Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Portrait of Neutrals

Good Sunday morning! I've been working a lot lately which has really cut into my crafting time, but I guess that I have to be able to pay for this little addiction of mine. I had a chance today to play along with Splitcoast's Featured Stamper challenge, this week the girl of the hour is Sophie LaFontaine. I chose this card here and this is my interpretation of her work:



I kept the floral and neutral theme, however, I changed up the sentiment and removed the splashes of color. The focal frame consists of a Scalloped Square, a Fleur De Lis Square and then two plain squares. I stamped the flowers and sentiment in the middle and added liquid pearls to places that needed them. :) The floral strip consists of black satin ribbon with an overlay of a daisy strip of ribbon. I then added black pearls to the centers of each daisy. The perimeter is scored and I drew a black line around the border for a little more definition. The pearls got added after I over-drew my black lines. :) Thank goodness for pearls, I ALWAYS say!

Have a great day...I'm off the next 4 days so my goal is to crank out the crafty goodness! (Hopefully I didn't just jinx myself!)




Stamps: Kind Words (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Black, White, Kraft
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Black satin ribbon, Daisy ribbon, Fleur De Lis Square, Scalloped Square & Plain Square dies (Spellbinders), White Opal Liquid Pearls, scoring board, fine tipped black marker, pearls, dimensionals
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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5 comments:

  1. Looove neutrals and you have mastered the mix on this gorgeous card! Lovely layering of nesties, and loving the lace flower strand you used. Enjoy your crafty time - lucky are we to be the recipients :)

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  2. Pretty sympathy card Andrea, you always have things layered beutifully! Have a great time getting crafty, can't wait to see everything!!

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  3. Oh, Sophie is so nice! Love your interpretation of her work. :) Wish I could've been there, watching you complete this pretty project. :(

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  4. I love that scoring technique! Wish I would remember to use it more... Beautiful card!! I look forward to seeing your crafty goodness before the job intrudes again... As you say, you have to support your habit or we'd all be very disappointed!!

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  5. Oh wow, stunning! I love all the layered squares and the beautiful flower lace ribbon at the bottom. The scoring is an elegant touch too! Lovely card.

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