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Hello again! I'm posting my Clear Dollar Stamps weekend color challenge card today but first I just have to say I went out to Hobby Lobby today and got some of the most fabulous paper. I'm sure many of you guys like me are paper-holics! I feel like such a geek because I seriously think I could spend an hour in the paper isle looking at all of the beautiful colors and patterns, not to mention touching with all of the great new textures available, glossy, glittery, velvety, even croc embossed! It is a feast for the eyes! Now I'm curios how many of you cringe when you buy the sheets in singles and the check out people shove it into a plastic bag? I do, they need to sandwich it between cardboard or something. Even worse is when they put it in the same bag with hard or heavy objects! Ok enough of that right, now on top the card.




The challenge was to do a monochromatic scheme of any color, which I loved because I see other people do it and love it! Me, I love color so much and could use the full spectrum on every card I make every time, so this was fun and different for me. I used brown, I know this color is in my safety zone and maybe I should have been more adventurous but it seemed right for the stamp set I was using. (I'll have to go about that in a minute.) I had in mind with the browns and the look of the stamp that I wanted to try to imitate the look of carved wood. Things don't always turn out as you think because I think what I ended up with looks more like leather. Like a polished western saddle. What do you think, wood or leather? Either way, I'm pretty pleased with the end results. The darker paper is Chocolate chip. The main paper you see is a tree bark handmade paper you can find at CDS, it is awesome, photographs do not do it justice. If you click on the picture you can see the paper much better, you will love it! The swirl of course is a CB folder. I used the reverse side. It's on natural ivory paper, lots of sponging, them heat emboss, then darker sponging in the deeper areas. The flower stamp was done the same way then layered and topped with a page pebble to give it more dimension.




This is the new Art Deco Medallions at CDS. This is for sure one of my most favorite sets. A must have. It is so beautiful and versatile! For focal points or to make patterned background paper. If you like Making some little stuff for your home it's perfect too. I used it as the focal point on this one, the one I'll be posting tomorrow I used it for both. If you come back to see it you will see what I mean by versatile, I don't think I've ever had to more completely different looking cards come out of the same set! And sometimes it's fun to just stamp, stamp, stamp without all of the coloring in and still come out with something beautiful. If you've seen the other design team members cards done with this one then you also see the different looks you can get out of it.




To be continued tomorrow!

9 comments:

Cassie said...

Shawne, this is wonderful! I just want to reach through my computer and touch your card it is so inviting! It does look like leather and it is absolutely beautiful!

I totally understand what you mean by going to Hobby Lobby and standing there for hours, and then cringing when they shove it in your bag (shutter). I feel your pain ;)

Laurie tx stamper said...

Just gorgeous card! Brown's are a favorite of mine too... I really like how masculine this card can be, but it is also beautiful just the same!

Carolyn said...

Another fabulous creations of your Shawne!! I can never get enough of seeing your cards!

Monique H said...

WOW ... I totally LOVE your challenge card! Holly cow that looks like a lot of work went into it. All that sewing too, just awesome. By the way ... I am so with you when it comes to obsessing over paper, and let me tell you, if the cashier puts my paper in with other items ... lets just say ... she wishes she stayed home! ... just kidding, I'm not that mean but I so share the same pet peeve as you!

Katie Renz said...

Great job Shawne! I love the embossing on the card and all the great detail!

Codi Jo said...

I can't quit looking at this card. I've went up close 3 times now!! There is alot of stitching around it. And I know that's hard to do. especially for me! I like the triangular parts also. As always an inspiration.

Grace said...

Oh wow!!! This is over the top! I think leather... but like you say... either way it sure came out great!!! The embossing does so much for this design! What a great card!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous! Oh your textures and the rich chocolate color is awesome! Your detail is fantastic! Wonderful job.

Erin Bigler said...

Breathtakingly GORGEOUS, Shawne! Love the leather-like look of this. So handsome - also reminds me of an Italian mosaic...what a real work of art!