Friday, January 6, 2012

Irish Blessing for the New Year!


Good morning everyone! I'm here to share a card I made featuring the CR84FN45 Color Challenge colors  and Jen Shult's deconstructed sketch . This is my first challenge entry of the year and I'm excited to see where 2012 takes me, creatively speaking! I love the main colors of medium blue, orange and yellow and I paired them with one neutral which is black. I did flip the placement of embellishments but otherwise remained true to the sketch. The butterfly represents "new beginnings" and since we are in a new year I thought it would be nice to reflect that on my card. Here's the CR84FN45 photo which provided inspiration and our main colors for this challenge.




I layered several pieces of paper and distressed most of them for some texture. The base starts out with yellow then I added blue and black (neutral) and chose an orange houndstooth dp by MME that I love. I die cut a border from yellow cardstock and to add a homemade touch I "stitched" a border around the two main panels and stamped the Irish Blessing onto the main image. The stamped sentiment is from Verve's Blessings set and I loved it when I saw it as the quote in the CR84FN Color Challenge photo. So nice to have it as a stamp and I love Verve's stamps for just this reason, so many awesome sentiments and sayings.

Okay, that's all for me today. I feel like I am still in recovery from the holidays and hope to have more energy next week. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope each of you have a wonderful weekend. Two more things, I'd like to welcome to a new follower to my blog, Jenna, and wish my dh and his Tigahs good luck in the upcoming bowl game on Monday. GEAUX TIGERS! Note: I popped back in to edit this post and include the CR84FN photo graphic, seriously I am NOT a morning person. :-(
~Lisa :-)

Stamps: Blessings (Verve)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Fly A Kite Lime Twist (MME), cs
Accessories: Die-namics Faux Crochet Border (MFT); Mini Stitch Doodle Dot (Crafter's Workshop); Que Sera Sera Die Cuts (K & Co.); Bright Large Gemstone Stickers (MS); Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger); Wildflowers (Prima); black gel pen

9 comments:

Jennifer Shults said...

Oh wow! I love how bold this is and all your little stitching details and extras! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, LOVE that sentiment and you butterfly and the flowers with the curly paper behind them! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Lisa said...

Wonderful job with the colors Lisa your card is pretty!

Margaret said...

The sentiment on this is wonderful! I love it! You managed to take a card full of bold colors and turn it soft and pretty with the butterfly, flowers, and the fabulous paper curls! Beautiful card!

Lisa M said...

LISA!!!!
WOW....I downed a mountain dew tonight so that I could stay up and wait for the kids to come home, but nothing... Then I come to visit your blog and BAM..WOW...awesome colors and now I'm invigorated and wide awake. You've done just an amazing and inspirational job with this. I could look at it for hours. :D
Big hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty Lisa. That blessing is awesome and I love the bright colors. The doodle lines look great! :o)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty Lisa! Love the beautiful sentiment and fancy border! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! This is stunning! Love the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Ginger said...

Eye-popping!

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