Thursday, August 4, 2011

CMC 161

Hello everyone! It's time, once again, for another fabulous challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! This week we are being challenged with a great color combination! Take a look:

Happy colors, aren't they?! Most probably don't think of black as a "happy" color, but I love to use black as it can make other colors "pop"! And I feel like that is what it did on my card. Take a look:

So, the challenge colors are Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive. I started with a card base of Old Olive. Then I glued down a piece of Basic Black. For the focal point I stamped the trees from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set on a scrap piece of typing paper and cut right at the horizon. This created a mask for me that I used for sponging. But first I stamped the trees on Very Vanilla card stock using black StazOn. Then I masked off the sky and sponged Old Olive on the grass part. Then I masked off the grass part and sponged Daffodil Delight on the sky part making sure it was darker at the horizon and gradually got lighter at the top. Then I glued it to a piece of Basic Black card stock and tore the bottom at an angle. I put in two silver brads to the left and glued this to a piece of Old Olive. I stamped a greeting in black StazOn from Friendly Phrases on the right hand side of the Old Olive panel and then popped it all up on the Basic Black. And there you have it!

So now I highly recommend that you all visit the Create with Connie and Mary website to get even more inspiration from the very talented design team. Then make your own wonderful creation and upload it to their site so that we can all have a look. I always love to see what others come up with! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Lovely As a Tree, Friendly Phrases; Paper- Old Olive, Basic Black, Very Vanilla; Ink- black StazOn, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive; Accessories- silver brads, dimensionals


  1. Deb, this is beautiful... just like a sunset. Nice job.

  2. This is a lovely card. But then I love so many of your works of heart. Thanks for blessing my day and inspiring my art. :)

  3. Deb, love the little scenery you've created and that little bit of torn paper is so perfect!

  4. This is gorgeous Deb! Masterful sponging job--perfectly aligned with the hills on the horizon. My absolute favorite part is the torn edge to reveal the sentiment--so clever!

  5. Just when I think that stamp set has been used in every possible way...YOU com up with something really stunning! Great card, Debbie!

  6. Great job, Deb...looks like you could reach out and touch the landscape! Love it!