Wednesday, August 1, 2012

You Are Such a Joy to Me



I'm back to play along with the current CR84FN #59 color challenge  and I'm fashionably late. The story of my life these days. :( Anyway, I did not want to pass up the chance to play with this  awesome trio of colors-coral, brown and tan. It's such a rich palette that I opted for simplicity on this card. I let the beautiful dp {with a Sonnet by William Shakespeare} do most of the work but I did stamp a floral scroll image to highlight part of the text. Keeping things truly simple I accented with a wood die cut butterfly that I inked with coral rose chalk ink. A coral dp backs my sonnet page and there's coral in the glittered butterfly on the page in the lower left corner. I created my own dp by using a roller script stamp inked with Rich Cocoa and randomly stamping over a tan piece of cardstock. You see brown again in the crochet trim and trio of pearls on opposite corners.




Because the dp was so pretty and there was text all over it I did not want to stamp my sentiment on the front but chose to do so on the inside. I backed it with a lacey oval die cut out of the same coral dp on the front and fussy cut a butterfly from a coordinating dp from the same paper pack. I'm not going to sign the card but instead I plan to include a handwritten note sharing why this special person is such a joy to me. Also, I did something a little different here-I stamped the sentiment first in a light coral ink then came back and stamped over it in a darker shade giving it a slight shadow effect. It doesn't always work but I'm okay with how it turned out this time. You do have to be careful and it works better with clear stamps because you can see where you are inking. No offense to rubber or wood stamps. ;)





I'm also playing along with Just Us Girls-Inspiration Challenge #147 and linking up with the weekly linky party at Make It Monday #100 w Scrapbook Sisters where they are celebrating their 100th challenge. Yay! A big thank you to the design teams at each of the challenges for providing weekly inspiration and making it fun to papercraft. :) Here's a look at the beautiful CR84FN color challenge inspiration photo.




and the inspiration photo from Just Us Girls.


Hope I did not ramble too much, my brain is on true overload right now. Thanks for dropping by my crafty spot!
Hugs,
Lisa

Stamp: Vintage Dreamer (TE)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Rose Coral & Blush Rose chalk ink (Color Box petal point)
Paper: the Maripost stack by DCWV, cs
Accessories: butterfly wood die cut (Studio Calico); chocolate & champagne pearls (Kaisercraft); brown crochet trim & ivory trim (Hobby Lobby); Spellbinders Cl. Ovals Lg. & Lacey Ovals

18 comments:

Deborah Frings said...

This is really beautiful! I love the way you've left the sonnet shine, with a bit of emphasis with the swirly frame. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Lisa! Love the beautiful butterfly and lace trim! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

butterfly said...

Hi Lisa, I just love this - so subtle and elegant. The chalky butterfly is a sensationally lovely touch! Delicate and so beautiful...
Alison x
(Also over at MIM at #184)

Samantha said...

Gorgeous card Lisa! simply delightful... hugs me

PS emailed you xx

Marisa said...

Lovely, soft, neutral pallet, great papers and lovely take on this week's challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at JUGS this week :)

Lynn said...

This is so feminine and all around beautiful. Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

Tracy said...

Oh how lovely Lisa! You just can't go wrong with butterflies, especially sparkly ones. LOL Hugs!

Margaret said...

Lisa, this is so elegant and Victorian with these colors!! Such a wonderful balance of details and I love the inside as well! The crochet trim and the butterfly are lovely!

Asha said...

Love your card, Lisa. So delicate and feminine. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I think I'm naturally anti-CAS. Birth defect! LOL. And guess what? I'll be keeping an eye on you too!

Starr said...

Hi Lisa,what a beautiful sentiment and lovely card! What a joy it would be to receive it! Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs!
Starr

Marjorie said...

What a beautiful card hunnie..so elegant...Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Make it Monday... .to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Good luck,
Marjorie xx

Anne-Elise said...

So beautiful, Lisa! Love your butterflies, the lace and the pearls!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww Lisa. love your creativity,,,I never thought about a Shakespeare sonet work fine here,,,,,love your idea to add some floral stamp.So vintage, so unique......

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a pretty use of gorgeous dp! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

Pauline said...

This is so pretty, delicate and elegant!
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Lisa M said...

If I dont' get to finish typing this message it's because I've fallen out of my chair with awe! L1,I'm sooo incredibly impressed with this outstanding combination of colors and design and that butterfly is just................

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #159 and #277.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Hugs,
Julia

Karen said...

This is beautiful, delicate, elegant and oh so feminine. This one in particular caught my eye at Make It Monday. I love the fact that you kept the embellishments to a minimum so that the paper is still the star hugs Karen

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