Ok, I really struggled with these colors. I have to say that everyone eles's cards look amazing with these colors. I made my bottom panel by taking a denim looking dp and swiping it with night of navy ink and then distressing it with cream acrylic paint. Then I swiped it some more with night of navy and then I stamped Mark's Finest Papers CRACKED HELLO with white ink. That part of my card I really liked right away... but there is where I got stuck. I was going to skip desert and make a card with poppies but I just couldn't get it to work, so I scrapped that idea. Then I decided to make a coffee cup card. That could be masculine right? So I stamped Mark's Finest Papers set called OH BEANS. I stamped the cups onto different scraps of dp. I really did try to match the Cajun, but looking now I don't think I did a good enough job. The top and middle cup were plain so I decided to use more stamps to decorate the cups. The top cup was stamped with YAHOO a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers set BE A SHOWOFF, and the middle cup was stamped with Mark's Finest Papers Set WILD HORSES. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of dp that was stained with tea. (which I thought was ironic on a coffee card.) Then I stamped and colored and cut out the beans. I added burlap to look like the bag the beans came in. The cups were cut out and I put them on a piece of cardboard from a cheerios box that I also cut out. So that you couldn't see the cardboard, I traced around all the edges with a black marker. The cups are popped up on paper springs. It may not have matched the colors for the challenge very well, but I kinda like how it turned out. Thanks for the inspiration that lead to this card.
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 GMT Views: 1206
Challenges I participate in: Inspirational Challenge, Sketch Challenge, Inspirational Challenge, Free 4 All Challenge, Queen for the Day Challenge, Feature Stamper, Color Challenge, Ways to Use It, Try a New Technique and I am a proud Tea-Potter Challenge participant.
Registered: July 19, 2007 Location: Auburn, Ca Posts: 3481
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:09 PM
So many fabulous details...love all the texture, different DSP for the cups is brilliant, the horse pulls in a cowboy feel with denim and suede, stitching and piercing too, good grief a real 15 min card. Thanks for all the inspiration!
Registered: May 10, 2006 Location: Westminster, CO Posts: 22336
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:20 PM
Simply fabulous! It looks like denim paired with the awesome burlap. I never think to do paper springs. Thanks for the inspiration. I do believe this is a favorite of mine for the day.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia
Registered: June 9, 2006 Location: Wauconda, IL Posts: 42066
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:56 PM
I love your card MariLynn!!! It is so rich with pigment. I like that it is darker than the other ones from today. WOW, you did a whole lot of work to this card!! I really like the whole thing. The denim piece is handsome, and those cups look great. The burlap is awesome!!