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Monday, January 18, 2010

You Make Life Brighter in Blue

Coffee of the Day - Texas Turtle

Good morning to all of you! Today is a new challenge over at Squigglefly - CAS - Clean and Simple, with the color blue. the blue wasn't a problem for me - but CAS?!?! oh my stars, you KNOW me! what about me is clean and simple? nothing, my darling friends...... absolutely nothing. so this was the biggest challenge I have faced in a while. I did my best. I really did. I wanted to add buttons, frillies, all kinds of other embellies to liven this up. but no...... I couldn't. (I might still do it, but shhhhhhhhh.... don't tell Maria..... grins!) But I did give it my own special touches..... hang on - you'll see! :)

I found this wonderful new image called 'Bright Life' over in the store. isn't it fun? I see so many fun uses for this one! because the sentiment is separate, you can place it wherever you would like when laying out your digis prior to printing. I knew that I was going to add some 'light' from the lamp, so I put the sentiment down toward the bottom. That left a bit of 'white space' on the card - something that usually gives me the heeby jeebies and screams for some buttons or a beautiful prima flower....... but I was semi-strong here! grins! Instead I added a blow tied from the corner of the card with some matching vintage seam tape. Now I told you about my special touches (other than the distressing with the ink.....) you know of my love affair with shimmerz paints - yep, y'all are nodding your heads in agreement..... well, almost the entire lamp is painted with it. tee hee hee! it sparkles soooooooo pretty irl! The lamp itself is painted with the coal shimmerz, and the little frills of the shade are painted with wintergreen blingz. The beautiful paper is K & Co. Charlotte. it just seemed perfect for that vintage parlour feel.

So please be BRAVE and play along! and check out the creations from the rest of the DT, too! there is a fun prize for the winner this week! Link your project back to the site with Mr. Linky. and c'mon, if I can do it, ANYONE can do it! :D

12 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Jennifer, I just ADORE this creation girl!! I love your blue touches and this image is just perfect for the challenge!! I hope to get a chance to play along!! HUGS

Micki said...

Wow Jennifer, this is simply beautiful. Love it.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

beautiful card Jennifer! I too love shimmerz !

Holly said...

I love your card jennifer! I really like the designer paper you used and the bow in the corner is a nice touch too!

Justine said...

I love this beautiful card and what a great image. Where is that sentiment from? Lovely card Jennifer

HappyCrafter said...

So pretty! i like the clean lines and how tidy it is. this will be a great card for that special man in your life, with subdued colours and no flowers LOL!

Scrapping Julie said...

great card jennifer. love the lamp and sentiment.

Annmaree said...

Ah I love that, great colours!!!

Blankiefinder said...

Hi Jennifer! I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I recieved and responded to both your emails. Maybe check your yahoo spam folder, mine puts EVERYTHING in there!

Payne Holler Cards said...

CAS are tuff! but yours is perfect! it's so elegant! love it!

JazzyH said...

Beautiful and I love the shading!

Maria Matter said...

lovely Jennifer!!!

blessings, Maria