Saturday, June 25, 2011

Feel better in color

Hi everyone! I had some time to play around with an inspiration piece for this month's PTI blog hop. As a matter of fact, I did it over several times before I was happy with the end result.

Here is the inspiration piece.

Here is what I eventually came up with.

I started with glossy cardstock and applied direct to paper Ranger distress inks in Scattered straw, Wild honey and Spiced marmalade.

The flower silhouette is from the Life set and the sentiment is from Asian Fusion. All stamped in Ranger Archival ink.

The cornice border punch from Martha Stewart Crafts is used on the right side. I actually cut off about two inches of the main image, then punched the border and re-attached. The seam is hidden under the grosgrain ribbon.

Butterfly is punched out of black cardstock and the glossy cardstock. I had done so many of the color combinations with stamps, etc. that I just used one of the discarded pieces to punch out the butterfly. Black one is glued on and the orange one is popped up using foam tape. Designer paper is from Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Ravengirl said...

This is lovely! Those flowers are great against the gradient color background!

Marge said...

SOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!

Cassie_lu said...

The color flow is seamless

Lisa said...

Very nice...soft and pretty!

Karen C. said...

What a soft and pretty card. The flower images give this a very sophisticated look.

Tammy said...

Very pretty Laurie. Love the soft color combination and the black butterfly is perfect!

Terri said...

Very nice.

Suzanne said...

Such a soothing and pretty card! I love the colors!

Wendy ten Hove said...

The flowers in black are very pretty this way, like a shadow against the sunset!
Hugs, Wendy

Gina said...

Lovely! And I love how the black butterfly makes the shadow for the one "flying" on your card. This is so lovely.

Donna Heber said...

Gorgeous Laurie! I love the background and how well you blended the colors.