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:

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

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

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

    Fi

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

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  5. Gorgeous card....just love that image!

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

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

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  8. Beautiful, Lin. What a great technique!

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

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

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  11. 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,

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  12. Stunning card ! Great design and such a beautiful stamp !

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Paper Sundaes !

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  13. beautiful colors and classy design. lovely card, LIn!

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

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  15. 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!!!

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

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  17. 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!

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