Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Splash of Green


The challenge over at PDC this week is black and white with a splash of green.  For the challenge I decided to use the Tall Flower from Hero Arts.


Paper: Notecard (Hobby Lobby); Patterned Paper (Garden Vignette by My Minds' Eye); Neenah Solar White; Black Cardstock (old stash)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers
Stamps: Tall Flower (HA K5431); Sentiment (HA CL488)
Other: EK Success Tag punch; Dimensional Dots; Ribbon (stash); Sewing; White Gel Pen

I covered the front of the notecard with some lovely patterned paper that my friend Lisa gave me (thanks Lisa!).  I sewed around the central black cardstock piece.  The tall flower was stamped twice.  On the base image I coloured all the black areas of the flower with my Copic markers.  I used the second picture to colour the green petals and cut them out.  The top two green pieces are adhered with dimensional dots, the smaller pieces are simply glued back on.

I added some ribbon behind the sentiment tag just to soften up the card, too much black!

I enjoyed making this card, it was fun, and thank goodness, it was one of those days when I had a clear picture in my head of what I wanted to achieve!

And how is your long weekend coming along?  Are you having fun!

16 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Wonderful job on this card Brenda!

Andrene said...

This card is gorgeous!!! I love using black and white scheme. The green just finishes the image perfectly.

Lisa said...

So perfect, and you really nailed the "splash"!! Hey that's some really nice paper you've got there too :) hehe

Barb said...

So unique looking, Brenda! Beautiful use of those colors!

Arlene said...

Quite striking! Love this.

Tracey said...

LOVE IT!!! PERFECT colour splash Brenda!!! LOVE that you used the HA stamp! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Trinh said...

Wow, I love the drama of this, Brenda! Such a beautiful way to showcase that flower.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card, perfect splash of colour. Tracy x

Fiona said...

gorgeous image Brenda - love the addition of the green splash! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

AnitaRex said...

I really like that you used this stamp with these colors Brenda! :> So pretty!

Dawn said...

stunning Brenda. I love the way you added just that little touch of green in the flower.

Lai-Yoke said...

Beautiful splash of green and great take on the challenge, Brenda!

Rosemary said...

lovely card, brenda!

Michelle said...

really beautiful,Brenda! Great splash of green and I love the ribbon accent!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a beautiful flower, and I'm lovin' that bit of stitching, Brenda! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a beautiful flower--and that hint of green is perfect! LOVE that stitching!! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC and joining in the FUN!