I also wanted to participate in this week's "free for all challenge" (Aloha Friday - tropical/Asian card) and the "ways to use it" challenge (use grey as a neutral). So, I used Basic Gray as the base of Karen's design and stamped the swirls with Versamark and Whisper White, then heat embossed. The flowers were stamped on white, then cut out. I decided to add the "dreams" character from Dream Gardens set, stamped white on grey. Keeping with the tropical theme, I've matted the single panel with Tangerine Tango and Cool Caribbean.
I can't seem to get a good photo with the artificial lighting. Daylight seems to be the best way to photograph cards. TFL!
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Sun, Feb 27, 2011 @ 5:20 AM
Becky, thank you for being so prompth in sending the crown to me!!! It's a perfect fit! I hope you enjoyed your time as Queen as much as I am enjoying my time. I was blown away to see my name in Anne's post and this is one of my favorite challenges to do.
Your card is gorgeous! I love the bright colors, specially against the basic gray. The Asian senti is perfect and your bow is gorgeous.
Thank you so much for taking time to play from my gallery. It warms my heart to be honored this way.
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Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 61619
Sun, Feb 27, 2011 @ 12:35 PM
Well are you just something else with your asian flair! I love your bow up there and the scattered flowers are totally fun yet calming to me. Becky, I love your and how you've cased it to compliment Karen's.
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Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17416
Sun, Feb 27, 2011 @ 5:39 PM
Wow, Becky, just loving how those colors look on the Grey BG - almost like you did a NEGATIVE of Becky's card!!Gorgeous touch to add those nice embossed swirls in there, and I Really like your BIG BOW!! HUGS!
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