Sunday, July 13, 2008

lots o' dots

Hello. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Gina K is having a weekend challenge where she'll draw a random entry for a prize on Monday, so I thought I'd participate. It's a sketch challenge with a requirement of using only Gina K stamps, so I pulled out my set Peace and Comfort.

As a starting point, I decided to use pumpkin pie, purely pomegranate and always artichoke, because I really like these colors together. I inked up my images with markers (I substituted rose red for the pomegranate), then misted with water and stamped them on vanilla card stock. Then I used my oval nestabilities with my cuttlebug to cut all the oval layers. I sponged the two front layers with pomegranate and added a lot of white dots on the scallops. The ovals are raised on dimensional foam tape.

The pumpkin bar behind the ovals was embossed in my cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder. Since the embossing folder is just a tad shorter than the card width, I embossed each end separately since any imperfection would be then hidden underneath the ovals. Then I brayered lightly over the raised embossing with pomegranate ink and sponged on the edges.

To fold up the lower right corner of the card, I simply put it in my Fiskars cutter at an angle and ran the embossing blade across it. I stamped a small piece of vanilla the same way I had done the main image and adhered it behind the folded up corner. For a small accent, I punched a pumpkin flower and added a brad. A line of white dots surrounding the card pulled it together nicely.

stamps: peace & comfort (Gina K)
ink: purely pomegranate, always artichoke, pumpkin pie
paper: purely pomegranate, pumpkin pie, always artichoke, very vanilla
other: brayer, sponge, white gel pen, brad, flower punch (EK Success), cuttlebug, swiss dots emb, oval nestabilities, dimensional foam tape

I'm having a hard time keeping my eyes open, so I apologize if there are typos in this post. Thanks for stopping by.


cpeep said...

I nominated you for the Brillante Award! Thanks for your creative blog.

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Starla (star) said...

Very pretty Melody!! I like the color combo that you chose and you did a great job with the sketch!

Theresa said...

So pretty, Melody. Good luck with the contest!

bensarmom said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the flower under the corner.

Diane said...

Wow,such a beauty! Love all the dots and the image is oh so pretty!

Holly said...

What a pretty card! I love the colors!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Dang Melody, this is a jaw dropper for sure!

Susiestampr said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S...and that's makes you a winner.....

stampinsilvia said...

WOW what a great card! Congrats on the win!!! Love our blog by the way!