Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Secret of Life Is...

Welcome back and happy Saturday!
Do you have a little time set aside for crafting this weekend?  Are you in the mood to combine some fabulous color combinations, circles and/or a little fabric?  What's that?? A unanimous "YES"...well, AWESOME, because today at Our Creative Corner, our very own lovely and talented Lori Rider is hosting this weeks challenge with those very elements!
Here is my DT card to meet the Color Challenge theme
Circles? (check), colors? (check), fabric? (check) Well, there was more but it looked horrible, so I did a remake and added a sprig of tulle instead.  Here I've added a clock face to coordinate with the white embossed sentiment from Stampin' Ups! From My Heart stamp set. A fringe of white tulle, lime and  pink ribbon complete the little corner.  The circle background has been embossed and colored with Poppy Parade and  Pear Pizzazz then clear powder embossed.

Lori even provided this excellent little photo and guide to keep you inspired...
You won't even believe what the other teamies have done with this color challenge!  So be sure to hop on over to Our Creative Corner and check out the mind boggling projects they've produced just for your inspiration!
We would really, really love for you to create a card just for this challenge and amaze us with your outstanding talent and creativity.

I hope you all have a very relaxing or productive but mostly fun weekend!
hugs n' happy stamping...
Lisa xx


20 comments:

Angelica said...

Sorry...no time for crafting this weekend but i hope to just "enjoy the passing of time"
Love the card, you allways come up with the coolest color combinations!
Have a great weekend!

Alyce said...

This is too cute Lisa! Love what you did with the ribbon and that little bit of tulle adds some nice texture. Love that background too! :)

MarcyK924 said...

Hi Lisa! This card is utterly FABULOUS! You nailed the challenge perfectly! LOVE the addition of the tulle! I struggled with this challenge, I don't know why. My mojo is still on vacation, I think! HUGS from your teamie! Marcy XO

butterfly said...

Completely fantastic card - can't believe those glorious colours, but then the stamped sentiment in b&w just zings in the middle!
Alison x

Patricia St Martin said...

OMG Lisa great card love your background so colorfull and your sentiment is wonderful.
Hugs

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, did you ever rock this one, Lisa! Love that beautifully colored textured background. And how fabulous is that sentiment done in black with the white embossing. Super piece of work, your ribbon element is fabulous too. Terrific challenge piece. Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend.

Hugs,
Linda

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous background!!! I love the texture of it and the color is amazing!!! Your embellishments are fab! A very stunning piece!

Sandy said...

I see you have "Carolina" on your mind. You know James Taylor grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Well I know when Mr. Taylor said that, he was not looking 70 in the eye. He is 4 years younger than I. I think the secret of life is contentment. Loving what you do and the people who surround you. Well, now that we have that out of the way - grand card Lisa - how you mix up your styles so much I will never know.
Sandy

Sue said...

Hello Q
WOW.... it has all the drama without the conflict; that sentiment hits you in the face! Your Bg looks artistic with the two colours... Poppy and Lime usually look bright and happy, but adding the powerful Black you have created a whole different feeling to the on-looker. Compare mine with yours and you will understand my meaning. A little softness with the Tulle...not much, but it makes a huge difference to the effect.
An amazing design, just love it.
I hope you have had a great weekend, I will catch up soon.
Smiles:)
Onion

Kim Price said...

I just love this grungy card Lisa. It's perfect. Your eye for detail is amazing and it all comes together wonderfully. Your background reminds me of graffiti on pressed metal! WOW

Sharon said...

Lisa, what a wonderfully clever card! love how you used white embossing powder! I always forget to use it on black. And your ribbon cluster is a fabulous touch!
have a great weekend, hugs sharon w.
I almost used the exact same stamp set. I guess great minds do think alike.

Sharon said...

Lisa, what a wonderfully clever card! love how you used white embossing powder! I always forget to use it on black. And your ribbon cluster is a fabulous touch!
have a great weekend, hugs sharon w.
I almost used the exact same stamp set. I guess great minds do think alike.

Mitra Pratt said...

Love the sentiment!!!! So happy to be back stalking, was off on a work week away from home and it's nice to be back in the saddle!!! I do love that color combo!!!

Margaret said...

Had to do a double take with this one! At first glance, it looks like assorted washers glued on the card! Gives it a bit of the steam punk feel that so eludes me!! I love the inking on the awesome background and the tiny bit of tulle with the clock face. Great placement of the sentiment too! Awesome card!

Lisa S. said...

L2,
I agree with everyone, there's so much to take in on this divine card. I'm a huge fan of black and it does create drama in an amazing way. At first glance I scratched my head with these colors but your card truly did rock this challenge. Super inspiration!!! I've got to have that sentiment as my DH is a huge fan of James Taylor. :)
Hugs,
L1 xx

Lori said...

The little piece of tulle is just perfect! You created a fabulous background on this. I visited my daughter this weekend and then got back and we had no power (it was 108 degrees), so I didn't get a lot done. But, YOU created something WONDERFUL!

Holly said...

Love the colors on this and the sentiment is such a simple secret! LOL! Love your tulle mixed in with your ribbon!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Well hello there, Lisa! Finally I am here with an official welcome to the OCC team. Better late then never, right? Lol! That's what I get for taking a break for the past couple weeks. I'm really looking forward to working with you!

Now let's talk about your card! Can you say WOWZA? Because I sure did! Love how the sentiment pops off the black card stock and that background is too cool. Very nice! Hugs! :)

Tui Nathan said...

Fabulous work Lisa ...your talent is astounding!
Wishing you all the best and lots of fun and enjoyment at OCC!

Jeanne J said...

Sorry I've gone MIA again! Just a few more weeks!!! This one is so clever... love the white embossing on the black paper - and oh my that gorgeous bow treatment - the tulle and satin... drool - gorgeous!!! just gorgeous!!