Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Always Look on the Bright Side

Well - these are not colors I would usually grab to work with but this was the color challenge on Split Coast - Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun, Kraft and black! Pretty bright huh?!?! I used Papertrey Ink colors on my card because I don't have Summer Sun so I used Pure Poppy and Summer Sunrise which I think are similar to the SU colors.

I also wanted to try the Split Coast New Technique challenge from yesterday using Claire's Ribbon Frame. I think it would work better if I had the slot punch Claire mentions in her directions where you can punch anywhere on the card. I like her samples on the larger panel. I was limited to the size of my square since I used the hand held SU Horizontal slot punch and it wouldn't reach in very far!

DH and I are going to a Celtics Basketball game tomorrow night so I won't be posting until probably Thursday - AND - it's FINALLY time for the Stamp New England gathering in Portsmouth NH and I'll be at that Friday and Saturday! I'll be sure to share pics when I get back!

thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Verve Visual: Flutterby
Paper: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Kraft: PTI, basic black: SU
Ink: Pure Poppy: PTI
Accessories: horizontal slot punch, key tag punch: SU, swiss dots cuttlebug folder, glue dots, saddle stitched pure poppy ribbon : PTI, sponge
Techniques: dry embossing, ribbon frame

13 comments:

~amy~ said...

What a fun card Julia...love the ribbon technique!!

NoraAnne said...

You did a great job with the color combo! and wow, how cool is that ribbon?!?! Love how you worked it in there!

Joan Ervin said...

You did a great job with the challenge colors, Julia....I love the ribbon frame, too!!! Have fun at the Celtic's game and the stamp gathering...sounds like fun!!!

One4Joy said...

you're right that is bright, but we need that after a long winter of grey, don't you think? The ribbon frame is lovely..I love the presence it gives!

'See' you when you're back! Have fun

Pat (mspfd) said...

Spectacular! The colors, your ribbon frame and wonderful design are all perfect. TFS

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OH wow!! Julia! You've done a fantastic job with combining both challenges together!! I love this and your butterfly is sweet!! :) TFS!

Claire Brennan said...

Julia - this is stunning! a really zappy wee card!

Niki Estes said...

This is so pretty, Julia! I love the colors and design!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

a stunning card Julia, great technique!! love the colours ♥

Carolina said...

Double challenge - you rocked them both! Love the frame and you used the colors perfectly!!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Beautiful! I love the ribbon!

Anne said...

Fabulous! i love the way this technique looks with the DS ribbon! Bravo!!!

dpkennedy said...

Cool ribbon frame! I love the embossed bg too! Very pretty!