Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Creative Elements and Best Wishes

Greetings, Stampers! Here I am yet again with a project made for two challenges. I never tire of playing along with challenges and I hope you never tire of looking at them! 

The first challenge is a fun one from Dynamic Duos: Black Tie Week with River Rock and Brads. I love working with neutrals, and really like the desert option: brads. I used my brads in the centers of my flowers.

Pals Paper Arts has a sketch challenge this week, and it's a layout for a square card. I don't do square cards very often as I don't want the hassle of extra postage, but as this was going to be a special card for a special occasion, I thought I'd splurge!

The focal image from the Creative Elements Stamp Set was stamped on River Rock Card Stock with Black Stazon Ink. I used a River Rock Marker to color in the leaves for a tone on tone effect. The little flowers were made with a punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. I adhered them with a little dot of Tombo Multi Adhesive, then used my Paper Piercing Tool to make a small hole through both layers so the flowers would be firmly attached by the brads.
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Creative Elements, Petite Pairs
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, River Rock
Designer Series Paper: Neutrals Stack
Ink Pads: Black Stazon
Markers: River Rock
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Shapes, Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches, Paper Piercing Tool
Accessories: Neutrals Brads

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Kim S said...

I LOVE how you have embraced these colors. The variety of patterns are so fun behind those elegant flowers! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Melissa said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love those petite brad-centered flowers and the strips of DP! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

Lesley said...

This is amazing Sandy, you used the colours so well and the way you created the stems and flower is genius! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sandy, this is all-around gorgeous! Love the mix of patterns and texture on the background and the way you dressed up the stamped image with the little flowers. Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Sandy! The patterns you selected are gorgeous in neutrals! The brads are the perfect touch! Thanks for playing with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!