Sunday, November 04, 2012

Four Season

 Hi there,

Another "New" stamp set today. This time I inked up the Hostess Four Seasons set that also arrived this week. I like birthdays!LOL

I am going to attempt to enter the one card into two challenges this week. I haven't done this before but a sketch from Freshly Made and a colour combo from Pal Paper Arts were just perfect to combine, lets face it who doesn't love a good sketch to motivate you. Thanks Cindy.

Here is my card:
The colours are those of the Classy color Challenge PPA146 at Pals Paper Arts Challenge

 These are very classy colours indeed. I stamped the birdies in alternate colours and then punched them out using the 1 1/4 inch square punch. I also stamped some extra birdies in opposite colours so I could cut and mount them to give a little definition.
I added the Very Vanilla mat but thought it looked so plain so I took the single flower stamp from the set and randomly stamped in Riding Hood Red. Much happier.

The layout from Cindy's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches FMS#59

I have taken inspiration from the extremely talented and layering obsessed (my opinion, not hers! I counted up to 16 layers a few weeks ago) Narelle Farrugia I think her cards look so elegant, however I think I need to work on my accuracy, I don't know how Narelle gets her margins so exact every time. The Riding Hood Red is textured card stock, I think it adds a little something without having to emboss that can add extra bulk to the card especially when layering.
I'm spewing i had run out of Crumb Cake Satin Binding Ribbon so had to use Very Vanilla.
Anyway I am very happy with the end result and look 9 layers! LOL


Narelle Farrugia said...

I'm sitting here laughing at your post right now Dani! I AM layer obsessed - I just can't help myself! They keep adding themselves to my cards when I'm not looking… You've now turned into my mum who counts my layers and says "now Narelle, don't you think you've got too many layers?"
I really love your gorgeous card Dani! Those cute little birds are fabulous. Love how you've stamped them in opposite colours to the squares and raised them up. Thanks for playing along (and making me laugh at your post) at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Linda Callahan said...

No such thing as too many layers! This is beautiful! you rocked those colors and the sketch!

Jen said...

I have to agree that layers are what it's all about and nobody does it better than Narelle! I really love how you've done your squares in opposing colors and took the time to fussy cut those wee birdies! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Sannes said...

Your layers are lovely! :) Great job combining these two challenges. Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch!

Jen Timko said...

Your use of color here is fantastic!! Looks to me like you have the layers just right! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

LeAnne said...

This is adorable...I love the layers too! And those little birds are as sweet as can be! Thanks for sharing this with us at FMS!