Friday, February 4, 2011

JAI #54 - Colour Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink we've got a colour challenge -  Early Expresso, Soft Suede, Regal Rose and Rose Red - a colour combo that I've never used but is very, very pretty.

This week my card (notice they're always cards, don't want to get too carried away and do some scrapbooking or something 3D *smile*) had to do double duty - the challenge and actually be USED - I know, I can hear you all hitting the dirt as you faint from the shock of it, lol!  I am a S - L - O - W crafter, if I get something finished in one night, I'm doing well.  In an effort to get more organised, I have put almost everyone's birthday into my new iPhone, which is all well and good, except for the fact can now see I have to make A LOT of cards over the next few weeks *eek*

Anyway, enough of the rambling, this is what I made for my friend Felicity's birthday, which is today (Happy Birthday chickie).

I used my Soft Suede, Regal Rose and Rose Red markers to ink up floral frame from Just Believe and stamped it onto Naturals Ivory cardstock oval, which I cut using my Ovals die.  I then inked up the image again in Early Expresso ink and stamped it onto a scrap, added the sentiment and cut just the frame portion out and adhered it over the coloured image.  It's a bit hard to tell, but I've spritzed with with some Champage Simmer Mist (I need to add more paint to this mixture - it's not quite sparkly enough) and then added some Tea Stain and Mahogany ink (from the Distressing Kit) to the edges.  I've also inked the edges of the DSP using Rose Red ink and there's a couple of teeny, tiny pearls on the Regal Rose flowers.  The crochet trim can be found in the Summer Mini.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with, all gorgeous as usual.

Catch you later.   Thanks for visiting

Supplies Used:  All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps:  Just Believe
Cardstock:  Naturals Ivory, Rose Red Designer Series Paper (from Subtles collection)
Ink:  Early Express, Rose Red Ink; Soft Suede, Regal Rose and Rose Red Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories:  Oval die, Bigshot, Victoria Crochet Trim, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Distressing Kit, Sponges, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals


Karen said...

Jo this is just so pretty! I love the crochet ribbon - I am so gonna have to get some of that!


Mae Collins said...

I this is such a regal looking card, and I love the lace.

Chris said...

Beautiful, Jo. Now why don't I have that stamp set yet ...?

Tania Gould said...

This is just so of my all-time favourite cards! So nice to see something other than the basic common styles that are so common these days!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

The crochet ribbon teams up beautifully with the beautiful colour palette!! Love how you've put that stamp inside the oval and done some sponging - gorgeous!

*Spring Blossom* said...

WOW Jo this card is beautiful! Might have to CASE it :)

Patrice said...

Loving your card Jo - sponging, lace.... I really should get that set myself.

KimB said...

It is beautiful Jo - the oval makes a great focal point and frame. Timeless and lovely!