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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Paper Players Color Challenge

Happy Hump Day Peeps, hope your week is going well so far.

I don't normally share much on my blog about my personal life but since I have had several e-mails about things I thought I would take a moment to share.
August 1st DH had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital via an ambulance. He had a heart catherization and 4 stents. But as the doctor said to me afterwards- that was only secondary to his big problem, his heart muscle is very diseased more so than it should be for a man his age and is only functioning at 15% of what it should be. He said it is more than likely that he will never be able to work again. He is doing well now after a second trip to the hospital, just have to be careful. Needless to say we have had alot of things to work out. We will get there, but sure wouldn't mind a few prayers if you are so inclined.

Anyway I took a little time on Sunday to make a couple of cards, I had a sweet etsy customer ask for some Anniversary cards so I looked around for a couple of challenges to spur me forward. I always love the challenges on  The Paper Players Blog and went there to check it out. It was this nice color challenge:

I created the two shades of cherry cobbler for the flowers by simply stamping off the first layer once and then full strength on the second layer. I did the same  with the leaves and the crumb cake ink.
I used the night of navy for my sentiment.
The DSP and sentiment piece is from a Simply Sent kit.

I used cherry cobbler for the base and the next layer is crumb cake and then some white that I embossed with the perfect dots folder.
I added some silver sticky pearls (non SU) to the top corners and the sentiment piece.
I do love this flower stamp from Stampin Up called "Stippled Blossoms".

Well, that is all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and 



Marisa said...

Gorgeous flowers and loving all that red!!

nanny31 said...

bien jolie

Barbara Axmacher said...

I love this card! Great way to layer the colors.

Your family is in my prayers.

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous two step stamping on the flowers AND the leaves. Such a lovely layout too. Thoughts and prayers for you and your hubby! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Patricia said...

Lovely card and I love the way you got the two colors just by stamping off. My prayers go out for you and your Husband for all the decisions etc. that will change your lives in the near future.

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Vicki!! Love the colors! :)

Heather Cooper said...

Gorgeous card! I just got that stamp set and I am dying to play with it!

Jen Arkfeld said...

You did an absolutely amazing job with this card and the challenge. I like that you kept the blue to a minimum and let the red really be the focus! Awesome, just awesome! Best of wishes to you and your husband for a speedy recovery! You'll be in my prayers!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Vicki! I am sorry to hear about your husband. I will be keeping both of you in my thoughts and prayers.

jaydee said...

Vicki, a gorgeous card and I know your client will love what you have created.
Warm hugs and prayers to both you and your husband.

LeAnne said...


Anne Marie Hile said...

Vicki, your cards are always such a treat! You always have such beautiful layouts and awesome details. I love how you used this stamp set. I bought it because of your inspiration and you would probably get a good laugh at my attempts to use it. Lol! I'm going to keep trying though. I love th framed sentiment, too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :) Have a great day! Hugs! :)

theresa said...

I always love what you create. Will sure keep you and your hubby in my prayers. Hugs!

Dawn Easton said...

(((Vicki))) sending hugs and prayers your way!