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Monday, December 20, 2010

Natures Postage Inspired Colors

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 304 - Sewing. OMGosh Joan thank you for this challenge. My sewing machine has not been opened since the fall when I had new flooring put down. I stitched the blue ribbon across the bottom of my card which was also for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 98 - Inspirational Apron. I loved the ruffles on that apron but to keep it in the CAS mode I added only 1. My color combo is from Saturday's SPEED THE CAT CHALLENGE # 34 - Colors Mustard, Blue and Green. I stamped my focal image which is from a set called NATURES POSTAGE in Momento Tuxedo then colored with copics: B12, B32, B34, G12, G20, G32, YR20, YR21, YR23 & YR24 then added some stickles. I have a paper trimmer named "postage" and tried to trim around this image with it. They are not exactly alike but close. I matted my image on more mustard cs after cutting and embossing with Nesties Label 17. I stamped a sentiment in more mustard on my dp panel and on the inside as well, sponged around the envelope with More mustard and stamped a butterfly from another set called "BRICK WALL" in certainly celery. All stamp sets used can be found at MARKS FINEST PAPERS.
Hope you like it. I am so proud that I completed the outside, inside and envelope on front and back . Here is a view of the backside of the envelope. Whoo Hoo.
Stamps: Natures Postage, Brick Wall - MFP
Paper: white, basic gray dp, more mustard
Ink: Momento Tuxedo, more mustard, certainly celery
Accessories: ribbon, sewing machine, copics, Nesties Label 17
Techniques: Sponging, copic coloring, Machine Stitching


Becky said...

This is so cute, and love the the butterfly on the envelope. Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Joanne Travis said...

The coloring on this is so beautiful and I really love the ruffled ribbon.

redwasher1 said...

Neva, your cards is gorgeous!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedys Friends.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Neva - this is fabulous! Love the dotted paper! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I need a lesson on how to achieve such a fab 'rippled' ribbon effect.....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends