Saturday, January 4, 2014

MFT Color Palette Challenge 1

Since I so rarely use pink, this was a challenge that I wasn't sure I could pull off.  But, adding the black and the white, I got through it.  :-)  Actually, it was fun.  It gave me a chance to use one of the cute little picket fences that my oldest son, Wayne, made for me.  He and I had gone to Michael's one day and I was going to buy a package.  He looked at me and said, "Mom, I can make those for you, save your money."  Okay, I'm game for saving my pennies.  He made several of them in different lengths for me, this being one of the shortest.  I can't wait to try one on a canvas.  I've had an idea floating in my head for ages and just needed the fence.  Hmmm?  I wonder what other goodies he can make for me?

Okay, on to the card.  This one is for the My Favorite Things newest challenge.  Since it was the first one, they opted to go with a classic color scheme of pink, black and white.  It definitely stretched me.  I'd rather do blue but I love how this thank you card came together.  It's for a new friend here at the new place I live.  She had a coffee for several of us newbies this morning and invited me to join in and get to know more of the other residents.  She is quite the lady.  She makes the yummiest cookies and candy.

Stamp Sets:Simply Sketched and Language of Friendship (Stampin' Up!); Ink:  Strawberry Slush (Stampin' Up!); Card Stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black and Blushing Bride (Stampin' Up!), Santa's List Patterned Paper (Teresa Collins); Accessories & Tools:  Bird Builder Punch, Boho Blossoms, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1/8" Silver Mini Brads, Pearl Basic Jewels and Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up!), Wedding Cake Acrylic Paint (Martha Stewart), Picket Fence (Wayne Reed)

The little fence is unfinished when I get them so I simply painted this one.  They don't take any time at all to cover and to dry.

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  1. This is so pretty, Marsha. I bet your new neighbor loved her card. You know I love the pink. ;)

  2. You definitely got through it - beautifully, I might add! Lovely card!

  3. Beautiful! LOVE the flower silhouette in the background!!