Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers 67 - Black Eyed Susan

I had a chance to play with a new release from Mark's Finest Papers called Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement.  Really long name, but it's a wonderful set!


I am hostess for this week, and my challenge is to do a shaped card that is anything other than your standard 4.25" x 5.5" rectangle. 

I picked a Spellbinders Lacy Square die to make my card.  I cut two pieces out of kraft cardstock, then scored near the top of one of them, and attached with Scor-Tape to the front die cut.


It is super simple, with just one colored Black Eyed Susan and a sentiment from the same set.  A tiny jute bow and chocolate pearl were all that I needed to finish it off.


If you'd like to play along with my challenge, just link up your card HERE by 3 PM EST on Friday, August 12, 2011.  Remember, each week you can win a free stamp set!

Thanks for joining me today.  :)

Colleen

Stamps:  Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement - MFP
Paper:  kraft
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Other:  Big Shot; Spellbinders Lacy Squares die; Copic markers; jute; chocolate pearl - Queen & Co.; dimensionals

33 comments:

Becky said...

wow..this is beautiful, great coloring.

~Tammy~ said...

What a fun challenge you are hosting! Love your black eyed susan! Perfect focal image! I really like how you added the twine! :-)

Harriet Skelly said...

Your coloring is outstanding! Fun challenge - thanks!

Nana Connie said...

Ooooo, gorgeous! What a huge impact from such a simple design. Incredible coloring. I hope I can do the challenge -- shaped cards ARE a challenge for me. :-)

Winnie and Patty said...

Colleen--this card is beautiful!!! I love all the details like the little bow and dew drop for the exclamation point. Great job! (And great challenge!!) TFS

Marlena M. said...

I love this Colleen, it's gorgeous! ;)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Colleen this is phenomenal. How beautiful you Black Eyed Susan is colored. It is just gorgeous!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Janeen said...

Colleen,
What a beauty, the simplicity adds to the elegance. Everything is perfect, the little chocolate pearl and the jute, what a nice combo.

Linda Callahan said...

Simple and elegant - the perfect combination!

Marisa said...

Fabulous CAS card, Colleen! Love the kraft base and the flower is lovely. Great Nestie to use for the shape too. Great card :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Carol L said...

What a gorgeous card! You colored that flower to perfection and it looks amazing against the kraft!

Anonymous said...

What great coloring - looks just like the ones along our driveway! Love the touch of the chocolate pearl. Love the edging as well! Call it kraft or crumb cake or whatever - that is one of my favorite background colors to use! Great job!

Chris R. from Iowa

Linda R. said...

That is such a wonderful card.. That flower looks wonderful.. You coloring is perfect..

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

Perfect shape card Colleen! I just bought the Lacey squares, so I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing the technique! Love the flower!

Lori said...

I love these flowers, gorgeous Colleen!!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a wonderfully elegant design, Colleen...so striking...the colors the kraft background, the simple sentiment...all compliment each other fabulously! This is truly a GORGEOUS card! Well done! ♥

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

:ove this card, Colleen. The flower looks real. The lacey edge is a great idea!

Toni K said...

Beautiful card, and beautifully colored!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card with super coloring! A card ready for fall...so pretty! Love the Lacy square die too!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Colleen, a striking image, beautifully coloured and is fab as a CAS card.

Benzi said...

Colleen, this really pops and is just outstanding. You've colored it beautifully and I like your shape. Super creation!!!

E.T. said...

I love how the colour just pops up on kraft/crumbcake! looks fantastic!

Sue Smith said...

This is a really beautiful card! The stamps are lovely and I really like this composition - it's very effective!

lynn said...

such a darling flower and the lacey kraft bkgd just lets it shine, colleen:)

Lisa said...

So pretty Colleen! I forgot to give you congrats on the design team move! YAY and HUGS :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GORGEOUS! I love the scalloped card base and the pop of the flower--GORGEOUS:)

ps...not sure why my feeder isn't picking up your blog anymore! I'm RSS feeding again! I miss my COL!!!! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so beautiful, your coloring skill is perfect, thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog my friend! : )

chilli pip said...

Wow you might think it is simple but I think it is stunning. I love your work Colleen

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful flower! I love the orange, and the script is awesome!

Faye said...

Your blackeyed Susan stamp is incredible! So gorgeous. I love how you've made this card with the beautiful edging. Beautiful work. (My daughter still lives in Houston.)

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE this set! Wow! And you've truly made it shine on a field of kraft! Gorgeous, big, bold sentiment, too! LOVE!

Emily Keaton said...

This is gorgeous, Colleen! I love your scalloped square and beautiful coloring. A lovely CAS card!!

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