Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Diva Coffee Break Designs #150

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I wasn't sure I was going to like these colors when I first saw the challenge!!!  But after I began working with them, I really enjoyed the combo!  I needed a hostess thank you card, and usually I try to use a hostess set, but I thought Lovely as a Tree would look, well, lovely!  So what do you think:

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I didn't think that I had any DP in these colors, then I remembered that Tall Tales had some Certainly Celery, so that's where I began.  My leaves are stamped in Basic Gray, then watercolored with ink and an aquapainter.  Lots of speckles from Itty Bitty Backgrounds helped give the Naturals White cardstock some "texture".  I also distressed my Really Rust mat, and used the direct-to-paper technique on the Really Rust strip.  The card is a little smaller than a standard card, 4x5", and it is Basic Gray textured cardstock as well.  I stamped a single leaf and popped it up for a little stand-out embellishment.  Here's the inside:

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My layout came from  Stamping 411's SSC121 sketch:

 

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So be sure to go check out the Diva Coffee Break Designs blog and play with us this week!  Just link your creation to Mr Linky so we can see what you come up with!

19 comments:

Davi said...

I love this card. You did a fabulous job coloring those leaves, they look so real!! Wonderful!!

Tammy Fite said...

Love your card!!! Absolutely beautiful!!

Leigh said...

I like your card LeAnne. Great use of that set.

Robin Merriman said...

Well, it is LOVELY! Great job with the sketch this week. I love all the distressing and your leaf accent on the greeting is perfect! Thanks for playing along again! I look forward to seeing what you'll do with the sketch each week!

Selene Kempton said...

Great color, and awesome photography. WIW!

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors. AND, I had forgotten all about that image in that set... gonna have to dig it out and use it - thanks for the inspiration!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

LeAnne, this is such a gorgeous card. Love the coloring, it sure makes the leaves look real. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

sandi maciver said...

Davi is right you did an awesome job of coloring those leaves and I really like how you layered them.

Barbara said...

LeAnne, this is stunning!!! I love those leaves!

Kirsten said...

Wow this card is amazing! I really like your use of the colors and your watercoloring is fantastic. Great job with the challenge.

Kay Kalthoff said...

ooooh, how pretty! I love the straight, clean lines and the dots all over!!

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

whohoou LeAnne! You are so smart to do those two challenges together.
You did such an amazing job. I truly love your card.
thank you for sharing!
from
Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Gorgeous... as always! Love your attention to details, like the tiny leaf, and the use of the Itty Bitty BG. Can't wait to try out these colors together.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Just gorgeous!!! I love everything about this card!! Thanks for playing along this week!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Beautiful!!Beautiful!!!

dpkennedy said...

It's just gorgeous! Those colors are great together and your coloring is wonderful! Super pretty card!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne!

Tammy said...

Congrats!!!

Doris said...

Love these colors together--gorgeous!