Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Challenging Colours

Last night was a cyberstamp on the Inklings forum, and I was hosting! This card is for the first challenge, to use the colours Perfect Plum, Tempting Turquoise, Brocade Blue, Basic Black and Very Vanilla. I took these colours from the Hepburn bedding range from Linen House. It proved to be a challenging combination, the Tempting Turquoise seeming to throw everyone off. I'm planning on tackling this challenge again because I think I do them more justice... I think because this card is also an attempt at replicating the photo I have it in the back of my head that things are shimmery enough. To get the Turquoise leaves on the Plum layer I stamped with the Whisper White craft ink and sponged Turquoise pastel over top, aka the chalkboard technique. I think my white pad needs reinking and hence the stamping didn't come out as crisp as it should but I can live with it. To get the ribbon to wrap around only part of the card I cut a slit through the layers under the central piece to pass the ribbon through. As well as the Carte Postale set I used the Linen background to stamp over the Very Vanilla layer using VersaMark. The layout for the card was based on Jen's recent SFYTT.

4 comments:

Angela Sargeant said...

Oh Wow! I love this Carol. The colours and the way you've used the stamps are just lovely. :D

StampMom said...

Beautiful work on this -- TFS!!

Patsy said...

What a pretty card. Great job!!

jen del muro said...

so very pretty! thx for playing!