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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  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 :)

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

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

  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!!

  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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