Friday, August 19, 2011

Red, Cream & Gold

Penny Black's challenge this week is to create something with the colours red, cream & gold.  Not really easy to add gold as an ink (for me that is), I did not want to emboss or use gold embellishments, oh no, that would just be too easy right! (Why do I not take the easy route sometimes!).

Anyway, then I though about what Jill did and I thought about golden African sunsets and I figured that Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade should just do it!

Paper: cardstock (PTI- Vintage Cream); Neenah
Ink: Wild Honey & Spiced Marmalade DI; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers; White Gel Pen
Stamps: Penny Black (Hedgehopper & Circular Design); PTI (Up, Up and away)
Other: Dimensional Squares; Glossy Accents; Nestabilitie Wonky Rectangle

I created the golden background by inking up my white cardstock, cut with a Wonky Rectangle nestabilitie die, with Wild Honey and then some Spiced Marmalade around the edges.  I then spritzed the PB Circular Design background stamp with water (no ink) and stamped over the inked panel, I love the soft background it creates.

Hedgehopper was coloured with Copics (I cut off the heart banner as I was going to try something else but my "something else" did not work).  I thne popped up the entire panel on cream carstock.

Just a simple design trying out this colour combo!

Thanks for taking a look and for all your lovely comments!

16 comments:

Vicky said...

wow! your background is amazing! Love what you did with it! Great coloring on the main stamped image!! TFS

Barb said...

Your background is gorgeous, Brenda! Love that adorable image, colored so beautifully!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda I am so glad you traveled down this path.... love your color combination idea immensely!

sheila said...

this is a great "gold" background and works perfectly with the fun image!

Anne said...

Hi Brenda! Your background is so amazing and I love the main image- I don't know what your "something else" was but your card turned out great!

CinnamonSally said...

Cute card Brenda, I love the golden background and your sweet hedgehog.

Lisa said...

Incredible bg on this, B! Now I definitely NEED this stamp :) Such a cute image- love how you've altered it . The whole thing is fantastic- I can see I have a lot to catch up on irl!!

Sue said...

Hi Brenda.
What a fabulous card! The BG is very impressive as everyone has said, no doubt we will all be giving this technique a go as it has created so much movement and texture within your card.
Smiles:)

Dawn said...

Love the way the background came together Brenda. It is a gorgeous card.

joy said...

Brenda, you did a fantastic job with that background! And, also with the whole color combo. What a cute stamp - I love this card!

Rosemary said...

what a fun card, brenda! the hedgie is so cute!

Dolores A. said...

Thanks for sharing this adorable CAS card...great job.

Emily Leiphart said...

Amazing and so cute! Your colouring is stunning, Brenda and I do love this colour combination.

Tiffany said...

Oh, yummy, perfectly fun card with this image! Your touch of gold is really perfect!

Trinh said...

This fabulous! I love how you created the background. And the hedgie is colored perfectly!

Alice Wertz said...

too cute! love your coloring on the image and that background is so pretty! fabulous card!