Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dawn's Favorite color challenge from PTI

EDITED: I feel like the luckiest girl! THank you Papertrey Ink and Dawn for the amazing Damask set and for all the opportunities to enter and win during your anniversary celebration! You gals are amazing!!!

I was inspired by Dawn McVey's pink and orange card for this challenge. While those colors are not much of a departure from my usual style...I did venture out to try a more shabby approach to these bright colors. I aspire to be better at shabby and vintage and I was happy with the way this card combined a little of me and hopefully a little shabby too! What do you think? I started with Sizzix diecut flowers from a vintage book I have for just this purpose. The pages are nice and thin and make nice fluffy flower layers. I stamped them with Only Orange, Pink Passion and Creamy Caramel SU! inks. The stamp sets are from PTI...polka dot basics and simply stationary. The little bee and the "happy" are from PTI Honey bee set and the "birthday" is from SU! I inked and layered the die cut flowers and topped them off with a button. The leaves are white cs and then stamped with the simply stationary detail stamp and then inked as well. The flower stem was first paper pierced and then sewn with hot pink twistel. The scallop edge punch is from SU!

Thanks for looking!


12 comments:

Brenda said...

I love your flower! So pretty!

Dana said...

This card is adorable! I love those colors together and frequently use them in my home. Your flower is just bursting out of the front, so eye-catching.
I also like the colors of your blog. Made me think: fresh, spring, happy.

Regan said...

wow, this is really cool, love it!

Kerry J. said...

It's gorgeous!!! It's definitely your take on vintage/shabby! I love that it's still you! So pretty!

Marge said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! Great job!!!

karla said...

Very pretty! That's a great color combo!

Dana said...

Dana, I just love your card! Your flower turned out so well. That bright colors and shabby chic are right up your alley! And that button is so sweet - it actually lets me think of candy ever since I saw the photo.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Maybe you're right! There is something Dana'ish on Dawn's card that attracted us to choose it for inspiration ;-)

Marge said...

Congrats, Dana, on your awesome win!!! You deserved it!!!

Kimberly said...

I love the little pink bee! So fun!

Karen said...

Holey Camole Miss Dana! You are a lucky girl indeed!!! :> I do love that flower! Very unique!!

Deanna said...

Wow, great card!

Ann said...

I love your 3D flower!