Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A New Design Team & Another Challenge!

I am very excited to tell you that I have been asked to be a part of another Design Team. This one is 'The Color Dare' Challenge and I am looking forward to it. Riley Fitzgerald is your host of this fabulous fun. So let's get to the particulars, shall we?!As with many color challenge sites, SU colors are being used for the color choices, but you can use whatever you might have on hand. The 'descriptive' names for these are:
Old Olive
Pale Plum
Very Vanilla
Rich Razzleberry

I had a lot of fun with this card. There are a lot of 'collage' effects going on, but it really does come down to simple layering until you know it's enough. Do you remember the Basic Grey paper series I shared last Friday, well, this is more paper from the 'Periphery' set, along with SEI 'Chocolat' and handmade paper from Thailand for the flowers. The die cuts are also from the BG set and the journal tag is Anna Griffin. The greeting is from Cuttlebug and for a special touch, I added crystal Stickles to the flower and the vintage button rim.

I hope you will stop over at the Color Dare site and enter your color challenge piece. In the meantime, here are the newest DT members to be added...
Laura Lin from I Stamp, I Sew
Christi Bryant from Christi's Blog
Lori Padberg from Lori's Purple Giraffes
See the entire team on my sidebar and make sure when you stop by, you tell them who sent ya!

Now....I know there have been two, count 'em 2, back-to-back posts today, but Google Blogger was having photo loading issues this morning and there were many of us who had deadlines, so that is why you haven't had any breathing room between posts.

BUT....we still have Julie Ranae's Wednesday Night Favs to get to. So I will be back later on this evening with those. I have some lovely places to take you, so grab your favorite beverage and head back later on tonight. I look forward to seeing you!


Crystal said...

Your flower is so pretty Julie!! Way to rock this Color combo!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Congrats on your new DT position Julie! This is a gorgeous card! I love all the layering! Your card has inspired me to play along! :) TFS

Judit said...

Dear Julie, your flower is so nice!
Julie, would you like to collect the award friendship off my blog, you can then pass it on to 6 of your friends.
Hugs Judit from Hungary

Sarah Anderson said...

Julie you look fab in that photo on AI!!! Early thirties!!
Well done on new DT :) and great card

Julie Ranae said...

You are TOO funny, my dear Sarah! Late 30's even...I wish! Love ya, though!

CFLanger said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! Congrats on your new design team too! I'll be sure to check back later for your favorites. You always find the most awesome blogs!

Stef H said...

big congrats on the DT spot! love color dare! and your card is totally awesome!


Maria Matter said...

this is beautiful!!!
blessings, Maria

Carol L said...

congrats on your new DT postition! WTG! Your card is just lovely and I LOVE that flower you created!!