Friday, August 10, 2007

Happy Scribble

On Wednesday I picked up another wad of paper from the inlaws to see what I could salvage. This was a sheet of 12x12 patterned paper that I have no idea who makes it... I've used it quite a few times, even buying more sheets of it because I liked the colour so much. However, this card really started before that, when I coloured the flower. I usually avoid aqua-ish coloured flowers. I can't think of one flower that naturally occurs in that colour, but since stamping doesn't have to be realistic I thought I would give it a go. The petals had a touch of Almost Amethyst at their base and the center was coloured in Pretty In Pink. I decided that was just too... bright for my liking, so I went over it with the Almost Amethyst and it came out something like Pale Plum. The flower is mounted on Mellow Moss, with an All Year Cheer I sentiment stamped in StazOn on Whisper White and punched out with the 3/4" circle punch. I then went around the edge with a black marker to make it stand out more, and attached it using a couple of Queen & Co brads (good match for Cool Caribbean). This is all popped up on some industrial strength ds foam tape (and I mean industrial strength... it's actually VHB (Very High Bond) tape that trades people use... there is some of this stuff holding Sydney trains together...). Why the tape? For the simple fact these rolls are rather big and take up room. But considering I didn't pay for it, I no complain wink. The ribbon is Celebrate stuff from Spotlight, and the card base is Pale Plum.

3 comments:

sharon said...

Shivers Carol......you are so prolific at the moment.......GO GIRL!!!!!!

PS THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for my bodacious gift .......I am so so lucky!!!! (and a bit mixcited......can you tell???)

Thanks bud xxxxxxx

Night Owl Designs said...

OMG Lavs, you are a card-making machine, lol! They all look great :-)

Marelle Taylor said...

You are on such a roll! Love what you are doing with brads and punches at the moment, and the colour combos are superb! I think there'll be some serious CaSEing going on...;)
P.S. Love the smilies!