Sunday, September 25, 2011

I'm squeeking in for The Color Throwdown Challenge #160, but nice and early (the first day of the challenge ~ Yea! =D ) for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #108.

The Color Throwdown combo:

SSIC scripture:
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.  In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
John 16:33

SSIC Challenge:  Create a card that says 'blessings' or uses an encouraging scripture.

I didn't have any Very Vanilla, or any ivory card stock of any kind!  (I'll have to fix that very soon!)  So... I used white CS and softened it with some ink distressing using a nylon stocking.  Since I didn't have any Soft Suede ink (I know, I'm batting a thousand, here!) I used a combination of Crumb Cake and Close to Cocoa.  I used the same ink combo to stamp the image, and then colored the flowers with Regal Rose ink and the leaves with Crumb Cake ink using a blender pen.  The paper flowers were colored with Regal Rose ink applied with the nylon stocking.  I also highlighted the tips of the petals and the centers with Crumb Cake.

The Color Throwdown #160 ~ Regal Rose, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
SSIC ~ 'blessings' or an encouraging verse

Stampin' Up ~ card stock (Soft Suede, Regal Rose); Ink (Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa, Crumb Cake); stamps (Herb Expressions); Vintage Wallpaper emboss folder; Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon.
Petaloo ~ paper flowers
Mark Richards ~ Pearls
Stash ~ white card stock


  1. Just gorgeous, Elizabeth :) the softness and beautiful hues just make this the loveliest card! TFS!

  2. This is really pretty, I love the soft colors and the textures, beautiful card!

  3. This is very pretty Elizabeth! You did a great job substituting and getting the colors great! I love the softness and texture! The flowers are the perfect touch! Thanks so much for playing along with SSIC! We love seeing you!!!

  4. This is just beautiful!! I love the soft soft colors and the lovely embossing. Always make a rich looking card :)

  5. Oh how soft and beautiful!! I just love all the added embossing. Thanks for joining the SSIC challenge this week!

  6. hi Elizabeth . Wonderful improvising here .Really a beautiful card .Love the frame for the image and the bling for flower centres .
    hugs Shirley-anne

  7. Sooooo classy! LOVE it!

    xxx Monica

  8. Очень элегантно и нежно!!!

  9. Beautiful BEAUTIFUL card, Elizabeth. What a wonderful use of these colors.

  10. Hello Elizabeth - whta a stunning card - I love the soft and feminine feel you have created - and all of the texture - it is divine! Your flowers and colours are perfect as well! Love ii! Thank you for playing along with Stampin' Sisters in Christ - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  11. so lovely Elizabeth! this color combo is one of my all-time favorites!
    Hope you are well!

  12. You did a fabulous job on the color challenge! Love the blossoms with the pearl centers. Gorgeous.


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