Saturday, August 14, 2010

Clean & Simple Card #103

I have a newly discovered favourite colour combination... I knew I'd be a massive fan of Elegant Eggplant, so when I ordered it, I wasn't at all surprised that I loved it. What surprises me is my fascination with Basic Grey! I love the subtle colour of this one.... When I saw the Clean & Simple Sketch number 103, I knew I would reach for those two colours....
I stamped my little birdy on whisper white cardstock in Elegant Eggplant, then tried a few different things on the other side, hating each and every one. Then I hit the jackpot! Rich Razzleberry, and Elegant Eggplant look awesome together, so out came the rock and roll technique.
 Still not happy with the plainess of my white cardstock, I decided to jazz it up with a wheel stamp (Bella's Border) on the other side using a Silver Encore Pad. I layered three punched mini hearts in Basic Grey, Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant on the border stamp, popping them up with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
I layered my white cardstock on Basic Grey, then Rich Razzleberry which was put on the front of a 4.25x5.5 Elegant Eggplant card.
Edited To Add - I think I've hit a crafting mojo sweet spot (Happy!)

5 comments:

Annmaree said...

OH WOW, this is beautiful!!!

Karen said...

Very nice! Love that bird ... I was thinking along the same lines for this sketch. Hopefully I'll be able to play next week when we get back home. I would never have thought of this colour combo - but you are right. It's so cool!
Cheers, Karen
www.alteredscrapbooking.com

Vicky Hayes said...

I adore your dramatic colour combo and I think the subtle wheeling on the right adds just the right amount of detail under the hearts. Beautiful!

sarah olsson said...

i love it !!

Yvonne Harlum said...

Very pretty Jess!