4/26/11

Repeat Impressions DCC - Kraft, Rust & Robin's Egg Blue

Um, let's start right up front with saying I own NO RUST...no ink in rust, no paper in rust, no Copics in rust....so....I had to give it a little whirl and hold my tongue just right!  HA!

Today, over at The House That Stamps Built, we have been challenged by the illustrious Robin to use the above colors plus one neutral.  I pulled out a tiny piece of MME DP which had some orange/rust on it and went from there.



I also needed a sympathy card for a dear sweet friend who lost her father to cancer Friday morning, so I combined the two to create my card.  :(  I really don't like doing sympathy cards; BUT I'm confident a handmade card brings lots of comfort and love to the receiver!

The image is Tulip Bouquet, always an elegant image; I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #114 for the layout.  She happened to use vellum as her strip across the bottom and I thought it would be another nice, elegant touch, so I did that too.  :D  Then I made a vintage flower from an old paperback book and inked the edges with VersaMagic Gingerbread and adhered a Robin's Egg Blue button to the center.  WHEW - did I pass Robin?

Won't you check out the challenge at The House That Stamps Built and then play along; always a gift certificate to be won and we love seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our DCC; hope you'll play along too!

...flowers and friends...Hugs, ~M.

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Repeat Impressions Tulip Bouquet
Papers: PTI Orange Zest, GKD Cream
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, VersaMagic Gingerbread and Wheat
Accessories:  Copics, vellum, PTI button, paperback book, PTI Floral Dies

10 comments:

theCook said...

I wouldn't know how to begin if I had to make a sympathy card. Yours is beautiful. That vellum sentiment is a wonderful touch.

Lisa Jane said...

You have done a fabulous job.. on a difficult card . I love the flower and the colours work perfectly
Lisa x

Rusty said...

absolutely beautiful, and so special through such a hard time!! for a gal with no rust, you rocked! x

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful card, Michele. Your DP is perfect for the color challenge! Love that flower with the button in the center! You pass with flying colors, so to speak...!

Anita said...

Michele, this is so beautiful. Your coloring is amazing and that little touch of the dp paper is just right. The vellum looks so elegant. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's loss.

Lynette said...

Fabulous, Michele - I'd say you did VERY well! :) Great card.

Makiko Jones said...

So gorgeous Michele!! I love your coloring and flower embellishment! The DP is just perfect!

Harriet Skelly said...

Gorgeous Michele! I love how you colored the flower image and created that flower embellishment!

Karen Hasheck said...

First of all- best of luck as you start your new job! All the cards here are awesome- love the flowers you have made and the coloring is super. It will mean alot for your friend to get such a beautiful handmade sympathy card.

dmbennett said...

Awesome Card. Love your design, the coloring of your image and that great flower embellishment, it all goes great together. This has been a fun challenge.

Dawn - RIDT