Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Really Rusty Flowers

Hi there again,

well for my second go round at Makeesha latest
challenge (a colour one this week) I decided to try and use the latest Mojo Monday sketch. Posting it today will probably make it my earliest Mojo past ever ( it's usually right down to the wire). Anyway lets start with the colours and the sketch.

I'm am a bit happier with how this card turned out, its doesn't seem quite so dark (and gloomy?) as my first try (see my last post) and I did have fun making the flowers - anyway here's the card.

Lots of retired stuff in this one, but it gave me the effect I was after so thats the most important thing. I used Vanilla and Rust as the primary colours and the Chocolate and Sage as accents. I had my first go at bashing around hodgepode too. I decided I didn't want the fastener on the LHS so after the kids were in bed out came pliers and hammer and I went to it. In the end I tried using my Cropodile which did work very effectively but it was a tad rough so, cough cough, you can't see those bumps and scratches can you! I like the end effect though. The only other point to note is that I rock and rolled the big Looks Like Spring flower, first stamping it in Sage, then rolling the edges in Rust then I just tried to roll the end tips in Chocolate Chip. The rest is lots of punches and some piercing.

Recipe: (All SU unless noted otherwise)
Stamps: Floral, Looks LIke Spring, Short and Sweet
Ink: Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Fall Flowers DSP, Spring Bouquet punch, Large and Small Oval punches, Scallop Edge punch, Silver Hodgepodge, Crafters Tool Kit, Cropodile, Sage Shadow grosgrain ribbon from District Ribbon Originals, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape, Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Flower brad, Kaiser Half Pearls


  1. Wow, that is an absolutely beautiful card. It is so stunning. I love all the detail you have put into it. I came across your site through Keesh's colour challenge and will now add it to my favourites. You do gorgeous work, thanks so much for sharing :)


  2. This is just stunning Kim! I love it! I never bought the floral background stamp but now I'm wishing I had.

  3. What a gorgeous card - your attention to detail on your work puts me to shame!!!! Love this colour combo and am definitely going to try this myself. There's an award for you on my blog. Kate x


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