Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge #21

By Taheerah | 10th January 2010 | 38 Comments

Hi everyone!
Firstly I just wanted to thank everyone for their lovely, heartfelt birthday wishes on my last post. I treasure every one of your comments, and especially on that day, each comment felt like a present in itself. Thank you so much!
Right, onto the matter at hand! I can’t believe we’re already on Colour Challenge #21 but here we are! I’m really grateful for this challenge in particular as I’ve been staring at Aqua Mist the last few times I’ve made cards and wishing for some inspiration for how to use it. This colour combo was just what I needed!
So, here are the colours for the challenge this time:
Great combo Dawn! Really fresh and fun!
I came up with the design for my card while I was enjoying my Sunday morning lie-in! Doesn’t usually happen that I plan a card in my head before I get started, lol, but this time I did and I think it paid off! Here is my entry:
I’m really pleased with how this one turned out! Okay, plenty of inspiration from Ms McVey again of course, but I feel I’m now starting to put my own slant on it and put things together myself without thinking too much about what she does! So that’s progress right?!!
I started with an Aqua Mist card base. The main layer is a piece of Rustic Cream cardstock, with the top corners rounded. I used my favourite Martha Stewart punch (of course!) to add a punched border along the bottom.
I added the largest image from Turning a New Leaf, stamping it in Dark Chocolate. I then stamped the trio of flowers from Blooming Button Bits onto a separate piece of cardstock using Aqua Mist. I cut each one out and added different sized Lemon Tart buttons, adhered with Pinflair Glue Gel. I then used the stamp as a guide to position the blooms as close to the original stamp layout as possible and adhered at different heights with more Pinflair.
Finally, I couldn’t complete this card without tying another bow or knot! I opted for a knot this time as I didn’t want the end result to be too fussy. Loving Dawn even more than ever since she posted her tutorial!! Finally I stamped the sentiment from Blooming Button Bits using Dark Chocolate ink and adhered the cream panel to the base with more Pinflair. Love that sentiment, Nichole Heady is a genius!
So there you have it! I’ve shyed away from recent challenges because I took it really hard the last time when I didn’t get selected. But following on from my Crafter’s Resolutions I’m not going to let that bother me anymore and I’m going to keep trying! Who knows, maybe this time will be my lucky day!! Anyway, I’d love to know what you think of this card, your comments make my day!!

38 thoughts on “Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge #21”

  1. Wohoo, Taheerah! Seeing you in the spotlight gave me big, big smile today 🙂 You sounded so disappointed in your post (for no reason at all – look at your beautiful cards!). Congrats on the top pick!!

  2. What a gorgeous card! Love that punch, wouldn't have thought of wanting it but now I do! :> Such great design! Thanks for your comment on my card too! :>

  3. This is a beautiful card, I love how you used the colours for the challenge. I really love the border punch and the flowers popped up look very effective. Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

  4. Glad you had a good birthday. Great job on the challenge. I especially like how the flowers from the button bits set looks with the large leaf stamp.

  5. This is a truly beautiful card Taheerah!!!! It is so elegant! I love the way you mixed the Blooming Button Bits and Turning a New Leaf – and your design works perfectly with the colour challenge! Gorgeous!

  6. FABULOUS! Your card is gorgeous. I love how you added the punched flowers behind the buttons and that edge punch – YUMMY! Great job with Dawn's color challenge.

  7. I think you did a wonderful job on this card! So elegant with that large leaf stamp as the background! And you should definitely keep entering the contests cuz someone else may be so inspired by your card that they'll case it (like me!). ;o)

  8. Happy belated birthday, Taheerah 🙂 Your card is gorgeous!! Never give up on the challenges, it helps you to find your own style of card-making. Also we would miss your beautiful inspiration!

  9. Taheerah this is BEAUTIFUL!! Great job on her challenge!! I have decided the same thing this year about challenges.. no more being shy.. lets just submit submit submit! and if we arent picked.. it is OK! we have card we love in our stash to send and make someones day! Right! 🙂 (I am working on that thinking! LOL!):) heres to a very CREATIVE 2010 for us all!!
    have a GREAT day!

  10. Oh this is so pretty! I love that layout! Got a spot of Dawn but a spot of Taheerah too – I definitely think that you're finding your style!
    Never take it too hard not getting selected – just keep trying! If don't enter you won't get selected at all and no-one can share the inspiration!

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