Friday, September 21, 2007

Sketch a Color Combo

That's my name for this card. Ok, well not really. But I loved this week's Color Combo Challenge on Splitcoast, and the Sketch Challenge was rockin too! So I combined them, and here you go!

I really like how this turned out (although I have to admit that I'm more happy about having a chance to stamp)!! I sat down knowing I wanted to use my new Basic Grey Mellow paper & this Rust colored ribbon by May Arts.
I started with a base of Papertrey White measuring 8.5" x 5.5", and folded that in half. I adhered my layers of Chocolate Chip (5.25" x 4") and River Rock (5" x 3.75") together and then stitched the panel of Mellow paper (3" x 4") with my sewing machine.

The bottom corners are pierced with my mat stack and paper piercing tool, and the sentiment from Verve's Thoughtful Phrases set is stamped in Chocolate Chip. Using the sketch as inspiration, I tied the wide satin ribbon around in a knot.

For the main image, I wanted a clean, simple look, so I started by stamping the small flower from Office Accoutrement in Really Rust on White Cardstock. Then I stamped the stems and leaves from Papertrey's Green Thumb set in Old Olive. Matted that onto chocolate chip and popped it up on Pop Dots.

I hope I get some more time tonight...I cleaned my stamp room so I can get it all messy again! *wink*

Have a great Friday!

Stamps: Office Accoutrement, Papertrey Green Thumb, Verve Visual Thoughtful Phrases
Paper: Papertrey White, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey Mellow
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Old Olive
Accessories: May Arts Ribbon, Sewing Machine & Thread, Mat Pack & Paper Piercer, Pop Dots

14 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Gorgeous card, Shannan! LOVE that satin ribbon! Boy is that yummy!

babyboxermom said...

Do you hear that??? It's the angels singing - Shannan has posted another masterpiece!!!!

denise/geekgirl415 said...

Love that card, shannan!

texasjodylynn said...

OK, why does your thread look cooler than mine? LOL Do you have special thread secrets I need to know about? :) It looks thick, almost like linen thread or something. :) Will yu please share what you are using? Also, have you found anything like linen thread for the Janome. I need something like that. HUGS Jody

Christi said...

Wow, girl! It was worth the wait. Awesome! I love the patterned paper, the ribbon, the image...everything!! Beautiful!

Laura said...

Great card! I love the ribbon!

Sandra Smart said...

What a great card. Love the colors!

AJ said...

as always, fabulous card!! love that ribbon!! just gorgeous!

Jenny (Penelope Pitstop) said...

lovely card. I avoided this color challenge, but now that you've reminded me that I have this same B.G. paper I may have to try it. Beautiful job

MJ said...

Beautiful! Do you use your regular sewing machine on your cards? I am afraid to use mine,. Guess it can only ruin the needle right? Anyway beautiful card.

Suzy (Doan) Tyler said...

What a beauty!

chelemom said...

Sooooo beautiful! I love that Basic Grey paper too!

Christina Fischer said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the paper and that ribbon!

lisahenke said...

I just commented on your SU gallery, but I had to come to your Blog to check out this card another time. I absolutely love it. The color combo and satin ribbon are to die for!

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