This week, Mary gave us the challenge of an elegant mambo on the river! The colors are elegant eggplant, melon mambo and river rock.
I don't know that I would have tried these colors together, but I have to say, the gallery is filled with beautiful cards with this combination!
I used white embossing powder to make the lace stamp show up a little better. For the white background I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder. For the flower, I used the SU! framelits from Secret Garden and cut the petals so they would be a little easier to curl (towards the center). Then, I edged the petals with a little chalk and used an antique brad for the center. I curled the edges of the petals and the leaves.
Thanks for taking a peek, and Mary, thanks for a wonderful challenge!
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 GMT Views: 814
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Wed, Apr 17, 2013 @ 6:46 AM
I was challenged by these colors as well. But you were able to pull of such a elegant, lovely card, Kathleen. The simple layout and the crispness of the lace and embossed white BG are so pretty against the soft flower. Mambo melon is a pretty bright color, but here you've gotten a mellow look with it. Great card!
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Wed, Apr 17, 2013 @ 7:21 AM
Wow. This is stunning, Kathleen. I love how you used white embossing on the lacey frame and a white dry embossed bg. That flower is beautiful and I bet those colors really pop IRL against the neutral base!
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