Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Little Cup of Pansies CR84FN41 Color Challenge
Hi there lovelies!
I have a card for the CR84FN#41 Color Challenge. The ladies on the DT provided so much inspiration that I decided to play along. It's a beautiful inspirational photo this week - not colours I would usually go for but I really enjoyed playing with all the tones/possibilities. I don't really have much in the Steel Blue colour, so had to adapt a little :).
To create the card I used the Afternoon Tea Sentiments stamp set from Waltzingmouse(for such a big tea drinker, why did I not get this set before?). I stamped the pansies twice using black stazon. They were crying out to be coloured, so I broke out the copic markers which I have to say have been a little neglected in past weeks!! I then cut out & shaped the second set of coloured flowers to build up the image and give it a little more dimension.
I used the Sizzix 'plaid' embossing folder on the top half of the card to add a little interest and then added patterned paper, union blue seam binding and grey/white bakers twine. I stamped the teacup image onto grey patterned paper from Echo Park's Victoria Gardens collection and then cut out and mounted with the pansies onto more patterned paper from MME's Lost & Found Collection. The sentiment at the bottom is stamped in Memento's 'London Fog' ink. It's the first time I've inked up this particular sentiment, but I can see it becoming a firm favourite with me. It could easily be adapted to use with any other stamps by replacing the 'friend' part with 'mum' or 'sister'. That's what I love about stamping - lots of possibilities and so many opportunities to make it personal.
That's all I have for today - thanks so much for stopping by and hope you like my card!
Seam binding, twine - The Ribbon Reel
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Afternoon Tea Sentiments
Ink: London Fog - Memento
Copic Markers: B41 Powder Blue; T1 Toner Gray; B45 Smoky Blue;YG11; YG13; Y21 Buttercup yellow; 0 Colorless Blender.
Cardstock: Yellow - Stampin Up; Blue - PTI
Paper: My Minds Eye - Lost & Found Sunshine; Echo Park Victoria Gardens Collection
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies: Blossom S4-192; Standard Circles Large S4-114
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Plaid; Yellow button from stash