Aug 22, 2008

BC Wk 61 - A Touch of Country





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!

23 comments:

Sheryl said...

Very pretty, Ida! I like the layout. The silhouette stamp is perfect for it.

Barb Hardeman said...

What a beautiful card Ida! I love your focal piece and the way you emmphasized it with your layers. Love the piercing along the bottom. Great job...

tonistamps said...

Now I really can't wait to get this set Ida! I love the layout too, but especially like the color you added to the branches. Great job.

Claudia said...

Ida, I just LOVE it. I think I may have to case it one day! Can't wait to get that little set!! Great Card.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wonderful sketch and an even more wonderful card. Love your images, scallops and little flower on your sentiment. Great job.

Kerry D-C said...

oooh, Ida! This is ravishing!!

thestampspot said...

This is stunning, what a card. I know the job was made easy with such awesome colours, but you took it up a notch!

:) Marcia

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Ida! Great choice of images for this sketch! Love the scallops! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Ida - love the sketch too!

Regina Cornelius said...

this is very beautiful!!! i can not wait to case this!!!

Elena said...

Beautiful card! I like this stamp set also! I thought that faux stitching is a real stitching on a sewing machine!

Suzanne said...

Pretty!

Kathryn said...

Lovely card -- the stamped image is beautiful! :)

Kathie Bailey said...

This is gorgeous Ida. I bought this set too but have not used it yet. Now I can't wait to ink it up.

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty Ida, I like these little flowers a lot and these are the perfect colors for them!

amycara said...

Very pretty! I love the scallops...super job combining two challenges in one!

Patti Chesky said...

There are so many details in this card!! I love the use of the scallops!!! Great job!!!

Lori said...

This is gorgeous, Ida. I love the stitching around the images--it really makes them stand out.

Lorie said...

Oh, goodness! This is totally lovely!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful card! Love the way you used these fall colours...you worked the sketch wonderfully!

Robin Merriman said...

Ida, this is beautiful! I love it so much that I'm casing you for my class tomorrow! TFS! Super job!

MJ said...

I love this, it is just beautiful. I think that is one of the best sketches too. You did a fabulous job on both challenges.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Ida and those colors are yummy! You did a fabulous job on the Mojo sketch, too!