Sunday, August 23, 2009

3 Girls And A Bottle of Wine!

The Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week was to use the colors Olive, Black, and Red. This became quite difficult on Saturday evening to achieve. On what should have been an extremely productive crafty Saturday night with friends, it quickly turned into a giggle fest and absolute madness! At between 6 to 8 hours of a crop night I was able to complete this one card. Yes all night and 1 card! I used barn red for the base of this card and a beautiful olive and black patterned paper that I swiped from one of my friends' collection as well as some more olive and black pieces to matt the focus. The stamped images were from the Close To My Heart stamp set called "Simple Beauty". The flower was stamped in black on olive cardstock and cut out. The image was colored in using some Prisma color pencils and then popped up using some really thick glue dots. These actually worked well in a pinch as I had just ran out of my foam dimensionals. The cardstock pieces were sponged around the edges using black ink and then I finally added the finishing touch of red sparkles to add just a little shine! This card was very fun to make but I have to say most of the amusement came from my 2 favorite crafty girls and a bottle of
Ballatore Spumante sparkling wine! If you are looking to try something new, Ballatore Spumante is super cheap and is a very tasty treat great for summer that can be picked up at any grocery store!

"Tasting notes
The delicate freshness of Ballatore makes it a mostcharming sparkling wine. Inviting aromas reminiscent of ripe peaches and apricots combine to form a delightfully complex bouquet. Well-balanced and rich in varietal character, this sparkling wine refreshes with melony flavors and a crisp, clean finish."

Hope you enjoy!


  1. Nice use of the color challenge - perfect design too!

  2. Pretty card- love how you used the colors from the challenge.