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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Some Happy News!

My happy news is that I was asked by the very talented Mona Pendleton to be part of the design team for the CR84FN color challenge. I love my color challenges and was very excited to be participating in a weekly color challenge again.

Here is my card for CR84FN9:

The peach is always such a difficult color to find in my collection of inks and supplies. I think I was able to add a little in my roses. :)

Mini recipe:
Background:  Stamp  lightly  Hero Arts - Old Letter Writing S4878  using Memento Rich Cocoa. Sponge edges using Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet.

Sponge doily edges with the same dye inks.  Fold the doily and tie with ribbon accent with stick pin and charm.

The roses (Hero Arts - Rose Background CG179) took a little time.   Stamp the rose background  stamp using Versafine black pigment ink multiple times. Color using three different watercolor pencils (pink, peach, yellow) and a water brush. Color leaves using light tan watercolor pencil.  Cut out the roses and leaves. Sponge around the edges with vintage photo dye ink. Accent with glitter. Arrange your bouquet of roses. :)

Stamp the lovely Verses Oh the Dances - RR0408 - C using Versafine Vintage Sepia and emboss using Zing Chestnut embossing powder.

The other stamps are Hero Arts - Rose Background CG179, Hero Arts - .

Here is the beautiful inspiration photos... Now you can see why I picked the roses to play with in my card.

The fabulous CR84FN design team includes:

Deborah Frings * Sue Lelli * Meredith MacRitchie * Andrea Matthews *  Stephanie Kraft * Suzanne Czosek (me)  *  Heather Jensen * Mona Pendleton  * Lisa Somerville

Hope you find time to play along with us.  Read all the details here: CR84FN color challenge .   

Thank you all for stopping by. I really appreciate it!

Suzz

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful bouquet of flowers, they look great in the doily! Wonderful dimension, love the added glitter.

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  2. This bouquet of roses is just STUNNING! LOVE how you inked the doily and wrapped it around the roses! It looks like you could just pluck it off the page and gift it to someone! Love the text background, too!

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  3. Love this Suzz! The flowers are pretty and sparkly. I think it turned out fabulous. :)
    Hugs~

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  4. This is a very sweet bouquet of colorful flowers! Love the tiny little pin inserted in the ribbon!

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  5. Beautiful bouquet of flowers--love that doily! Congrats on the DT position! Looking forward to some colorful goodness!

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  6. Stunning bouquet, Suzz! So beautiful placed into the wrapped doily! Love the shimmer too!

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  7. congrats on the DT spot, Sue! LOVE your gorgeous rose bouquet!!

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  8. Thanks so much Suzanne for your support with the CR84FN color challenges from the beginning! I admire your creative flair and artistic style that you bring! This bouquet of flowers is quite beautiful! Love the hint of shimmer!

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  9. Congratulations! Lovely bouquet you have done and what a great sentiment.

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  10. Suzz - your card is wonderful. The roses are so real, and the pin embellishment is stunning. I love the verse you've added - beautiful!

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  11. Absolutely stunning, love the addition of the doily. Congratulations on your new slot, wonderful news. Tracy x

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  12. Sue, congratulations on your new DT position! Your card is so pretty and romantic looking! The bouquet of roses looks fantastic! Love the sentiment too!

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  13. So creative Sue, love how you've made all those flowers and put them together as a bouquet - fabulous! And congrats on your new DT role :)

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  14. Congratulations on your new DT post, Beautiful card, love all the little details.

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  15. Congrats on the DT spot- your card is gorgeous and full of so much detail!

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  16. Oh, Sue, this is wonderful - one of your best! (and that's saying alot as I love everything you do!) So excited to hear that this color challenge has its own home now - I hope to play often.

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  17. So pretty.. Love all the sparkle.
    Congrats on your new DT position. I can't wait to play along every now and then.. It looks like a great team of ladies over there..
    Including you my friend.. Hope you are having a great day!

    Hugs, Linda

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  18. Congratulations on becoming DT !! Great card love those roses and the pin.

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  19. Wow! What a stunning bouquet of flowers and how lovely (and clever) to wrap it all up in a doily!

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  20. Well done Sue...I know you will add a beautiful element to this team for sure : )

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  21. CONGRATS!! They are so lucky to have YOU on the DT!!!!! Very happy for ya!

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  22. This is so BEAUTIFUL Sue!!! The flowers are so pretty (especially with the hint of shimmer) and wrapped up in the doily... perfection! Just Fabulous!!! Great job!!!

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  23. Congratulations on your new DT position. Always love colour challenges and I will try and play along. Your card is stunning, love that bouquet.
    Sallyx

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  24. Oh my goodness this is gorgeous! You never cease to amaze me Suzanne. :) Congratulations on your new DT position! You'll be quite an asset there. YAY!

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  25. Congratulations on your well deserved DT position Sue. Your card is gorgeous and such a lot of patient work has gone into it. I love the patchy script background.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  26. Again you amaze me GF, this would have taken me all month! or more, lol. This is so bautiful, and it's just poppin' right off the page. Congrats on the new digs!

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  27. Absolutely lovely!! I needed motivation, so I came here!!!! Hugs,

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  28. WOZERS Sue!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Big Congrats on your new DT position, they are so lucky to have someone with your extreme talent!!!

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  29. WOW! Congrats SUE! You rock all the teams you are on--Mona is lucky to have you! You are amazing:)

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  30. Happy New Year Suzz.. Well congratulations to you for the new DT spot.. I will have to check out the new challenge blog... Love this card. Spectacular bouquet of flowers just stunning:) Love it!!

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  31. Suzanne I love the look of this card. The doily makes a perfect holder for your flowers. I also like the vintage look on the background paper. Beautiful!

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  32. Your card is just exquisite, Sue, as usual! Congratulations for the new DT position! Sounds like you are off to a Happy New Year!

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  33. nice cutting of the roses too! And congrats on your Moxie Fab win! I said, hey! there's suzanne from flickr hero arts!

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  34. Wow! I can't even begin to imagine all the work that went into making this gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Amazing work, Suzanne...and congrats on the DT, too!

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  35. I just love how you 'wrapped' your bouquet in that doily!

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  36. Love this gorgeous bouquet card! Breathtaking design! Great job, Sue and congrats for joining Mona's team!!!

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  37. Congrats on your DT position Sue and your flower "bouquet" is gorgeous!

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  38. Congratulations on your new DT role with Mona, sorry it's taken me so long to get around to leave you a comment! Very pretty card too! x

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  39. Breathtaking, You never disapoint!!

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  40. See what I mean. Once I get here I can't quit~~ This is just so elegant and lovely, all rolled into one!

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