Sunday, March 6, 2011

An Idea in Yellow

That's the title of this weeks' trigger over on Moxie Fab World!  Did you play along!  It is such a fresh and clean picture.

What really captured my attention, besides that beautiful shade of yellow and the weathered look of the door, is the glass in the door and window!  For me, it speaks to the title of my blog, the promise of infinite possibilities beyond that door!  So, that is what inspired me to create a card that represents a window, hence the use of vellum, and the beautiful treasures that await us beyond, if we are willing to explore and take a risk!

Here is my card:

Paper: PTI Cardstock, Neenah Solar White
Ink: CTMH (Blush & Garden Green Dye ink), Stazon Cotton White, Versafine Onyx Black, Color Box Frost White, Scattered Straw Distress Ink
Stamps: Hero Arts, PTI
Other: Vellum, Nestabilities Die, Twine

I first cut out the "window" panel using two nestabilitie dies of different sizes. The window was then stamped very lightly with a woodgrain stamp from PTI using white ink.

The inside panel was stamped with some green foliage and I added small little pink flowers (the flower comes from a PTI set, Beautiful Blooms II). I inked the edges very lightly with Scattered Straw Distress ink. I then adhered a piece of translucent vellum over that which I had stamped with some additional foliage, it's very lightly stamped, with white stazon ink, to give the window feel.

The final touch was the little sentiment from the "Way to Go Kiddo" PTI stamp set, and that was tied on using some twine just for the rustic feel of the trigger that I saw through the wood.

Just a soft delicate card!  Thanks for coming by, leave me some comments if you want, I just love reading them all!

12 comments:

Virginia L. said...

This is so soft and pretty! Love your composition and layering!! Fabulous card!

Jacqueline said...

That is one thing I haven't come across yet, looking at all the entries - the fact of reflecting the door windows in your card! That is a brill idea!! Love your delicate looking card Brenda!!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, love your take on the inspiration photo. You did an outstanding job and your card is gorgeous. You asked me what type of white embossing powder that I use! I use embossing powder by Hero Arts. I like the way the powder melts and am pleased with the results it gives. I have used other embossing powders and the results were not as good. Hope that you have a great day and I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous cards. Take care and God bless.

Trinh said...

Pretty take on the Trigger, Brenda! I was drawn to the door & window too.

Barb said...

Love the way it all came together, Brenda! The vellum gives it such a romantic feel! Beautifully done!

Dawn said...

what a great take on the photo Brenda. such pretty colours.

walchowDesign said...

Such a great idea with vellum, Brenda! Great design!

onecraftymama said...

Just lovely - I really love the softness of the vellum. Beautiful!

Alice Wertz said...

love the window idea. such a pretty card, Brenda! love it!

Michelle said...

Love your approach to this challenge, Brenda!! The colors are so soft and beautiful!

Lisa said...

Really love this window idea, Brenda. You did a great job. Love the woodgrain on the yellow too, very pretty.

Cath said...

Hey Brenda! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)