February 20, 2010

JUGS 21 - a color challenge!!

Good Morning!

It's a beautiful but chilly morning here in NY, I think I'd like to be a cat - just curl up in a sunny spot in a window somewhere :)

It's Saturday -- JUGS challenge day.  It's the third Saturday - time for a color challenge!

Maria Levine is our host this week, and she's come up with a GREAT color palette.  Take a look for yourself:

Now, I will admit, I was a little nervous, I was having a hard time thinking of something, but then I saw my friend Pam's card using the sketch challenge from last week at Taylored Expressions, and something just clicked.  Here's the sketch:

I grabbed out my Baby Button Bits set, and used the cute flower image.  It may be hard to see, but I used some embroidery floss to hand stitch the stems, and to attach the buttons.  A little faux stitching on the dark chocolate layer -- and that's about it.

I hope you have a little time to stop by the rest of the team's blogs, they've all come up with some FABULOUS designs this week.

I hope you get to play along too -- post your link on the post over on the JUGS blog to be eligible to be 'chic of the week'.

Have a SUPER day!!

Stamps: Baby Button Bits
Ink: Brilliance Chocolate
Paper: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: Berry Sorbet buttons, SU! Markers (Chocolate Chip & Pink Passion - used for the focal image), swiss dots embossing folder, embroidery floss


Heather said...

Your card is absolutely breautiful! I love the buttons! Great job! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Riet said...

What a gorgeoous card Tracey.

Hugs Riet.xx

Maria Levine said...

It is a beautiful day today, enjoy it!

What a fabulous card, love the buttons in the middle of the flowers!

Dana Gustafson said...

YOu nailed it! That sketch really highlighted Maria's color challenge. I love the baby button bits flowers and your detailed stem stitching!

Canda said...

This is such a cute card! I LOVE the buttons on the flowers.

Lisa Kind said...

Love this card, Tracey! I used that sketch earlier in the week, too! It works wonderfully with your choice of stamps! Great use of the colors, too! And LOVE the hand-stitching! Very clever!

Pam W said...

Love the color scheme! I'll have to give this challenge a try. Glad I could "help" out. hehe

Iwona Palamountain (a.k.a. Chupa) said...

LOVE it!!! Really, it's a purr-fect card!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Gosh Tracey this is fantastic - I love the simplicity and clean look of it - the button bits are fab! Great job showcasing the colors this week.

MacKenzie said...

Great take on the color challenge. Your faux stitching looks just like the real thing :-)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Tracey, Oh my gosh! This card is gorgeous! I love that PTI stamp set! You really knocked this color challenge out of the park!

Alicia said...

Great card Tracey. Love the sketch you used. You did a great job putting these colors together!