Monday, November 5, 2012

Thinking Of Neutrals

Today is our town's official Halloween day for trick or treating (it was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy), and I'm about to go out with my youngest daughter (the older one wouldn't dare go out with Mom!).  Before I head out, I want to share a card.


I used a bit of wine bottle cork for a challenge at Moxie Fab World, and wiped it haphazardly with vanilla and white craft inks.


The green leaf tucked in the cluster is from a Tea Forte tea infuser, which is the coolest looking thing!  Not only do these teas taste AMAZING, but the packaging is pretty cool, too.  Oprah is apparently a big fan.  We received a box of them as a gift in Hawaii from my husband's company.  Each night, there'd be a special gift awaiting us on our bed.  We got some pretty awesome stuff....including an iPad.  Yup.


I added tiny pearls to the button.  You know me, I always love to add a pearl somewhere!


Challenges entered:
  • Moxie Fab World - Canvas, Cork and Burlap Challenge
  • Inspired By (a challenge by Laurel Seabrook) - use the inspiration pic below. I focused on the texture of the basket, and the colors of course, and the fuzzy blanket/sweater.
  • CR84FN - color palette of gray, tan and cream


Thank you all so much for coming by.  Your visits make me happy!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Kind Words - Verve
Paper: Crumb Cake - SU
Ink: Whisper White, Very Vanilla - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: gray velvet ribbon - May Arts; gray fancy fiber - retired SU
Other: wine cork; button; pearls; flower - Inspired By Stamping; Double Loop punch - Martha Stewart; Herringbone embossing folder - Cuttlebug; corner rounder punch - EK Success; leaf - Tea Forte tea bag

27 comments:

Stella said...

You kust nailed noth challenges. I LOVE this csrd. And such a brilliant way to re-use cork ( did the wine taste good? :)..) and that leaf. Wow wow wow!
X

Lisa said...

Love the little circle of cork Colleen and your texture from the gray fiber! Very pretty card, have fun trick or treating ;)

Stella said...

You JUST nailed BOTH challenges sorry... Working on my English again :)

Benzi said...

Very pretty card, Colleen. I really like the herringbone folder and all the pretty buttons.
I'm sure the teas are great but I'm thinking the Ipad was really cool.
Hope it is fun trick or treating. Does your community trick or treat in the daylight hours? I know some do, but I've never known anything except night t or t.

~amy~ said...

Super card! Love the up cycling and texture! Fun that your town rescheduled Halloween:)

Bonnie said...

I wish I had your knack for putting little things together so beautifully! This is sooo pretty!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card and what a great idea with the cork! I'm soooo jealous you got an iPad too!! Great company to work for or what!!

Love that your town is rescheduling the trick or treating :) Love when a community comes together. Enjoy your night out with your daughter :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I love love love how you used the wine cork!! I have a ton of those from a friend and love that idea!! Have fun trick or treating tonight!!

Laurel said...

Stunning creations! Great take on all of the challenges! Thanks for playing at Inspired By!

Sleepy Stamper said...

OH wow this card is so beautiful! The cork idea is so creative! and I just love the pearls in the buttons!

Anitra

Martha H. said...

You are so talented, Colleen! Your card is simply gorgeous.. Have fun with your daughter!

~Tammy~ said...

I hope you had a wonderful night!

This is so beautiful, and you have the ability to nail all the challenges so wonderfully! Only you could pull this off! Gorgeous!

Linda R said...

Your card looks amazing. I just love the way you used the cork. How fun!
I do hope you had a great evening with your daughter.

Hugs~

Hussena said...

What a Gorgeous Card Colleen...love the way you have used the different texture here ...its so perfect!!

Donna Bowman said...

Pretty card Colleen! Love all the different textures!

Emily Keaton said...

OK, you *definitely* rocked ALL of those challenges, Colleen. And I think you win for the coolest use of packaging on a card EVER!! Those teas look awesome (if spendy). Lucky you to be able to reuse some of the packaging, too!! This is a perfectly lovely card!!

Marlena M. said...

Your card is beautiful Colleen-perfect elegance! Wow, you REALLY had an awesome vacation, didn't you??? What a blessing girl!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the little cluster of embellishments...and what a clever way to get some cork!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so pretty! So many great textures! Love the embossing, the yarn, and of course that cork! Such a great card!

Anonymous said...

To think I gave my step MIL a box of those teas and I am sure she probably threw away all those leaves! At least she did share one cup of tea with me out of the little box! Love the card as always. The cork, too much fun! Oh, love your new banner hydrangea too! Great job as always complete with those pearls!

Chris R. from Iowa

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful beautiful BEAUTIFUL card, Col! I LOVE the use of that cork! FAB!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Colleen. The embellishments are beautiful together and you've matched the colors perfectly !

nwilliams6 said...

I love this! What cool ideas! You are soo smart. I am going to get some of that tea and I am super jealous on the Ipad!!! Lucky you - Hawaii, Ipad, cool tea wow!!!! Hugz!

Vasu said...

such a pretty creation...love it so much :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Colleen that is so cute! I would have never thought to use a cork in such a way. It's so clever.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

maria f. said...

Beautiful card and I love your use of the cork. As you can imagine, I've an abundance! More DIY embellies. And, excuse me, an iPad??? He must be quite the big whig ;)

Sandie Edwards said...

Wow I have never seen tea like that ever, how unique. OMG I cannot believe you got an ipad.... how generous is that!! Gorgeous card Colleen....x

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