There's a really fun challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays: to make a red, white and black card inspired by a book!
I was working with this silhouette stamp earlier today and as I was putting it away, it occurred to me that it could represent Colin and Mary in The Secret Garden, a children's book about 2 lonely children who became friends while bringing a garden back to life. Still one of my favorite books.......Here's my card:
supplies: white cardstock, excerpt from "A Secret Garden", K5353 In the Garden, Adirondack Cranberry ink, CL434 Just Find Me, versafine onyx black ink, red satin ribbon
Given the choice, I would NOT have chosen red for this card, as my sensitivities envisioned their garden to be all pastels :)). But the challenge says red, and red it is! Years ago Lucy shared a document that she had put together with an excerpt from The Secret Garden; that is my background. I just stamped right over it, trimmed it out, and framed it with a thin black frame.
I'm entering this also into Simon Says Stamp and Show's Anything Goes Challenge, and because of that beautiful red ribbon, I'm also entering this into the Fashionable Stamping Challenge.