January 5, 2012

Make It Monday #47: 2011 A la Carte & Color Throwdown CTD #173

After a really busy Christmas season I have been having trouble getting back into the creative groove this week.  Partly because I have been so tired and partly because every time I start to create I am not feeling the love.  I laboured over creating today's card that I am submitting for MIM #47 and the Color Throwdown #173.  This should have been easy, pick a MIM from the last year and the Colours from Color Throwdown were easy--Valentine's Day is on the way.  After changing my focal colours a few times I came up with this card which combines MIM #26: Decreasing Apertures with this weeks colours at CTD.










All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White, Black, Pure Poppy
Patterned Paper:  Kiss Me-Holiday Memories (KI Memories)
Stamps:  Love & Marriage
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies: Hearts Prints, Sending You, Heart Border





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15 comments :

Penny said...

What a beautiful card!

Joyce said...

Love this. It is amazing. Great use of the colors, and those die cuts line up perfectly. I never would have thought to use that little cameo stamp that way.

Lisa said...

Wow Tracey this is very elegant! Love you overall design and I see someone else did a little PTI shopping! Great card.

Ally said...

Tracey, I just LOVE how clean and simple but beautiful this card is! I feel like I've had a bit of a block in my creativity the last few days, and I'm afraid to break out all my new PTI supplies because of that. But you're making me want to get them out and get started! I really like this card. A really lovely use of the colors in the challenge. Great job. ;-)

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Fabulous design and great colors = wonderful card!

rebecca said...

I love the way you have used the heart image. It's so effective seeing it inset! Great card.

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome card. Love how you used thre heart to frame the cameo. I wasn't fond of that stamp until I saw the way you used it. Nicely done.

Helen F. said...

Your card is gorgeous, Tracey!
The colors are perfect for a Valentine too.
Happy and creative 2012 to ya :)

Marlena M. said...

Tracey, this is so striking! ;)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

that card is just way too cute! great job!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I like window cards, this is very sweet. Great job. Thanks for playing in the Color Throwndown Blog Challenge.

Suzanne Russell said...

Oh Tracey! I love what you did with these two challenges! The bold colors are perfectly balanced. I love to see the inside of a card peeking through the front cover, too. Wonderfully inspiring! thanks :-)

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Love this one Tracey so elegant and very classy!

Artistic Hen said...

It was worth the effort. Cards using those colors can be very boring, and your card is anything but. Love all the layers leading to the inside image. Nicely done.

BeverlyBL said...

Love the black and red and the stripe and cameo are perfect. Great look.