Monday, May 17, 2010

Shhhhh ... I'm Watchin' Paint Peel

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Happy Monday, Craftologists ... hope your weekend was long and lovely!

Today's card project was created with the current Play Date Cafe Challenge, PDCC29, in mind ... among others. I love to participate in this challenge as the color schemes are always fantastic ... and unusual. And this week is no exception ... here's a look at the inspiration photo:

WoWzA, you don't see this color combination every day ... or do you?!? 'Cuz you'll never guess what this photo is: it's an intense close-up of peeling paint. Who knew it was this exciting to look at paint peeling?!? W-a-y more fun than watching paint dry ... For all of the challenging deets, please visit The Play Date Cafe Challenge blog located HERE.

I tore my stash apart looking for something in that shade of lime green and was astounded to discover I had nothing. Well, we won't let a l'il thing like that stand in our way! I used something as close to that lime green as possible ... the mat behind the bunch of tulips:

A few l'il details: the tulip thingie is an ancient sticker from Paper Bliss, the ribbon is vintage seam binding, the edge of the tulips were colored with a pale blue Copic marker, and the flourish was cut from vintage wallpaper.

For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo ... and for all of the amazing product info, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Sooooooooo, this weekend, Sheila's DH, Ken, was reading to us from the Palm Beach Post. He does this a LOT and it's kinda annoying ...

"Says here that the Department of Agriculture has decided to set new, stricter salmonella standards for poultry." Ken read to us.

"Well, Lord knows I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure the standard should just be 'no salmonella allowed'." Sheila replied.

Thanks so much for visiting today ... I really appreciate it!

~Hugs,


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: White by PTI; "Garden Green" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Designer Paper: Pale Blue From "Periphery" Collection by BasicGrey
  • Other Paper: Vintage Wallpaper
  • Stamp: Sentiment by PTI
  • Ink: "Garden Green" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up
  • Color Medium: Copic Marker (B0000)
  • Accessories: Tulip Sticker by Paper Bliss; Vintage Seam Binding; Flat-Back Pearls
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Rectangle Die; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Top-Folded)
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42 comments:

Karen B. said...

Beautiful Deb, that little touch of blue on the end of the tulips is perfect! Hope today is a good day for you!

Sharli said...

I'm very impressed, Deb! While the bright limey green is one of my favorite colors, the combination presented by the photo of peeling paint just didn't exactly scream to me! LOL You did a really nice job with it! The flourishes are cool, too! They look a little paint-splattered themselves - that, or I need to clean my glasses. Hugs!

Tina said...

This is one of my Deb faves, so pretty!

purplestamper316 said...

I really really like this :) Let me know if you want some lime green scraps- I have a mini-truck load...heheheh. Thanks for sharing ><>

Mags said...

Fantastic! Who knew those colors would look so good together. Great job, love the die-cut swirls.

Joan said...

This is beautiful Deb. I loved this piece of art when I saw it. It has so much texture - as does your card!! Have an awesome day.

CuddlyBunny said...

Oh my! Excellent use of colors from the Play Date Cafe challenge ... and I can see why you've been stuck with those tulips for awhile.

They're cool, but need Just The Right project -- luckily, you found it here! Yay!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Well, you did a great job with those tulips, Deb! I love the color combo, and need to go check out that challenge, too. Thanks for tipping your cocktail glass with us over at Drunken Stampers!

carol said...

oh wow fabulous, love it, Thankyou for taking part in the Craftycatz challenge this week, x carol

K. Joy said...

Beautiful! Great layout, and I love the tulips! :) Thanks for playing at the CDBC!

Danni said...

Oh wow Deb!! This is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with Makeup 4 the weekend!!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

oh wow. What a great inspiration...peeling paint. Who would have thunk it! LOL! I love your card. It is super elegant and gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Makeup 4 the Weekend this week! hope to see a creation for us again soon!

Crystal said...

SOOOOO Beautiful Deb, WOW love the tulips!!!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

what a lovely card! thanks for joining us at FFF!

Velta said...

you hit the nail on the head when making this card from your inspiration Deb...I love the bias...as for your crazy nutty friends...LOL!

Chris said...

love this card, and the inspiration photo is way cool!

i'm with sheila on the chicke bugs...no bugs is better.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love that you found your inspiration in peeling paint! Your card is wonderful and I love the flowers...just the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at CDBC5

Suzi said...

This is so elegant Debs, love the design and those tulips are gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Deb! LOVE the tulips! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Deb! LOVE the tulips! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!!

Allison said...

Oh wow...heart this so! What a design and those tulips are inspired! Me likey!

aussiescrapper said...

I was looking quite hard at the pic, thought it may have been a close up of a map but wow that is amazing and I love what you come up with, it is perfect, the bits of white in between your embellies matches and the colours great. Another one to show Aunty Jan. Love Melxx ps. I agree with Sheila....

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful and elegant! Fantastic use of the colors. Thansk for playing along with the PDCC!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love your creativity. Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs challenge. We hope you will join us again.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful Thank You card, cute tulip bouquet. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Denise said...

Just beautiful Deb! Love the shades of green you used! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

redwasher1 said...

I love this amazing card!! WOW!!

donnacr said...

What a great card ! Thanks for playing along with us on Drunken Stampers this week !

Ali - Crafty Ribbons said...

Very pretty cards, I di love the colour combo.
Good luck with winning the ribbons.
Ali
Crafty Ribbons

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous design! Thanks for playing the CDBC5!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh girl, how fabulous is this?! I love this whole design and reading all your deets just makes me appreciate you more! a sticker...wowza!!!
a very cool card Deb!!!
Hugs & Blessings!!!

Laurie Wilson said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! The bouquet of flowers is a wonderful example of using your supplies. Thank you for playing CDBC5!

Laurie Wilson said...

Don't forget to come back to CDBC5 and leave a comment telling me which featured image you would like just for playing!

Sprytebyrd said...

This is beautiful, Deb!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck on the challenge!
♥Dee (Spryte)♥

Ruby said...

Ooh this is lovely! So elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

cardcrazy said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Drunken Stampers!

Lisa Kind said...

Very pretty! Great colors, I agree! Love the flowers as your focal point! Thanks for playing our PMS challenge!

Mary Duffek said...

So pretty!

Viv said...

Beautiful...and brilliant!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairy Fun Fridays. Good luck! Viv xx

Katie Cotton said...

this card is so striking! Fantastic! Thanks for playing along in the Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge!

Christi said...

This is absolutely stunning!! Thank you so much for playing along in this week's Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge!!!

Charlene said...

Super cool Deb...You turned that stomach churning photo into a lovely creation!