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Thursday, January 31, 2013

CCEE Make It Hot

Make it a hot theme is what Joanne, the CCEE Stampers' challenge hostess for January, has challenged us to use in our card designs this week. 

My godmother passed away this week, so I used our hot theme to make a simple, one-layer sympathy card for her family.


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I've always been inspired by the beautiful works of Theresa Momber and Michelle Zindorf and have them to thank for the inspiration behind my creation.

I stamped the Inspired by Nature weeds with Black Soot Distress Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I made a mask for my sun using a 1" circle punch and then sponged my various colors.  I used Adirondack Lemonade yellow for the very center of the sun.  I then blended Summer Sun (Stampin Up) Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, and Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress Inks).  At the bottom of the card, I used Vintage Photo a little heavier and then I blended Adirondack inks in Lettuce and Pesto for a tinge of darker green for the ground.

If you'd like to play in our challenge this week and/or see the creations my teammates made, please visit our CCEE Stampers' blog.

 

14 comments:

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, that sunset is beautiful. I love this card. I would have loved to have felt that sun today. :)

StampOwl said...

I think I have seen that hot sun down here, awesome card

Vicky Gould said...

Oh my gosh, what a beauty!!! Awesome card, Charlene!

Benzi said...
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Benzi said...

I'm sorry about your godmother, Charlene. What a beautiful card. The grasses look so serene against that beautiful sun.

Lois said...

Charlene, what an awesome sky! Your colors are just gorgeous.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Sorry for your loss, Charlene. You created a beautiful sympathy card to send to your godmother's family. The sponged background is gorgeous.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Charlene. Your card in the hot colors is so beautifully done. TFS.

Kathy Bradley said...

Charlene,
Sorry for your loss. Your card is so very pretty and I'm sure will be much appreciated. I wish I had some of that sun here right now. It is 15 degrees here.

bensarmom said...

Charlene, this is just gorgeous! I too love being inspired by others. I'm sorry about your loss. Prayers and hugs coming your way.

Joanne (jojot) said...

so sorry for your loss, my friend....I am sure her family will have a moment of joy knowing you made this for them and that you share in their grief.

as I have already told you, this card made my jaw drop....It truly a magnificent creation

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL!!~

Sabrina said...

I'm sorry that you had to make this card for a sad occasion, but wow - it's just gorgeous!! I always love that long grass stamp, and your sky is truly wonderful - I wish I could blend my inks like that!

Ellen said...

So sorry for your loss Charlene! Fantastic job of sponging! I can almost feel the heat! Kudos and hugs!
Ellen