Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursdays with Lindsay

Good Morning! I have a late post today because my kids were home yesterday and I didn't get anything done! Oh well, I enjoyed the day.

Today's Thursdays with Lindsay card is from a tutorial I followed on SCS for a recessed card. When I first watched the video I thought to myself that I would never do that card. Then I watched again. I've had a few chats with my friend Joni and we've been talking about "raising the bar" in our crafting. So with her words echoing in my head, I decided to try the card and I love it!! It's a bit crooked, but that's OK.


I featured her set called Leaf Prints that she released several weeks ago. She is releasing a new set today, but what I wanted to do with it, I needed more time then what I had. And this fit a couple of challenges. The first challenge is for The Pink Elephant with a theme this week of being thankful. The other challenge is from The Color Dare to use Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue and Really Rust. A color combo I don't think I would've ever put together on my own. This photo doesn't do the ribbon justice - it's a very rich rust color ribbon that I hoard as much as possible. There's not a lot of embellishment because I wanted to keep it clean and simple and I wanted to be sure the leaf print paper wasn't hidden - it's too pretty to cover up.

Be sure to visit Lindsay for today's release and freebie. Don't forget to visit the rest of the team to see what lovely treasures they have to share with you today.

Thanks for stopping by.


17 Encouraging Thoughts:

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous card Mel!! I looked at the tutorial and then said no way...lol I am so glad you gave it a try because it came out wonderful!! Thanks for playing along with us at TPE this week!!

Tamara Bennett said...

Beautiful fall card! I love it! So pretty!

Christi said...

gorgeous card! Great use of the color dare colors! Thanks for joing us at the color dare hope to see you next week!

Cindi said...

wow! that is a great card! I'm glad you went for it, it came out beautifully
:)

Mrs. Fence said...

This is gorgeous! I'm so glad you tried! Look what we all would have missed!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Oh I love the recessed card! Fabulous job Mel - it's stunning!

Trudi said...

Wow fabulous card Mel, great job! Thanks for playing along this week at TPE.

Lori said...

You're right Mel...that paper is waaay too pretty to cover up. I love what you did with the colors...your card is fantastic. Thanks for playing along at the Color Dare...hope you'll join us again!
Lori

Margie said...

Wow, this was worth the extra effort! Beautiful!

Ann said...

I agree the leaf paper is far too good to cover up - love it - brilliant piece of work.
Ann xxx
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

Lindsay Weirich said...

the bar has been raised! Wowza! Boy this set agrees with you girl, i love this, the velvet ribbon, the colors, yum!

~*Joni said...

I have never heard of this technique but it surely looks intimidating! The card came out beautiful Mel! I love the colors, so fall-y and warm.

Riley said...

Wow, this is lovely!! I'm glad you decided to GO for it on this card.. it really paid off. Thanks so much for playing in the Color Dare this week!!!!

Jessica G. said...

Such an elegant card, Melissa! Your leaf really stands out with the sponging and the background leaves are the perfect accompaniment!!

tina said...

Great technique. I love how the blue makes that leaf POP. Thanks for creating with us at TPE this week.

*Alison* said...

WOW!! what a beautiful card.. you did such an amazing job...HUGS

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SnappyStamper said...

Beautiful card... love that background paper... it looks like you might have stamped it?

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