Saturday, February 27, 2010

ATS Wednesday challenge


The Wednesday challenge at All That Scraps is to use some type of text, either newsprint or from a book, and incorporate it into your card. I used some text papers from Jenni Bowlin and made a ruffled flower and punched out some butterflies, too.


This card turned out so different from what I first imagined. I was going for a sepia toned look and colored Darby and Bumbles with just two Copic colors. The card started to look too plain so I added some pinks and browns and then it took a vintage turn.




I didn't put a sentiment on the card because the text circle looks rather busy. This isn't exactly what I envisioned but I like the "fairy tale" feel to it.





Stamps: Sweet November Darby & Bumbles
Paper: Jenni Bowlin, DCWV Vintage, corrugated paper
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento Brown; Antique Linen, Tea Dye Distress inks
Other: Copic makers (E51 and E53), Nestabilities, Marvy scallop punch,
Sizzlits leaf die, Martha Stewart butterflies punch, pearls, buttons, pop dots





And I want to share what my mail carrier delivered today--new Distress inks! I just bought five for now and I think Wild Honey will be my favorite new color. Yay for new toys!







27 comments:

  1. Donna I love the fairytale look of this card. Gorgeous colours and really has that vintage feel. I too had a package in the post this morning and snap ... Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass distress ink pads. What a coincidence!

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  2. OMG Donna - this is really special! Love the circle with text and the farytale image - perfect colors, too! Actually Love everything about this!

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  3. This is one Stunning Card Donna :D. I love the way your fairy is looking at the text, to me it looks like she's reading it to the bumble bee. Good luck with the challenge & I'm soooooo jealous of your new toys!!! xoxoxoxoxo

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  4. I'm so happy to have just discovered your wonderful blog! Your work is amazing!!! God Bless!!!

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  5. Donna this does look like a story book. Love everything about it! The monochromatic color scheme is fabulous!

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  6. WONDERFUL Card Donna....LOVE LOVE your Darby's!! I Got my inks too....can't wait to play!!

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  7. Love the card! You always have such an eye for discovering new stamps - Spouse wishes you would stop it, I think, as I find it hard to resist following you down the rubber trail!!!

    I used a HA GC to purchase some of the new Distress inks, and if they don't arrive soon, I'm going to take to my bed with disappointment!

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  8. Funny how a card can go in such a different direction than you plan. Happens to me all the time! I love how this one turned out. Vintage-y goodness!

    Have fun with those new inks. And be safe and stay dry! I'm praying for you all in Hawaii, but especially for you, my friend! ((hug))

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  9. I absolutely ADORE your card!!! soooooo pretty!

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  10. I LOVE how this turned out!! So fun! Let me know what you think of that new blue distress ink, and how close it is to the "old" blues.

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  11. donna, this is beautiful! love the text peeking out! :)

    you are one my mind this morning, after hearing about the earthquake in chilie and the tsunami warning... praying for you - please keep us posted if you can! xoxo

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  12. I really love the sepia tones of this card, the circle and added text just add to this amazing design. fabulous!!

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  13. Donna, I love how this turned out! I would call this "monochromatic vintage chic" ;D It's lovely and soft, and you're right...it does have a fairy tale feel to it. Terrific!

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  14. How are you Donna? Just listen to the news about the tsunami alert! Where about do you live? I hope everything is well for you and your family!

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  15. Hi Donna! I love your vintagey (probably misspelled that word) fairytale card! It's just perfect, and the colors you used are superb!Dang! I didn't order the wild honey ink! I ordered a few of the new inks, and thought of that one, but decided against it. I guess I'll get it on the next go round.
    Hugs, Marilyn V.

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  16. WOW Donna, just BEAUTIFUL- love the vintage-y look it has! I really do "need" to get that Darby stamp!!

    Hope you & your fam are all safe!

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  17. Donna, love your beautiful vintage card! Bumbles is so adorable in every card you made with her. This design is wonderful! Can't wait to see your creations with your new distress inks!!!

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  18. Love the vintage look Donna! Can't wait to see what you'll do with the new inks.

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  19. Wow Donna, love your card. So fun. Lucky you with wonderful new goodies... enjoy.. and happy inking!

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  20. I love the soft, vintage feel of this gorgeous card!!!

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  21. Oh Donna, I think you've outdone yourself here with this new Darby and Bumbles card. It looks positively magical... straight out of a fairytale!
    Please stay safe and know that you and all our Hawaiian friends are in my thoughts.

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  22. what a BEAUTIFUL vintage style card you made! Love the soft and subtle beauty it. You are onto a new style now... :) Have fun with the new toys/inks and STAY SAFE! xoxo

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  23. WOW, Donna! This is so different, I totally love it!! Such a gorgeous card, love your Darby!!

    I just got my inks yesterday, I can't wait to play with them!!

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  24. hope you are having fun w/ the t!m inks!
    smiling cause you managed to make brown work for you in this card and (many others)!

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  25. love the muter colors on the image, Donna! i think this is a very beautiful card! love that you added the paper flower, too! yum!

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  26. Love your card Donna! She's so cute!
    thanks for joining the create w/text challenge at ATS Weekly Wed. blog!
    Pam Going Postal

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  27. WOW! I love the Vintage Card! It's true, almost a fairy tale look to it! The stamp pads are great - love the Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass!
    Sharon

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