Saturday, July 5, 2014

Summer of Color4: Dreams

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to you! I hope all my US readers had a wonderful 4th of July.  I'm here to show you my latest entry in the Summer of Color4 challenge.  The colors this week were pink, apple green and a splash of dark green.   They aren't colors that I usually work with and the tag is very feminine but I think the message is a good one.   Here is what it looks like.

I started with a size 10 tag and embossed it with a Spellbinders embossing folder.  I then used Mowed Lawn Distress stain over the entire tag.  Once that was dry I swiped it with Library Green Archival ink.  I had some pink paper flowers which I spritzed  with Glimmer Mist in Bubblegum Pink.  While they were wet I crumpled some of them and dried them.  One I attached to a piece of floral wire "stem" so that it looked like a bud just opening.  I glued all the flowers to the top of the tag and then added the bud so that it hung down from the others.  I used Sparkles and some Glossy Accents   sprinkled with Rock Candy glitter for the centers. 
I cut a piece of white cardstock with a Spellbinders Nestibilties die and stamped the sentiment with Library Green Archival.  I then used Faded Lipstick DI to color the edges lightly.  I applied it with foam tape so it would be raised from the surface of the tag.  Here are some details.

It's hard to believe that the summer is going so quickly and that this challenge is at it's 4th week!  It's great fun and it does challenge me to use combinations of colors that I would never think of using.  I love having that nudge!
I hope you all have a great weekend.  Thank you for being here.  I really appreciate all your visits and comments.  


  1. Hi Maryanne,
    Beautiful and meaningful card, I love it.

  2. Your card is beautiful, i agree with you these are not my usual choice of colours but i did have fun working with them! Great use of this week colours :-) xxx

  3. This is so beautiful --- and what a meaningful quotation! I had fun with these colors, too, even though I don't usually use them.

  4. so beautifully summery! love these colors, and what a saying to live by

  5. Stunning! The embossed backgorund looks amazing and I love what you did with the flowers! Wonderful sentiment too!

  6. Your colors are so bright and powerful, really sharp! LOVE the green embossed background and the way you made your flower centers! Hope you had a great 4th!


  7. I love your tag, Maryanne! I think you used the SOC colors beautifully here. I really like how you did your embossing - the background looks amazing. And WOW! That sentiment is perfect and oh so true! I love everything here!!!! I hope you are having a nice weekend, my friend!

  8. Maryanne this is gorgeous! Well done

  9. So very pretty - I love the colour scheme, and I love the sentiment - you've definitely sparkled again this week!

  10. What a lovely sentiment and i love the big pink flowers! So cute!

  11. Hi Maryanne :-) Wonderful colours and sentiment.your flowers are stunning. Hope your week is going well.
    TFS and Best Wishes
    Annie x


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