March 10, 2011

Totally Hues Challenge #3 & My Mind's Eye Challenge #21

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Hey, friends!  Boy, am I glad to be back!  I have been very sick for the last three days, and it was all I could do to lift my head off of my pillow, let alone craft or blog!  But I'm feeling much better tonight and hope to be back to normal by tomorrow.  

Tonight I thought I'd share a card I made last weekend and hadn't posted yet.  As soon as I saw the new colors for the Totally Hues Challenge, I thought of the Fine & Dandy "True Blue" collection from My Mind's Eye.  Lucky for me, the MME blog currently has a sketch challenge with the theme "Celebrate today", so I used it for my card.


If you follow my blog at all, you must know that I don't use a lot of patterned paper on my cards.  I LOVE patterned paper and use it on my scrapbook pages, but I find the smaller canvas of a typical card more challenging when it comes to mixing and matching patterns.  So I'm not totally happy with the way this turned out (a little busy for my taste), but I do love the cheerful colors.

The edges of the papers are sanded to give them some definition, and I used a lot of zig-zag stitching.  I die cut a Hawaiian Shores felt flower and added an Aqua Mist button to the middle.  The sentiment is from Star Prints.  I think this would be a fun birthday card for a tween or teen girl who (like me) is not into girly-girl pink and frills.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores, white)
Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye (Fine & Dandy True Blue "Dapper" & "Shining", Alphabet Soup Boy "Star Bright")
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Star Prints)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Beautiful Blooms die), Fiskars (border punch, hole punch)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (felt, button), The Twinery (baker's twine), thread, DMC floss


Thanks for checking in with me tonight!  See you back here soon!

17 comments:

Nance said...

I am so glad you're back among the living Christina! Nothing like these cheery colors to make you feel better too. Love your mix of patterns and textures. May not be your usual style but it's your usual fabulousness! Hugs.

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card!! I love the colors, your choice of embellishments, & that great stitching ;) TFS!

Jen Carter said...

This is just really fun! I love, love how you incorporated the colors and all the patterns. I love your sanding of the papers too!! The twine is the perfet touch too!

kasia c. said...

Christina I thinks it's fabulous! The patterned papers are all in the same hue and the plain cardstock base totally anchors it. :)
Seems like there is a nasty cold flying around. I hope you feel better soon. :)

Smita said...

These are just beautiful colors combined so well by you!!

Hope you get well really soon, Christina!

Take care,,
Hugs,
Smita

Jen W. said...

Glad to have you back and feeling better! :) I love these bright colours and you're right - it's girly without being to frilly. Love how the button has a flower design on it too.

Laura Pryor said...

Oh, SOOOOO gorgeous! I love your colors and your felt flower.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Christina! I love those papers and fabby twine!

Lindsay said...

OH fun! This is so super fantastic Christina! So sorry you have been sick! That is no fun, but you sure came back with a bang! I think you did a great job with that paper (one of my favs too)! Love it!

Karen B. said...

This is a beautiful card, so bright and cheery.

Jean Martin said...

Oooh I like this! Wonderful use of colors. There's that flower die. Do you know I haven't gotten it till now?! They're just coming with so many things so fast I have no time to catch up!!! I love this Christina! :)

Laurie said...

Ok this is just amazing! I love the detail on this card! You so rocked this color challenge!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love these colors, and the wonderful mix of patterns you've got going on here! Beautiful card!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE what you've done with this color combo! Gorgeous layers and stitching! Plus, that felt flower adds the perfect amount of texture!

Nerina said...

For not feeling comfy with the DP - you really made this card ROCK! Wowzers - I love the stitching and the blue flower to finish this off too! Just gorgeous!

Amy said...

Over New Years, we were in Kansas City shopping and I had this paper collection in my dear little hands but then put it back. I've been regretting it especially now seeing this card! Great layout!

Heather said...

Wowzers! This is GORGEOUS!

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