Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Teal & Purple Valentine

The theme for the Mod Squad Challenge this week is to use Teal and Purple. But I had made up my mind to work on Valentines so it was a challenge to work up a design with those colors in mind. But I think I accomplished it quite well and I really love the end results. And if we used images illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger we got two chances to win, so I used some of hers from the Gina K. Designs line.


The flowers are from the Gina K. Designs A Year of Flowers 2 set illustrated by Melanie. By masking the flowers I managed to make a corner design which I fussy cut out. I also used a sentiment from another of her Gina K. Designs sets called Stately Flowers 6. Both are favorite sets of mine so it was a "given" that I would choose to work with those.

I used Copics to color in the flowers. These were the colors I found to most closely resemble the teal and purple shades. And, for the frame I used the Cherry Lynn Designs Sweetheart Frame. My card stock for the frame was a close shade to the color of my markers and after I had it all die cut I saved some of the hearts to add as extra embellishment. Along the bottom of the sentiment I added a section of a Mini Gem Line sticker from Glitterazzi Embellishments.

This card design was all assembled on a white card stock base. As a final embellishment I added the purple chiffon bow which I made with my Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker. If not for that little tool, I think I would be lost. It works much better for me since I have arthritic hands.

I really enjoyed working with these colors and I hope that the markers I used will be a close enough match to teal. That is a hard color to come by it seems. None of my card stock or inks seemed the perfect shade.

Well, I feel I accomplished a nice looking card for this challenge and I am so glad you came by to see what I did this afternoon too! Have a great rest of the day!

God bless,
Verna


17 comments:

Dawn S. said...

Great card! I like how you used the colors to make a Valentine's card.

Penny Nichols said...

Love it Verna! Such pretty colors together.

Lisa Babitz said...

You did a great job making these colors work as a Valentine's Day card! I love how you created the border of flowers and love the brush-style you used to color them in. That's a really pretty die you used; I hadn't seed that one before. Very nice card!

Barbara said...

Love that die and the addition of the flowers! Great job, again!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I like your partial colored flowers!

Shari M said...

Love the whole thing especiallly the colours.

Joyce Erb said...

Gorgeous, I just love this color combo. Your flowers look great and love the use of the die and the great bow. Thanks so much for taking the challenge at The Mod Squad Challange!

Karen Shirey said...

I especially love the colors too Verna, they are favorites of mine. you did such a wonderful job of this card! Love that it is a Valentines card too! <3 hug's

Nancy said...

Gorgeous!! Love that color combo too.

Heidi Stamps said...

Great masking and I like how you saved the bits of hearts to use as embellishments :)

Kathy Krug said...

Great design,Verna. Love the die cut.

Penny Odell said...

Wow Verna, this is gorgeous!!! I love that frame, and the added little hearts.

Becky said...

This is fabulous Verna, great design and I love these colors..

Judy Woodland said...

Great take on the challenge. Love those daisies. brilliant use of that stamp. Well done, LOVE THIS CARD!!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Verna, fabulous card! I love how you designed the frame with the flowers and how you colored them.

Asha said...

Sorry... I'm a little behind in my visits. Playing catch-up. I like this fresh colour combo for Valentine's Day. Great choice of colours, Verna.
hugs, Asha

Donna Ellis said...

wowowow! I LOVE the way you have colored these flowers and their leaves, Miss Verna! Beautiful card, and you have chosen the exact shades of teal and purple which perfectly complement one another! I love the way you have used these big flowers in the corner! beautiful card design! xo