I am so excited to be a GD this month for the amazing Color Challenge Team! Thank you all for giving us this opportunity. When Mary said that Karen Barber had selected me I was floored. I mean Kar-ren Bar-ber! I remember not that long ago when I was afraid to even comment on her amazing creations. I am and always will be in awe of her talent, and of the talent of every one of the Color Challenge Hostesses.
About the card: I just arrived home from Florida - getting my mom settled for the rest of the winter in her condo. The wicker chair reminds me of her Florida room, and the hibiscus bush near her patio is still in bloom - I do wish I were still there, not in snow-covered NJ! I took a page from Karen's book and counted green as a neutral. ;) After sponging a back wall and doodling in some floor boards I framed the colored image - the intent to look like a Polaroid photo - using a square Nestie die. I was also inspired by Dina Kowal's tutorial for acrylic batik BG. I tweaked it a little by utilizing a stencil instead of a stamp with Versamark...a fun technique if you haven't tried it (and dessert this week!) I tried to mimic the pillow shape with the PC generated sentiment panel. PT - 4
Thanks Sallie, the CC Hostess Team and Dina for your inspiration. Thank you so much for looking and have a peaceful day.
Date: Monday, February 3, 2014 GMT Views: 1220
Registered: September 7, 2007 Location: Miamisburg, OH Posts: 34927
Mon, Feb 03, 2014 @ 8:38 PM
AWWWWWW - FOR A SECOND TIME - AWWWWWW - YOU have touched my HEART!!! Thank you for that sweet tribute Marie, but I chose you because I absolutely loved so many of your beautiful creations - thanks for making me feel cyber hugged! ;)
Registered: April 22, 2005 Location: Boca Raton, FL Posts: 14406
Tue, Feb 04, 2014 @ 6:09 AM
You are starting off the month in grand style, Marie! You drew from so many inspiration points and brought them together beautifully. And, hey, I am in S. Fl. and you didn't even call or stop by. LOL If you are anywhere near ~ I would love to meet you and your Mom.
Registered: August 21, 2007 Location: Wayland MA Posts: 66603
Tue, Feb 04, 2014 @ 7:34 AM
What an amazing technique for the bg, Marie!! WOW! I love your wicker chair and pillow.....I have a breakfast room with lots of sun, and have comfy wicker with pillows. I love to sit there. Seems like I would enjoy sitting there with your chair too! The flower and leaf are such a terrific addition. Wasn't this fun? I know the next three weeks will go by fast, so I'll enjoy being teammates with you as much as possible before it slides by!!