Friday, January 11, 2013

Floral Birthday

I couldn't pass up this week's Bloggers Challenge which is a color inspiration challenge since the colors are my favorite combination--or at least I thought they were. When I first saw the inspiration image, I saw the pillow stripes as teal, navy and sage. Now the sage looks grey. Oh well, sage goes great with teal and navy, so I'll stick to my original thoughts.
The technique used on the image panel of my card is Tim Holtz's dabber resist--a favorite of mine. The panel is sticky back canvas. The stamp is one from Judikens that I've had in my collection for years, but it has never been used. One of my resolutions this year is to try to use more stamps from my collection, especially some that haven't ever been used or that haven't been used in ages. The flowers were stamped with my white acrylic paint dabber and the background colors are from distress stains.
I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge which is embrace the old. (I hope that using an old stamp and a technique from the past qualifies.) At Fashionable Stamping the challenge is surprise us. I hope that the canvas die cut, the flower stamped using acrylic paint, and the color combination are surprise enough.

8 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Love the blend of colors and you are right, it's a sage/celery combination :-) Great card!

Dots Dabbles said...

Love the combination of colours you have used, and the dabber resist techique is a lot of fun!
Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight
Dot x

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous project with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love your project and the colors you have used. Hugs Terry xxxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card in great colors. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- loving the colors together.....Missing seeing you at Sweet Stamps!

lynne said...

The resist set against the vivid colours is so striking.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful card with us at FSC.
Wishes
Lynne

Evelyn S. said...

When I saw your tri-colored focal point, I realize that I saw the navy as black! Your card is lovely.

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! Love how you used the technique with the Silhouette image!