Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Monochromatic CCEE Challenge


It's Thursday!! Woot! Hopefully today is better than yesterday (this is postdated). My IMAC decided to throw a temper tantrum and won't turn on. With technical support, I was able to get it back on a couple of times, only to have it spontaneously shut off again a few minutes later...thus a trip to the apple doctor. Hopefully it's only a minor ailment and will recover quickly. Therefore, I'm posting this on my laptop, which doesn't contain the proper watermark for my photos, and is slower at times with our wireless server. I'm thrilled to get this card posted. It was touch and go all day Wed.

Well, since it's thursday, it's time for a CCEE Stamper's challenge, and we have been challenged to make a monochromatic blue card since Spring is on its way bringing with it some beautiful blue skies. We're able to include some neutrals also. I chose ivory. Well, mine's more a blue/green...hope I don't get the buzzer....lol

For my sentiment I used the verse Ecclesiastes 3:11 Plain Jane by Verve. I love this encouraging verse!! It was diecut with Labels 4 (Spellbinders), and shaded with Antique Linen Ranger Distress Ink.

eta: When I was typing this up, I totally forgot to mention that I used Charmaine's fabulous VLV sketch found HERE!

I also used some new yummy papers by MME: Stella Rose Gertie and Mabel. Lastly, I added some Pearls by Kaisercraft, seam binding ribbon, a Rose by Wild Orchid Crafts, and some Candy Gems by Prima. The border was made with a Martha Stewart all around punch.

That's it from me today. Be sure to stop by the CCEE Stamper's blog to see what the other gals have come up with. We'd love to have you join us for this challenge too.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Happy Stamping my friends!!
Tosh


Stamps: Ecclesiastes 3:11 (Verve)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Stella Rose Gertie and Mabel (MME)
Ink: Smokey Gray (Versafine), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories: Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Paper Rose (Wild Orchid Crafts), Seam Binding, Pearls (Kaisercraft), Candy Gems (Prima), All Around Punch (MS)

15 comments:

Mrs.Ipema said...

No buzzer from me. Stunning card as always! Your creativity and attention to detail always amaze me. I love the color combo and the verse is wonderful. Inspiring!

Cindy Haffner said...

Tosh this is so BEAUTIFUL!!

Cin said...

Lovely card. The distressing of the paper really adds to the overall beauty of it.

Keva said...

Oh, this is really pretty! I love the color of blue you used. Sorry about your Mac. We've been there done that with our Mac,too.

Arlene said...

LOVE the blue/ivory combo! This card is simply gorgeous Tosha! Hope your iMac is feeling better. :-)

Lori Craig said...

hello beautiful. love your card... so soft and sweet. perfect. Good luck with your iMac... that is sad.

Betty Wright said...

This is stunning and so elegant in design and detailing, Tosh! Wonderful scripture card!

Computer woes are nerve wracking...especially when posts must go live! Hugs, girl!

Stamp like you mean it said...

Sistah~ Your elegance floors me! I love this gorgeous greeting, inspiring verse, and that doo-dah! OMGosh- where did you get those frills? Tell me! Delish, my Southern friend! LYMI

StampOwl said...

gorgeous as always Tosh, no need for buzzers today :)

Heather Jensen said...

I hate having computer problems. That stinks. Hopefully you get it all worked out soon.

You card is just lovely. The pretty paper and all the embellishments are amazing. :)

Mrs Ham said...

Tosh this is beautiful, an usual. I hope you Apple feels better soon.

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is absolutely stunning Tosh, I love your colors and the sketch is fabulous . .. a gorgeous card!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow, Stunninly Gorgeous, love the colors, distressing, flowers and I must have some of those candy gems :) they are such a great touch to this!

Joanne (jojot) said...

vintage beauty....so YOU

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This card is so beautiful I have no words! Seriously... love the colors and those little accents are just dreamy! Gorgeous!

 
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