Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sketches and Colour Challenges

So last night I decided to try another sketch from Hero Arts current April contest with some of my favourite colours.  Wee Memories is currently having their 50th challenge and it's all about the colours that inspire us!

I have many, but this card showcases some of them.

Paper: PTI cardstock; Neenah Solar White
Ink: Soft Leaf shadow ink (HA); Vintage Photo DI; Memento Tuxedo Black; Versamark
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Glittered Skittle (My Next Stamp); White EP

On the vertical strip I stamped the Fern stamp using the Soft Leaf shadow ink.  On the horizontal strip I stamped the Envelope Pattern stamp with some Vintage Photo DI and stamped and coloured the sentiment. 

My favourite is that flower!  It's from the Hero Arts "3 Dotted Flower" set, I used all three sizes of flowers and stamped them with Versamark on Sweet Blush cardstock and then embossed with white embossing powder!  When I layered the flower I used some little dimensional dots to make it more real!  And do you see that beautiful pink glittery gem in the centre?  It's called a "glittered skittle" and you can find it HERE at Your Next Stamp! (I actually won these from Karen's blog)! They are ultra light and not really bulky, so realy nice for cards or layouts!

I also inked all the edges with some Vintage Photo DI. I just love these soft feminine colours.  To think that I had no pink in my wardrobe until the day that Natasha was born!

12 comments:

Virginia L. said...

What a BEAUTY!! Love the sentiment and flower!! Gorgeous card!

Lisa said...

The pastel pink is totally perfect for this,B! Much better than before.... It really looks great with the kraft and soft green of the leaf.
Beautiful and feminine!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, Brenda! I love the soft colours and the dimensional flower.

MarcyK924 said...

Brenda, this card is gorgeous! Pink is my FAVORITE color, so this just stood out to me. Beautiful flower! I love that you took this pic outside!

Rosemary said...

your card is so soft and lovely!

Tiffany said...

I just love your layered flower so much, that is the type of pink color that I like to dub 'cotton candy' sweetness!! So pretty!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Simply beautiful and your flower is gorgeous!!!!Thanks so much for playing along with us at Wee memories!!!!

walchowDesign said...

this is so beautiful, Brenda! Love the soft pastel colours of the card and the flower is just so lovely!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda and love the CAS design! Thanks so much for playing with us at Wee Memories! :) BTW, we need to get together considering how close we are to each other's place.

Alice Wertz said...

so clean and beautiful! such a sweet card, Brenda! love it!

Jacqueline said...

This is beautiful, love the pink with kraft!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Brenda! Love that pink flower!