Friday, February 27, 2009

Keesh's Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #5

Hi my friends

I just received my Blue Bayou inkpad so I really wanted to try and use it in this challenge.
I love the Blue Bayou and will be sad to see it go by end March! However I do struggle a bit to give the Blue Bayou a lift with another colour - I find it tends to be a little dull. Maybe its just me!

I have used Sanded as a background for the Blue Bayou card, and have embossed in silver the Flitting By Jumbo Wheel stamp at the bottom of the card. I am loving embossing and the Flitting By Wheel Stamp is so quick and easy and pretty! Using the flower stamp from the Bold Butterfly set I stamped it repeatedly in Purely Pomegranate on Whisper White CS, and the strip of P. Pomegranate CS too. Next I stamped Think Happy Thoughts in Blue Bayou and P. Pomegranate. I used the 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" Circle Punches and the Scallop Circle Punch (don't you love how easy they are!), attached them together with a rhinestone brad, stuck them down with stampin' dimensionals and tied Blue Bayou db stitched ribbon. Lastly I attached 2 silver flower brads at the top right hand corner (not SU).

Well hope you like it! What do you think? I think I could have dressed it up further with Dazzling Diamonds but it was getting too late and time for me to get to bed!

x Julia


Winter said...

Very cute! I really like the color combo!

Pam said...

I love it!!!!!!!!! I like the colour combo and the layering using the punches.

Fiona said...

I like the embossed swirls on the base card, it really lifts the card

Makeesha Byl said...

Very cute Julia! Love the colour combo and your choice of stamps! Thanks for playing! Love Keesh x

Naj said...

Simply delicious Julia - keep the creative juices flowing my friend love Naj x


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