Date Cafe #129

Dusk, Magenta & Seedlings

 And here is my card: 
I really struggled with the three colors, but while I was at work today I picked up a piece of "dusk" Bazzill card stock for the base.  If I had waited until morning to take the photo it would probably turn out much better but I need to be to work by 9a.m. and there is no way I can get a good shot taken, cropped and get it uploaded before I need to leave the house! By the time I get home in the evening the PDC Challenge would be closed! So I apologize for the dark and shadowy picture. It is what it is!
The designer paper is called Playground by Echo Park.  The pieces used for the banners needed a color enhancement so I took my Copic Marker RV17 Deep Magenta and "enhanced" away.  The stamp set is Taylored Expressions "Garden Party Blooms" and I also used the coordinating die to cut the flower.  It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and the leaves were colored with Copic G43 (Pistachio), a button and ribbon from my stash was added to embellish. I used the Spellbinder Circle Die to frame out the flower and the paper is a piece of leftover manila folder from a mini scrapbook I'm making for my great niece. The finished card is A2.  Well, it is late and I already hear the hubs snoring so I'd best be getting myself tucked into my cozy bed.  Have an excellent day and thanks for visiting!

If you love Me, keep My commandments. John 14:15

(It's not "What would Jesus do?" it is "do what Jesus says!")



  1. This is a very beautiful card Natalie! I still can't figure out that sponging thing inside the Nesties. God bless you!

  2. This is really lovely! That flower just jumps right off the card in the best way...and these colors and patterns make it all pop!

  3. Your card is so pretty. I love the colors and would never have thought to use them together. Great sketch too. Beautiful flower.

  4. OH, Natalie! You did a great job with these colors (it doesn't look like you struggled at all!!). LOVE that patterned paper and the banners--FUN! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

  5. Love it Natalie and those banners in the background are a big thing right now. I am seeing them everywhere. You pulled this together wonderfully!

  6. How lovely is this? These colors are so vibrant and beautiful. Great take on the sketch too. Thank you for playing along with TESC!

  7. I love your flower, Natalie, and the colors are perfect. Thanks for playing along with the TESC :D

  8. So gorgeous... I'm loving those colors together...gotta try that color challenge myself! Thanks for playing the TESC!