Saturday, August 8, 2009

Triple Challenge Card with New SU! DSP

Hi friends! Busy week for me..how about you? And although the weekend will be busy, I am happy to be able to spend a little more time in the studio. I recieved my Stampin' Up shipment today with my demonstrator order from the Holiday mini catalog which will be released on September 1st. This DSP is called Autumn Meadows. Aside from this woodgrain, there are some gorgeous leaf patters, a houndstooth and more. I like this fall pattern with Taken with Teal; which is probably no surprise as I love blues... in any shade.

The DSP was augmented with a little watercoloring...just a little more teal in the corners. The actual DSP is distressed with mustard and teal already but I added just a bit more to even out the center band of teal. The rectangle started as very vanilla. The Fresh Cuts image was inked up with Chocolate chip. Then I used my aquapainter and grabbed some chocolate chip ink from the ink pad lid and brushed across the entire rectangle. {I usually just squeeze the top and bottom of the closed pad together and I get enough ink for watercoloring}. I added Taken with Teal and More Mustard in select areas in the same manner with the aqua painter. I covered the vanilla nestie scalloped circle with the aquapainter watercolored chocolate chip. While the nestie vanilla surface was still damp, the floral image in choc. chip and more mustard were added. I stamped, stamped off once and twice to get the different looking inked images.

The teal band is pleated and covered with a thin tan velvet ribbon that is stitched along the edges with a chocolate brown. I picked this ribbon up at Michael's. I really couldn't resist this ribbon although I have lots already. My justification was that could be used for masculine and fall cards.

Since I didn't have much time to participate in the SCS challenges this week, I combined three with this card. First the Sketch Challenge, the Ways to Use it challenge (use pleats) and the Inspiration Challenge. I chose this vase for the IC challenge.

I believe the rest is pretty much self-explanatory, so I'll sign off until sometime tomorrow. Have a great weekend, friends!

5 comments:

Silke said...

Gorgeous card!!! Great take on all the challenges!!! You've captured the colors of the vase perfectly!!! Love the new DP....can't wait for my order to come on Monday!!!

Have a nice relaxing weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

gregz_gurl2 said...

Beautiful card, Marilyn! I love the colors added to the images in this soft, random pattern - so pretty! I wasn't planning to get this dsp, but I may have to change my mind now...

my5bratz said...

love those colours together, looks fab :0)

Gloria said...

Wow...this is one gorgeous card. Love the dsp and the pleated teal band. Great colours!

ND Stamper Spot said...

This is VERY beautiful!