Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mark's Finest Paper 57 - Lace And Ivory

Hello!  I am hosting the Mark's Finest Paper challenge this week, and the theme is "Lace And Ivory".  Now, when I came up with that idea, I had planned on an all-ivory creation.  However, the day I made my sample card for the Design Team, my creativity wasn't working as it should.

Today I had a bit of time to do the card that was intended all along:

And can you believe I put a hat pin on here??  I figure it's pretty safe and secure, tucked into the foamy dimensional sticker under the sentiment.  That made me feel more relaxed about using it.  :)

I used a stamp from a June release called Floating Along.  It has water lilies, a pretty scene with a swan, and some terrific assorted sentiments. 

Here is the other card I had originally done as my sample card for the challenge:

Not as much ivory and lace here, huh?

I used a wreath and sentiment from Seasonal Poinsettias, but turned this into a sympathy card by putting a "With Sympathy" stamp inside.  The patterned papers are all from MFP.

I hope you can come and play in my challenge this week!  Cards should be uploaded HERE by Friday, June 3, 2011 at 3:00 PM EST. 

Thanks for joining me today.  :)  Stay tuned for more Blogaversary posts coming soon!

Colleen

Top Card -
Stamps:  Floating Along - Mark's Finest Papers
Paper:  Ivory by MFP, kraft by SU
Ink:  Early Espresso - SU
Other:  Big Shot, oval and scalloped oval Nesties by Spellbinders, pearls by Recollections, lace from stash, pin from Jenny Bowlin Studio, dimensionals

Bottom Card -
Stamps:  Seasonal Poinsettias,
Paper:  Ivory cardstock, patterned papers - MFP
Ink:  Tattered Rose Distress Ink, Sahara Sand
Punch:  scallop border by SU
Other:  Big Shot, circle Nesties by Spellbinders, pearls by Queen & Co, lace from stash, dimensionals

26 comments:

Marisa said...

Love the pearls on the sentiment panel and that EF is so elegant. Gorgeous DP on the second one - even if it isn't ivory ;) Lovely wreath with the pearls.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely creation and so elegant!

re-my framed project for CCCB
Nope, I took out the glass from the frame as I have too many flower embellishment!

Andrea Ewen said...

Both are so elegant and girly, however, I do like the first one, it's got a more sophisticated elegance. Way to go witht the hat pin, you're going to start using them all the time now!

Susan Raihala said...

Both are beautiful, but you KNOW I am partial to the first card!!! That one layer is simply gorgeous, Colleen!

Janeen said...

Colleen, they are both lovely. I do especially like the top one if I you're taking votes...:)
It looks to be a fun challenge, thank you.

Linda Callahan said...

They are both lovely - so soft and pretty! Great theme!

Emily Keaton said...

They are both really pretty, Colleen. What a fun challenge! And--EEK!!--you used a PIN!! It looks stunning along with the pearls and lace. Super work here!

~Tammy~ said...

Pure elegance...love the hat pin!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my - i think they are both so soft, elegant and lovely!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Colleen- great challenge and both of your samples are spectacular!

Maria said...

So elegant and beautiful! I LOVE both cards! The lace, pearls, and paper speak..."Colleen"...clean elegance! But, I know you can do any style. I so enjoy coming to your blog and seeing lovely "beauties" every time! Take care and hugs!:-))

Linda R. said...

Oh my heavens.. these are amazing.. I just love both of them.. Sooooo pretty..

Hope you have a wonderful weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Bonnie said...

What a great challenge Colleen! I hope I get a chance to play along this week! I like both cards, but the first one is my favorite! Hatpins are so pretty. I'm glad you found a way to anchor it.

Joanne Leddy said...

These are both just beautiful! So soft and romantic - I'm smitten!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love both cards Colleen! They are so elegant! Love the embossing! The papers are so pretty on the 2nd!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I love that first card--that embossed paper is FAB! And so is that lace!! OH MY--I just love it all-including the pin!! And your second card--WOWZA!! LOVE the pearls and the little lace bow! ELEGANT!! Beautifully done on both!! LOVE:)

Christine said...

Oh wow this is stunning! Nicely done Colleen!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are simply gorgeous....fabulous challenge

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning cards, Colleen! I love the use of the pearls! Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wowzers! I love both of them but something about that DP on the second really caught my attention. Love the hat pin though. You constantly amaze me with your talent! Thanks for sharing both of them! Stunning!

Chris R. from Iowa

redwasher1 said...

This is totally awesome!! I love how you used the wreath.

Benzi said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the ivory and lace...what a great combination. Pretty stick pin!

Winnie and Patty said...

Colleen--these cards are just gorgoeous!! I love them all! TFS

Harriet Skelly said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Colleen - I especially love the first one - and congrats on using a hat pin!! :)

Shirley said...

The first card is pure elegance. The second is just stunningly beautiful!!!

Marlena M. said...

Both are lovely. You ARE brave to use the pin...the little Girl Scout in me may never take that risk. ;)

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