I challenged myself with these cards. The designs are both from Mojo Monday. The flower was inspired by Connie Macfarlane. She has a "How to" demo on her blog, and you can watch it by visiting http://paperpleatsandribbonroses.blogspot.com/.
The challenge was taking a gray scale drawing of a pattern and adding color! It's easy when someone tells us what colors to use. So, I went through some scrap paper, and came up with convention card swap possible #1.
I used the following to create the card above. All items are Close to my Heart (CTMH) unless otherwise specified.
White Daisy Card stock (CS) for the base card
Amythist texture CS for the background, distressed with Gypsy
Topiary matte for the green side of a sheet from the "Miracle" paper pack
Smokey Plum matte for the White Daisy CS that holds the sentiment
The strip across the bottom is Blush, distressed with blush and stamped on with one of the Boutique Boarders (Retired - D1332)
The flower is made up of Pink satin ribbon, Yellow and green grosgrain ribbon, not CTMH
Possible Card Sawp card #2 below is not only a Mojo Monday design, but it is also a Heart 2 Heart (H2H) challenge. The H2H challenge was to use Barn Read, Bamboo and any Blue. My blue is Indian Corn Blue, one of CTMH's 60 awesome colors.
The base card is Barn Red
The pattern paper is from the "Bliss" paper pack
Everything blue is Indiana Corn Blue
The stamp set used here is the "Unity" (C1422) set
I now have to decide which of these two cards I want to make 10 of for our swap at convention. It's going to be a tough decision to make!