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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Colour Me # 14 & Card Concept #7

I know this looks really red almost, but it is definitely an orange.
I sponged the flowers from a stencil, starting with bright orange zest
and then going with a lighter hand and less of the ink for the remaining flowers.
I am entering this in both the colour Me # 14

I just wanted to show you the card...I was having some editing issues and it would not let me crop or edit this card, so I started all over, but truly the colors are what you are asking for...more pumpkin than red!
Either way, I do like the card and using one color is pretty striking!
stamps:  PTI Wet Paint, Butterfly Dreams
ink:  PTI orange zest
stencil:  MFT spring flowers
Friends, I am going to be out of the craft room for almost a week
My husband and I are going to a practice round of the Master's Golf in Augusta, Ga,
That is just one day, then we are going down to Savannah and spend a couple of days, then head to Charleston, SC for another couple of days before we drive up to Atlanta and see some of the sights and explore that city.
So I will be able to play a little bit more today, but if I don't check back in, have a good week and I will see you all sometime during Easter Week!
Heart Hugs,


  1. Ah, my new favourite stamp set! Don't you just love how easy it is to use! I love the warm colours you've used here - the variation in tones is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept!

  2. This is really pretty. Love that stencil.

  3. Beautiful! Love the boldness of it!

  4. lovely card... definitely bold!! thanks so much for playing along with Colour Me!

  5. Love this fun, happy card. It's so cheerful and springy. Have a great time on your trip. Hubby got to go the The Masters several years ago and loved it. He couldn't get over how beautiful it was there and well kept.

  6. Oh my this is beautiful Colleen! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

  7. Sometimes colors do not show up like they are in photo's. This is a very lovely springcard, sunny and happy! Hope you're having loads of fun!

  8. Lovely job with our colour this week :) Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Colour Me...! Sure hope to see you around again soon!!!

  9. Your ombre effect is just wonderful Colleen! Thanks for playing along at Colour Me...! this week!

  10. Your card is delightful, Colleen! Have a wonderful trip!

  11. What a lovely monochromatic card with the orange, Colleen! It is a perfect take on both challenges! Hope you have a wonderful safe trip...enjoy!

  12. oooh pretty! I love stencilling - your background and the butterfly are beautiful!
    Enjoy your trip! :)

  13. The stenciled flower background is so pretty Colleen, gorgeous colours. I love the strong feature panel too. Just lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

  14. Oh my...I am so late to the stencil using party but you totally rocked them. And your card is so pretty, I love all the orange and your cute little butterfly.


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