Friday, November 19, 2010

Inkspirations Challenge #49 - Pink Roses

Welcome to this week's challenge for Makeesha's Inkspirations.   Come & play along, check out the DT pieces & challenge entries at the new challenge site which you can find HERE.

This week's challenge is based on the following sketch:-

& here is my card:-

The stamp I pulled out of my stash is a real oldie (from Personal Stamp Exchange/PSX), one of my early purchases "back in the day" as my 19YO son would say.  Back in the day, when he was at kindergarten!

I have stamped this beautiful rose on watercolour paper with archival ink & then watercoloured it with four shades of pink stamp pad inks & Old Olive for the leaves & stems.  I have glazed the greenery to make it look glossy & added a hint of clear glitter to the edges of some of the rose petals.  Here is a close up:-

Instead of using a horizontal strip of DSP on this card I tried something different with the ribbon by tying the knot & then taking both bands of the ribbon back under the rose panel.  This made the knot & tails sit out nicely on the left.  The matted rose panel has been popped up on dimensionals.

Make sure you visit all the other DT members & leave them some comment love!  :)

Inkspirations Challenges Site Makeesha Brandi Carrie Cindy Helen Ilina Kirsty Lee-Anne Marisa Renée
Card Components
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Watercolour Paper
DSP:  Old Olive Patterns (retired)
Stamps:  PSX Hybrid Rose, SU Teeny Tiny Tags
Inks:  Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive
Other:  CM Cutting Patterns (Oval), Clear Glaze Pen, Spica Glitter Pen, Black Brads, Mini Jewellery Punch, Black Satin Ribbon

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Congratulations to last week's colour challenge Winner Andrea Ewen & Honourable Mention Kerry Steger!

There was lots of lots of eye candy last week, both Christmas themed & not.  I needed a card this morning, so I made one up with those challenge colours.  The crumb cake is there as sponging on the distressed edges of the ledger paper.  Makes it look nice & grubby!  :)

Card Components
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP:  Ledger Paper from 6x6 Hostess Pack (Pear)
Stamps:  PTI Everyday Button Bits (Cherry Stems), SU A Word For You
Inks:  Real Red, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Other:  CM Cutting Patterns (Circles), Clear Glaze Pen, Buttons, Dimensionals, Real Red Spot Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Library Clip, Spiral Punch