Sunday 22 November 2009

Raspberry Suite #19!


Well today I woke up without any sign that I'd been out til the early hours of this morning! Even though I felt like a dirty stop out, I felt kinda old too! I'm just not the young party animal I once was I guess! ;D

Today, I really wanted to tackle Dawn's Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge #19 and I'm pretty sure that today would have been the only time I'd get to play along! I plan to make some ATCs after work this week for our PTI Christmas ATC Swap as my deadline is the end of the week when I hope to give them in person to Dawn (I can't wait to meet you, Dawn!)

Anyways, back to the challenge! These colours certainly challenged me:
Oooh my brain was ticking overtime wondering what I was gonna be able to rustle up with those colours! Then I decided to take the actual picture of those gorgeous T-Shirts as my focus and not just the colours:I have to say that I kinda like the effect of that flourish! I simply started with some white cardstock and sponged on various inks in stripes. Then stamp my images in Versamark over the top, emboss with detail clear and brayer brown on top of it all! The brown ink resists the ink protected by the ep!
Hmm, still not sure about those buttons though! Something was 'missing' without them, but I'm not convinced it was these buttons LOL! Anyways, they're stuck firmly now so there's no way I'm risking taking them off!

Card Recipe
All PTI Unless Stated
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Friends 'til the End
Cardstock: Aqua Mist/Spring Moss Bitty Dot Basics/Stampers Select White
Ink: Spring Moss/Whispers Lovely Lilac/Raspberry Fizz/Aqua Mist/Dark Chocolate/Versamark
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Polka Dot Ribbon (Reversed!)/Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/Detail Clear EP/PTI Buttons Holiday Mix

So another weekend draws to a close, I hope you've had a fab one! I'm now off to cram in all those chores that crafting took priority over LOL!

Catch ya later!


Kristen said...

Aimes: This card is GORGEOUS! I love it!!!!

Taheerah said...

*Beautiful* card Aimes, I think you've hit the nail on the head for this challenge! I was thinking of doing something similar but still not sure if I'll enter this challenge - am so behind on my cardmaking as it is!!

Heidi said...

I love the flourish too and you nailed it Aimes! Great card!!! Wow!

Melisa Hunter said...

What a gorgeous flourish! A beautiful card!

BethieJ said...

Aimes this is FABULOUS! I LOVE what you did with the flourish oh so PRETTY!!!
Hope your weekend is GREAT!

Maureen said...

Oh, wow! it looks like their shirts!! LOL The Pioneer Woman could give these cards away along with the shirts!! Great thinking on the ink and brayer...stunning!!

Andrea M said...

Hey Aimes! Holy cow - this is fantastic! I love the emboss -resist technique! Yours looks utterly perfect. Sadly I tried this technique initially but got frustrated :( Ah well, will try another day... Yours looks fab and flawless :)

Emma said...

Oooh oooh - so stylish. How clever you are - to have brayered over leaving that beautiful flousirsh a night on the town has make mine a large one ;D


Kellie B said...

This is really a beautifully fun card!

Sharon said...

Now THAT is a clever card! The buttons are fine too. Great take on the challenge. Sharon from NJ

Daniela F. said...

Wow, the gradient on the flourish looks fantabulous! Thanks for explaining your technique, Aimes. That's definitively something to keep in my idea book :-)

Kathy said...

This card is gorgeous, I love that flourish and the colours look gorgeous together.

~amy~ said...

super fabulous take on the color challenge!!! love the flourish!

IamDerby said...

This is amazing! So so pretty! Wonderful job! I love the buttons.

Natascha said...

This is so pretty! Inspiring work, I love the technique and might try it. Thank you for sharing.

Vanessa said...

This is sooo fab! What a clever card! Love this, I have to look at it again and again!


Vicki said...

Ooow just love how you have coloured the swirls, very clever Aimes and I think your buttons look just dandy!

Vicki x

PS. Thanks for your support about the Crappy Detective!

Rita said...

Stunning card! Great technique. Thanks for the tutorial...and the inspiration!

Alison said...

Aimes, that is stunning! You clever thing, doing that technique, it's gorgeous.
Reminds me of doing wax crayon blackout pictures when I was little, where you'd scratch away the black crayon into a design to reveal all the colours you'd laid down first.

Glad you didn't feel the worse for wear after your night out!

Tammy said...

WOWZERS!! This is absolutely stunning and the best take on the challenge I've seen so far!! Give yourself a pat on the back--well done!!!!

Dawn said...

Wow, you inked that flourish perfectly! Beautiful card.

farmhouse-story said...

this is wonderful!

Terri said...

Love it! I think you did a great job with this challenge! I like the buttons. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog too. Your comments are always much appreciated.

Winter said...

So pretty! I love the flourish! :)

Unknown said...

Hey Amy, thanks for the lovely comemnt ... love your card too, and why not 'great minds do think alike' LOL!


Terri Trotter Earley said...

Super card! Love the fun brayer work and great buttons as well. Way to rock the color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

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