Tuesday, March 8, 2011

for YOU

After being too busy to play in the last two Embellish challenges, I'm happy to be back for the Embellish Color Trends Challenge with Music. Initially, I was bummed because I didn't think I had the right colours or even anything close to what was shown. Then I dug deep in my stash and found the exact colours which made me extremely happy. After all, how could I not play along when the twist involves music? :)

This, of course, gave me the chance to use my Notes background from Local King Rubber Stamp which I've neglected way too much. I do have a couple of others I've had my eye on for a while but until I prove to myself that I'm going to make good use of it, that's not going to happen. Anyway, lucky for me, the second colour looks like kraft and Angela had sent me a huge stack of Mat Stack 4 die cuts way back and one of them matched the first colour. I'm not a fan of pink or purple (although that seems to be changing along with everything else) I found a few small pieces of cardstock in a giant pack of scraps I bought from Michaels about a year ago.

I didn't want the sentiment to appear too light or too dark so I inked the letters first with brown, then again with kraft to lighten it. I used a few new things in my arsenal for this card: MFT's banner day die which I ordered when I won the Embellish felt challenge, The Twinery's Honeydew baker's twine which I discovered is a perfect match for PTI's Spring Moss and my new Hero Arts set Typewriter Letters which was another prize choice. All yummy stuff! Even so, I can't say that this layout came together easily but I tried something new with the banner and the musical panels in the background. What do you think?

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft cardstock; SU Whisper White cardstock; Papertrey Ink Spring Moss cardstock die cut with Mat Stack 4 die (thanks to Ang); Paper Reflections pink and purple cardstock; Local King Rubber Stamp Notes background; Hero Arts Typewriter Letters; SU Crumb Cake ink; Hero Arts Snow chalk ink; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; My Favorite Things Banner Day Die; QuicKutz Epic Six; The Twinery baker's twine in Honeydew; staples & stapler; Stampin' Dimensionals

40 comments:

kasia c. said...

LOVE the music panels! They look so good and quiet behind the bold and beautiful banner! FAB as always. :)

p.s. I can't wait...I ordered a sample of all the twinery colours.

Virginia L. said...

Totally CUTE! You used the colors so beautifully! I find these colors very challenging!! I adore the banners you designed!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Well done, and I love Mat Stack 4 too! Not the easiest colors, great job.

Ujjwal said...

I think it is pretty as all your creations are. Musical panels are beautiful and the banners look so unique.

Janna said...

Hi Emily! I like that you used two, differently sized background pieces, makes it look more dynamic. And I am a huge fan of music notes :) The size of your card is also cool, I tend to stick to one size - gee how boring, should try something else too :) Wonderful card!!

Jay Gee said...

Emily your colors match perfectly and I just love your layout. Everything about this card is gorgeous! I have been following your blog for a while now and I just love you uniqueness. Your cards are amazing.

Vicky Hayes said...

Love the way you split your background panels here and I love the use of the staples too. Like you, I wasn't a fan of pink or purple but things change the more we use colour!

Jen W. said...

Well, it may not have come together too easily but it was worth the effort! I like the layered flags on the banner - really gives the card a lot of depth. And thank goodness for hoarded stash - there's always something in there when you dig deep enough! LOL!

Kary said...

Hi Emily - I love the music notes background, and of course the banners.I like how you alternate the colours of the banners. Very sweet!
I'm also looking forward to the Take 2 week later this month;)

Angela said...

Ooh, awesome! You make those colors look so easy to work with! Love the way you used the music bg both ON the bg and on the flags -- the color inversion makes me happy :)

Karin said...

What a great layout and overall card design...You were able to rock this color challenge and the little banner is so cute!

~amy~ said...

it's simply perfect!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh this is terrific!

Cristina said...

Don't you love it when a card just comes together like that? This is fabulous. I love how you broke up the background panels. And that baker's twine makes me smile. :)

Anni said...

Wow, this card is beautiful! You did a great job with the colours!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, this is a very lovely card the colours work beautifully together and I love the background spacing, fabby:0) xxx

Shauna K said...

SUCH a super cute banner! oh my goodness- great job with the challenge :D

Julie Ranae said...

Really lovely cards, Emily. LoVe leavin' you some love from The Twinery : )

The Twinery said...

I love the card, Emily! That little banner is so cute too (and it looks great with the twine)! ;)

Tifany said...

Love it! all of your work is so fabulous!

-Tifany

Sheri Twing said...

Such a cute card Emily! Love it! That Honeydew twine is luscious isn't it!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, I just love banners!!! These are pretty, love the colors! Great card, Emily!
Ha ha, I had to laugh about your comment on my card with Verve stamps! Yep, so wonderful from Jen and I totally love them! Do you have many Verve sets?
Hugs, Wendy

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute Emily!! Love your little banner and how you tied it!

Jenny said...

Such a cute card, love it!!! :) :) :)

Monique said...

Super cute Emily.. I love the music paper... I really need to try one of the banners I see them everywhere :)

Erin said...

Great color scheme! The banner and twine are perfect!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super cute, Em! :)

Julie Hoffman said...

This is so pretty! I love the music note background. Perfect match on your colors for the color challenge! I'm with Monique - still need to try the banner!

Lindsey said...

This is gorgeous! lLove the two-toned banners with the white chalk music and how you used the colours. Happy sigh. ;)

BabyBokChoy said...

I love love your style Emily!! WHAT a brilliant card, i mean seriously!!! and furthermore, you must come and play with us at the Color room :) hee hee

Scrapcollectr said...

So cute, Emily! Those colors ARE great together....
*smile*

Karen B. said...

Ooh Jing Jing got me hooked with the Color Room too! Your card is simply divine, I'm predicting a winner.

Stephanie said...

This card is SO cute Emily! I love all the layers of the banner & the twine!

Jennifer said...

Great card Emily!! LOVE the background notes and that banner!! (=

Cheryl said...

Awesome card! I love the design and the banner!

Brenda said...

Awesome card with some challenging colours! I love your interesting design! And mist of all that gorgeous banner! (We are going to Banff in Canada. Have you ever been?)

Meg said...

Cuteness! Love that banner in purple and pink! And that music note stamp looks great--as well as those typewriter letters!

First said...

Love this card, Em! And I did buy Bronty and Rex! Can't wait to color it up, it's going to be pink and purple for my dgd!!

Smita said...

Such a cute banner! Love how it is propped against the die cut :)

Hugs<
Smita

Alice Wertz said...

very pretty design. love the banner! lovely card, Emily!