Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 18 - The Play Date Cafe PDCC51 - SSSS

Today we are at The Play Date Cafe PDCC51 and just in time, I might add! Some of us, not you, lose track of time and think there are more days in a week! The colors we are playing with are Beige, Pale Blue and Pale Mint - ish green! My colors are more to the challenge colors in real life, but I think we all know what cameras do to color! BTW we are having some incredible storms here today and I mean thunder and lightning like I have not seen. It started last night and it scared our Molly, who decided to sleep right in the middle! That is ok, because I was not going to sleep with that noise anyway!
Now we have the new CCC18 challenge happening over at Studio L3. Again being queen idiot is a tough job and I obviously enjoy it. I cut out four piece of card stock and all four pieces failed this test miserably! Some of the resist showed up, but most was just happy to fade into the background. I used a more detailed stamp and then gave up. So we moved on to the tag, thinking maybe cardstock was the problem. We also moved onto a different stamp with a little less detail and surface area. This is what we now have! Oh the butterflies were cut and embossed with a Stampin Up die from the original mishaps and then highlighted! Now are they not worth the wasting of an entire sheet of cardstock, time and ink and very sore arms? Don't answer that one! The flourish is Impression Obsession. The "Whatever" and I think we know why I used that one, is from Hero Arts.

Simon Says Stamp and Show's challenge this week is anything but cards, so we are off to show there as well!
 
Have a most happy evening and many thanks for stopping by.

49 comments:

Jingle said...

This is beautiful!

1CardCreator said...

That is gorgeous Terry! I love the way the colors fade into each other, it looks so delicate, the embossing is beautiful. Well worth the trouble it gave you. ~Diane

Vicki Romaine said...

Really pretty tag-soft colors.
The butterfies give it a nice delicvate touch.

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just gorgoues i honetly think it has come out beautifully hugs cheryl x

JeanFB said...

Tee heeeee... your tag is beautiful, and we never would have known it could possibly have been a source of frustration! Love it!

Jan said...

Just love the delicate little butterflies!

Cindy Adkins said...

This is a beautiful tag, Terry!! And I love the "whatever!" I say it all the time..lol
XO
Cindy

vada said...

Beautiful Tag Terry, does Molly sleep in your bed? Try it when the storms get too bad. Bandit loves it, and we don't get up with him all night.
Stampin' Hugs Vada

Netty said...

Oooh this is so pretty Terry, love the shading and the scrolls look fab and so does the butterfly. Its a totally gorgeous tag.
Have a great week, Annette x

Carolyn said...

Terry, all of your efforts paid off. Your tag is terrific.

PS: Loved the Scrolls Work BINGO piece.

JenW!~ said...

Wow Great tag. Love the butterfly and the flower.

MarleneMAZ said...

Terry your tag is lovely! I know you tried many times but this looks great. I love the flower at the top of the tag, how did you make that?

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Tag Terry - wonderful use of this weeks colors, the added dauber resist looks wonderful as well as the embossed butterflies! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

Sandi M said...

Terry, it's beautiful. Love the butterflies!

wearestampers said...

Love your story! Through the mayhem, your tag came out beautifully! We all have those days!!

Michele said...

it is beautiful. but then the "whatever" just cracks me up. love your work Terry, and your sense of humor! xo

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful tag! Love that metallic flower at the top, how wonderfully elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
beautiful tag! Love the soft colors and the butterflies are gorgeous.
Have a great day.
Hugs,
Marie

sweet craf-tea chick said...

very pretty tag, terry! love the embossing and inking! the butterflies are beautiful. thanks for sharing and have a great week! *hugs* steph :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! This tag is beautiful! LOOOOOOVE it--love that butterfly! Great job with our color challenges:) Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Lynn Stevens said...

Terry ,its beautiful!!!!! has such a soft and delicate feel! you crack me up GF!
Glad to be back!
hugs Lynn

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous! Just love the subtle colours! Kim

craftytrog said...

So pretty!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Wonderful tag...love the colors and the butterfly paper in the background too.

Carole Miller said...

That is beautiful. Love the way the colors blended together. TFS

Carole Miller

Shelley said...

Wow! That is gorgeous!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful job! I too find this a tricky technique which doesn't work all the time.
Rinda

stampdiva said...

It was worth all the hassle as the end result is incredibly beautiful. Lynne M

Sherry said...

I love the muted tones of your tag Terry and the butterflies are a lovely touch too. x

pehtdn said...

gorgeous!!

donna said...

Isn't that how it is supposed to go. Only wasting 4 pieces of card stock sounds like a good day to me. Your tag turned out beautiful. I love the flourishes.

Yelowflower said...

Beautiful card!

I understand the fading into the background thing, took a few tries for me to get it too lol

Ira said...

Such tender and beautiful colours, great tag, love the butterfly (but then again I always do :-)
~Ira

Sarah Anderson said...

Love that white embossed flourish against the soft colours of the tag. Thanks for playing along in the 'cafe' :)

Christine said...

beautiful tag!!! The colors are stunning!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful design. Love the mix of colors and the beautiful butterflies. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

2amscrapper said...

I love the beautiful, delicate colors on this one!

Evelyn S. said...

Delicate and beautiful!!

Kathy Eddy said...

I think it turned out splendidly! It is a little difficult to get the resist to work out though. I had better luck with pearl than snowcap white. Thanks for posting on my blog again!

Nancy Y said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the soft colors!

PepPop said...

Beautiful. Jaqui x

trisha too said...

Very pretty!!
:)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Terry, I love this, and let me count the ways: I love the resist (and would never know it had vexed you-- it turned out great!). I also love the butterflies, the pretty colors and the cool dimensional flower. But most of all, I love the sassy-pants "WHATEVER" at the bottom of this otherwise sweet tag. Girlfriend, I like your style!

And hey, NOBODY gets to call my friend an idiot. "Queen," yes. But not "idiot." :-)

Chris said...

Well it was worth all the work Terry, your tag is so soft and beautiful and I love your blending and the scroll stamp, very delicate. I had the same problems with this technique and on mine there are places where I couldn't get the ink off the resist :). Have a great weekend :)

Kim said...

Your tag us just beautiful!! I love the simplicity and softness of the colors and butterflies! I had wondered about the cardstock..so I went straight to the tag..was too short of time! LOL!

Nancy Wethington said...

Very pretty. Thanks for playing along with Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

Faye said...

Amazing save!!! I am so impressed that the butterflies were part of the original failed cardstock background. They are so beautiful. The tag itself is gorgeous the way the colors blend into each other.

Maggie said...

Such a delicate look colours are beautiful together and the technique is great.
Maggie

elif turkoglu said...

beautiful!

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