Monday, August 2, 2010

Embellish Color Challenge

I'm entering a new challenge with this card, the Embellish Color Challenge. As you can see from the inspiration photo, we were to use a color palette of pink, brown and green. We were also challenged to use birds on our cards.

For my card I chose to use some of my favorite paper, Basic Grey. This paper is from the Perhaps collection and the pretty bird image is an Inkadinkado stamp. I thought the base card was too plain so I stamped it with a musical score in Stazon Timber Brown. I distressed the DP paper edges and added Distress Stickles in Walnut Stain to the bird image. For a little extra texture I strung some brown and green beads on some Martha Stewart Bakers Twine and wrapped it around the pink DP.

It's a simple card, but I hope you like it.

Paper: Bazzill, Basic Grey Perhaps Collection
Stamps: Inkadinkado Birds Galore, Stampendous Music Score, Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages
Inks+: Stazon Timber Brown, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Walnut Stain Distress Stickles
Tools: Nestabilities Classic Squares Large (S4-126)
Miscellaneous: Prima daisy, Recollections adhesive pearl, beads, Martha Stewart Bakers Twine



  1. very pretty, tracy! i love all the layers! love the beading on the twine. thanks for sharing and have a great nite! *hugs* steph :)

  2. Wow, you did a wonderful job with these colors. Wow. And the beads look great. My bff gave me a ton of beads, and I am just kinda looking at them. Maybe now I will actually put them to use. Beautiful card - gosh, I think I owe you an email, better get to that huh ....

  3. You just did a fab job with your card Tracy. Love the beads and the music sheet in the background!
    Hugs, ~Ira

  4. Not so simple! :) Love the beads and the stamped note background - everything looks perfect together.

    I'm so excited to have been the sponsor this week over at Embellish Magazine! Thanks for playing along and I have one more prize over on my personal blog :)

  5. What a pretty card! I love the beading! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Challenge!

  6. Wow this is a very pretty card! I love the beading down the side.

  7. I do like it! The colors look great and I love those beads. The music note background is a great touch!!

  8. So pretty, Tracy! Love the layout, the images and the pretty beads! (And I really love the colors this time around...I'm trying so hard to find some time to play too!!)

  9. love all the textures you have going on here! Yet the card looks simple and not cluttered. That bird stamp is one of my fav stamps. very cool

  10. I love this card! I like a lot that beading detail! Thanks for playing along with us!


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