Saturday, May 29, 2010

Decorative Doily and Kristina Werner color challenge #2

So for any of you who frequent here once in a while you probably know that I'm usually a 2 color girl ... sometimes I get crazy and throw in a 3rd color but only when I'm feeling dangerous!! LOL! So, you can only imagine my distress when I saw 6 colors on Kristina Werner's latest Reader's Choice Color Inspiration #2!! Gasp, oh my, how could anyone put so many colors together on one card???!!! But then I remembered that it is supposed to be a challenge....right??!! So I dove right in!! Of course it helped a lot having recently checked out Christine Middlecamp's blog and her amazing Martha Stewart paper doily project. Here creations are simply out of this world ... so much so that I ran to Michaels' today in the rain just to get some!! I also picked up the Martha Stewart starburst punch (you can see it under the flower and leaf) just because Christine used it on one of her doilies. I just couldn't resist. And just a note, other than the card base and the doily, all of the paper used on this card are from my scrap bins. You see, I am totally fasinated with Amy Heller's 1 hour challenge idea where she takes all her scraps and sees what she can create in exactly one hour. Reading about it has gotten me itching to use up some of my scraps again. Supplies: Stamps - sentiment from Autumn Abundance (Papertrey Ink), Borders & Corners (Papertrey Ink), Turning a New Leaf (Papertrey Ink), stitching is from Of a Feather (Memory Box); Ink - Archival Jet Black (Ranger), Tea Dye (Ranger distress ink); Paper - all scraps from my bin; Other - paper doily called "tags" on package (Martha Stewart), 1 1/2" circle punch (Stampin' Up!), starburst punch (Martha Stewart), flower punch (EK Success), yellow rhinstone (Me & My Big Ideas). You totally know that I will be creating more of these wonderful paper doily creations!! I can't wait! I think I might have to remember to stop long enough to eat this weekend!! Now I'm off to see what everyone else did with Kristina's wonderful colors!! Thanks for dropping into my little corner of the blogging world. So glad you could join me!! Donelda


Donna said...

Well, aren't you the little enabler, Donelda. Now I'm going to need to make a trip to Michael's. Those doilies are the coolest thing!

Your strawberry stuff is fantastic, too! I just love your homemade strawberry embellies, and that bookmark card is awesome. As always, you are an inspiration!

Joy Jenkins said...

I love this new direction your heading lately. It's great to see someone grow. I look forward to seeing more wonderful creations you've done.

Vera said...

Great use of your scraps! Fabulous card!