Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Rosy Cottage Plums...


I got the chance to play along with this week's SCS Colour Challenge today - Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke and Rose Red. I wanted to do something 'floraly' so I pulled out Cottage Garden, a set I haven't used a lot but have been keen to try. Here's what I came up with:

The Cottage Garden set comes with 'two-step' flowers so you have both a solid and an outline image - I used them both with Perfect Plum ink and sponged the same ink around the tips of the petals of the outline flowers. I pierced around the main panel with a piercing tool and mat pack. The greeting (and the gorgeous frame around it!) is from Just Believe. I stamped the frame with Always Artichoke and the greeting with Perfect Plum. The background DSP is from the Sweet & Sour speciality paper (which has a glossy flourish on it - absolutely stunning IRL!) - the little strip across the middle is the reverse side of the main paper. I added some white organza ribbon and some basics rhinestones to the centres of the flowers to finish.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Cottage Garden, Just Believe
Ink: Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum
Paper: Sweet & Sour DSP, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Accessories: basics rhinestones, white organza ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


Marisa said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous ribbon!!!

Allison said...