Friday, June 24, 2011

Growing a Card

I really struggled with the Color Challenge at SCS this week to use Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Crumb Cake.  The dessert option is to use something from the kitchen.

I started off to do a masculine card, but couldn't quite get things to go right.  Then I saw this card by Vicky Hayes, and had an Eureka moment.  Vicky creates the most beautiful cards and is a constant source of inspiration to me.

Enough chit chat.  This is what I did.....


I used sticky notes, which I keep in the kitchen.  Do you think that qualifies for dessert?  I did have to remove them though.  They really detracted from the design!

The stickies masked off an area that I sponged with Crumb Cake.  Then I stamped with French Script (the old version of En Francais) also in Crumb Cake, and ended up with the flowers which I inked with markers.  I removed the mask and did a little jig!  I know, it's an old trick, but a new one for me.

The layout is from Paper Players #52;  a CAS sketch challenge. 


And Stampin' B's #116 challenge this week is to use a Friendship sentiment.  This Friend sentiment is from the You're a Gem set and it's in the new catalog.

Then I stepped it up a notch with a bit of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.


And took it another teeny, tiny notch with a teeny, tiny butterfly.



I wasn't sure about the butterfly but decided he could stay.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Pocket Silhouettes, French Script, You're a Gem
Ink:  Crumb Cake, SU Markers (Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Whisper White
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Beautiful Wings Embosslit

Thanks for coming to visit and for the lovely comments.  They inspire me!

Enjoy!

17 comments:

Shirley said...

Very very beautiful the way you did the background and then the flowers! Lovely!

Susie said...

I love all of them. Fabulous work. I saw Vicky's card too and loved it.

Lauri said...

Bonnie! SO pretty!!!! Thanks for playing this week with the Paper Players!

Cindy Beach said...

Bonnie, I love your card! Can't beat all that elegant white space and the beautiful collage image.
I'm so glad you could join us at the Paper Players.

Christine Blain said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie! I think the butterfly is a lovely finishing touch.

Anne Marie said...

Wow, Bonnie! This is a one-layer wonder, for sure. I'm happy the butterfly hung on...it is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

Nance said...

Oh Bonnie this is absolutely drop-dead GORGEOUS!! Love the colors, love the collage stamping on the sticky note crumb cake background! And that little butterfly? Perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!! :-)

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie! I love the extras you added! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Nikki Spencer said...

A gorgeous card Bonnie! love the extras and yet it's still cas & very striking.

Vicky Hayes said...

Thanks for the mention Bonnie. It's such a great technique - I can't stop using it! Your card is absolutely stunning. The colours are brilliant together and the ribbon and butterfly really complement the inked image.

Faith A said...

Fabulous

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

This is gorgoues Bonnie! So simple but effective.

pam124 said...

BEAUTIFUL CAS card. Wow, you made a little look like a whole lot!

Thanks for joining the StampinB challenge this week and hope you can play again next week!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous card Bonnie, love it, Gay xxx

Benzi said...

Love it, Bonnie. That seam binding is fabulous. I do LOVE Cherry Cobbler. I think you did a fine job with your dessert. Glad you joined the Stampin B's with your friendship card.

Trish said...

This is GORGEOUS! And I have all the stuff to CASE it! *dances jig! Thanks for this inspiration!

Shar said...

Lovely card! Beautifully done!