Friday, October 28, 2011

Turning A New Leaf


Have you ever played in this colour challenge before?  You can find it at the Embellish Magazine website where you can post your creation or else you can post it on one of their designers' blogs. 

I have wanted to try my hand at Cristina's clean style, especially when she uses the negative of a die cut, (she also happens to be one of their designers).  So Cristina,  I hope you don't mind but I cased your idea and created this today:

Paper: notecard (The Paper Studio); cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Crushed Olive DI; Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Houndstooth Background (PTI); sentiment (Wplus: Sweet Nothings)
Other: Gems (Hero Arts); Die (Turning a New Leaf - PTI); Dimensional Tape

I lined up my die on my kraft cardstock and die cut it.  I then inked the edges softly with some Crushed Olive distress ink and stamped the sentiment.  On a piece of white cardstock I stamped the Houndstooth and after lining it up I adhered it directly to the notecard.  I then adhered the kraft panel using dimensional tape so that is it slightly popped off the background.  Finally just a few gems in order to complete the colour challenge.

Here is a side view so that you can see the dimension a bit better:


I interpreted that second colour as a dusky kind of lavender, and had to make do with the only lavender gems I have, but I think it's close enough.

(Thank you Cristina for the inspiration, I really enjoyed making this card).

A big thank you and a hug to my new followers, it's so nice to see new faces, to know that people like what you do!

It's going to be a busy weekend here.  Running 12 miles in the morning, it's going to be a mind over pain/discomfort kind of run, just to see if that Half Marathon got the better of me or my feet.  Then off to Dewberry Farm so that my daughter and I can have some fun time together.  Lisa then mentioned a Craft Market nearby, maybe we will make that, not sure.  Then some baking and prepping for the street Halloween Party on Sunday Afternoon.  And amongst all that I would really love to make some cards and add to my pile for Vera & Jennifer's Cards That Care drive.  How is your pile coming along?

Do you have some great plans for the weekend?  Thanks for visiting, you are all great in my eyes!

19 comments:

Cristina said...

Mind? Of course not! I love what you've done here! The inking really helps set off the negative, and I LOVE that sentiment. You've just reminded me that I should pull out that set. :) Hope you have a happy weekend!

Barb said...

Love the way this turned out, Brenda! The houndstooth was a fab choice! Beautiful card! Happy weekend to you! :)

Michelle said...

I love this simple card, Brenda! the sentiment is beautiful! Good luck with your run, hope your feet hold up for you!

Judy1223 said...

Brenda, this is gorgeous! Love your interpretation of Cristina's work (she is awesome, isn't she?). Beautiful card!

Rosemary said...

only one thing to say: simply GORGEOUS!!

alexandra s.m. said...

You have such an amazing sense for design and style Brenda.
This is beautiful once again!


Have a great Halloween

Maureen Morton said...

Oh my! Brenda, you are one busy gal. Glad that you are able to run. And this card is so fantastic! Love this technique! I will visit that website for sure. I have sure enjoyed seeing your lovely work inspiring Jill - you deserve that lovely honor!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fab card, Brenda! Thank you for playing along with us at Wee Memories. :)

Charlene Austin said...

I think this is absolutely fabulous!! Now I want that die! Darn it.

I see you are in Katy. I've been there to the outlet mall a couple of times. I have in-laws in Sugar Land but we haven't been to visit in a while. I'm in Canada and so jealous of your awesome shopping there in Texas!

Virginia L. said...

Love your Cristina -inspired card! It is truly beautiful! When I get my new HA/sizzix...the possibilities are endless, huh? Good for you that you are keeping up with your running... I know I should run more. :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the herringbone to pieces! Fab color combo too! Super card, Brenda!

Tiffany said...

Really gorgeous! I'm loving that tiny hint of the purple, it's perfect!

walchowDesign said...

Love how it turned out, Brenda! such a lovely card and love the idea of the die cut with pp at the back!

Hope run was a successful one without causing too much discomfort on your foot!

sheila said...

you are def honing in on the signature "Brenda" style....this is gorgeous and I actually love the bits of lavender sparkle.

Trinh said...

This is beautiful, Brenda! Love how you used the negative die cut. Hope you had a great weekend!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Beautiful job Brenda! Your card looks great. Seeing Christina's work makes me want to do more of that same technique as well!!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, this card is beautiful--I love the way the negative die cut was used. Great job. Hope that your weekend was wonderful.

Harmony Paper Arts said...

Great card! The crushed olive on the edges of the die cut was a great call. Glad to have found your blog. Katherine

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

What a great job! I like the pattern behind the negative die cut!