In Stamping Mode

Monday, January 18, 2010

A couple color challenges

I'm back! My Monday was interesting, to say the least. Remember when I mentioned, oh a week ago or so, that I had broken out with hives? Well, I took that cortisone 6 day pill pack and once I was done with it, you'll never guess what happened. The hives came back....and with...a VENGEANCE. I was able to get in to see a doctor today (it was so unbearable, I couldn't sleep at night), and 1 steroid shot and 3 meds later, I'm feeling a little bit better. I'm about to hop in the bath after this post and do one of those oatmeal bath thingies. (When someone first suggested to me to do the oatmeal bath, I literally thought you cooked up some Quaker Oats in the tub) Go me on being the sharpest tool in the shed! LOL

In between all that scratching, I actually manage to stamp! I recently was turned onto Embellish Magazine and wanted to participate in one of their challenges.



And I actually put together something rather quickly using one of the new sets from Verve, Love's Flower.


I actually REALLY like how this turned out. I wasn't sure about the color combo, but I think it works!

The next color challenge I participated in was hosted by Verve Diva Amber over on the Splitcoast forums to use Black, Gray, and Turquoise.


This was a toughie! But here goes...


And this card used one of my faves from the release, Accent Notes.

Both cards were Clean and Simple style...which I really like!

Ok, I'm off to go and soak. I'm hoping for a decent night's sleep tonight. Wish me luck!

Also, I just want to quickly say a sincere "thank you" for leaving such sweet comments. I really do enjoy reading them....it's what keeps me going here. :)

11 comments:

Amber said...

These are so beautiful Melissa! I especially love the last one, and no I'm not biased!;) You did a phenomenal job with BOTH color challenges! Way to rock the Verve;)

lillianchild said...

The purples and browns work very well together. What flower punch did you use for that beautiful flower? I do feel for you with the hives as I've had them before and they are anything but pleasant. Hope you feel better soon.

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, both cards are beautiful. I love the flower on the embellish card & the touch of turquoise on the black, white, grey card is perfect.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Great card designs! Love that flower! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge!

scrappermimi said...

These are just gorgeous!

Linda McClain said...

Melissa - You totally rocked those color challenges. I keep thinking about the Embellish Magazine challenge, but, well, I don't think I could nail it as well as you did. Great job!

Charlene Austin said...

STUNNING! Both of these are really fantastic.

Libby Hickson said...

Oh Melissa, I'm so very sorry about your hives, how awful!! I hope it's clearing up for you now! Are you headed to CHA? Well your cards are STUNNING - I love both, but being a purple gal I especially love the first one. WOWZA! Take care, hope the itching stops soon!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Well, it very apparent that your hives have had NO affect on your creativity. These are AWESOME projects and such beautiful design and colors. Fantastic job.

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are both gorgeous, Melissa! Love your flower!!

I hope your hives are gone.. I can totally relate - I've had it happen to me a couple of times and it is NO fun! HUGS!

marianagrigsby said...

Melissa, the flower looks fabulous! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us!

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