Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bloggers Challenge, Grungy Monday and Pink Saturday!

Wow!  It has been three weeks since my last post and I do apologize if I have not been around as much.  Kind of in a slump and having some problems with too much typing or holding my arm at a certain height.  So when I do post and comment, it may be a little shorter than usual.
We are entering this at Grungy Monday - Distress Ink Color Blocking, using techniques from the one and only Lord Holtz and Lisa's Bloggers Challenge - Sketch Challenge.  We are also linking this for the first time with Pink Saturday.  The flower I had made some time back, just playing around with a scalloped Martha Stewart Rotary Cutter and when I saw Lisa's sketch challenge, I decided to use this flower!  For the color blocked background, I used Barn Door, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar and Dusty Concord and then embossed it using one of the new Textured Fades.  I also embossed the strip behind the flower.  The border punch is trim is from Stampin Up and I used Elegant Eggplant ribbon.  Papers are Stampin Up and Tim Holtz.  After all was said and done, I wish I had made the background larger as to me the flower was too big.

Hope you all are enjoying some better weather!  To say the least, it has been weird all over!  Thank you for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!

59 comments:

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
so good to have you back!Your card is beautiful - love the colors.
Hope your arm gets better real soon.
Hugs,
Marie

Maria Ontiveros said...

Welcome back! HOpe you feel better & better. Love what you did with the challenge this week. Mine will be going up tonight.
Rinda

craftattack said...

Glad you are well enough to be back! Love your card and flower! Valerie

PetraB said...

Welcome back, do hope that you feel better! A wonderful card, love the grungy feel of it. take care.

Nancy Y said...

love the way you've used the texture fades in this!

Netty said...

Hi Terry so pleased to see you back but am sorry you are still in pain my friend.
Terrific background and loving the rosette. Take care sweet lady, Annette x

fairy thoughts said...

great card , love all the different texture of the embosing
janet

donna said...

Sorry about your arm. I think your card is beautiful!..hugs Donna

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is beautiful!

So sorry you are suffering,

Lucy x

artistamyjo said...

Oh dear, hope things feel better soon , the card is just beautiful. Hugs, Amy

Willy said...

Fabulous creation, Terry! Hope your arm gets better.

Faye said...

Terry, your card is absolutely awesome. That is some gorgeous flower! Hope your arm does better soon/ Every now and then, I get hand problems from too much keyboarding. Have you considered getting a different height chair?

Carla said...

Terry hope that you are feeling better. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your card, thats super cute.

Chris A. said...

Terry your card is gorgeous. Love the texture and colours. Hope you feel much better soon.

Sharon said...

Terry I love the rosette you have made as the feature of this card - I have just been playing around and have made 2 little rosettes myself!

Diana said...

Good to have you back......great card and I love that flower. Hope your arm gets better........

Shelly Schmidt said...

Looks like the Mojo is well and good- this is just divine!!! Glad to see you back. Wow I just love this card- the flower is wonderful.

Micupoftea~ said...

Cool texture, like the embossing and ink!

JP Card Crazy said...

Terry missed you!!! This is just over the top!!! Stunning beautiful and elegant all in one!!! Love your colors and the flower!!!

wearestampers said...

I've missed your posts Terry! Great card for grungy monday! Like your new blog pic of the doggies too! Hope you get to feeling better soon!
Pam

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Terry - the rosette looks wonderful with that embossing folder (just picked it up last week). Hope you feel better soon, thanks for playing along with us at the Bloggers Challenge!

2amscrapper said...

glad to see a new post from you. lovely card!

Lisa said...

Sorry you've been under the weather...hope you're feeling better soon. Your card turned out great. I have yet to make any rosettes, I think yours is great. The colors all work so well together.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Sorry to hear about you feeling under the weather(excuse the pun)Glad you're back, your project is a beauty.

Michele said...

this is way cool Terry! truly stunning and original. i'm impressed (again!) xo

Linda R. said...

Well Hello there...
So glad to see you back.. I missed you.. Your work is always so inspiring to me.. Different than what I usually do.. I think thats why I like it so much.. Your card looks amazing my friend.. I do hope your arm gets better soon..

Hugs, Linda

Jane said...

Beautiful card. I love the color scheme and the embossed details. The texture really adds to the presentation.

Chris A. said...

Terry, I just noticed your new avatar! Great pic.

CuddlyBunny said...

I'm so glad to see you return, but do hope you take care of your arm first and the blog second ... we know you're watching over us. :)


Your card is great! I love the layers and the embossing ... oh my ... you know how I adore embossing!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Glad to see you creating...hope the arm gets better soon. A lovely piece you post here and I love the new doggie shot of the two cuties:)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful card, love the use of the rossette.
Hope your arm is feeling better soon.

lynne said...

Hi Terry
I'VE MISSED YOU!!!!!!!!!
Good to have you back blogging and so good to see you creating art.
This is just so gorgeous.
Take Good Care.
Wishes
Lynne

Jan said...

grungy and gorgeous...love your flower :)

Jingle said...

I love this card! Fabulous!!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

lovely, great embossing too!

Vada said...

Welcome Back Miss Terry!... Beautiful Work as Always!
Take some time to mend! We will wait. Hugs Vada

Cathy said...

Beautiful card! So glad you are back! I have missed you over at Bella's!

Jack said...

This is just gorgeous. Hope your arm is better soon.
Jack xx

Kim said...

Welcome back! I love your card! While I do like the way it is, I understand your thought on a larger background...I'd love to see more of the beautiful embossing.

Brenda Brown said...

This is just stunning Terry, love everything about it.
Take care and look after your arm.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Alexa said...

Great card - love the rosette - works really well against the background.

Sherry Edwards said...

Beautiful card Terry! Hope your arm gets better very soon x

Ira said...

Glad to see you back again Terry! Gorgeous card this is, that background is amazing with a superb colour combo! Hope your arm is a bit better now, you might want to try sitting on a higher chair so that your shoulder muscles aren't always tight. Take care! Hugs, Ira

Meggymay said...

Your card is gorgeous, lovely to see you back. Yvonne x

sasa said...

good that you found time - lovely subtle tones and a fab flower!
Thanks for sharing...
Sarah at 46

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Very Very pretty

Wendy said...

Beautiful card. I find it very inspiring. It's got my mind reeling with ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Crafty Chick Designs said...

Love the idea of embossing w/the color blocking. What a lovely card.

Deb

Ida said...

How pretty. The Medallion/Rosette is gorgeous and I love the embossing as well. So glad you joined us for the BC challenge.
Hope your are is doing better.

1CardCreator said...

Sorry I am so late getting by. This is gorgeous! I love that pinwheel or Rosette whatever it is called, it is beautiful. Great take on the challenge, love your card hon. ~Diane

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, how gorgeous, Terry! Why don't you link up to Pink Saturday--everyone would LOVE it!!!
XO
Cindy

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Terry
your card is soooo lovely! the colors and wonderful medallion. I hope your arm feels better soon - no fun! :( Have a great weekend.

BrianK said...

Terry, Glad to see your posting, but take care of yourself. Love the embosing on your piece, looks fab against the background. Great work

LV said...

That is absolutely an amazing piece of work. You need not make any apologies about it.

Lisa Bohler said...

Fantastic colors! Really neat interpretation of the sketch!

Jann said...

I think your card is lovely; the soft colors, the embossing, the beautiful flower, everything!

wwilloww said...

Your card is beautiful Terry!! I've been MIA as well. I've been on a jewelry making kick lately and actually had to go out an BUY a card for my granddaughter's graduation... LOL... I hope this card means you got your mojo back!!! I also hope your arm feels better real soon...

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Terry. I am so glad Cindy sent you our way. Please continue to join us. I would love for you to participate in our Pink Saturday 3rd Birthday Celebration this weekend.

I love your creation. I have tried one of the rotary cutters yet, but you have convinced me to give it a go.

I have become one of your followers, and I hope you will follow me, too.

Gerri Herbst said...

Incredible piece. Love the flower OMG!

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