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!!

12 comments:

  1. I love butterflies... beautiful card! I have such a hard time getting around to blog hopping these days.. it's good to be able to come see all the pretties!

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  2. Thanks for playing, Darlene--this is such a striking card! So pretty!

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  3. What a beautiful card! Love the bright colors and the crystal lacquer over the images! PRaying for you and DH.....continuously!

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  4. this card is beautiful, love how you did the butterfly!

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  5. Beautiful card Darlene! I love the
    Crystal Effects! What a great idea!

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  6. Beautiful card Darlene! I love the
    Crystal Effects! What a great idea!

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  7. Really pretty, Darlene! I love that embossed background! Thanks for playing the Throwdown--hope to see you back next time!

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  8. My heart and thoughts are with you. I just know that tomorrow will be the day to start. Ouch giving your own shots would make me faint. Not good with needles. You do what you have to do... Love your card. The ce is the perfect way to top it off. Hugs to you and Mark..

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  9. I would never have thought to put these colors together - how stunning they are! I pray things are moving along for Mark in God's good timing!

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  10. An amazing creation!! The combination of glaze and crystal effects looks so cool over the main image. Love this.

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  11. This is stunning Darlene, love the colors, they are so rich. I have chosen you for an award, because when I visit here it inspires me, swing by and pick it up.
    Blessing

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  12. So bright and beautiful, Darlene! Thank you for updating us on your husband's progress. Prayers are still flowing your way.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene