Thursday, February 5, 2009

bazillions of pieces

Well, that's what it seemed like, anyway. Hello, everyone. Today's ways to use it challenge on SCS was layered embellishments. I wanted to combine it with a challenge in the Gina K forum for a birthday card for Gina.

Pink is not one of my favorite colors, so I was working a bit out of my comfort zone on this one.

I actually was working around the crocheted flower. I used the two leafy stamps from Botanical Dreams. I stamped the narrow branchy one several times on the white card stock and colored with colored pencil. Then I stamped the broad leaves on some scraps and colored with colored pencil and gamsol and cut out.

I punched several leaves from certainly celery card stock with a Martha Stewart punch and sponged the tips of the leaves with old olive. And then I punched lots and lots of ferns (another Martha Stewart punch) from pixie pink card stock. I really didn't want everything green with just a small pink flower in the center, so the addition of pink here made sense. I sponged these with pink passion ink. I just kept adding the ferns until it looked pretty good.

The crocheted flower is backed with a retro flower punch and some bits of ribbon. A pink button on top completed the pile of embellishments.

What's in it?
stamps: hugs & wishes (SU), botanical dreams (Gina K)
ink: old olive, pink passion, jet black stazon
paper: pixie pink, whisper white, certainly celery
other: crocheted flower, koh-i-noor color pencils, gamsol, sponge, button, crochet cotton, leaf & fern punches (Martha Stewart), retro flower punch (EK Success), celery grosgrain ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed.


Sue said...

This is very pretty , Melody. You certainly must have the patience of a Saint to layer all of those little punched pieces!!! The end results is lovely, though, so it definitely was worth it, even if you don't like pink! :)

sumbine said...

Absolutely beautiful card, great work!

Diane said...

Oh Melody this is adorable!!! Love all the punch branches,it looks wonderful! I'm sure Gina will love it too!!!

Anonymous said...

Just love it, what a nice card. TFS Have a great day, Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

greenc said...

WOW! What work! It is lovely!

Starla said...

OH MY!!! This is stunning!! I'm sure Gina will love all the detail you put into it!

JoAnn Beachler said...

Very, very pretty TFS