Sunday, August 10, 2008

This is a card I made last fall for SCS Color Challenge 135. The required colors are River Rock, Basic Gray, and Basic Black. I really love River Rock, and will miss it. I bought several packages before it retired.

I used an old retired SU set, Art of Life. I love this set. The trim behind the main image is SU's Trimtastic stamped in black of Basic Gray. It almost looks like a fabric trim.

The River Rock background uses a TP technique I learned from Leslie Miller. I like using this to add a little texture to a solid color card stock.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. We had a beautiful day here in northern Illinois. We did a lot of yardwork after church, and then in the late afternoon we took our 3 sons, Suzy (Daniel's girlfriend), and my sister and brother-in-law out to dinner at Maggiano's. We were celebrating a special occasion. We paid our final mortgage payment in June. Certainly something to celebrate!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Art of Life, Trimtastic
Paper: River Rock, Basic Gray, Basic Black
Ink: River Rock, Basic Gray
Accessories: Almost Amethyst Marker, Brads, Sponge


Anonymous said...

Hi Paula!
I like the card. It is great. I am so glad you finally got to celebrate!!!
See you at curves.

Priscilla Heistad said...

Paula, I love the TP technique from Leslie Miller. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing and congrats on paying off your mortgage early! That is such an accomplishment.

Veronica said...

Paula this card is beautiful! I think the colors you chose work perfectly together. The floral stamp is so very pretty. Beautiful work as always my dear!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

This color combo is gorgeous! Very eye-pleasing, easy to look at and take in. I adore that retired set too- I need to pull it out and use it more! Lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

Love & friendship, Jules

stampmonkey said...

What a beautiful card, Paula! I love the softness of it. And congrats on your achievement -- that is definitely something to celebrate!