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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:

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

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

chelemom said...

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

Denise (peanutbee) said...

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!!

Sherry Cheever said...

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

mudmaven said...

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

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

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

broni (waterchild12) said...

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

dpkennedy said...

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

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

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

Kimberly Crawford said...

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!! :)

Juanita said...

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

SmilynStef said...

What gorgeous colors to showcase those violets.

Tammy Hershberger said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!