Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #3

Boy oh boy! These were daunting colors for me! What saved me was this lovely vintage image from The Graphics Fairy and then the perfect ribbon in the ribbon drawer! I don't work in reds and melons very often. So without further adieu, my challenge card. Isn't she gorgeous? I had fun getting some inks out, pinking shears and of course, some stamps. The new Life and Guidelines 2 sets from Papertrey worked great here.
Also, a first attempt at a pinwheel type of flower. This ribbon (from Michaels dollar bin! YAY) is wire edged and it made arranging the puckers really easy. I have tried this technique before with non wired ribbon and it did not work out well for this newbie. So wired is suddenly my very good friend. I will definitely try this again.

I also sewed in a plastic pearl and covered any mistakes, oops I mean I EMBELLISHED with some stickles around the pearl to finish it off. The flower is stitched to the cardstock and also attaches the little piece of tulle under the tied pink grosgrain ribbon. Just kept stitching until I felt like everything was down tight.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a good one :)
Vintage image: the Graphics Fairy
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Vintage Cream by PTI, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink from SU! and Chestnut Roan by Colorbox
Punch: Martha Stewart
Other: pearl, stickles, ribbon, tulle, vintage page of text and cardstock scraps


Karen said...

Wow Dana! This looks like you and doesn't look like you at the same time. Maybe its the colors....I don't think I've seen you work with the melons much. But that formed and embellished ribbon is FAB!!! I love it! I see you also added Life to your little set, isn't it? Can't wait to see what else you do with both of them! :>

Elise said...

Oh meeee, oh my! What a lovely hat that fine woman is wearing! You: unsure about the use of reds!?! Take that off your disclaimer! Fabulous use of the red spectrum! I love it! Now I'm all full of curiosity about that lovely flower! Must try to make one someday.. For now, I'll just drool over yours! What a fun card!

hanksmom said...

Well this is my favorite of all the #3 challenge cards. Fabulous! Thanks for leaving the nice comment on my blog. Leslie

Brandi said...

Wow! How unique and great job! I took a look through your blog and you are very creative. I am definately adding your blog to my inspiration list!

Tracey said...

All I can say is WOW!! I love it. Very nice job.

SmilynStef said...

Love her fun party hat ... very cool card.

Cheryl said...

What a great card! You have pulled the stamping and vintage images together so well!

Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

This is most fabulous! Love the vintage look of it all....