Monday, February 20, 2012

The Ribbon Carousel Challenge 40 with Aqua, Green, Lilac and Buttercup

I loved my box of 64 crayons when I was a kid. I'd pull out several colors to use together. This is the only color combination that I remember being a favorite. I had that childlike glee when I saw Just Add Ink's Colour Challenge 105.

This sketch by The Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog was perfect for using some spring flowers and generous dose of ribbon.

On the stamped image, I stamped the sentiment first in Spring Iris ink, then stamped the planter with the same ink. The flowers were stamped four times with Brown Stazon ink, twice above the pot and twice on a scrap of white. The pot was colored with a blender pen and the Spring Iris ink pad. The flowers were colored with Buttercup and Sweet Leaf markers, then with Spring Iris in the middle. I cut out the extra flowers and pop-dotted one in the middle above the main image and adhered two halves of the other, one on each side. I wanted the flowers to be full and spilling over the sides. Then I colored with a bluegreen Copic around the main image and used a Copic blender to lighten it. The green patterned paper has a slight paisley design, but it was so faint that I wanted to emboss it with the Cuttlebug "Mary Ann" folder. I am thrilled that they made another that fits my 6.5" x 5" cards!  Can't wait for spring! (We're having a thunderstorm here tonight, but that means tornado season is just around the corner, too!)

6.5" x 5" card recipe:
Paper - DCWV "The Sweet Stack;" CTMH White Daisy CS
Stamps - CTMH "Spring Equinox," "Flower Pot" (both retired)
Inks - CTMH Spring Iris, Stazon Brown
Other - CTMH  - Blender Pen, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, Spring Iris markers; Sweet Leaf stitched grosgrain, Buttercup grosgrain ribbons, heavenly Blue organdy; Petals Paper flowers; retired Spring Iris brads; Cuttlebug "Mary Ann" embossing folder


Nikki Spencer said...

Love the layering and use of the challenge colours and that sweet sentiment.
Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Christine Blain said...

This is a lovely card, Vickie. I really like the embossed background, the paper flowers, and the sentiment you've used. Thanks for joining in the JAI challenge this week.

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is gorgeous Vickie! I love how you've raised the flowers to give the card extra dimension. Thanks for playing at JAI this week

Jodene said...

This is such a pretty card Vickie! It reminds me of a beautiful window box with flowers :) Thanks for playing along at JAI this week!

Tess said...

Lovely soft subtle card.

KimB said...

You've created such a lovely spring feeling card Vickie, love all the details you've included. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful spring themed card! LOVE those flowers and how they pop--and I LOVE all your ribbons! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC:)