Saturday, June 21, 2008

KW Colour Inspiration #12

Yes, it's time for another colour challenge from Kristina! The card you see above is actually my third attempt at this... I'll show you my first attempt below, while I wanted a good deal of "clean space" around the daffodil, I didn't like how much I had left, so when I got up this morning I tried again and was much happier with the results. I've used the Beautiful Life set as I have had this idea in my head for a while, to stamp the flower in white. It also took me a few goes to figure out the best way to achieve that as the outline image wasn't showing up enough for my liking. A few of you have probably read me grumble about the lack of powerpoints in here. Well, that situation has not changed, but no telling Glenn! I had no other alternative than to crawl under the desk (someone should really clean under there) and unplug the print so I could plug my heat gun in. A girl should not have to go through that, her heat gun should be plugged in at all times so it is ready to use whenever the need arises, right? Right! Anyway...

I stamped the leaves first using Wild Wasabi ink and then stamped the solid flower using Whisper White craft ink and applied So Saffron pastels to part of it using a dauber. I then went out shopping and bought all four seasons of Enterprise and some Rooibos Fireside while the ink dried biggrin . When I came home I stamped the outline flower using VersaMark and embossed it with white embossing powder. I then distressed the edges, stuck the Sahara Sand layer to Whisper White, added some paper piercing and punched a 1/8" hole to thread the White taffeta ribbon through. The sentiment (from Occasional Greetings) is stamped in So Saffron on Whisper White then punched out with the 1" circle punch, a 1/16" hole punched at the top and linen thread used to tie. The background is Well-Worn Words stamped in So Saffron on So Saffron (I used it because it has daffodils on it... then I promptly covered them up!). The main image is popped up on a few dimensionals (though I didn't do this with the card below, I also haven't added the sentiment yet).

18 comments:

Jayne Mercer said...

Beautiful card Carol. With this card and the ones in S&P this month I'm so tempted to buy the set!

Dani Fender said...

Beautiful! Great use of the colours. I participated this time. It's great to see what others came up with!

Tracey said...

Just gorgeous Lavs - simply stunning

rachelcapps said...

Carol, this is a truly elegant card! Gorgeous work :)

Alana Galagher said...

Gorgeous cards Carol. I love how you have samped the flowers :)

Kari said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you've played around with the same design but made it look quite different to second time. :) K

tethered2home said...

It's just lovely. Thanks for the detail on how you made it. Had to laugh about picking up Enterprise Episodes ... thought my neighbour & I were the only chicks who dig Sci Fi. Amy.

Mary said...

Gorgeous!! I love it!!

Deanna said...

These cards are so elegant!

JenMarie said...

Oh, so gorgeous!!

Sankari W. said...

Wow Carol - I love your card! You did such a great job with the colors in this challenge! I am so impressed with how elegant this card looks - LOVE it! I think you hit the Color Inspiration Jackpot with this one!
Best wishes,
Sankari

Jeannie said...

So pretty! Great job :)

travelingmama said...

This is beautiful! Both cards turned out great!

Rebecca Ross said...

Carol I just LURVE all your cards! This one is so simple but beautiful.

Sankari W. said...

Congrats Carol on being in the KW Top 10 - I totally felt that you had hit the Color Inspiration Jackpot with this card - and boy did you! Great card - its just beautiful!
Best wishes
Sankari

Ryemilan said...

Beautiful card Carol.

Congratulations!!

Sam.

Brooke S said...

Congrats on the top ten. Hope you have a great day!

Cassie said...

These are gorgeous!! I love them!! I've been debating about this set and I think you might have made up my mind!!