Wednesday, 4 March 2009

More Pink and Brown!


This week's there was an 'open' theme at Wednesday Stamper but it had to be done on a 'skinny'. (3" x 5"). I was so happy to have made the front page photo show with last week's silhouette ATC but time was at a premium as I have several family birthdays approaching and need to make cards not just for me but for Mum to also send - so I made my 'skinny' and popped it on the front of a brown pearlised card!

This Chinese Cherry Blossom stamp is a favourite as I think it's really versatile, looks OK either on it's own or with other Oriental images, and can be used as a variety of greetings with the right background and colouring.

I stamped the image onto white cardstock, sponged with Tattered Rose and Frayed Burlap inks and coloured in the image with watercolour pencils. I put a dot of 'Cotton Candy' stickles in the centre of each flower which gives the middles a tiny bit of sparkle and mounted onto the card, finishing with some pink organza and brown shoestring ribbon.
It's strange that I very rarely have used this colour combo before but here this is my second post this week!

18 comments:

joey said...

Hi Viv, love the blossom, very soft and pretty. joey.x

Janet said...

wow this is soooo soft and pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card

kareNstampZ said...

This is gorgeous & you've inspired me

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent! Terrific skinny!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your skinny makes a lovely card, those pink cherry blossoms are just so pretty!

Shelly Hickox said...

Lovely card - so soft and simple. Beautiful work.

sassy said...

hahahhahha!!!!!! still chuckling at your comment....yer daft so and so....anyway lovely card viv...can yer draw some leaves on it ..pmsl,,,,, lvs sassxxxx

Anonymous said...

This is really beautiful, Viv. What a lovely greetings card it made.

Femmy said...

what a beautiful skinny!!

Dragon said...

This is lovely... I really am besotted with oriental, as you have seen on my blog I think - thanks!!! This is a wonderfully simple image but SO effective.
Frankie
xx

Deby said...

Very pretty! Great job!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

That is a gorgeous stamp and you've made a beautiful card from it!

José said...

Beautiful colours and very smart to put the skinny on a card. Esp. with the ribbons it looks great.

Flipsi said...

It's a wonderful Skinny.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Viv!
Hugs, Vanja

Debby said...

Pink & Brown are really great together. Love this stamp.

Anne said...

Very pretty, good to see you're making your skinny earn it's keep !