Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Stampin B's Design Team challenge

It has stormed and turned cold this week. I will freeze until May. I'll be wearing my Cuddl Dud tops every day to stay warm. If my arms get cold, I'm a goner. It will be a long winter for me. I guess you wouldn't believe me if I told you I wear them in the summer, also (inside). Yes, it is true. LOL

This week's Stampin B's Design Team challenge is a color challenge, use purple and turquoise and something shiny or sparkly. This was truly a challenge for me. I wanted to make a Christmas card and things weren't working so well. But, I found this designer paper with purplish/lavendar trees on it and used  SU's Perfect Plum and a Tempting Turquoise layer. I promise the ornament on the left was Perfect Plum until I embossed it with VersaMark and glitter embossing powder. It turned more blue. My shiny part is the gold trees. They really have a pretty sheen to them. And, my gold Flower Soft braid has a nice, gold luster. Also, the gold ornament paper has some pretty beads on it. Looks like I got it covered.

My time is short and I don't even have time to enter into any more challenges. I'm going farther South this weekend and am really busy getting ready for the trip.

Paper: Stampin'Up! Perfect Plum and Tempting Turquoise, PTI white cardstock, Martha Stewart Golden Woodland Paper Pad (dbl-sided), ANW Crestwood Golden Swirl
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Flower Soft gold braid stickers for hanging ornaments, giltter embossing powder, VersaMark Dazzle-Frost, EK Success Ornament punch for both sizes


Emily Keaton said...

This is really beautiful, Benzi!! I love how you used the blue and purple for this challenge--and you even got them made into a Christmas card. How's THAT for creativity?? But the part I love the best is your SHINY bits!! You captured the shiny gold trees of your DP perfectly in your photo. I can never manage to do that sort of thing!! Simply stunning. :)

Basslady said...

i am a great fan of this christmas ornaments...hope i will find a punch for the christmas card next year! really would like some punch-tastic ornament cards ...

hey sweety, your comment on my blog made me grin so much...

the look of the card is great, especially with that shining glitter on it!
and the gold-shining trees have a wonderful effect on the background!

many hugs and kisses from germany,

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh bet this is even more fab IRL with all that glitz and shine!
Hope you're staying warm ... I like the sound of your Cuddl Dud top - I'm always cold too, but don't have the excuse of your weather!!

Carol L said...

Oh, that sparkly ornament is GORGEOUS, regardless of what color it turned out to be! Your card is so pretty and so festive! I hope you find more warmth as you head south, but hurry back soon! Travel safe!

Julie said...

Beautiful card Brenda! I love that background paper and your ornaments are stunning! So very beautiful!

I'm not a fan of the cold myself. I tend to bundle up too. Living in Michigan makes for a long cold winter!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh that paper is super! You've managed to capture the sheen really well (do you have your cameras back now??)
And seriously, you wear Cuddl Duds in the summer too? You must have no fat on your body! Here, let me give you some of mine. :)

I mentioned you on my post today: check it out.

Have a good trip further south - might as well pack those long undies again. ;)

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty.. I love Christmas ornaments.. Your colors are great... I hope you get warmed up soon. I am always cold too.. Enjoy your trip..

pam124 said...

You know how I LOVE this beautiful card Benzalina. I just am not able to do your blog and gallery sometimes. Please forgive me - like, I think that would happen - LOL! GORGEOUS colors and I love ornaments. Really a spectacular array of wonderful thing to take in. Your poor lil' non blogger friend!

Julie said...

I left a blog award on my blog for you! Here is the link:

Davi said...

Wow Benzi very pretty!! I really love your ornaments combined with the very pretty dp!! Great card!