Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Ribbon Girls Colour Challenge #1

The very first challenge at The Ribbon Girl Blog is to use black, white, and orange.   Orange is one of my favorite colors, especially at this time of year, so I started with a glossy white cardstock, and using my Tim Holtz color-blending tool, I swirled wild honey and spiced marmalade distress inks, then added Sunset and Cranberry Adirondack inks so that there was some depth in the colors across the paper.  Immediately I  spritzed my flourish background stamp with water and stamped that over the top.  I heat set the colors, and then overstamped this gorgeous PSX stamp in versafine onyx black. 


That was then trimmed, framed in black and added to a white cardbase, but it came right back off again, so that I could stamp the flourish background on the base first.  Then I added a wide grosgrain black and white dotted ribbon to hold my sentiment, stamped on a piece of the same background, and lastly the skinny little black and white gingham ribbon in a bow. 


Also entering this into Paper Sundaes challenge, to use fall colors and into Stampin' Sisters in Christ, challenge #57, to use autumn colors and/or leaves to comemorate this first day of Autumn!

Supplies: glossy and matte white cardstocks, black cardstock, distress inks (wild honey and spiced marmalade), Adirondack inks (sunset and cranberry), versafine onyx black ink, 2002 PSX stamp #G-3322, Hero Arts CG119 Flourish Background, The Paper Company Studio Autumn clear stamp pack (sentiment), wide grosgrain and skinny gingham ribbons

18 comments:

Barb said...

Love that stamp, Lin! Your background turned out beautifully! What a lovely Autumn card!

mdoricheva said...

I love orange too. What a great stamp and a lovely card!

fi's cards and crafts said...

great autumn card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Fi

Becky said...

Stunning card, gorgeous image. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous card....just love that image!

Ribbon Girl said...

This is a beautiful card. Thanks for joining in with the first Ribbon Girl colour challenge :)

Heather Maria said...

This is so beautiful, Lin! Wonderful design, colours and distressing - you've just made me add a few distress inks to my shopping list!

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful, Lin. What a great technique!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Lin! This is truly stunning! I love the rich oranges paired with the black and white! :-)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How pretty! Love the colors and design!! Such a pretty fall creation. Thanks for joining Stampin Sisters in Christ this week!

Dawn said...

Awesome work Lin. Love those orangey colours. Perfect autumn colours and love the water stamping. I can never get it to work so well. Just love how you did it,

France said...

Stunning card ! Great design and such a beautiful stamp !

Thanks for joining our challenge at Paper Sundaes !

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful colors and classy design. lovely card, LIn!

kath said...

another stunner lin...love that stamp...thanks for joining in the first challenge over at the Ribbon Girl...hugs kath xxx

Tomo H. said...

This is so cool, Lin! Actually I noticed and looked at this card a little by a thumbnail on my browser, and I've been hoping to pop in here ASAP. Thank you for the closeup! Wonderful card!!!

Suzanne C said...

Another beautiful card using the yummy oranges and layers of images.

Deirdre said...

Great card - love it.

Patti J said...

Thanks for the head up on a new challenge blog! Your card is beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. We hope you will return to take part again next week!