Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Papertrey Pixies Challenge #2
I actually made this card a couple of weeks ago, but am just getting it posted in time by the skin of my teeth (which is a really odd expression, if you think about it; now I'm wondering about its origins). :-D Karen H. was hostess this month for the Pixies' challenge, and she gave us for inspiration this lovely set of fat quarters from which we were to take any aspect we chose: layout, colors, pattern(s), and so on. Since my favorite aspect of papercrafting is COLOR, that's what immediately came to my mind. To me, the colors I saw here were Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, and Smokey Shadow. Oh, and white of course. :-) So I made a simple card with pops of those colors. I used watermark ink and a tiny polka dot stamp on a swatch of each color, and then punched out flowers from the swatches (there's a big flower and a little flower if you look closely). I embossed the white on white panel with a polka dot embossing folder and attached the flowers to it with white brads. A Spellbinders label for the sentiment and some Orange Zest bitty dot ribbon and this card was done! Oh, and on the inside is the Smokey Shadow flower (didn't want you to think I'd forgotten it) and lots of room to write. Thanks for the fun challenge, Karen!
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II & Communique Curves Sentiments
Paper: PTI--SS White, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz & Smokey Shadow
Ink: Watermark; Versafine--Onyx Black
Ribbon: PTI--Orange Zest Bitty Dot
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug