Wednesday, March 13, 2013

PPA154 Serene Scene

100_6000     While perusing the internet recently for some much needed inspiration, I stumbled across the March 2013 Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA154).  The colors are Calypso Coral, Raspberry Ripple and Crumb Cake.  Inspiration struck immediately and I knew just what I was going to do.  Sometimes, inspiration strikes just like that!
     Having never inked my new Serene Silhouettes set yet, that’s the set I went for.  I used the Emboss Resist Technique…stamping the flowers in VersaMark and embossing with clear powder.  Then, stamping the same flowers in Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake and stamping off a time or two as well.  This simply creates some depth to the scene.  I then sponged over the entire piece of cardstock in Calypso Coral and sponged the edges in Raspberry Ripple.  The panel was then attached to a Crumb Cake card base that had been run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  A simple Large Scallop (Edgelits die) and 1/8” Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon adorns the bottom edge of the panel. 
     Absolutely lovely colors together!  I am very impressed!  Not colors I would have normally chosen to work together…but that’s why they call it a “challenge”…right? 
     I’m so very glad you stopping in.  I hope you find inspiration…and it strikes you in the head and you go “WOW!  What hit me?!”  Enjoy your day :)
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  1. Absolutely lovely card! I love the emboss resist technique you used here. The lattice embossed background is the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts!

  2. Wow, Leslee! Serene and beautiful! I love that you used the emboss resist technique with these colors. Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

  3. Love your card! Just beautiful!!! It's a CASE.....

  4. Oh my gosh, this is amazingly beautiful. The emboss resist was perfect for both the stamp set and the color challenge. I really love the outcome. Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  5. This is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  6. beautiful technique. congrats on being a PPA pick!
    hugs, m

  7. Congratulations on your pick Leslee!! That is so cool. I left you a comment the other day, but it seems to have disappeared :-(