Thursday, July 24, 2008

KW Colour Inspiration #17

The inspiration pic for Kristina's latest colour challenge is soooo sooo pretty! I got an idea in my head pretty much straight away, but half way through I decided it wasn't quite right... looking back at the inspiration pic my card felt too dark and heavy. So I went back to very simple with lots of white and ended up with a Christmas card! I do think this card is super cute (it's a 10.5cm square card), but it feels like it is lacking something... though that may just be because I have five coordinating ribbons sitting on my desk and I didn't use one of them lol. The central motif, from the upcoming Spring Mini set True Friend, was stamped in VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I coloured the Rose areas with markers, wetting each of the larger sections with the aquapainter before colouring to minimise any lines from where the colour overlapped. I then masked this inner section of the motif and sponged Sage Shadow around the outside - I loved the soft outline this provides! With my original card I had this area frames and this soft edge was lost, but I am hoping to go back to it and finish it off when I have distanced myself from the need to be light and airy with it. It's a rather grey and wet day outside, so I'm hoping to play with these pretty colours a bit more and perk myself up.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: True Friend, Warm Words
Inks: Sage Shadow, Versamark
Accessories: white embossing powder, Rose Red marker, Regal Rose marker, aquapainter, sponge dauber

21 comments:

Catherine said...

i love it!

Jenn Greeley said...

Elegant, very nice.

Tanja said...

I love your card! I am trying to figure out how you got the coloring so flawless. I'll have to read your description again. Do you see a tutorial in your blog's future? :) LOL
Truly a very pretty card!

tethered2home said...

I'm glad you went with the simple and white. I had to laugh at the 'ribbon hold-back'.

Thanks for all the details on how you did the masking & colouring ... I didn't realize so much work went into the details ... fantastic job. TFS, Amy.

Kristie said...

This is so pretty Carol...though I am a bit amazed that you didn't use any ribbon LOL....afraid I couldn't resist the ribbon addiction!!

michelle le breton said...

Just love this card. So elegant and striking.

Brooke S said...

Loving your card.. I want to make a challenge card :(

I am working like crazy to finish my convention swaps. I have 40 done and waiting for U.P.S. man to bring me my ribbon and then I will be all done with the rest...

Alana Galagher said...

This is gorgeous Carol!

Linda said...

Carol... you consistently come up with cards that are simply stunning. Not sure how you do that???

Linz said...

Nice sponging job! Very elegant!

Sankari W. said...

I love the softness of your card - (esp the sponging with the sage) and I am completely impressed with the ribbon holdback! Your card is lovely! (as always!!!!)

Caroline Colgan said...

Beautiful card, Carol!

Becky said...

WOW! Gorgeous!

Sherri said...

So simple and pretty!

travelingmama said...

Beautiful! I may have to make a Christmas card with these colors- it's just so cute!

Debi Calandrelle said...

I LOVE IT! WOW! Very striking... Thanks for sharing!

Mel H. said...

Very pretty card!

Shawntel said...

I love how it turned into a Christmas Card! Absolutely Beautiful! Well Done!

Julia Aston said...

What a great Christmas card - who would have thought to use this medallion for that??!! very pretty!

Regan said...

very very pretty card!!!

Vera said...

Striking card! I love the soft green edge around the embossed image. Truly amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.