Friday, August 27, 2010

Nature's Bouquet

Ahhhhhhhh......It's finally Friday!! I am soooo ready for the weekend!!  I still have a couple of projects that I completed this past week to share with you, but not today!! Today is Just for Fun's Friday Color Challenge.  This week week we are challenging you to join in the fun with the following colors:






 I have to admit to you that this card went on a completely different path from where it started!!  I began with my favorite technique (who is going to take a guess?  Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?), the wrinkle free distress technique on a piece of very vanilla card stock with Distress ink in Peeled Paint, Fired Brick and Mustard Seed.  Instead of using water to bead up the inks, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl.  I stamped Nature's Bouquet from JFF with Distress in in Black Soot and embossed with black embossing powder. I then distressed the edges with my distressing tool and sponged with Distress Antique Photo ink.  I got a little heavy handed with my distressing with the ink, so I went back and sponged some more Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint. I then once again spent WAAAAAAY too long trying to get my ribbon treatment to work with one of T!m Holtz's accoutrements buttons.  If anyone has the slightest idea how to attach a button to a bow, I would appreciate a "how to"!!  I finally resorted to using a piece of brushed gold wire to attach the button.  I rolled the ends of the wire to make a swirl flourish.

 I then punched a scrap piece of paper that had been misted with Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist Olive with one of Martha Stewart's punches (sorry.  This would be one of the punches I have NO idea what the name is).  I deliberately didn't punch to the end of the paper to give the punched image an outside border.  This was then mounted on a trimmed piece of my new pack of 7gypisies Market design paper (from the 6x 6 pad).  Everything was mounted on a piece of DCWV textured black card stock.  The final card size is 6x6.  Supplies:  Paper:  DCWV black, 7gypsies market, SU's very vanilla.  Stamps:  Just for Fun's Nature's Bouquet G3436.  Inks:  Distress inks in peeled paint, fired brick, mustard seed, black soot.  Accessories:  black embossing powder, Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist in pearl and olive.  Ribbon, Tim Holtz's accoutrements buttons, wire, Martha Stewart punch. 

Make sure to stop by the other team member's blogs for some more inspiration and then join in the fun on the Just For Fun Blog!!


Thanks for dropping by again!!  I will be back with more projects over the weekend!  Until then......make time for some type of CREATIVITY today!!

8 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

This is wonderful! I swear I thought it was done on metal. The way your colors blended and hi-lighted is Way Cool! Well done!

ProGiftNet said...

This is really nice! Thank You!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This card is so pretty. Great technique!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This card is so pretty. Great technique!

Broni said...

Beautiful background, Starla! I love how you attached the button with the wire! Did you hear back from Tim yet??

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Starla! I love the background.

Margarita Ybarra said...

Love the wire attachment swirl, and all the blended colors.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh wow! this is definitely drop-dead gorgeous! wow! i'm speechless! WOW! and you make it sound so easy too - and funny.

wow!

hugs :)