Friday, July 3, 2009

{Yep......I have issues...}

OK----now, I'm going to be a little vulnerable with you here---I have issues. There, I said it---it's out there---here's the one I'm talking about today (because let's face it, I have LOTS of issues!) I used the wrong color on a color challenge & it's bothering me----seriously? Don't I have more important things in my life to be worried about? OH YES----but many of those things I can't control.....I CAN make a new card to get the Sahara Sand off my mind!



Yesterday I posted my Raspberry Suite Color Challenge card---here's the swatch again so you can see the colors--I didn't have any Soft Stone, so I used Sahara Sand.....clearly I need better lighting!

So, since David is out of town and I had some extra time last night---I did another card. I kept it pretty similar to the first one, but I used Basic Gray instead of Sahara Sand....and even though this gray is a little darker than Soft Stone, I feel better---OK, no making fun of me in the comments---just leave me with my issues!

This time I started with an A2 card in Basic Gray and stamped the largest image from Polka dot Basics in Versamark. I embossed them with Black powder. That looks so nice on the gray. I set that aside and stamped the smaller hearts from Heart Prints in Pure Poppy, New Leaf, & Raspberry Fizz on Stamper's Select White cardstock. I stamped some extras on another piece of paper so I could pop up a couple of them----see detail picture below. I stamped the sentiment from the Friends 'til the End set. I really love that set.

Again, I used my Uniball pen & ruler to draw a box around the images. I messed up a little bit, so I "embellished" it with some stick-on Crystal Elements gems. (It's always a good idea to have extra embellishments on hand for just such occasions!) I layered the image on some True Black cardstock and popped it up on dimensionals. Finally, I tied some black satin ribbon around the card below the image.

Ahhhhhhhh, now I feel better now....much better! Thanks for looking---and I'm trusting you to keep my secrets!


Stamps: Polka dot Basics, Friends 'til the end, Heart Prints
Paper: Basic Gray (SU!), True Black, SS White (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark (Tsukineko), Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Accessories: Black embossing powder (Ranger), Heat tool (Marvy), Crystal Gems (Mark Richards), Dimensionals (SU!), True Black satin ribbon (PTI)

13 comments:

Ann said...

Ooooh, I LOVE this! The polka dots and the row of bling are fabulous!

Maureen p said...

Oh, I love this! Love the polka dots and hearts...they are my favourite sets!! TFS

Elise said...

Hello. I'm a representative of the "mutual ISSUES" society. I'm here to say "YOU'RE okay!" Your work, your blog, those colors! FANTASTIC! You did a wonderful job and I LOVE your compositions and materials/color use!

{Ross} said...

wow bellissima!!! La tua card รจ davvero stupenda! Grazie per essere passata sul mio blog!

Janelle said...

I loved your first card and I love this one, too. Great idea to pop up a couple of the hearts. (I thought the Sahara Sand card was fine, but it is oh-so-hard to give up those "I want to do it right", perfectionistic tendencies, isn't it?!)

Winter said...

This one is great too! I love the pola dots! This could be a top pick too! :)

Jane said...

Love love this! Simple and gorgeous! And who doesn't love polka dots!

Jessica said...

Very pretty!! The polka dots and the hearts look so great. TFS :)

Nancy L. said...

You are so funny! I love this card, the other one was really cute, too!

Deb Rymer said...

Love what you did with this challenge! Those big black polka-dots really grab your attention! And thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog.

LeAnne said...

You are so funny.....I love this card, too, the other was just as wonderful!
I WANT that Butterfinger ice cream recipe! I just made homemade ice cream yesterday for the first time! Yum, yum!

Niki Estes said...

Cute card! I love the colors and sketch!

Karen said...

Well, I LOVED your last card, Sahara Sand and all, but I commend you for coming back and taking on another card with Dawn's colors!! So, now, we are the lucky ones who have been able to see two fab cards from the same inspiration! I love those embossed black polkas! And again, I really love the patterned hearts, like the patterned stars, colorfully stamped and boxed in. I also really like the bling...it seems to go well with the embossed polkas! :>