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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Every Season

Hi there!  I hope you are having a relaxing weekend.  I sure am.  Earlier today, I met up with my friend Holly and her sweeeeet daughter Rachel and we went to the thrift stores in town.  I didn't find any treasures.  Maybe next time.  :)

I'm sharing a card with you that I created for the Verve Get Your Diva On contest for September.  You can real all about it here.


The challenge is to create a monochromatic card.  Just my kind of challenge! The color inspiration for my card came from the print paper. It was a scrap that I had laying on my desk from a previous project. I think it is from Graphic 45  if I remember right.  I started going through my stash and pulling things together that I thought would work.  The flower was created by punching scalloped circles from a scrap of American Crafts Peachy Keen collection.  To get the perfect color of ink, I first inked up the image with Adirondack  Salmon ink and then added some Adirondack Mountain Rose ink before I stamped the image onto the paper.  The Salmon was too light and the Mountain Rose was  too bright, but the two of them together were perfect! Give it a try!  Just remember to ink up with your lightest color first, so that you don't taint your inkpad with dark ink.  Oh, that would be bad!  I finished off my card with some light yellow pearls that were on my desk from a previous project. I just went over them with a Copic marker that was just the right color.  Love that!

I've got another Verve card in the works using my pal Tosh's awesome sketch for the Viva la Verve week 3 challenge.  

See you soon,



5 Comments    Click Here To Comment:

Jennipher Lowery said...

It's truly gorgeous Melissa. I just love that shade of not quite coral but not quite pink. It's the perfect in between and is just beautiful to me. I can never really tell anyone what my favorite color is because this is it and it's too hard to explain. LOL

Ravengirl said...

Love this! Great work on the custom color matching. I have tried it before but with not so much success. Yours is perfect!

Selma said...

This is such a beautiful monochromatic card. I love the shade of peach you came up with by blending colors.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

gorgeous! Love the shabby chic look!

Carole said...

Lovely card Melissa and I especially love the colour you chose.

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