Summer is winding down (where did it go?) and kids are heading back to school next week. For this weeks Bloggers Challenge Group our challenge was a Color Scheme (Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, More Mustard and Ruby Red)...those colors to me seem to signify the end of summer and the beginning of fall as the leaves will soon be starting to change colors on the trees.
Yesterday I posted a card for Julee's Mojo Monday sketch which I had altered to suit the image I used. Since I still wanted to play along using the actual sketch this time I chose to use her sketch for my card. So this is what's been referred to by some bloggers as a "two-fer" because I'm combining 2 challenges into one card.
I just got my new shipment of stamps from SU's new catalog/idea book and wanted to use one of the sets. I chose, Pocket Silhouettes. It has the neatest little images of plants and flowers and since flowers are a favorite of mine I just had to ink it up.
My card base is Old Olive distressed with Old Olive ink. Then I added a layer of More Mustard stamped in More Mustard ink with the retired Fine Lace Background Stamp. I added a piece of the new Chocolate Chip Designer Series paper and pieces of the new Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon.
My focal image was stamped by coloring directly on the stamp with Ruby Red, More Mustard and Old Olive inks. I added highlights to the flowers with a Clear Spica Glitter Pen (it doesn't show up in the scan that well but you can see it on the flower on the circle accent). I then did some faux stitching around the image with my paper piercing tool and a Chocolate Chip marker. I layered this to a piece of More Mustard distressed with the Cutter Tool Kit and layered on some strips of scallop ruby red using the new SU Scallop punch. The sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and layered on Old Olive. I added a Ruby Red flower punched with the 3 For You punch and a More Mustard Brad. I pierced a line across the bottom and added Ruby Red brads. Although looking more closely at it now I see that a Rose Red brad found it's way into my container as the middle brad is a different color (but a close match).
I like the "Country" feel of this card. - Be sure to check out the other members cards/projects. You can find them by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge Icon on my sidebar.
Have a wonderful Weekend!