Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Brights are nice ...
Today's Color Throwdown Challenge is sponsored by Our Craft Lounge.
The colors for today are PINK, ORANGE and TURQUOISE. What fun are those colors!
I just happened to have this cuttlebugged "scrap" laying on my table and thought ... "Wow, I should do something with this since the one color was bright pink and this was done using the stylized flower embossing folder and pixie pink ink." I think it was a great starting point for my very "floral" creation. The panel was created by inking up the negative side of the embossing folder with the pink in before running my white cs through the cuttlebug. I've used turquoise cardstock for my matting as well as my sentiment panel. The sentiment panel was border punched using a Martha Stewart floral punch and attached using orange sugarcoated brads by Doodlebug. My main image is by Inkadinkado and I've used Gelly Roll Glaze pens to color the image then topped it with Crystal Effects for additional shine and dimension (see closeup). The main image panel and matting were created using Nestabilities classic oval & scallop oval die cuts. I've used a bright orange cardstock for my base card and the cute Butterfly Kisses sentiment is by Serendipity Stamps.
This card was fun to create and very easy. I enjoyed using the various floral elements here and really like the outcome. These are certainly NOT colors I would normally put together, that is what really draws me to this fun filled challenge. Makes me have to think "out of the box". What are your thoughts?? Why not give this challenge a try ... and they are giving away 2 fun-filled stamp sets this week too ... even more incentive to give it a whirl!! Please check it out!!
For those of you who are keeping up with my DH medical journey, here is an update for you. We are able to stay home today. Yesterday was a tough day for him with requiring additional fluids, blood & magnesium ... and still the numbers were too low to begin stem cell harvesting. He will be administering his own Neupogen shots today and we'll return to Cleveland Clinic bright and early tomorrow morning and hopefully stem cell harvesting can begin. The staff at the clinic have been wonderful. Very caring and informative ... and for that I'm additionally thankful!! We are praying that things start "moving" tomorrow because the longer it takes to get the stem cells, the longer the remainder of the process will be delayed. Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement and prayers ... we are truly blessed by your friendship!!