Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pals Paper Arts #138 (PPA138) Color Challenge


Hello friends, tonight I'm entering this card in the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #138 which calls for the terrific color combo as shown below.PPA138
I absolutely love this color combo together and knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to make a card with a sunflower on it.  This is the first time I've inked up this lovely flower stamp and I really liked the results.  I think the next time I do it, I'll stamp the image first with soft suede ink on the daffodil delight paper and then color and stamp just the middle of the flower again using Early Espresso - I think it will give the leaves more definition - I'll let you know how it turns out when I try it :o)  I usually like to have some element of texture on my cards so in this case I let the ribbon and the pearls provide that for me.  I used three strands of the daffodil stitched grosgrain ribbon and cut the ends of each strip to mimic the edges of the flowers.  I like how it turned out even without any patterned paper or texturizing :o) Hope you like it too!  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit - I'm sure glad that you did.  Hugs!

Details and Supplies (all from Stampin Up!): Finished card size is 5 1/4" square.  The sunflower stamp is approximately 4 1/2" x 4 3/4" so I decided to go with a larger square card.  Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Whisper White.  Stamps - Sunflower and Nature Silhouettes (sentiment - retired).  Inks - Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler.  Ribbon - 14" stitched grosgrain ribbon in Daffodil Delight.  Three basic pearls. 

6 comments:

  1. Hi Danielle, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hi Chris - how very nice of you to leave me a note and decide to follow my blog! I will definitely pop in and visit yours as well - Hugs!!

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  2. This is gorgeous, Danielle!!!! LOVE that large sunflower--so pretty! LOVE it! :)

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  3. lOVE YOUR CARD. IT IMMEDIATELY REMINDED ME OF A TRIP WE MADE SOME YEARS AGO AND SAW FIELD AFTER FIELD OF SUNFLOWER.

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  4. Thanks ladies for your lovely comments - I so appreciate hearing from each of you. hugs!

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  5. Beautiful sunflower, filling the card, it's perfect for those colours.
    Louise xx

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