Friday, April 30, 2010

Raise The Bar - My RETREAT

WOW ... it's the end of yet another week (and month)!  

Goodness ... the kids will be out of school before you know it and summer will be in full swing.  BUT ... before that all begins, we are really having fun over at the RAISE THE BAR challenge !!  

We are creating using our "retreat" (bedroom) colors as our inspiration.  Above is a photo of the quilt that adorns the king size bed in our "retreat".  
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The Stampin' Up "Toile Blossoms" stamp set was the perfect image to use for my creation today.  Although it is difficult to see, my base card is KRAFT which represents the tan/beige tons in the quilt.  I have used Not Quite Navy & Pacific Point cardstock as well as Whisper White for my card today.  

The image was stamped with Versafine Black then embossed with Detail Clear ep before coloring with Prismacolor markers.  I then used the Nestabilities Blossom die and the "outside the Nestie" technique which required some detail cutting with my Fiskars swivel craft knife.  Stampendous diamond dots & liquid pearls were used to accent the blossom .

This was a really fun way to choose a color for my creation.   Now it's your turn ... why not give it a try and share it with us over on the Raise The Bar challenge blog.  I look forward to seeing your creation!!     

Need more inspiration???   Please check out my co-Bar Tenders blogs ... links can be found in my sidebar!  


  1. Nice quilt hun! Lovely card too. Love your colour co-ordination.
    Have a great day!
    Teri x

  2. Gorgeous Darlene, LOVE those colors girl......WOOHOOO its supposed to be a warm one today, enjoy the nice weather sweetie!

  3. Beee-yooooo-teeeee-fulllll! :)

  4. Gorgeous! fantastic out-of-the box cutting!!!
    Have a beautiful weekend my sweet friend! HUGS!!!


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