Friday, March 11, 2011

Colorful Pansies and a Timeless Dance

Pansies are one of my favorite flowers with their sweet little 'faces' and beautiful colors - every spring they are one of the first flowers I plant in my garden.

I made this card to help Karen Barber illustrate her color challenge over at Split Coast this week. She chose Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush and Bashful Blue for us to use, a lovely combination don't you think? Her dessert option was to use a white gel pen on our creation.

For my card, I first dry embossed a deckled oval Nestability in the center of the card. I used copics in colors similar to the three challenge colors for my cluster of pansies. I cut out the image and adhered it inside the frame with foam tape. Finally, I added yellow stickles to the center of my pansies and some dots with a white gel pen.

My pretty pansie stamp is from Rubbernecker

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Pansies #506-04
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam tape, white gel pen, yellow stickles, Copics #V12, V17, Y17, BG10, YG03, YG13, Exacto knife

This week the Split Coast teaparty honored Roxie our long suffering SCS Sketch Challenge hostess! We all headed off to the Roxbury for a wild night of dancing! I'm bringing a rather sedate victorian couple to add a little class to the evening (if that's at all possible!! LOL!!!) but boy can they 'cut a rug' - look at those pointed toes and uplifted elbows!

There is absolutley no stamping on my card today (gasp) just a focus on the dance and the sketch (which is last week's SCS sketch)

This lovely image came from Dover Publications who publishes copyright free images on disk that you can download, resize and print to your heart's content!

I added some ice stickles to the ladies hair ribbon, shoulder and edge of her dress and a little to the man's waistcoat for some shimmer.

Hope you can stop by on Sunday - all of the Rubbernecker DT will be previewing some brand new stamps being released on Tuesday 3/15. There will be a chance to win free Rubbernecker stamps - whoo hoo!! and check out the newly refurbished Rubbernecker Blog!

Stamps: none!
Paper: white, smokey shadow - PTI, DP Websters Pages Petite Papers Collection Combo pack
Ink: none
Accessories: Victorian dancers from Dover Publication Full Color Men & Women Illustrations, foam tape, Crystal ice Stickles, exacto knife


Laurel said...

Fabulous cards, that first one is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Such gorgeous creations Julia!! Really love those pretty pansies!! HUGS

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are so pretty Julia! Love the pretty Pansies-so delicate! Have a great weekend!

Mara... said...

Great cards Julia. The first one is simply stunning!!! I love the frame and the color combo of the flowers is just gorgeous!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous creations, Julia. Your pansy card is gorgeous! What a beautiful design.

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pauline said...

Two gorgeous cards, but my fave is the pansies one! The colouring and the cutting is great, and looks so effective on the embossed frame.