Saturday, 23 November 2013

Hello Friend

I have spent much of today cleaning our house - a job I don't enjoy!  We are having our first scoping meeting with the company who will be doing our earthquake repairs and they will be looking in every nook and cranny of our house to identify the damage, so it has to be spotless.  Can I just say I hate washing skirting boards (baseboards) LOL! 

I did take some time out to make a card though.  Today's card is for the color challenge at Color Throwdown and the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

I love these colors - Dusty Durango is such a deep color and goes so well with the other colors in the challenge.  I decided to make Dusty Durango my main color and used a whole half sheet of my very limited supply of this color :)



I used Stippled Blossoms for this card and stamped the rose in Peach Parfait and Dusty Durango.  The sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede and Dusty Durango onto Very Vanilla.  I added a bit of interest to the plain card base by scoring a frame using the cool technique shown by Brenda Quintana.  My frame isn't 100% but it's a heck of a lot closer than previous attempts LOL.

Thanks for looking.




Products used:

Stamps:  Stippled Blossoms, Embroidered Blooms (PTI)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Peach Parfait, Dusty Durango, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock:  Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Simply Scored

Edited to Add:  This card got a mention at Color Throwdown.

Cheers
Karren

13 comments:

Narelle Farrugia said...

Simply beautiful Karren! I can't believe your houses haven't been fixed yet - I just assumed the insurance companies would've been on top of it!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous CAS card! I love that blossom and your scored frame is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karren. GORGEOUS use of the colors from the challenge. I LOVE the flower! And thanks for the tip about the scored border ... went over to Brenda's blog and left her some love. Will definitely be making a template today! Loll xx

Mandy LaCroix said...

I love that flower! It's all so pretty!

Beverley said...

Simply perfect & so pretty. Hugs Bev x

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous use of he sketch and colors!! Love that flower and yes, I love the deep rich color of dusty Durango!! Thanks for joining us at CTD!!

Lori said...

What a beautiful clean and simple design! Love the two toned flower against the rich Dusty Durango background. Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous clean and simple design! So happy to see you playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

Kim said...

Those flowers are so pretty and really make a big impression!! I love your nice clean card!!

Scrappy Géri said...

Once Again your card is beautiful ! Love the colors ;)

Bonnie said...

I love Dusty Durango and still hoard a few pieces of it! Love that gorgeous flower too! Beautiful use of these colors!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous card, and that flower is beautiful! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

Cindy Hall said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colors and that fabulous flower! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!