Wednesday, May 6, 2009

More Violets, Please

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Just one more quick post for the day; this is for two challenges:  Wacky Wednesday at Rubbernecker's blog, which was to use your favorite technique; and the Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday, which was to use beads.  Deb Olsen made a beautiful card recently where the image had been stamped on Kraft paper and colored in, so since I love to watercolor, I decided to use the smaller version of the Sweet Violets:

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While I am not thrilled with my background "haze" behind my image, I do love how this card turned out.  I used the retired Floral background stamp on panels of Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive, and the retired Linen on the Eggplant Labels One panel.  The absolutely-scrumptious-why-didn't-I-open-the-package-sooner ribbon is a RAK from Ellen Hutson with my last order.....this is the nicest ribbon!  It matches perfectly with my card, although it doesn't appear that way in the photo.  Finally, I added some beads to a yard-sale stickpin I found and did a couple little piercings on the corners.  I am leaving it sentiment-less so that I can use it for whatever occasion arises! 

13 comments:

  1. Love the panels, stick pin and the colors you used! Gorgeous!

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  2. Love the image, the panels, and the gorgeous stick pin!

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  3. Love the floral background on those three different colored panels. Looks GREAT! Had to laugh at the didn't-get-it-out-of-the-package-sooner comment...hee!!

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  4. Beautiful card! Love all your details, particularly the pin!

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  5. Absolutely stunning! This is just too elegant! Love the dp panels and the stick pin - wow! ~chris

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  6. Wow!!! This is fabulous!!! Great colors and I love the coloring on the kraft. Beautifully done!!! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!!

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  7. Yay! You played! This is gorgeous, LeAnne! I love how you colored the violets and those contrasting colors of background panels are just scrumptious!!

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  8. Very pretty! Great coloring and I love the pretty little stick pin!

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  9. I love the different color panels, the hatpin and your beautiful colors and coloring!! Gorgeous!

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  10. Hi LeAnne!! Your card is gorgeous! The coloring on the kraft paper is awesome! What a super idea!! Thanks for playing along with the challenge! Hope to see you playing along again soon!! :)

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  11. Love it. How did I miss this earlier? Fabulous.

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  12. What gorgeous colors to showcase those violets.

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