Monday, September 21, 2009

Polka Dot Paradise Color Challenge

Hi my friends, hope you had a great weekend!

So I did do some crafting this weekend, just not as much as I though I would have. We got a lot done around the house and took a fun off roading 4X4 trip on Saturday, with my hubby and son. I did have time to create a card for the Embellish Polka Dot Paradise Color Challenge...Aren't these colors fabulous! Love that flower too! Here is what I came up with...
Using burgundy, orange and light orange cardstock, tearing and distressing the edges, then layering, I created a neat gradient color effect. I stamped and heat embossed the cream card base with tiny polka dots, from Polka Dot Basics II, in clear embossing powder. The embossed dots are such an awesome detail, I really LOVE the way it turned out! You have to try it! Click on the photo for a closer look.
Wrapped the edge with twine and tied with a button. Layered the leaves, from Beautiful Blooms that were stamped in orange then with cream polka dots, under the button. I chose this sentiment, from Men of Life, for the card because of it's polka dots (after all this is a polka dot challenge too). Then finished the card off with two more buttons and rounded the bottom corner. I am really happy with the way it turned out!

ETA: The latest challenge over at the Moxie Fab World Blog is Gradient Is Radiant, gradient which is achieved by color changing gradually. What a coincidence, a couple of days after I posted this card this new Moxie Fab Challenge was posted and I already had the perfect card to post. Stop on by and check out the other fabulous creations that have been submitted and give it a try your self.
Thanks for stopping in today, I hope you enjoyed your visit with me today.

Maile


Thinking Of You: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: Beautiful Blooms, Polka Dot Basics II & Men Of Life
  • Ink: Burgundy & orange (from craft supply) & Vintage Cream Ink
  • Cardstock: Vintage Cream (PTI), Burgundy, Orange & Light Orange (Core'dinations)
  • Accessories: Buttons, Twine, Clear Embossing Powder & Corner Rounder

68 comments:

  1. stunning, Maile...you really out did yourself on this one...love the torn paper effect!! I have 2 for this challenge...I just had to make a second one, these colours were so fantastic. I have prescheduled them over the next two days :)

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  2. This is wonderful Maile. Love the torn paper and using the darkest to lightest. It is absolutely stunning.

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  3. Oh wow, this card is spectacular! So many details that just make this beyond amazing!

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  4. Oh. my. goodness. Seriously, you need to stop being so perfect!!! Hahaha!! (you know I'm just teasing you!;) But man girl!! This is soo awesome!! I LOVE how you did the cascading of the colors with the torn paper, and the embossed polka dots, the buttons, the leaves, the sentiment, the twine- it's all just soo perfect!! I made a card for this challenge too. But I am afraid to post it, I don't like it all that well, and now that I see your card, it makes mine look very insignificant. Same with the moxie fab challenge, I actually made it a while ago, but never posted it cause, well, I know it doesn't stand a chance against any ones, it's really pathetic, that and I really didn't have a stamp set or anything that would work good for the challenge. But I tried using what I had. :(
    But I can't wait to see what you came up with for the MFC!
    Ok, I'll stop saying so much on here, I'm sure it really bores others to see my exasperated comments!! Hehe!!

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  5. This is fantastic Maile! I love every little detail!!!

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  6. What a BEAUTIFUL Fall card!!! LOVE the distressed layering and cut out leaf!

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  7. This is outstanding!! How did you make the background? Row by row or stamping several rows and then the embossing powder? Many greetings from Germany

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  8. This is beautiful Maile! I love all the colorful distressed layers!! Great Great card!!

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  9. just perfect....LOVE the way you graduated the colors. excellent job on this challenge!!!

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  10. fantastic - love the gradient effect and the embossed polka dots really are a wonderful accent! ROck on.

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  11. I recently found your blog and I have to say your cards blow me away. They are so fantastic. This card is perfect. I appreciate your sharing with us.

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  12. Wow, this is stunning! I love this!

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  13. You did such a great job with the stamping & tearing!

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  14. I love this card. The ripped paper and the polka dots on the leaves are perfect.

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  15. Beautiful, Maile! I love the colored cardstock layers!! Lovely card!

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  16. Oh man, can I just say how amazing this is!!! wow!!! I was going to try this challenge...but now that I've seen your card...sheesh!! Way to go girl, you knocked this one out of the park!!!

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  17. oh my goodness Maile! This card is fab fab! I bet Ashley will like it,
    I like what you did with the textured card stock and the rough edges, what a cool looking card!

    Hugs
    Clouds :D

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  18. oooohhhhh....I really ♥love♥ this one...great effect with the tearing...looks like ruffles...love, love, love it!

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  19. This is brilliant!!!!! You're a genious!!!!! so gorgeous, love it so much!!

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  20. I really love your second card!!!

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  21. Love how you layered and tore the paper! Beautiful!

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  22. Oh my....this is STUNNING, Maile! You amazed me again and again and again!! I'm stunned right now!

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  23. Gorgeous Maile!! I love the torn paper and the little dots are beautiful! Well done!

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  24. Wow, this is simply stunning! The stripes, the distressed edges- pure genius!

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  25. fabulous, as always! you've got some talent, girl!

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  26. What a *stunning* card! Love everything about it - the colour palette is just perfect, those tiny embossed polka dots are so cute and the distressed, torn papers are fab!

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  27. All those torn layers are amazing! Love it. Love it. Love it!

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  28. What a stunner! Great job with the embellish challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  29. Hi Maile! Thanks for entering the Moxie Fab World challenge! It's so amazing how these two challenges synch up so well, isn't it? Great minds and all. ;)

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  30. Another gorgeous Maile card! Super pretty!

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  31. Wow Maile! Great way to showcase the colors here. Thanks so much for playing along with Embellish!

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  32. Oh, WOW! This is my fav! :) I LOVE it! When I saw the challenge over at Moxie Fab, I thought about this card, then I saw that you had already posted it! So glad! :) One of their picks for sure, for both challenges! :)

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  33. Thanks so much for joining us in Polka Dot Paradise!

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  34. Congrats on the polka dot challenge, Maile!!! This card is so stunning. I knew it had to win. I wouldn't be surprised if it won over at the Gradient challenge too :)

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  35. Stunning the texture from the torn paper is gorgeous and the leaves are so elegant against it! fabulous card! HuGs Kim :)

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  36. Another one of your fabulous designs. Love it!

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  37. I left a comment earlier, but had to comment again. This card is fantastic and deserves the highlight it got today at Embellish!

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  38. Nice way of incorporating the colours, great job with this card and congrats on the E mention

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  39. Congrats on being in the spotlight over at Embellish! I loved, loved, loved your card! :)

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  40. Congrats Maile!!!! This card was my favorite!... and still is :)

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  41. Yeah, I pretty much knew this was a WINNER!!! Congrats!! Now, you could win the gradient one as well!! Hmmm... :) Hehe!!

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  42. WOW!!!! This is INCREDIBLE! Pure GENIUS!!

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  43. Congrats on your win, Maille! I knew this was a winner from the beginning.

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  44. Yay Maile! I knew this was a winner! ;-)

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  45. Fantastic! Love the card, it is perfection in it's simplicity

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  46. Maile...love this one. Just beautiful!

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  47. What a beautiful card! Congrats on your Moxie Fab win!!

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  48. I knew this was a winner the first time I saw it! It is so pretty! Congrats! :)

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  49. Love your card and all of the details you put into it! Congratulations!

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  50. And I am swooning! Love this card, Maile! Congrats on the win! --- Teri

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  51. Gorgeous card and congrats on your win at Moxie Fab World!

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  52. Wow, is this every beautiful. Love it.

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  53. Congrats on the pick by Moxie Fab. It is well deserved, Fabulous card!

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  54. Congrats again Maile!!!! Fabulous card!

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  55. Ok, so there should be a limit to how many times you can win a challenge in one month! Hahaha!! I'm totally kidding!! You're amazing girl! And you deserve it!! Wow, to win TWO challenges with one card!! That's so awesome!! I'm excited for you!!! :)

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  56. That is a crazy coincidence! Your card is simply gorgeous and I love the torn pieces. I will have to try this one for sure!! I think it would look moxiefab on a 12x12 LO! Thank you so much for sharing and congratulations!

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  57. Wow! Congrats on being in the spotlight over at Embellish! I SO loved, loved, loved your card! :)
    Odette

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  58. Just found your card almost 6 years later and it is still STUNNING!

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