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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Chicago Peace, and IBSIC Challenge #51


Today is my third week as March Guest Designer to play with the lovely and talented Design Team over at Inspired By Stamping Inspiration Challenge (IBSIC), and I am so enjoying making these projects for them, but the time is flying by too quickly!  Wah!

This week's color challenge was truly a challenge for me and was inspired by this picture:

What was challenging is that it is completely out of my comfort zone of pinks, purples, vintage and/or shabby and required some creative thinking on my part.  But what good is a challenge if it's not, well, challenging?  At least I knew exactly which stamp I would use.

I used the single rose from the IBS Elegant Flowers set.  I've had this stamp for a few weeks and have been dying to color it.  I've attempted to color it as a Chicago Peace rose, though admittedly I took a little creative license with it.  OK, roses are the hardest flower to color, so I just did the best I could.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I colored the image with Copics and used the pointelle method behind it.  That white was just too stark.  Also too stark was the white doily, so I colored it with two colors of CI Paints, Mango and Peach.  One was too light, the other too dark, so I attempted to lighten it again.  Think three coats was enough?  *sigh*

Layered ribbon bows, a pearl, and a custom made stick pin form the embellishment, and a banner with a sentiment from the IBS stamp set Vintage Frames offset the central image.

A little stitching and a lacy border complete this card.  I hope you've enjoyed it, and I do hope you'll join the ladies over at IBSIC.  Make sure you stop by the DT to see the lovelies they've created for you this week!

Happy crafting!


Stamps: Elegant Flowers, Vintage Frames (IBS)
Ink: Versafine Smoky Gray, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie (SU), MME Miss Caroline Howdy Doody
Extras: Dies: Decorative Doily, Faux Crochet Border (Dienamics), ribbon, pearls, custom stick pin, sewing machine, Copics, CI paints, .

Challenges entered:

ALOTA #103 - Springtime
The Shabby Tearoom #158 - Anything Goes
Timeless Tuesday #212 - Bring On Spring!
Inky Impressions #102 - Flowers
3 Girl Jam #14 - Green with Ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon #68 - Flowers and Ribbon
Allsorts #198 - As Easy as 1, 2, 3 (3 embellies: pearls, bows, stick pin)
Pile It On #11 - Circles and/or Squares
613 Ave. Create #11 - Anything Goes (Optional: St. Paddy's Day Green)


Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Shea. I love the image, wonderful colours and papers and your stick pin is the perfect finishing touch
Hugs Sue xx

Kristi said...

Gorgeous work as usual Shea! Love that color combo!

Kristie Goulet said...

BEAUTIFUL Shea! You rocked these colors! I LOVE your stick pin!

I have to tell you that I have gotten so many lovely compliments on your Christmas card you sent me. Yes, it is still out for everyone to see. ;) I am not going to put it away, it is just too beautiful!

Shea said...

LOL Kristie! STILL?? That's so sweet!! :)

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Shea, love the beautiful image and pretty design.

Donna x

Starr said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors and that beautiful rose! Thanks for joining us at The Tea Room this week!

Julie Odil said...

Wow! This is fantastic. Thanks for linking up with the 3 Girl Jam All About the Green & Ribbon challenge.
-Julie O, 3 Girl Jam DT member

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this a beautiful take on the colour inspiration. Love the colours and the hatpin.
{I would love you to take part in my 500 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

3 Girl JAM said...

This is beautiful Shea!! Thanks for linking up with 3 Girl JAM!


brenda said...

A totally delightful card Shea, such lovely colours and nice hint of Spring.

Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card and love your rose!!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon's Flower&Ribbon challenge!

Chana said...

Hi, Shea! Your card is just fabulous! Beautiful coloring on the rose and great composition and construction of your project! Thanks for stopping by our house at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit!

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous work with this stunning rose, Shea!!

Deborah Anton said...

Orange and green... my two favorite colors!! This card works beautifully together and love the added pin! Thanks for playing along in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

Kristi said...

Love it! I smiled when I saw your lovely card! You are such a talent!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Very pretty! Great details! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

This is absolutely stunning Shea. I think it is one of my favourites. I love the layout and your colours. Of course I may be a bit biased since those are the colours I have through most of our house. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful job!


Kerry said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Gloria Stengel said...

Stunning coloring! Thanks for playing along with IBS and RRR!

Gloria Stengel said...

Oh, and congrats on the guest spot this month!!!

Joanna M said...

Beautiful card Shea! LOVE this! Hugs, J

Jovan said...

Beautiful card...thanks for joining 3 Girl JAM!

Anonymous said...

This is such a lovely card : ) Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon ! Huggs...Ginny from Polly's