Friday, April 9, 2010
taylored expressions sketch challenge #108
usually i prefer color challenges to sketch challenges. but this taylored expressions challenge sketch totally inspired me.
right now i'm really into black, pink, and lime green color combinations. so i decided to use them to make a very bold card (that hopefully isn't too busy-lol!)
i started with pink bazzill cardstock (it's not cheap but whenever i can afford it i always buy bazzill it's the BEST cardstock), and cut black cardstock into the four sections i needed for my card. i didn't measure i just eyeballed and kept cutting them down until they all fit :)
the designer paper is from basic grey's indian summer collection (it was love at first sight the first time i layed eyes on the indian summer collection, and i still love it). i used fiskars scalloped border punch, then my fiskars paper trimmer to cut a thin border strip, and adhered to the bottom black strip of cardstock. then took a white gel pen and went around the edge making a faux stitching line.
for the two side pannels i used a glitz gals stamp, shabby shutters distress ink. i stamped the script stamp then used the inking tool to ink the edges. then i inked the tool with vintage photo distress ink, and went around the edges to make them pop a little bit more.
i used hero arts heart winged butterfly, inked with colorbox chalk ink in black. i stamped on top of a kraft sheet, which is great to use because everything wipes up off of a kraft sheet. i tied and knotted white embroidery floss around one of the green panels.
then i began assymbling the pieces for my flower. the green button is just from a bag of button i purchased at wal-mart. i threaded with embroidery floss-which you can find in any craft store-i got mine from Michaels. the black flowers if from a 3 birds card kit that i got from QVC. the pink flower is heidi swapp.
i used glue dots to attach the button and flowers to each other and to the card.
i used recollection's rhinestones to add a little bling to the card & american crafts rootbeer foam thickers for my sentiment.
this card was so much fun to make. i wanted each panel to have something a little different from the others to make it unique. i love the bright bold mix of pink and green, and the black just helps them pop so much.
thanks for looking.
blog ya later.
at 12:17 PM