Monday, April 9, 2012

CR84FN51 Color Challenge

Hi there, hope all of you had a wonderful Easter! I'm back today to play along in the current CR84FN Color Challenge and the colors we're celebrating are pink, peach and light blue. This card was a snap to make and it's fantastic when things come together so quickly. I used the Mojo Monday Week 142 sketch and I chose it to showcase my homemade flower. I was inspired by Mona Pendleton's  Paper Tissue Flower Tutorial  and it was fun to make which means I'll make a lot more of these. Another great feature of this flower is the fact you can customize the color and the process totally intrigued my furry grandson, Felix. He hopped up on the back of my chair for a closer look and remained there the entire time. We'll be taking care of him while his dad goes to Basic & AIT training and he's a joy to all of us. He actually behaves more like a human than a cat and my craft room is his fave room of the house. :-) Here's the beautiful inspiration photo and I was influenced by the gorgeous flowers, so pretty!

I put this card together with one two-sided dp from Echo Park's Victoria Gardens which featured two of my challenge colors, pink and peach. How handy is that? I brought the third color, blue, in by embossing the base panel and coloring my pearl accents in my punched border with a Phthalo Blue Copic marker to match. To tie everything together I chose Memento's Summer Sky and Stampabilities Baby Blue ink for my tissue flower. I alternated the colors for some variation and placed a blue brad from MME's Portabello Road in the center. The flags were part of the sketch requirement and you can take a quick look here at the sketch to see how I did. I'm also including a close up of my first ever tissue flower.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back soon with a project featuring my favorite flower, the pansy. I appreciate all of your kind comments and hope you're having an awesome day!

Stamps: Psalm 46:10 Plain Jane (Verve)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Summer Sky, Stampabilities Baby Blue
Paper: Victoria Gardens (Echo Park), Choice Snow White, blue cs
Accessories: Brenda Walton Swirl (EK Success); pearls (PS); neon blue MegaWatz gel pen; brayer & distressing tool (Ranger); brad (MME-Portabello Road); Nested Pennants (Spellbinders); Copic-B23; Swiss Dots embossing folder (C'bug)


Jeanne J said...

Oh Lisa - Your flower turned out FAB - U - LOUS!! I will have to definately give this a go! (blue is my fave color) SOO pretty!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a beautiful card Lisa! Your tissue paper flower looks stunning! Thanks for the big shout out and for joining along with CR84FN :)

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, I, too, am a huge fan of Mona's tissue paper flowers (you will probably see one in the near future! LOL!) YOUR blue flower is just GORGEOUS! I LOVE the papers you used and your FAB sentiment! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Lisa, that tissue flower is so pretty! And I love these Echo Park papers, they are a perfect match for the challenge! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Chrissy said...

Love your tissue flower, so very pretty, will love to have a go..

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Lisa M said...

Hi L1! :)
Where do I begin? I hope your hanging in there with the kiddo in basic....felix sounds like great company tho. :D
Your card is a compilation of beauty and details. Your flower is a work of art. I've never made one of those before. I really like the way it looks and the bling your chose for the center really pulls it all together. This really is a gorgeous color combination for a card!
I can't wait to see your pansy card....WOO HOO!!! :D
Hugs to you and I hope your week is going well.

Thank you also for playing at MIM.

Aleksandra said...

Beautiful card! That flower is gorgeous!


Deborah Frings said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. That big blue flowers has such impact, it's fab! Thank you for playing along with CR84FN!

Michelle said...

Truly wonderful card, so elegant! I love the softness of the papers and the real pop of that gorgeous flower.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Margaret said...

LOVE, repeat, LOVE the blue flower and the pearls! This is such a gorgeous card!
Sounds like Felix is a wonderful house guest! Hugs to you!!!

Wendy said...

I saw your card on MIM, lovely card, love the flower, going to ave to see the tutorial

Shannon White said...

Wow is this Ever Pretty! I am a big Fan of Mona's tissue paper flower's too! And yours is just Gorgeous! Love the dp's you paired with it and the Wonderful sentiment too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CR84FN! 8-)

Patrice said...

Great use of the colors! I hope you'll link up again at 52 Card Pickup this week...

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty - wonderful design! Love the paper tissue blossom! Thanks for playing along with use at CR84FN!

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