Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Close To My Heart Challenge

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Late one night I was blog hopping and came across a challenge blog for one of my favorite stamps company, Close to My Heart. The blog's name is {Heart} to {Heart} Challenges. I immediately grabbed their blinkie and I just have to participate in their challenges. I have a lot of CTMH stamps that hardly get used, not because I don't want to, simply because of time. I look forward to their challenges to really ink up my stamps.

Their challenge this week is a color challenge. Creme brulee is one of my favorite colors and desserts!! As I thought about what I wanted to put together I cleaned my craft room and organized all my stamps, that sadly were laying all over the floor. I pulled out Follow Your Heart which came in the Veranda Workshop on the Go Kit. I pulled out the kit to check out the colors - no such luck, mostly blues. Then I pulled all of my kits and papers and found 1 sheet of vineyard berry in a summer paper pack. I was set!!

In deciding on how to arrange I remember I saw this amazing card by Diane Gilbert. I just had to CASE her card. What's interesting is that I started with my image, then gleaned inspiration from the Veranda kit and Diane. It's really a combination of three ideas. I love how this card came out.

I used vineyard berry as the base of the card. Creme brulee is the designer paper along with the sponged edges and sentiment. Garden green for the stem. For the flower I used blush and then did the rock 'n roll technique with vineyard berry on the edges.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to hearing your opinion.

Have an awesome day!


Jacki Randolph said...

Gorgeous Theresa!!! Love that fabby designer paper, such a beautiful color and it does go so well with the color of berry.

Lori Miller, CTMH Independent Consultant said...

This is a very pretty card! I like the balance of colors.

Karin said...

Such a beautiful card using a great color combo! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment :)

Melissa Craig said...

Oh my this is lovely! I really like that border you used and how you made the sentiment pop from your base. Beautiful card Theresa!!

Carol Labuski said...

beautiful! thanks for playing along with H2H!

Dawn B. said...

This is such a beautiful card..I love the paper you chose. The border punch is perfect for this card..Great job.

Haley D. said...

Very pretty!