Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tea for Two CCMC249

We have a great new sketch today over at Create with Connie and Mary!  I really like the Tea for Two Designer Paper and thought it would work well for my card today.


The colors in this paper are so luscious... Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Early Espresso, etc.   I'm so happy that Calypso Coral with be sticking around for awhile because it has become one of my favorite colors!  I paired the paper with Sahara Sand which looked perfect with the paper's vintage-y background, and added a layer of Old Olive which coordinated more closely with the muted green of the flower leaves.  

On the right is the sketch for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge 249 this week:

I cut the vintage tea advertisement from the Designer Paper using an Apothecary Accent Framelit then mounted it onto a Sahara Sand layer, hand-cut that to match then sponged the edges with Soft Suede inkNext I added the layers to go underneath (the printed ones from the Tea for Two DSP), embossing the Old Olive layer with the Stripe Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.


The card base is Sahara Sand, cut 4-1/4" x 11" and folded in half.  Then a 4" x 5-1/4" layer of Sahara Sand was embossed using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder in the Big Shot, sponged with Soft Suede, then attached to the card base.  The final touches were a swath of Old Olive ribbon around the front, a Flower Trim rose tinted with a Sponge Dauber and Calypso Coral, and a number of Pearls.

Thanks for visiting today!  Be sure and visit Create with Connie and Mary to see what all the other Challenge Team members made for this sketch!  They are all quite different but wonderful!  Then make a card yourself and upload it to the challenge too!

Margaret

6 comments:

Deb said...

This is fantastic!! I LOVE this dsp paired with Sahara Sand! It works perfectly! And I love that you used the dsp as your focal point! Beautiful!!

Lisa Young said...

Love the Sahara Sand background with the woodgrain. The entire card has a nice earthy look to it - my kind of card!

Lisa said...

Margaret, I really like this. I love how you have used the DSP image to finish off this card! I might have to copy this to use up that paper before it's gone! Great having you on the CCMC team.

Melissa Davies said...

Excellent idea to use a portion of the DSP as the main image on your card! Love all the texture and the aged-look of the sponged edges!

Connie said...

We were wondering where that image came from...love how you used a portion of the DSP to highlight! WONDERFUL card...I love it!

Debbie Henderson said...

So clever how you cut the DSP for the label layer. These colors work really well together Margaret!

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