Thursday, August 13, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #14

Hello my friends! So it's time again for Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Challenge. I tell ya, this was a challenge for me. First it took me forever to come up with and idea and once I did, it kept changing. Second I found it hard to combine these colors without a dark neutral, like a brown or black. I kept wanting to throw a green in there too and do flowers, but I refrained. So here is my take...I went with a skinny card for this one, they are just so much fun! I inked the balloon baskets and sentiment in burgundy. I don't have Scarlet Jewel (yet!) so I improvised and used a burgundy ink and button I had in my stash. I used SU Perfect Plum for the stamped background and had a purple button in my stash, for the balloon. I have tons of Raspberry Fizz so I pulled out my "bag o buttons" and GG ribbon.Aren't these Hot Air Balloons too cute?! Its so perfect for Papertrey Ink to create a set made for buttons, it's a great way to incorporate any color combo!

So hope you all have a great Thursday. The weekend is almost here! Yeah! Hope you enjoyed the card and thanks for stoppin' in, come back soon!

Maile


Soaring By To Say Hi:
  • Stamps: Everyday Button Bits & Background Basics: Retro
  • Ink: SU Perfect Plum & Burgandy
  • Cardstock: Vintage Cream
  • Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Button & Grossgrain Ribbon, Burgandy and Purple Buttons from my stash, Circle Punch & Corner Rounder

26 comments:

  1. Hi Maile,

    I am so excited to see your card today as I will be placing my order for this set on Saturday for delivery to the UK. Again I am blown away with your style - simple elegance - I love it.

    Have a great day and thank you again for your sweet comments.

    Emma x

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  2. Never realized that background stamp looked like stitching! It's really nice. I always look at it like what am I supposed to do with this?!

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  3. I meant to say your card was pretty and well stamped too! :) Somehow I forgot during my rant!

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  4. Another adorable card! It's funny, I kept wanting to add green or another color to mine when making it too. It was a hard challenge. You did great with it of course! Wishing I had that stamp set for the buttons now!! ;) Thanks for your sweet comments!

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  5. For me this is a hard color combo but you really made it work. Love this card. You are really making me think I need that background set...

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  6. Great card!! Love the background and the ribbon behind the circle, very cute!! Great job!!

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  7. Wow, thank you so much for your comment! I am really honoured to have you commenting on my tiny little blog :) Glad you like the card! Yours is supercute as well, love that background, this alone is a reason why the retro backgrounds set is a must! Many greetings from over the pond!

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  8. You did an awesome job with the challenge! Love the unusual shape of the card, and your design! :)

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  9. spectacular! I used burgundy too for the scarlet...am thinking I need some satin ribbon and buttons in that colour, though ;) Love the stamped background. The tall card seems fitting for the balloons....way up high!

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  10. Oooh, very nice entry, so different!

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  11. Those air balloons are adorable!!! It's a beautiful card. Love what you did with the background.

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  12. Too cute! I love how you did the ribbon!

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  13. love everything about your card. The grid background the ribbon...just maaah-velous!

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  14. Another beauty! I just love everything that you create.

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  15. oh, i love it! very clean...and super crisp! i love those buttons..and great ribbon...love it!

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  16. Oh way to rock the RSCC! Love this! Such a clever way to use so many colours and the layout is fab too!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x
    P.S Off to root out my 'skinny' cards now! LOL!

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  17. This is gorgeous Maile! I really love your skinny cards... they are so elegant!

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  18. Your card is adorable... I love those air balloons... pretty, pretty :D

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  19. Just a beautiful clean card! Love it!

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  20. Oh I love this! The size of the card is excellent, and the layout it perfect. Great job girl!

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  21. So cute! Love how you did the ribbon!

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  22. This is fabulous! Love the simple and striking layout. This is going into my favs! Awesome job on Dawn's color challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E

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  23. So cute! I love that background paper! :)

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  24. wow, this is beautiful! I like the simplicity yet elegant look. wow, totally wowed me! hehe I really like that PTI stamp :D

    clouds :D

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