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Monday, February 16, 2009

It's Time for Another Techno Challenge!

This week's challenge was such fun. As you can see from this sample, there is actually very little stamping......just the center of the flower has a stamped image. The background on this card was created with the fabulous DSP available only during SAB, Delicate Dots. The papers in this package are so pretty.....although there are fewer designs than in a typical SU package, there are more sheets of each design! Yahoo!! I think this is going to make projects just so much easier because there is more of each design!! (Thank you, SU!)

So the lovely green print is actually the reverse of the blue dotted print.....add in just a little scrap of the stripe, mount it all onto a piece of Sahara Sand and my background was complete. The flower centerpiece is from the Pretties was just dyed with a few drops of So Saffron inker and a few spritzes of water. I colored in the dips in each petal with my More Mustard Marker and then placed the flower once again in the ink/water mixture to blend the shading a bit more.

Isn't it refreshing to see a Spring-like card for a change? It actually felt GOOD to make one! (Maybe winter will end soon!!) Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out the sketch for this week and see who is participating in MaryJo's Challenge. (I've already peaked at MJ''s fabulous! You shouldn't miss it!!)

Stamps: Lovely Labels
Inks: Bashful Blue, So Saffron Re-Ink
CS: Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Misc: Delicate Dots DSP (SAB), More Mustard Marker, Round Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Round Punch, Wide So Safron Grosgrain Ribbon (SAB), Mini Glue Dots, Pop Up Glue Dots
Edited to add: MaryJo's Blog can be seen here.


Ceal said...

Pretty card I love it

Lisa Somerville said...

Great to see "spring" colors!

Ed said...

I love the mustard colour you've used for the flower, and the colours for the background too - they all work so well together - love it!

Basement Stamper said...

Barb- great spring card, makes me wish the weather was warmer here ;-)

Kathy W said...

I agree I like the spring colors, great card!

Christina said...

This is stunning spring is coming around.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Lovely Barbara! I can't wait for this paper to arrive on my doorstep! Love how you incorporated it into MJ's sketch! :D

MJ said...

I just got that paper about 5 minutes ago, can't wait to use it. Love the super springy colors. You did a great job with this card. Love the flower. Thanks so much for playing along.

Anonymous said...

Nice card--glad you played along--love your color choices--esp. since it's still winter--Spring is just aroundthe corner--I hope!

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Love the card Barbara, very pretty colours.
I am so glad your birthday card arrived ok and that you liked it.



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