Hiya friends! It's Thursday and you know what that means....welcome to another week at the Create with Connie & Mary challenge! This week those crafty gals have a lovely color combination for you; check it out:
Pretty, yes? These colors seem very sophisticated and elegant to me--I pictured an elegant LBD (that's little black dress, dont'cha know) with a camel hair coat and a deep red flower brooch. Can you see it? I did! So with that in mind, I created this:
Pretty clean and simple really but the wow comes from the flower and the lattice background. I used the Lattice die to cut some More Mustard cardstock and laid it at the top of a 3.5" x 5" piece of Very Vanilla. I ran little bits of snail tape at all of the intersecting loops. I got a little bit outside the lattice edges but when you emboss it, you can't see it at all.
Then I ran just the top two thirds of the whole thing through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder. The result is a really cool inlaid embossing technique with enough space at the bottom for a sentiment. The whole panel was matted in Cherry Cobbler to pull in the color of the flower. And speaking of the flower:
It's made with two Cherry Cobbler flowers cut from the Fun Flowers die. I ran both of them through the paper crimper many, many times to break down the fibers and peeled the larger one apart. I flipped one side over for a sueded look. Each petal was turned upward by a few passes with the bone folder. For the center I used a black flower punched with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch and a More Mustard designer button. A little flourish of Basic Black wide striped grosgrain ribbon was tucked behind the flower to mimic leaves and add a little flair.
Pretty simple but the color combination packs a punch doesn't it? Be sure to check out the rest of the design team where they are sure to have some gorgeous creations! I hope you'll think about joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary...I can't wait to see what you make of these colors. If you do join us, please link up your crafty goodness by Wednesday, November 16th at Noon (EST) to be considered for the Top 3 picks! Thanks for stopping by today!
stamps: sincere salutations
paper: basic black, very vanilla, cherry cobbler, more mustard CS; patterns designer series paper stack (regals)
ink: jet black stazonxtras: lattice die; fun flowers die; designer buttons (regals); blossom bouquet triple layer punch; basic black wide striped grosgrain ribbon; square lattice embossing folder