Tuesday, June 19, 2007

{ Bunches and Bunches of Blossoms }

Well... I felt like doing a challenge today. The SCS challenge today is a color challenge. Real Red, Creamy Caramel and Barely Banana. I can defiantly say these aren't my favorite colors! Actually these are probably some of my least favorite and least used colors. Real Red is to bright (I'm not a Bold Brights fan). I normally go for a deeper brown than Creamy Caramel. I just like So Saffron so much better than Barely Banana, that is what gets picked when I want a lighter yellow. So today's challenge was perfect for me.... to use three infrequently used colors.

For the base of the card I used Creamy Caramel, yes that is the original color of the cardstock! I stamped it with my Linen stamp and sponged the edges. The Real Red layer also is sponged with a couple different inks to darken it more to my liking.

All the flowers are die cuts. Some are Cuttlebug and some are Sizzex. I just cut out a bunch of flowers in each of the colors with each of the three dies I was using then played around with different flower combinations. All the layers of the flowers are sponged with Close to Cocoa ink and Barely Banana ink. I used different brads and a large rhinestone for the centers. Some of the flowers have pop dots between the layers or under them to give some nice dimension.

The "Thinking of You" sentiment is stamped on vellum with StazOn Timber Brown ink.

Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to mail this! I'll probably have to send it in a box so not to ruin the flowers. Oh boy, this will be fun! LOL

Stamps: SU Warmest Regards, Linen
Paper: SU Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Barely Banana; Basic Gray Phoebe DP; Vellum
Ink: SU Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa; StazOn Timber Brown
Embellishments: Misc Brads, Rhinestone
Other: Provocraft Cuttlebug Flowers Dies; Sizzex Flower Die; Pop Dots, Sponge
Techniques: Sponging


sophia landry said...

This is so beautiful! Like a field of fall flowers. You did a really great job with the challene.

Anonymous said...

I love it! I need to use these colours today! I have a card in my head so lets so what happens! :)

Markie's Mom said...

This is a fantastic card! I love all the different flowers!