Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Inspired by a piece of ribbon

This card I share with you today, all came together by this piece of ribbon I picked up  last week for which I had a piece of Basic Grey paper in mind. When I matched it up I knew it would work well together, so my next thought is what image would suite this combination. So, for my post today,  I share with you Bellas Topiary.

As usual, I stamped on bella's bestest paper and colored with my prismas. After cutting out with labels #14 I left the die on and shaded around the image with versamagic pixie pink - it was a bit too pink for my liking so added some versamagic wheat to tone it down. I don't know if you can see in the picture or not but underneath the image is a layer of vellum- the next size up #14 die was too big, so I turned the die upside down (the one I cut the image with) and traced it out onto vellum, then cut it out.  It gave just enough of a difference in size for what I wanted. The dusty pink c/s was cut with labels #13.
Finished it off with some glitter on the flowers and some pearls.
The ribbon seems a bit dark in the photo, it is kind of a dark purple/burgundy color.

Thanks for stopping by, see you on friday for the challenge.


paulatracy said...

Hey Pauline! This topiary is beauiful! Love the paper you picked out too....very rich and elegant. :)

Crafty Cath said...

Love the additional layer of vellum! It added a nice elegant touch here. Can't tell you how many times I've wished for an in between Nestie! As if there aren't enough sizes already - right? Your shading frames the topiary beautifully too - a little pinky/purple and a little soft beige. Yum!

CraftyViolet said...

Love it! Love those colours together.
I trace around my nesties sometimes too to get that inbetween size. Nice card.

By the way, how do you store your clear stamps?