Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Rubbernecker Challenge - Pink, Purple, Green



When I first saw the Rubbernecker blog's challenge for today, I thought, pink, purple, and green??? Those are Easter colors??? But after looking at the design team's awesome samples, I was totally inspired by Bev's card. I love the deeper richer colors in the Basic Grey Eva set, so I pulled out my stash and found some papers to use for this challenge. (Thanks, Bev!!!)

The sentiment is from Rubbernecker's Petite Sentiments set, and I sponged a bit of Eggplant around some of the layers. Then I distressed all the edges and set the background pieces on opposing angles. In contrast with all the rough edges, I used a gorgeous soft silky pale pink ribbon that Mom gave me (in my Christmas stocking last year).

To add a little more interest (yes, ME getting foo-foo!!), I added some Pearl Dew Drops, and then the cutest little white crocheted butterfly from Leah. I just got some more stuff from Leah today (thanks, sweetie!!), and I had to use this butterfly. She does the most awesome crochet flowers and butterflies - check it out at Paper Blooms. I think the butterfly really completes the card. :-)

Lest you wag your finger and say that there is no green here, look again. See the tiny touches of green in the background paper? Hee hee hee! Why don't you try to make a card with pink, purple, and green? Give it a shot! You never know what could happen.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Petite Sentiments
Ink: Eggplant
CS: Pink Pirouette, Eggplant, Whisper White, Basic Grey Eva
Other: pink satin ribbon, crochet butterfly, pearl Dew Drops, distressing tool, sponge

12 comments:

Anne said...

Ooh my! This card is gorgeous, elegant WOW!!! I can't take my eyes off that little crocheted butterfly, I love it! Thanks for including a link!! Your details are awesome on this Holly, great job!!

glenda said...

Beautiful, what a card!

Risa said...

Holly, your card is stunning! The DP is beautiful and the torn edges are an added bonus! Super great job with the challenge!
hugs
Risa:)

Joan Ervin said...

You did a fabulous job on this beauty, Holly!!!! I love everything about it...the colors, papers, sentiment, and that darling little crocheted butterfly...gotta get some of those!!!!!

Leah said...

So pretty and elegant, just perfect in every way and I love seeing the little flutterby:)

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is beautiful!!!!

raindropecho said...

This is gorgeous! Great job with their color challenge :) Very beautiful card

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is just gorgeous, Holly! I really had to look hard but I DID see the green in the background!! And I love that crocheted butterfly!!

Christi said...

Oh WOW!! This is gorgeous!! I just got my first Rubbernecker set a few days ago and can't wait to get it inky!!

Sherry Cheever said...

Holly I LOVE this! Fabulous distressing . . . you go girl!

Dawn Frost said...

What an elegant card! It has a gorgeous antique feel to it.

virginia said...

Very elegant! card love layout