Friday, January 25, 2008

Blogger's Challenge, Faux Fabric & a Flower

Blogger's Challenge #31 was to use the Baby card at the bottom of Page 141 in the Stampin' Up! catalog for sketch inspiration. This is my rendition!

The top layer is done using the Faux Fabric Technique from the 12-05 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter -- unfortunately it was pretty sunny when I took this photo, so the detail of the Faux Fabric is a little lost.

The flower is from SU's pretty set, and this is how I colored it: I rubbed a Ruby Red ink pad all over it - front and back -- then I used my Aquapainter to move the color around more. After that I placed several dots of Cameo Coral Dye Reinker in the center, and moved that around with the Aqua Painter, too. I zapped it with my heat tool to dry -- and Viola!

I am determined to use up all of the Ginger Blossom Designer Paper. I love the stuff -- and I have a bad habit of not using paper if I love it too much. I decided that every scrap of this was going to be used! I have lots more to go, so I hope you don't get sick of it.

Make sure to check out the other Blogger's Challenge Players cards when you have a chance. Their blogs are listed on my sidebar. What a creative bunch! It is amazing how many variations can come from one layout.

Here are the ingredients for the card, all of which happen to be from Stampin' Up! this time around:
Paper: Ginger Blossom Designer Paper, Ruby Red, Basic Black
Stamps: Artfully Asian, Enjoy Every Moment, Linen BG
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black
Marker: Cameo Coral, basic Black
Other: Pretties Flower, Black Glitter, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Detail Black Embossing Powder, Sandpaper, Crystal Effects

26 comments:

astampingteddy said...

WOW Pat - this card is stunning! Love the technique, the flower and all! Will have to play with that technique soon...
Claudia

Connie said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, Pat! I love the shabby chic look to it! Great job with the challenge...

rozie640 said...

Love the distressed look of your card and that a sentiment stamp is your art piece. I need to do more of that. I can't take my eyes off that Ginger Blossom paper, love those colors. Your card is beautiful.

Gerrie said...

Very cool....I like to save the papers I luv also and have the same challenge as you...using it!

Sheryl said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colors and how you colored your flower!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Pat - Love the Faux Fabric.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh what a beauty. Love every little detail.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Lovely Pat...love the varigated color of the flower. Fun card and very cheerful!

Nikki Bond said...

WOW this turned out GREAT! I love the shabby chic feel to it! That flower is the PERFECT touch!!! Great job this week! {SMILES}

Anonymous said...

What a DARLING card? !!!
& thanks for the great idea about coloring the flower.
I LOVE this group.! Thanks for posting : ) Sheila
sheilamanuel@hotmail.com

MJ said...

oh yeah! That is just stunning. Love the colors, the technique, and those petite little flowers showing in the background are perfect! Love it Pat.

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Very nice Pat. I love making faux fabric cards. Beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.

stamps&cars said...

What a beautiful card you morphed the ugly baby card into! SU should have been ashamed to put that one in the catty! Love the colors and how you peeked the flowers.

Ann C.

Basement Stamper said...

Pat, I love this card, very summery looking!

Anita said...

OH MY Pat! What a beautiful card! Great job with the challenge!

Anita Van Hal
stampn@westriv.com
http://www.anitastamps.com

Leigh said...

This is gorgeous, Pat!

Amber Porter said...

Love the card, love the colors and love that flower!! I haven't broke down and bought the pretties set yet but you guys are pushing me over the edge!!

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Pat. I love the subtlety of the flowers peeking out from under the layer.

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

Way, way gorgeous, Pat! Love the ginger blossom with the black!

Charlotte said...

Very pretty card Pat. Love the faux fabric technique and the flower was an added touch.

Lori said...

Gorgeous color combination! Thanks for sharing how you got the flower colored so beautifully.

Lisa Bohler said...

WOW! Another winner, Pat! Just love it! I especially like the coloring on the flower!

Susan said...

Very pretty! I love the depth of color on your pretties flower. Guess I'll go pull out my newsletter for the faux fabric technique - it's great on this card!

Juliann said...

Very pretty card! I love the layout, the paper that "enjoy" is stamped on and your flower!

Kerry said...

oooh! Pat, Have I told you that this is wonderful! pulchritudinous, even!

Ina said...

Good Job! :)