Saturday, January 29, 2011
Bling and a Vase
As I've said many times, I am blessed to have a house full of blue jeans, dirty socks, mud caked boots, cars and trucks and two little boys. Not too much pink around this part of town...
Whew! This monochromatic card marks the final challenge for me for Moxie Fab World's Color Inspiration for Card Maker's Week and thus the most personally difficult in terms of color. So happy that I stuck with creating something for all six color schemes! I am not exposed to much pink in my house and it extends to my craft area so I search high and low for solid colors that matched the swatches. (I think I might have blown about ten inches of dust off each paper piece.) I also resisted the urge to pile on the frills and layers that I usually associate with this hue and kept it clean and simple with a few stamps from Furnishing Fun by Schlosser Designs.
A few notes to myself: Stamped the shelf in chalk ink and then kissed it with the woodgrain stamp-cool effect, must try again. Softened the edges of the main panel with some white ink to add a bit of dimension (hard to see in the photograph)-remember this ink gets everywhere! Make more of these in other monochromatic hues for a card set, perhaps adding glossy accents instead of rhinestones if the bling is running low...
Cardstock: (Pinks) The Paper Company
Stamps: (Vase, Flowers and Shelf from Furnishing Fun) Schlosser Designs, (Woodgrain from Woodgrain Silhouettes) WPlus9, (Sentiment from Fillable Frames #2) PTI
Ink: (Pixie Pink Pigment) SU, (Pink Chalk) Colorbox, (Fresh Snow) PTI
Markers: (Regal Rose, Rose Red) SU
Embellishments: (Rhinestones) Basic Grey
Other: (White Gel Pen) Signo, (Colored Pencils) Prismacolor