Sunday, June 21, 2009

KW Colour Inspiration #55

Kristina's latest challenge uses a very interesting color combination, but one I really enjoyed playing with. They aren't colours I would have thought to put together but I felt they worked really well together. The patterns from the skirt were more of the paisley style, but rather than pulling out my much loved Paisley background again for that sort of thing I decided to go with the damask-style image from the Friends 24-7 set. My basic idea was to use markers to ink it up, but it was really only once I got playing that I decided on doing a fully patterned panel. It was relatively time consuming to ink it up so many times, but I think it was well worth it. I had wanted to have some vanilla taffeta off the left edge of the main panel, but the way I wanted to do it would have required sewing and I just wasn't in the mood for that much hand sewing! I felt the next best option was the eyelet punch. I've based the layout of the card of the Elite Challenge Blogs sketch for this month.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: textured Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray
Stamp Set: Friends 24-7
Inks: Basic Gray (for edges)
Accessories: markers in Really Rust, More Mustard, Basic Gray; sponge dauber; Eyelet Border punch, dimensionals

20 comments:

Christine Blain said...

Whoa - talk about having the patience of a saint, with all that colouring direct-to-rubber! Love the result, Carol.

Maureen P said...

Love the DP you made and how you chose gray as the card base....it's striking! Great take on the challenge this week :)

Heather M said...

Beautiful card! I love the way you used the colors - very striking!

Debi said...

What a lovely card. I'm sure whoever receives it will appreciate the time you put in to making your own DP. It looks great!

Winter said...

Very pretty! Love the stamping!

Karen said...

Really very pretty! I just love that you made a multi-color panel out of a single stamp! :>

Louise said...

Outstanding! So elegant and clean. I love it!

Marelle Taylor said...

I was wondering which DSP you had used! This looks amazing. I would never have thought to use the stamp that way! Clever cookie, you are!

Krista Driessen said...

Nice Carol !!

Terri E. said...

Fabulous dsp you created and wonderful basic grey paper. Fabulous job with the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Butternut Sage Designs said...

hi carol you never cease to amaze me...your card is simple and beautiful!

fiona Harrison said...

Wow, that is amazing, so much patience. Well done.

Elise said...

Woweee! That card is LOVELY! What beautiful work you do! Flawless!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very pretty! Love the paper you used!

Sharnee Torrents said...

Hey Carol i remember your beautiful face from Convention!! WOW! THanks for popping by my blog! I love your card, it's amazing with that gorgeous detailed piece on the side!! Totally sets it off, what a super job of the challenge!!! Well done

Natasha said...

Just lovely Carol - well done!

Nerida said...

Beautiful card Carol, now i am looking at that damask stamp differenctly again. Did you use the stampamajig too?

Sue said...

gorgeous card, love how you have used the colours!

travelingmama said...

This is a seriously stunning card! I'm letting some of my favorite blog friends know that we are starting a new Traveler's Challenge over at Travelingmama tomorrow. We'll be using each others travel photos as inspiration! I hope you will consider joining us!
I hope you are feeling better soon too!
Hugs from Morocco,
Tina

Brooke S said...

Yummo! I love all the colors. this is one of my favorite stamps EVER! You have been up to great thing over here...