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!