Hi! This card was made for today's Color Combo Challenge: Suede, light blue and ruby.
I saw this combo and thought, "Hmmmm...that sounds like a quilt that is on my bed!" So I rushed in and checked. Well, I was right! The quilt is OVER 100 years old...Try 125+ years. Because of it's age, some of the areas have become "aged" and are suede in color. I decided to take that idea and "aged" my card!
Burnt Umber and Cognac sponged together get a color so close to suede that I was giddy with excitement...Okay, it doesn't that a lot to get me excited when it comes to papercrafting...LOL I stamped the SUNflower in Burnt Umber and cut it out. Next, I sponged in Cognac for the center, and Moulin Rouge for the petals. I added in Cognac to AGE the Sunflower. The butterfly is a Spellbinders die. I cut it out, embossed it, and rubbed the Burnt Umber pad over the embossed areas. Next, I sponged on Palette Ink's Ballet Blue, it's VERY close to LIGHT blue. Next, I sponged in Cognac to "shabby it up!"
The lace border is a Spellbinders die that was cut and embossed. I sponged on Cognac and then used a sanding block to create highlights. I also sponged on Cognac and Burnt Umber onto the background papers.
Finished Card Size: 5 1/2" square
Total time to complete: 38 minutes
Registered: May 10, 2006 Location: Westminster, CO Posts: 22196
Tue, Jan 19, 2010 @ 7:06 AM
Faith, lovely job getting your inks to work magic for you. As usual, your work is stunning.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia
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