Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Baja Poppy Challenge Card

Mother and I had a fun day out yesterday and I'm back to my craft room today.  Feels good to exercise the creative muscles.  Once again combining both the sketch challenge at the color challenge this week at Splitcoaststampers.  The colors are Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, and Crumb Cake a.k.a Kraft.  For the Poppy and Crumb Cake, I only had the cardstock, not having purchased the ink or any embellishments in that color yet.  So I did quite a bit of substituting with other product.

Project Notes: 
  • Rather than emboss relief the background for the daisys, I just used chalks to create the background first.  Then I stamped and embossed the daisies with Dune from Colorbox.  Worked great and the pastels didn't recolor my daisies. 

    This is a pigment ink I bought by mistake but it is a wonderful match to Crumb Cake!  I mixed lots of pastel shades together to get reasonably close to the colors for the background.  Last week, I ordered the new Pastel color upgrade kit.
  • The focus of this sketch was the decorative border.  These are the only fancy border punches I own so I attempted to cut something first with the Cricut but it was too busy - actually, it looked more like a Halloween spider web so just decided to layer a couple of the simple edges.  Kraft makes anything look classy.
  • I'm not sure where this ribbon came from but it is a pretty good match and I'm sure the buttons are fabric store finds from the left over button boxes you buy for a few cents each.  I love those!

This card goes off to special friends who cooked for me a couple nights ago!  What a treat, I was so spoiled!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Upsy Daisy and Whimsical Words by Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Red from the Primary colors fluid chalk and Dune pigment ink by Colorbox
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
DSP:  Sunshine Garden kit from SU!

1 comment:

  1. beautiful card lisa-great work on both challenges-I really like the bg you created-nice work with the chalks


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