Mar 6, 2009

BC89 - Irish Blessings Color Challenge

Happy Friday! - Time once again for the Blogger's Challenge members to post their projects for this weeks challenge (Brown, Sage and any "Neutral" color)          I got the inspiration for my card from this card by Jackie Pedro (Scalloped Edge) - I love the layout and thought it would work great with a new stamp set (Blessings 09-0035) that I recently acquired in a Blog Hop  contest sponsored by Jessica Knutsen (There She Goes).  I was thrilled when my name was chosen to win this wonderful set and it arrived yesterday which was perfect timing for this weeks challenge.  I just love the gorgeous Cross in this set so I decided to use it as the focal point of my card.                                                 My card Base is Close To Cocoa that I layered with my neutral color, Naturals Ivory that I distressed with Close to Cocoa ink. I layered Sage Shadow card stock next and stamped the Sentiment with Chocolate Chip ink and the Shamrocks with Sage Shadow ink. Then I pierced a row under neath the sentiment with the Crafters Tool Kit.
I emobssed the Celtic Cross on the Ivory cs with Woven Tapestry EP (Personal Stamp Exchange) and cut it out.  This powder has some copper sparkle to it.  Sadly PSX is no longer in business but I still have several of their embossing powders so from time to time I get them out and use them.  I layered the cross on Sage Shadow cs and Close to Cocoa cut with the Labels I Nestabilites Die. The dark green brads are from (Queen and Co.).  This was then mounted onto a piece of designer paper (SU Autumn Vine - Retired) and tied with some Chocolate Chip Twill ribbon (also retired). Focal image mounted with foam mounting tape.
This was a great color combo so be sure to check out how the other members used it.  You can do so by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge Icon on my sidebar.

21 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a beautiful image, love the layout. Great job with this weeks challenge.

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty card Ida!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty! I really like the cross image!

Chrissy D said...

Ida- this is soooo pretty! beautiful image and great color layout! TFS!

Robin Merriman said...

BEautiful image, beautiful card. Really nice job, Ida!

Rachel Hope said...

Love the Irish theme! Very pretty

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous card! Beatiful job this week! {SMILES}

Elena said...

Oh, Ida! This card is gorgeous! I love the embossing! All of the apers are so pretty! Love the soft and gentle colors!
Can't wait to see what you will do with Forest Friends! Thank you for your very kind comments, Ida!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a lovely card! I loved that Autumn vine DSP, too!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so pretty and elegant Ida! What a lovely design! A wonderful set for these colors! :D

Patti Chesky said...

What a gorgeous Celtic card. The cross is beautiful framed out on the Nestabilities.

MJ said...

Wow, love this. By the way watch your mail box you have something on it's way--late but it is coming, lol.

Claudia said...

Very pretty - great use of that gorgeous image!

Kerry D-C said...

Ida, this is SO PRETTY! Fabulous job!

Regina Cornelius said...

gorgeous! you did an amazing job with this challenge! :)

Heather P. said...

This is beautiful!

Lori said...

Beautiful card, great layout.

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Ida that is a beautiful image and you have used it so well on this card.

:) Marcia

Barbara said...

I've seen this image floating about lately....it is lovely. And your card is probably the prettiest I've seen with it! Fabulous job.

tonistamps said...

Great card Ida! I love those new spellbinders dies too...they're still on my list to get.

Connie said...

Beautiful! Great job with this challenge!