Saturday, August 25, 2012

Shabby Toile & Chandelier

Hello there!  It's a matter of hours until the new-to-me Unity Opportunity challenge closes, so I'm sneakin' in pretty close.  It's called Pick A Challenge.  There are 4 challenges to choose from if you use Unity/ippity stamps.  I chose the also-new-to-me  Chick Challenges with Ippity.  Here's the sketch provided:


It's gorgeously simple, isn't it?  So many possibilities!  Of course, I had to dress it up a little and put a Dietrich Designs spin on it:


I ADORE the Unity Tea Time Toile background.  Love!  It's so pretty.

I also incorporated an embossed chandelier from Glowing Hours and aged script from Vintage Handwritten.  Dots of Liquid Pearls accent the Fleur-de-Lis frame.



Other challenges I've entered:


Hope Cath (of MFW) thinks I got this right.  You pick three colors (mine are white, green, and sand).  You use one of those colors liberally (think gallon - mine is white, in the paper, the frame, the embossed image, buttons, and 'pearls'), then the second one less liberally (quart - green, the stamped image and ribbon), and the last color gets just a small dose (sand).

I see some new Followers' pictures on my sidebar and I'm waving to you right now -- see my hand going crazy??  Thank you so much for putting yourself there.  I hope I always make it worth your while to come visit me.

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Enjoy your weekend, everyone!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Glowing Hours, Vintage Handwritten, Tea Time Toile - Unity
Paper: white - PTI; Sahara Sand
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake - SU; Versamark - Tsukineko
Fibers: Certainly Celery ribbon, white floss- SU
Other: Big Shot; Fleur de Lis Rectangle, Rectangle dies - Spellbinders; buttons; White embossing powder - Creative Inspirations; Liquid Pearls - Ranger; heat tool

30 comments:

Lisa said...

Very very pretty Colleen! Your toile background is gorgeous!!

Marisa said...

Love the white embossed image on the kraft and the script in the BG is perfect. Lovely card.

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Colleen!! Love the embossed chandelier and the paper and die you used! I'm not sure I'm smart enough to figure out this Moxie Fab Challenge!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Colleen!! Love the embossed chandelier and the paper and die you used! I'm not sure I'm smart enough to figure out this Moxie Fab Challenge!

Leslie Miller said...

And, oh, what a beautiful spin! I sure do love that toile background, especially in the soft green. Gorgeous card, Colleen!

~amy~ said...

The white chandie is wonderful!!!!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! Love everything about this card. Colors are just beautiful!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful

Maria said...

Gorgeous and elegant...indeed! This card is so your style and so beautiful! This card is perfect...love it!

maria f. said...

Swoon-worthy! (Is that a word?) And I was thinkin asymetric cuz of the buttons...
Hugs to ya through the airwaves!

Annette said...

soooo pretty...

Anonymous said...

Love the colors you chose! So, soft and pretty! Great job as far as I am concerned on the gallon vs quart etc. Love the touch of pearls too. Great choice of stamps too.

Chris R. from Iowa

Julia S-W said...

Another amazing background!! Love what you did to put a twist on the chandelier element - it looks beautiful.
Thanks for your comment about Stampington. To be honest, I can't find their magazine in UK and I have looked on line but can't quite work out how to show them my work! I'll keep trying - perhaps they'll discover me and like my work!!
Have a wonderful week and keep doing what the doctor tells you!!
Juliaxx

Linda R said...

This looks so pretty and elegant.. I just love the design and papers you used.

Hugs~

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh gosh.. I am loving your card and am now a follower!
Great design...colors.. and all around love your style...

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and patterns.

Martha H. said...

This is such an elegant card! And
I LOVE LOVE that chandelier stamp.. :)

Deb Hickman said...

Absolutely stunning !!!!! Simple but very elegant, the background stamp is amazing, really need that in my life. You're a very talented lady :-) deb x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee that chandelier and love love love the colors!!!

Benzi said...

Ooh, I love that green toile paper...absolutely gorgeous. And, your chandelier is so pretty embossed. Awesome card, Colleen.

Bonnie said...

I love Toile and I love, love, love this card, Colleen!

Michelle said...

I swoon over toile....I'm loving this card, Colleen! The chandelier is so pretty!

Jennifer said...

Stunning! You always do everything so well -- and make it look so easy! :)

JenMarie said...

Saw this yesterday...LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Totally STUNNING!!
Thanks for playing along in the Ippity/Unity Opportunity Challenge!
~JenMarie Taylor, {ippity} chick
psst...new release Wed night!

Andrea Ewen said...

So sweet! I see that you're becoming addicted to those liquid pearls, like me. It's easy, huh? They look stunning on your card...it's a great addiction to have, IMHO! :)

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

So elegant & pretty! Your stamping is always gorgeous! Love the green and the gorgeous back round!

Christine Pennington said...

holy cow! AMAZING. thanks for playing along with {ippity}/unity. your card is drop dead gorgeous!

Noelle Reese said...

What a beautiful card!! I love it!!

Carole said...

So soft and elegant, simply divine:)

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks for linking this up to the Gallon/Quart/Pint Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

...and I think you're dead on with your color proportions. I love the description you offered in the text! :)

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