Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Colour Challenge

The challenge for this week over at the ESAD Stampin'Up group was set by Alisa Tilsner. The colours are: Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Whisper White. I was a little unsure of how these colours could work together, especially the Plum. But after having a little play, I'm really happy with my card and loved using these colours together.
So I've started off with a base card in Rose Red, then added a layer of the Perfect Plum I've used the Friendly Words wheel in the same colour ink as cardstock. I've added a thin strip of Old Olive and used some of the half white pearls from the Pretties Kit. The wide grograin ribbon is also in Old Olive.
For the main image, I've first stamped the flower image in Perfect Plum. Then I've ink up the same image in Rose Red and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig I've aligned it so the rose flowers sit just in front of the plum flower, to create a shadow effect. Then I've inked up the same image in Versa-mark, used the Stamp-a-ma-jig again, to align with the Rose flower. Then sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set. The photo below picks up the shine of the embossing. I love this effect.
The 'birthday celebrations' sentiment is from the same set. I've used the oval punch and label punch to create this accent and finished off with another half pearl.
This card is for my mums birthday on the weekend. She said to me she loved this stamp set, so I hope she loves this card!

Product used:
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Friendly Words wheel
Cardstock: Old Olive, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Old Olive
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Olive grosgrain ribbon, Oval punch, Lable punch, Pretties Kit


Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Oohh... this looks lovely Chantelle.
It was lovely meeting you last week too. Take care


Kristy said...

This card is gorgeous, those colours look great together.

Mandy Schiller said...

Well done this is Gorgeous, Chantelle!


Narelle Nettelbeck said...

Hi Chantelle

I just read your lovely comment on my blog - THANKYOU.

You know I'm glad to have found your blog too, I love stamping and stampin Up products and have just developed a love for Tilda's - I now own 4!!

Have added you to my fav's and can't wait to check out more of your cards and creations.

Blessings to you

Elise said...

Cute card, I saw the challenge on Alisa's blog but screwed my nose up & haven't had a chance to get back to try it! Just a little trick I picked up somewhere...if you ink your stamp in Versamark then immediately with ink, then stamp onto card & sprinkle with embossing powder, it works! Make sense? I'm off to check out more of your creations ; )