Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Raspberry Suite MMSC13

Aren't these colors just beautiful?!! I've never had the nerve to play with a Papertrey challenge before and almost didn't do this one because I don't have anything in Scarlet Jewel, but I promised Dawn McVey I'd give it a try. I met Dawn at CHA. She and Nicole greeted every person waiting in line to shop and yes, they are as nice as you think they are!

I also wanted to play the MMSC13 sketch challenge. Wow...talk about a challenge!! All those tiny squares! I used my magnetic board though. Love that tool!! I kept the image panel simple because I wanted these flowers to take center stage. What do you think? I actually made them!! It's my first attempt at making paper flowers using multiple punches. My centers weren't quite dry but had to get this posted in time (I hope)! I used all Papertrey papers which is a bit thick but I think they worked.

The instructions are in a book called "The Paper Garden" by Susan Tierney Cockburn. What talent!! The book is clearly written and the illustrations make it easy to follow.
I got mine at The Punch Bunch.

I made a gift to go with this card. I'll add it in the next post.
I don't have anything in Scarlet Jewel so I used Bravo Burgundy and played it down by using it as the layer under the squares and beneath the Vintage Cream layer on the image.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Scattered Showers
Paper: Papertrey Raspberry Suite, Vintage Cream, Plum Pudding, , Leaf Green, SU Bravo Burgundy
Ink: Papertrey Plum Pudding, SU marker (flowers)
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, various punches, Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies

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Nancy said...

Very pretty card. I love those flowers! You did a wonderful job!

Priscilla said...

WOW Charlene..those are some Gorgeous flowers. I love that you made them and can really appreciate that. Your take on the sketch is FANTASTIC. Thanks for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and be sure to stop back by on Wednesday for my tutorial (it will be flowers too, but Chiffon ones :)
MMSC Hostess

Taheerah said...

Love this, especially those flowers!!

Debbie Nelson said...

Love your card...the flowers are great! Sounds like a great book!

Phyllis said...

Love your MMSC13 card. Pink, purple and polka dots. Does it get any better?? Those flowers are awesome as well!! The Midnight Madness Design Team wants to thank you for playing in the MMSC13. The MMSC14 is available on Priscilla's blog.

Phyllis MMDesign Team
aka SparklePlenty1000 on SCS

Mary Beth said...

Awesome flowers! You did a fabulous job with these pretty colors!

Unknown said...

Fabulous card!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Charlene!!! You definitely worked these colors!!! Great looking card!!!

Winter said...

Oh, WOW! I love everything about it and the other creations you made for the challenge on the post above! Top pick for sure! :)

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Wow, Charlene, this is so pretty, I love the colors and especially your pretty white flower! Great job on that. Thanks for playing MMSC and hope to see you next week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

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