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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Brown is my New Favorite Color!!

Now, why in the world would I say that? Brown on a card is lovely - I prefer GREEN in nature, not brown - but on a card - this is so fun! So, when I saw the challenge for today on the 365 Card Blog to use Brown, Bling and a Banner - I couldn't wait to get started on my card. Unfortunately, I had a VERY full schedule at work. I thought about how I would create my card all day - so as soon as I got home, I got to work creating. I had already chosen the papers I wanted to use and I decided to do alot of layering on my card. At the last minute, I decided to make it an easel card. These kinds of cards are so fun to make and they really add a wonderful dimension to the finished card. The banner I got from another stamper - but I didn't have a stamp for the sentiment, so I decided to hand-write it. I decided to create this card for my friend Gloria. I had lunch with her earlier this week and enjoyed the visit so much, just wish we could have more visits like that.
When I saw the 'bling' requirement, I wondered if pearls qualified as bling? I had originally planned on using rhinestones, but thought that the pearls looked much better with the flower arrangement. I really like the way the flower arrangement turned out. The flowers and pearls are from Wild Orchid Craft and they are the MOST wonderful embellishments I have ever used. On the inside of the card I placed a row of pearls on the designer paper and then added a bit more of the vanilla cardstock to write a short note.
I hope you have enjoyed taking a peek at my card. I have alot of stuff coming up in the next coupld of weeks, so may not have much time to papercraft - but stop by the spa anyway - you just never know what you might find.

~Paula~

27 comments:

Catherine Atkinson said...

Cute card! You used some lovely browns in it, especially with the ribbon and flowers.

LindaC said...

Pretty card...really like the brown flowers.
LindaC
http://lccorner.blogspot.com/

KayBeHybrid said...

amazing card.. i love the colours of brown.. really beautiful..
Hugs, Katrin

Jennifer said...

Paula this is adorable. I just love the browns...and this little cutie has just the right amount of bling and gorgeous flowers. TFS

cabio's craft corner said...

Not sure why, but I love seeing brown on a card. Pretty Tilda card and lovely flowers :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Crafts2do4fun said...

Beautiful card, love the colors.

Kim said...

Beautiful card! Love the browns too and you used them very nicely. Will have to place an order with Wild Orchid Craft now that I know that they are good quality. TFS!

Card Crazy said...

She's beautiful, Paula. I love browns too, and you've done a very pretty job on this card.
Sue S.

Leslie Avila said...

Such a fabulous card! Especially loving your coloring
and all the lovely details. Thanks for sharing your creation and please keep them coming.
Blessings~
Leslie Avila

Paula said...

Love your hair colouring - & the browns with that little bit of green & then those pearls are just so classy.
Paula (PEP)

LINDA W. said...

Great job on your brown card...love your coloring
and your embellies
Hugs Linda

Jean said...

Paula I adore your card, the layering is so perfect and I do love brown.. my favorite color to work with.. and you have done it with such class.. love all your different tones of browns and the incorporating those flowers as well. You did a great job coloring Tilda.. Great card.
Hugs, Jean

Pam S. said...

Adorable Tilda, Paula! lovely flower arranging and I love brown too and use it a lot! : )
Pam Going Postal

Gloria Stengel said...

Holy cow. This is so cute! I love those brown flowers. So happy I did buy a few of the brown, although I said I only "needed" the red! hee hee I think you will love the blues you got also. I love you flower arrangement! The pearls are PERFECT! Better tha rhinestones, IMO. And they are bling!

Barb Hardeman said...

I love all the browns! It's very soothing to the eyes and the flowers are gorgeous - not overpowering the Tilda. Great card...hugs...Barb

Heidi said...

so pretty! i love brown the way you used it! and i'm definitely a fan of handwriting sentiments!

heidi
365 dt

Pam said...

Beautiful job - love the brown on the card!

Rene said...

Beautiful! Brown is such an underappreciated color...as you have shown here, it creates a truly lovely image!

Heidi said...

Beautiful card! You did a great job with the colour brown. I dont use it nearly enough! Thanks for playing the ABC challenge.

Handmade by Vivi said...

oh, what an adorable card you made Paula!!
love the browns!!!!

xxxx

Vivi

Handmade by Vivi said...

oh, what an adorable card you made Paula!!
love the browns!!!!

xxxx

Vivi

Sue C said...

Lovely card Paula, love the colour theme. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

Betty Wright said...

Paula, this is super precious and beautifully detailed! I agree, the brown is very soothing and fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Annette said...

What a sweet Tilda card! I love, love the colour scheme too - such gorgeous papers & all those yummy embellies! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

*SHeRRy B* said...

Lovely card!

Jane said...

This is gorgeous! beautiful colour scheme and details! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane xxx

Carolyn said...

This is a perfect easel card. I love this little Tilda. She has been colored so perfectly. Love all your flowers and your layers are perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing such a fabulous creation with us for our Layer It On Challenge at SSC.
Hugs xx
Carolyn