Friday, April 9, 2010

Black, White, Red, Green, Purple

What do those colors have in common? Just my two cards that I want to share today.
This card came about because I wanted to use the Get Sketchy sketch #32. This is a brand new to me sketch blog that I found recently and I just had to use this banner stamp on it. It was like the sketch was made to go with the banner! Notice the NEW Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions cardstock for the card base. Just takes a bit of sanding and the design shows up.
I combined the round, rosette stamp, the Dutch Journal circle stamp, the banner stamp and the sentiment stamp, all from Pink Persimmon.
(here is a little secret about the sentiment stamp in the banner. The sentiments come with an arch shape to them to fit in the banner when it is stamped in one direction. I wanted the banner to fit in the opposite direction and so because the stamps are clear and cling, they are flexible enough that I could form them to arch the other way so that that arch matched the banner)
They were all stamped with the black Versafine stamp pad and all embossed with clear embossing powder.
And, I also wanted to play with the new Play Date Cafe color combo. Who can resist purples!!!
Now, the real deal is the colors are plum, lavendar and cream but I just had to throw in the green. WHY? Because this piece of green plaid patterned paper was sitting on my desk, just staring at me and I figured I could make the color combo my own by adding in the greens.
I had to figure out how to combine the greens and the purples and so I cut these flowers out of this Little Yellow Bicycle patterned paper and that did it. I cut out two sizes of flowers and layered them together with the foam squares in between. Notice my little scallop ruffles.
Gotta share some photos too.
We have a place in Thousand Oaks, CA called Gardens of the World. It is just there for the publics enjoyment. I have found that any time of the year is wonderful to walk around there with my camera because it is new anytime.
I spent a good deal of my time on this trip around the Koi pond. LOVE the way these lily pads looked against the water.
When the sun was just right on the water and the fish were at just the right depth, I was able to catch amazing photos of them. They are just so beautiful.
And, I was taken with the white lilacs in full bloom. As a child, one of my mom's favorite flowers were lilacs. Every year se would walk around the block to pick some so these reminded me of my mom who has been gone for awhile now.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Impressions/Core’dinations

Curious Iridescent Cryogen White/
Patterned paper – BasicGrey and My Mind’s Eye
Stamps – Banner Outline, Vintage Greetings and Dutch Journal circle/Pink Persimmon
Copic markers

Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stamp n’ Stuff
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Machine sewing


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Little Yellow Bicycle and Cosmo Cricket
Rub-on sentiment – Deja Views
Scallop scissors
Ribbon3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Machine Sewing
Pearl Brad - Recollections


Cheryl Nelson said...

Fabulous cards! (as always!) I sooooooooo love those amazing pics!! wow!! They look they came right out of a magazine!

Audrey Pettit said...

Hi Linda! I LOVE your cards today! How classy and elegant is that red and black little number?? So adore that banner stamp. You were very clever with getting it to work the way you wanted.
And oh, my, is that purple and green card stunning. Love the multiple ruffles and love the layered flower.
Gorgeous photos, too. There's no way I would have been able to get those koi photos like you did.

ScrappinCntryGrl said...

beautiful cards and I love the inspiration shots....a garden is a lovely place to get inspiration!!

Jen said...

These are beautiful! Loving your inspiration shots - ohhh la la! I'm glad you posted over at the peas so I could take a look :)!

Marlene said...

Fabulous cards (as always!)

Wonderful pics of the koi! I miss my pond. :(

ellen s. said...

love love the cards and the colors! gorgeous photos, too. i love watching koy!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful cards! Love the flower on the plum and green card. Your photos are beautiful! Real artistry in them! Thanks for playing with us at PDCC!

Kelly S. said...

Yay a banner for YOU! And I just got the Dutch Journal circle that I have been pining for after seeing all of YOUR cards! I love them all, and your new CPS sketch card with the woodgrain is AWESOME!

Andrea Amu said...

Wow, those are awesome pix, Linda... and your cards are pretty lovely too :)

LINDA said...

Hi Linda,Love both of your cards.
Your pictures are beautiful,I might
try and send you a picture of my
favorite wild flower bluebonnets
I love this time of the year.
Big Texas Hug
Linda J.W.

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous cards, love the purple & green together!

scrappermimi said...

Stunning the colors! Your photos are amazing...but that is not surprising!

Jan said...

Beautiful blog and great cards!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful card, wonderful photos too! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love you cards and your photos are fabulous! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC!!

Ruby said...

Beautiful card, it works really well with the green. I love the scalloped edging too! Your photos are fab! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Sarah Anderson said...

Thanks for playing along in the play date cafe this week :) Loving that flower and the addition of green. And your photos are stunning too