Friday, June 19, 2009

Oasis Pizzazz

Challenge 3 from the Inklings Cyberstamp was a colour challenge. My orginal plan with this card was to follow Karen's Sweet Sunday sketch #22, so I started with the large circular element, since that is what I struggle most with. I have a tendancy to use the large Pretties Kit flowers for this, so for something different I went for the large Petal Pizzazz flower. I stamped and clear embossed my flower on Baja Breeze cardstock and had intended to put the Planter Box rub-on over top - but found out that the rub-on is bigger than the stamp! So I jsut put the rub-on on Baja Breeze cardstock and cut that flower out again! I was keen to do another button/brad (hmm... if only I had thought of that for the Benjamin Button Cinema Saturday challenge!) combination and thought that would work well for the flower centre, however it needed something else... A quick search found that this Boho Blossoms punchie was perfectly sized to go under the button, so I put that all together and had my flower done.

Fiona had mentioned the Urban Oasis paper when setting the colour challenge so I pulled that out and decided straight away I wanted to use the stripey Kraft coloured paper. I love Kraft, and I'm loving that we now have a few things that coordinate with it so I try to use them at every opportunity. I went through a few different arrangements with what colour to have where, but once I settled on the dark paper on the right it all fell into place. Basic Gray isn't listed as a colour in the Urban Oasis paper, but this particular sheet is like Basic Gray with Basic Black spots so it worked in well. The Short & Sweet font is a nice match for the loopiness of this Planter Box rub-on.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Stamps: Short & Sweet
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Planter Box Rub-Ons, Urban Oasis DSP, Button Bouquet buttons, Ice Circle Rhinestone brads, Boho Blossoms punch, Kraft taffeta ribbon, dimensionals


Karen Giron said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors and that gorgeous flower too. Thanks for sharing your link!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the colours and your flower is perfect!