Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sweet Elizabeth

Today's card uses the colors from the Color Q challenge, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Black & White.

I can do pretty well with 2 colors and a neutral, but sometimes that 3rd color really stumps me.  This time it was the Bermuda Bay.  I kind of mulled it over for a couple of days and couldn't really decide on what I wanted to try.   When I opened the stamp drawer to see if something would jump out at me, I saw the little Elizabeth stamp and an idea was born.

I stamped the image with Black StazOn then colored it with my SU Markers.  Like I said, the Bermuda Bay was stumping me, then I tried coloring the edge of the oval with it, and wow, I really liked what it added.  Trouble is that in coloring the image, I covered up most of the black.

I stamped the image a second time so I could cut out the oval and pop it up with the sentiment.

I used simple mats of Melon Mambo and Basic Black.  I would have made it a one layer card, but I stamped it off center.  I think the layers worked well with it though.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Elizabeth, Because I Care
Ink:  Black StazOn, SU markers (Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay)
Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Accessories:  Stampin' Dimensionals

I'm so glad you stopped by today.  Enjoy!



LeAnne said...

Very sweetly got all the colors in one little image---CAS to perfection! Thanks for playing with the CQC this week!

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Bonnie. Elizabeth is such a pretty image. Well done with the colors.

Christine Blain said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie. Well done, incorporating all those colours and achieving such a soft, sweet result. We don't have that stamp in Australia, but I have my fingers crossed we will soon!

Yapha said...

What a lovely and elegant card! Thanks for playing at ColourQ this week!

Noelle said...

Great job with CAS, love it! Thanks for playing at CQC this week!

Sylvia said...

Lovely CAS card, Bonnie. Thanks for playing with us at the ColourQ.