Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Gone troppo

I've been thinking a lot about stamping lately... but my brain has been as scattered as my supplies (and I thought they were spread out all over the house before!). To say I have been going crazy is an understatement. This morning I decided to give up on things being set up in the kitchen again any time soon, and rearranged some stuff in the new 'junk room' (formerly the main bedroom, but until the ruined wardrobe is ripped out, pretty much everything is dumped in here) so it was slightly easier to pull some supplies together and create again. Tracey's colour challenge from the recent Elite Stampers cyber night has been playing on my mind, so I decided to give it a go and this is what I came up with:

For a while the inclusion of Blush Blossom really threw me, but I kept it to a minimum and I think it has turned out ok. I also resisted the urge to include a neutral. I sponged the Bodacious Boquet flower with Rose Red and Pumpkin Pie inks (using the Pumpkin Pie marker on the dots in the center) and stamped this on Blush Blossom. As the coloured cardstock isn't as smooth as the Whisper White, solid stamps tend not to come out with flat colour, so I used an Aquapainter to help spread the colour and even things out. Cutting the flower out got rid of the little bit of bleeding of colour that occured. I made the Tempting Turquoise scalloped square by using the large rectangle from the Petal Card & Tags die cut sheet as a template. The Rose Red base card was stamped with the curled 'leaf' stamp in VersaMark and I took to the bottom corners with the corner rounder. On the base card I mounted a layer of Blush Blossom cardstock, and a layer of Pumpkin Pie that had been stamped with the small solid leaf (also in VersaMark). Over this I tied some turquoise grosgrain ribbon with an 's' clip from the Pewter Hodge Podge tin, then mounted the scalloped square and flower with dimensionals.


Tracey said...

Stunning Carol - you did an amazing job with this 'off the wall' colour combo.... I did the same babe, used the Blush Blossom as the neutral!

Night Owl Designs said...

GREAT card, Lavs! Love the bright colours ;o)

cdaly said...

GORGEOUS - I never would have been brave enough to do these colours, but you blitzed it.