Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Embellish Magazine - Purple, Brown, and Stripes

Here is my card for the Embellish challenge where the colors are Kraft, Brown, Purple with the twist of adding stripes!! Great challenge!!
This aweosme flower vase comes from a set called Fun Stuff sold by smARTworks. I stamped them onto Kraft cardstock and colored them in using my white and purple pencil crayons (Prismacolor). Then, I sponged around the edge with Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger).
Next, the stripes!! Taking the stripe stamp from Background Basics: Retro (Papertrey Ink) I stamped Chocolate Chip ink onto Chocolate Chip cardstock. (Does anyone else love this particular background set as much as I do?? I can't seem to stop using it!!). Then I added the scallops (Fiskars) and tied on some linen thread (Stampin Up!).
I added the main image, and then matted that onto a piece of purple cardstock. It was originally a lighter shade of purple but I took my Lavendar Lace (Stampin' Up!) ink pad and dragged it across the cardstock to get a great look. Finally, I adhered everything to a Kraft card base that was also distressed around the edges with distress ink.
I must say that I really like the striped look and will definatly be using that again!!
Thanks for dropping in!!
Donelda

10 comments:

Jessica G. said...

Wow -- that lavender really pops against the kraft background! Maybe I need to break out of my blue and red rut and mix the two?? The stripes are a great effect; I thought you used a CB embossing folder because it looks so 3-D!

Mary K said...

I never would've thought to put those colors together, but they look great! I do love the striped look on the brown too. Very nice card.

Joy Jenkins said...

Wow! Oh yeah, great colors! Love how you put everything together!

Charlene Austin said...

Well look at you little Ms Wiggy!! Gorgeousness----as usual!

Susan Raihala said...

GREAT colors and card, Donelda! The pencils on kraft is inspiring, and yes, I love retro background basics, too!

Juanita said...

What a great way to rock that challenge.

Glynis said...

Love it! Gorgeous flowers, love the shading :O)

Wendy said...

Another hot card! That colour challenge was a good one!

marope said...

I love this card! Thanks for playing along with us! -Mariana Grigsby

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

This is such a pretty card! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge!