Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thanks a Bunch...

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. -John RuskinReady for a Color Challenge?? This week's Anita Be Stampin challenge is a Super fun color combo! I have to admit my first thought was...Ummmm, HOW? But then I gathered my paper and started seeing ideas...this is a really gorgeous combo! I grabbed some scraps I had on my table from some older, retired Imaginisce papers and my Bears & Bunches set.

I have been seeing some gorgeous cards with images not being colored in, so I started with that idea. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stamped the bear on Vanilla paper. I couldn't do it though...I had to have SOME color. I decided to just add a touch of color with my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I wanted to add a Ruffled paper trim sewn on the card like in this week's Catered Crop Recipe...I didn't follow any real instructions, but I think it came out pretty cool! :)

Here's a peek at the ruffled paper...
Supplies: Stamps: Bears & Bunches (Anita Be Stampin)
Paper: Twitterpated (Imaginisce,) Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, Vanilla
Ink: Distress Ink Vintage Photo and Old Paper, Pencils, Gamsol
Misc: Vintage Button, Divine Twine, Twill Ribbon, Starust Stickles, Zva Creative Pearls, Sewing Machine, Scallop and Regular Circle Nesties


Anita Be Stampin:

Just Us Girls:

Catered Crop: (I used: Polka Dot Paper, Kraft CS, Ribbon, Button, Sewing Machine, Ruffled Paper, Scallops, Circles and Swirls)

Etsy Inspired:

Digi Design: Stitches

Partner in Crimp: 3 or More Layers

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Rachel, I love it!! I love that ruffled paper, now I will have to try that!! Love just a touch of color on your image. Gosh, gonna have to try that too!!! Your card is just perfect really!!!!

  2. Great color challenge.

  3. This is adorable! You really rocked these colors! I love that image... it's so sweet and your layout really accents it. I like how you did the circle with the flowers hanging out of it... great idea!

  4. Ooo, so pretty, and cute, too. I love the ruffled paper look. I'm gonna have to try it.

  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ruffled paper!!! I've never seen that before! The colors are as adorable as the image.

  6. Ok, I seriously LOVE the stitching along the folded paper! This card is just adorable! Thanks for joining us at DDH!

  7. So cute! I love how you colored so lightly, it looks awesome! Really cute stitched ruffle! Thanks for playing along at DDH!

  8. WOW Rachel! This is FANTASTIC! Love that sweet little guy and your coloring is amazing! GORGEOUS color combo! Terrific take on the the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

  9. How cute is that ruffled paper... you're a smartie there! TOO CUTE! And don't get me started on how you colored that bear... OMG! Thanks for adding this cutie to our DDH gallery!

  10. Your card is sooo pretty Rachel! I love the colors & design...it's FAB! Thanks for joining us at Etsy this week!!!

  11. Sooo cute! I love your main image and the ruffled paper is a wonderful addition to your perfectly balanced and detailed card. Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week!

  12. Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!


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