Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Leafy Challenge

It's been such a busy week so far. Why does it feel like it should be Friday already? I finally got a chance to look in on the Stamping 411 ladies and see what the challenge was for last weekend. I know, I'm late again, but at least I'm trying to stay involved with the challenge. They always have nice sketches to work with, and this one was no different. You can see the sketch here. This one was very simple so I gave it a whirl tonight. After playing around with leaf colors, this is what I came up with....

Stamps: French Foliage and Grateful Greetings
Cardstock: River Rock, Pear Pizzazz, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Soft Suede, River Rock, Pear Pizzazz, and Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot with Finial Press Embossing Folder, Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Sponge quarter, and Dimensionals
My intention was to have a very soft leafy color card that could be used for almost any occasion. I think this fits the bill. The colors of ribbon and cardstock look more compatible in person. I'm not sure what the camera and/or computer does with colors every once in awhile, but it's a little frustrating.
The embossed background was first sponged with River Rock, but looked too pale, so Soft Suede ink was sponged on over that. These soft leaves just keep calling to me and I keep using them over and over. I love it when I have a stamp set that's versatile enough to be used for different occasions and it can give you so many different styles too. This one's a definite keeper!!
Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate any and all comments you might care to leave. They really make my day. And make sure you stop by the Stamping 411 blog to see what lovely creations the operators and other "challengers" have made. There's always something there to challenge you and get the creative juices flowing! Have fun stamping!
Sharon

7 comments:

Terry & Kim said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

gbarron56 said...

Hi Sharon -- beautiful job on your card and with the sketch. Love the monochromatic color scheme -- so very soothing! thanks for playing along this week with Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Kerin said...

I love the soft colors and look of this card, great job with the sketch!

Selene Kempton said...

So soft and beautiful!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

So very soft and beautiful!

Connie Babbert said...

Wow...I LOVE the colors on this card...reminds me almost of antiqued metals! Great job!

Rhonda Langley said...

Simply beautiful! What a great color combo-I really must try this!