Tuesday, November 13, 2007

...Color Challenge #140, and Jen's SFYTT

This is my submission for today's color challenge at SCS. The colors are Whisper White, Kraft, and Purely Pomegranate. I started with an 8-1/2" X 5-1/2" piece of Kraft cardstock, and folded it in half to make a 4-1/4" X 5-1/2" card base. I stamped the Aida Cloth background stamp in pomegranate onto the same colored cardstock. I then cut the pomegranate piece into 1-1/4" X 5-1/4" strips, and matted them onto white. The middle panel is a piece of kraft cut to 2-5/8" X 3-1/2", and it is stamped in pomegranate around the edges using the flourish from Delight in Life. The edges are then sponged in pomegranate, too. The next panel is done the same way, but it measures 2-1/4" X 4-1/8". On this panel I mixed some Ice Stickles in Crystal Ice with a drop of pomegranate ink from the refill bottle, and used a thin paintbrush to color in the small circles in the flourish design. This gives it a little bit of sparkle and color at the same time.

The large and small flowers are also from Delight in Life, and they are stamped in Basic Brown, then watercolored in pomegranate using my Aquapainters. I used the Snow Blossom Punch to punch out three pieces of Glossy White Cardstock. I then layered (from the bottom with a Dimensional in-between each layer) the large flower, the snow blossom, and the small flower. I painted the centers of the small flowers with the Ice Stickles/reinker mixture and let it dry. Crystal Stickers-Pearls were added to the centers to finish off the flowers. I used silk ribbons that coordinated with the pomegranate and kraft, and tied the pomegranate around the front panel. A scrap piece of the kraft colored was placed between the first and second knot to add some more color. The flowers were then placed on the front panel with Dimensionals to complete the card.
OMG!!! I forgot to mention that Beate Johns posted one of my cards on her blog...check it out HERE! Thanks so much, Beate!
Well that's it for today, but Don't Forget The Blog Candy Giveaway On The Post From November 11th! The Drawing Will Be This Friday!
Hugs and Good Luck ~ Mercy
Stamps: Delight in Life, Aida Cloth
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Basic Brown
Accessories: ice stickles, silk ribbon, pearl stickers, aquapainters, pomegranate ink refill, snow blossom punch, paintbrush, sponge


Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

OK GIRLFRIEND!!....Those flowers are BREATH-TAKING!!!!!sooooooo YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!!!!!!!!Like HONEY to this Beeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Shannan said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!!!

Keva Brown said...

Wow..this is beautiful. I just found your blog a few days ago via Beate's blog and I must say I've been missing a TON of great cards. You are so so talented..your cards are awesome and your music choice is fabulous! Great great blog and now one of my favorites!

Lorie said...


Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card, those flowers are amazing. Fabulous colours

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, that's really pretty! Great colors too!

Melie said...

Wow, I love the second card. I would love to make that one in class Mercy.


Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Sharon in NE said...

I'll be honest, I did NOT like the purely pomegranate until you showed me how beautiful it is (especially with the kraft paper).

This is SO so beautiful!

jen del muro said...

great card!!! thx so much for playing!