Friday, June 26, 2009

Inkspiration Colour Challenge #9

Well Hello There!!!!

I was so sad to not be able to play along with Keesh's challenge last week... My little darlings were both unwell, and then thought it would be nice to share it with Mummy, so, I've had my hands full and not with lovely stamps and ribbon. hahaha.

Anyway, I am feeling a tad better today, so thought I'd sit down and play EARLY this week, just incase the inevitable should happen... fingers crossed, it's GONE for good.

Keesh has set a Colour Challenge this week and the lovely colours are Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey and Whisper White.... mmmmmm LOVELY aren't they.

Here's the card I came up with:-

Now I received my GORGEOUS Fifth Avenue Floral set on Wednesday and have been itching to play with it.... but it's had to wait until TONIGHT!!!!!!! Wooo Hooo!!!!
I've used the same layout as this card I made a little while ago, and why the temptation to play along and use the same and equally as gorgeous Trendy Trees was great, I remained strong and played with my newbie.

I started with Baja Breeze as the base and layered it with some Ruby Red and onto that some Basic Grey DSP. The smaller layer is Ruby Red and I've stamped one of the smaller flowers from the set in Ruby Red onto that. I used the same flower stamped onto some water colour paper which I embossed with White Embossing powder before colouring with my Aqua Pens and some Baja Breeze Ink... I'm thinking now that I probably should've played a bit more and increased the depth of colour a wee bit... I'll remember that for next time (I'm a bit new to water colouring you see!!). I also stamped the sentiment from the same set in Baja Breeze and that has all been popped up onto some dimensionals. The Ribbon is Baja Breeze and I secured the bow ( which I must say, I'm very Very proud of!!! hahahaha) with a Rhinestone Brad.

Now, please let me elaborate on my BOW!!!! You know how you can spend close to an hour sometimes (well maybe not everyone, maybe just me!!) fluffing around trying to tie your bow so it looks all lovely.... anyone??? Well tonight it just sort of happended the very FIRST time I tried... it's like all the fluffing around has finally paid off... hahaha.. The test though, will I be able to do it again.. and will I remember how I did it... hmmmmm.. I shall let you know.. hahaha.
(sorry about the little digression!!!)

I hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Fifth Avenue Floral
Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Watercolour Paper, Basic Grey DSP

Baja Breeze, Grey, Versamark

LOTS and LOTs of Dimensionals, Baja Breeze Ribbon, Rhinestone Brad, Aqua Pens, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder


Ann said...

Ohhhh, so lovely!

Carol Dunstan said...

gorgeous! And the box caught my eye straight away :D

Chook said...

Wow, that is gorgeous. First cab off the rank and what a great card.

Anna Fourie said...

it's bee-you-tiful, and the bow really is perfect! i'm one of those people who can spend ages trying to tie the perfect bow, which is why i usually get fed up and just tie a knot.

Anna Fourie said...

oh, and yes, i will be at keesh's! yaaaaay!

Caroline Colgan said...

I agree!! This is beautiful!

Kristy Young said...

Wow this is beautiful! LOve the layout too!

becreativewithamy said...

I would never have realized it was the same layout as your previous card without you pointing it out. Different colours and embellishments make another totally beautiful card.

Here's a coincidence for you.... I just received my fifth avenue floral set on Thursday! I'm yet to put ink on it and I may just have to use some of your ideas here for the very first card.

BTW I love trendy trees too.

Jean said...

Sarah, I just LOVE your card - tis beautiful! The grey DSP is ideal and the set you used is my favourite right now! Problem is that I am not sure which packed box it is in LOL!! We are living out of boxes until our new house is built!

Chantelle said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better Sarah. Hope it stays away and you have more time this week to have some stampin' fun.
This is one pretty card. LOVE IT ALOT. The coloured-in flower is just perfect and so it the bow.
Great job xx

Christine Blain said...

Loving your bow treatment! The subtlety of the colour, on the watercoloured baja flower, really caught my eye. This is a beautiful set, isn't it? Love what you've made.

Liam said...

Gorgeous. Love that bow. Don't you just love it when it works out the first time then you can't remember how you did it so you can do it again. I do that all the time. Love the bow but it looks stunning and fifth avenue floral is such a beautiful set too. tfs.


Cindy Banks said...

Lovely, your card is Stunning!

Keesh said...

Oh this is just goreous Sarah! i love the use of ribbon, and that lillium flower! Love it. Thanks so much for playing and I am happy to hear you are all better! Love Keesh x