Friday, March 27, 2009

CBH Challenge Mar 24th & GG Design March

We were to use flowers for this week's CBH Challenge piece. My favorite subject. I also created this with the GG Design challenge for March in mind which had a card layout of 3 horizontal lines in various widths over a hand stamped or embellished scrapbook cardstock.

I opted for the hand stamped one. First colored basic white cardstock with Pan Pastels in two shades of green and rubbed to blend well. Didn't need to spray after the rubbing because it worked the powder of the pastels right into the cardstock and or into the tissue I was using. I then took a flourish stamp from Magenta (#C95182N) and rubber stamped all over my paper using Versafine Spanish Moss. Not re-inking till all the color was used on the card, giving wonderful variations of tone. I used both sides of Core'dinations canvas texture "Stonewash" collection pad - light greenish blue on the texture side and a bluish aqua color on the plain side for hte 3 horizontal strips. The top one, which is the plain side, I used Martha Stewarts "Scallop Dot" border punch on both edges creating the ribbon effect. On the middle piece, which is the textured side, I rubber stamped the rose flourish with Versafine (Crimson Red for the flower, Spanish Moss & Vintage Sepia for the stem). The quote is a Quietfire Design ATC sized stamp of a Chinese Proverb. I stamped it with the Moss & Sepia from above. The 3rd strip is the plain side again and uses one of my Calligraphic Peel offs available from ECraftDesigns.com. I rounded the corners to blend in with the roundeness of the flourishes. The card is 5.5"w x 7"h and because it's a bit wider than half an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, the inside of my card was shorter than the front, so I glued on a strip of the background cardstock from the front as a coordinating edger.


Sorry nothing on my web site for this card. You can click on it for a larger view though.

8 comments:

** Irene ** said...

Your card is stunning and so gorgeous. I love the sentiment.

Thank you for taking the time to browse my blog and leave a lovely comment. I really appreciate it.

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Willy said...

Fabulous card!

ArtCricket said...

Beautiful all the way around!

Quietfire Style said...

Lovely Yogi! Makes me want SPRING!! Thanks for taking the challenge!

Femmy said...

it's wonderful!!

Faye said...

Yogi, I love your blog and the diversity I see here. Your calligraphy is out-of-this-world beautiful. I'm sure you have received far more awards than you could possibly manage to pass on, but please take a look at the one I am giving you, posted on my blog. If you can, please pass it on. If not, I surely understand.
Faye

Faye said...

OK, Yogi, you are also recipient on yet one more award. Do as you like with them, but know that your art is really appreciated and considered really amazing. Check out the second award.
Faye

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.