Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Compose a Card . . . Engagement

Engagements are cropping up amongst my oldest daughter's friends like dandelions in the Springtime. (I said the "S" word, yes! Even though it is weeks away!) This week's challenge on Becky Oehler's blog, Compose a Card #4, is a more elegant color combination and layout than last week and seemed to suit this particular friend of my daughter's. She is training to be an opera singer and just got engaged this past weekend. Would you believe I looked through my stash and I do not have a nice, elegant 'Congratulations?' I have to remedy that. I smudged the sentiment a little bit, I'm so mad at myself, but I don't think she'll notice it.

Wedding just seems to go with chiffon and pearls. . . I worried the flower is a bit large, but its tough to make a small chiffon flower. I edged it in gold stickles for a bit of contrast, plus the only color stickles I have in green is a bright Christmas color, not a good match for an avocado/kiwi bit.

The card still looked a bit too somber with the black edging so I softened it at the last minute by using one of Nichole Heady's tricks of using sticky tape and glitter. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: PTI Life, SU set Reverse Prints, sentiment from Best Yet
Paper: Black, white, PTI avocado
Ink: Black craft, Kiwi kiss (for dying the chiffon)
Other: double sided sticky tape, white glitter, white ribbon, PTI vintage buttons cream, pearls, chiffon, gold stickles

32 comments:

Em said...

I just wanted to drop by and say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I am SO glad I did, your cards are beautiful!

Sue Ann said...

You did a great job on the challenge and I do not see any mistakes ....... all I see is perfection and a card someone will really love to receive....

Meg Sp said...

Kove your card! So elegant and so pretty. Great job!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card! Love the flower embellishment.

Aimes said...

Absolutely 'smashing', as we say here in the UK ;D
I don't spot any smudges! Your embellishment is gorgeous, I love the extra stickles you've added! Way to rock that challenge!
x

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really FABULOUS!! I wouldn't be surprised to see this in top 3 next week ;)

Candace said...

This is gorgeous!! I love that touch of green. You made that flower? Wow! I love it!!

Noora said...

beautiful card!! the stampin and that flower..its so adorable!

Rhonda said...

Love the glitter and pearls. Excellent job on the challenge.

Jennifer K said...

This is so beautiful!!

Sharron said...

This is just gorgeous! And your flower is fabulous--so pretty with the added pearls and sparkles. Great job with the challenge!

Terri said...

Very pretty! Definitely an elegant color combo. I especially like the little flower embellie.

BethH said...

It's absolutley beautiful, Peggysue. I love everythign about it. I'm sure your dd's friend is going to simply adore it!

Traci M said...

Lovely, Peggysue, I am so attracted to this challenge with the colors and your card is perfectly elegant! Those chiffon flowers add a femine touch also!!

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is just STUNNING! Love, love, LOVE it!

Angy said...

Perfect! Looks amazing - I love the chiffon flower edged in gold - BEAUTIFUL!

Sherry said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the flower and the glitter!

nat said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Cheryl said...

Peggiesue, this is gorgeous!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Girl, this is beautiful! The sticky strip and glitter is the perfect finishing touch, and I adore that gorgeous flower! So excited for this season of your life, my friend. Enjoy every minute of engagements and weddings and all that goes with it. Soon enough you'll be lucky enough, like me, to be a grandma! LOL By the way, were you the Peggysue that won on PTI the other night? I saw it was Peggysue, but I wasn't sure it was you. Sure hope so!!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Peggysue I LOVE it.. the flower is perfect!!! Nice job on the challenge!

Anika said...

Fantastic Interpretation! I love it!

Linda W said...

Lovely! It's overall gorgeous! Love everything about it.

Karen Lynn said...

Very elegant! I love it!

IamDerby said...

Hi peggy sue! This is gorgeous!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is amazing! Oh my gosh, she will love it! That flower is so pretty. And the glitter around the edge? Wow!!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

Elle est vraiment géniale, bravo pour cette jolie carte

Tasha said...

Wow this i exquisite!
love tasha xx

Lisa Petrella said...

What a FABULOUS card! I love the addition of the glitter! And I love those stamped images!!!

theneon said...

Peggy Sue -- you've certainly put a lot of thought into this card to make it look so very elegant.

Lisa said...

I love the flower! Very beautiful card! Great job on the challenge!

Stephanie said...

this is gorgeous!! I love Becky's new challenges & can't wait until life calms down and I can play along! I met her in November, and she's just so fun!