Friday, July 10, 2009

INKSPIRATION SKETCH & JEWELRY COLOR INSPIRATION FOR AUTUMN DAYS

This week, Makeesha Byl brings us Sketch #10 for her weekly Inkspiration Challenge. I love all those different layers, set off by that circle! Be sure to see what the other design team members have created ... Cindy, Karen, Kristy, Amy, and Renee.



I combined Makeesha's sketch with another favorite challenge -
Stacey Schafer's Jewelry Color Inspired Challenge #44. I just lit up when I saw this color combo of Perfect Plum, Really Rust, More Mustard, and Very Vanilla, as these are the colors of my living room/dining room, along with some touches of red (SU translation: Riding Hood Red).

On the circle, the pheasant image from the new stamp set Autumn Days was first stamped in Perfect Plum. I masked the pheasant image by stamping it on a post-it note, cutting it out, and covering the original image. The wheat images were then stamped in More Mustard several times. The rubber was not re-inked each time (stamping off). The masking of the pheasant makes it look like the pheasant is standing in the foreground of the wheat, and the wheat is not "showing through" the pheasant image. The "get well wishes" sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped in Really Rust. The border of the Very Vanilla circle was then sponged with More Mustard ink.

It's difficult to see in the photo but the strip of More Mustard cardstock above the brads has two rows of paper piercing. There are Really Rust cardstock 1/4" Circles behind the More Mustard brads.
RECIPE
Stamps: Autumn Days, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Perfect Plum Patterns DP, Really Rust, More Mustard, and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Perfect Plum, More Mustard, Really Rust
Embellishments: More Mustard 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), More Mustard Brads
Tools: Circle Cutter, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, 1/4" Circle Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge

38 comments:

Karen said...

Hiya Nancy! Your stalker is back! lol

Your card is absolutely stunning! I particularly LOVE the colours you've used - just beautiful!

Luv Karen
x

Sam said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L Nancy! I love your colours and design, they are always a pleasure to my eye.

Have a lovely weekend,
Sam.

Ange Kelly said...

Fabulous card! these colours look so good together.

kirstyscardnscrap said...

Absolutely bloody fantastic!!! I love it! I love rich coloured cards and it fabulously balanced! You are so awe-inspiring Nancy! Thanks

fiona Harrison said...

Lovely card, the wheat & pheasant work so well together. Wonderful ;autumny' colour combo.

Genelle Little said...

I love this card - the colours are perfect together and I love all the detail, just gorgeous!

Norine said...

this is so nice love the colors very fall like my fav and love the piercing
Hugs
Norine

Stacey Schafer said...

So beautiful, Nancy! Fabulous use of Autumn Days with the colors and sketch! Thanks for playing the JCI44..you rocked the colors once again:)

Cindy Major said...

WOW! What a fabulous creation!! I love those colours together (I love rich, fall colours) and you are making me rethink not buying that set during the pre-order!

Uh-oh...

TFS! Have a great weekend!
Cindy :)

Mickey Roberts said...

Beautiful card, Nancy! Also wanted to mention how much I enjoy stopping by your blog. Love your cards and especially like your weekly picks.

Linda said...

Your card is gorgeous and so elegant. It's the first card made with this stamp set that I adore.

Amy said...

This is a beautiful card!

Debbie said...

Ahhh! Can you hear me shriek from here??? I love love love this card!! I just received both those stamp sets yesterday, but alas!! didn't order that dsp (yet) Its my favourite dsp in the new catty I think.

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, as is everything you create. I love this colour combo and the images stamped in the circle like that. Thank you for sharing!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

WOW! This is really stunning, you did a lovely job!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

WOW... Great card Nancy.

xx Sarah

Dawn O (dostamping) said...

Stunning card!

Danni said...

This is one set I wasn't sure about but after seeing this wonderful creation, it's on my wishlist!! Wonderful job!

Andrea said...

So beautiful, Nancy. I love the images stamped.

Rochelle said...

What a great card! So clean and well put together. (People like you using this new stamp set is such neat ways are going to make me want it!)

Kriss Huels said...

Oh, my gosh, Nancy! This is the most beautiful card I've seen with this set yet! It's just stunning! I love your color choice and the circular layout works so well. Absolutely perfect!

Kathie Bailey said...

Wow Nancy, this is gorgeous. The colors you used just really make this card pop!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card! Love the new colors and the circle main image. TFS!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Fabulous job with both challenges Nancy - love the way you've used these colours on this card. It's really stunning - the pheasant stamp is lovely too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Hugs,
Ramona

Lorri said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh wow! Looks like your house colors!!! :) Very pretty Nancy....wowza

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW - what a stunning card - fabulous!
xXx

Sue said...

Stunning- you have used the colours really well- love it!

Lisa S. said...

Wow - I love your color combination and the little touches - like the paper piercing and the CS circles behind the brads are wonderful!

Keesh said...

WOW this is amazing Nancy!!! I love the colour combo....I am going to be jelous all year long with those amazing colours you have for this years in colours! Love the wheat and pheasant stamp too..... just wonderful. THanks for your inspired creation this week! Love Keesh x

Silke said...

GORGEOUS!!! Oh - I lovr how you designed this cards with this new Set and the new In-colors - simply fabulous!!! Hugs ~S~

Jacki said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!

Julie Davison said...

Wow! Great use of the colors and the sketch -- I love it!!

Ellie said...

WOW!!! that is so beautiful and this has become one of my fav. sets VERY Fast!!! OH I have to try that circle on a card I love that effect! :)

Cindy said...

What a fabulous card, Nancy! The colors are gorgeous but your special touches make this so elegant. Love the piercing and the masking too!

Valerie said...

What a STUNNER, Nancy!

Elaine said...

Incredibly well chosen colors!! WOW!!

Lynn said...

WOW!!! Absolutely gorgeous! If I did an "iPick" I'd be picking this! Love the colors and the sketch...perfect in every way!

LaurieF said...

Nancy, this is absolutely stunning. I will be CASE'ing you on this one girl. It is outstanding!

image masking said...

Aesthetically marvelous card!! Thanks for sharing!!