I love Red, Black, and White as a color combo on cards.....so that means I loved this weeks Belli Challenge. You can find the total details on the challenge on the Creative Belli Blog. I noticed the touch of green on the book cover that was offered as the inspiration for this challenge and so added it to my card as well. I really like that little extra spark it gives.
Besides the book cover for inspiration we were to use something we have in our stamping supplies and tools that we haven't used in a while. I choose to dig out my Stampin' Pastels. I've been so caught up in using my Copics, Pencils and OMS, and watercolors that I haven't used my pastels in forever!!!!! You know what I discovered???? All the things I've been learning and experimenting with in the other coloring mediums pertaining to shading and color choice has worked its way into my coloring with my pastels.......they always looked so flat to me, but I really like how this rose turned out. I did a lot of mixing and blending of colors on it and the leaves.
The rose stamp was another image sent to me from my pal Lee. It is from Meleanie Muenchinger's set A Year of Flowers that is put out by GinaK. IF you have never been to Melanie's BLOG Hands, Hand and Heart you really should check it out. She is one amazingly talented and creative gal.
Once again on this card I got to use a lot of fun toys......My cuttlebug and nestabilities; my wonderful new score-pal; my even newer eyelet border punch from Stampin' Up; ribbon and other fun punches.
The addition of the eyelet on the edge was a solution to a mess up. I'm just getting used to my new score-pal and all the lines for scoring on it and when I scored the fold I was a line off so the card was not folded in the middle. I hate to admit a mess up and like think I can work with them as a creative challenge and this is what I did to fix the lopsided card. I did need to do a bit of trimming, but I ended up with a 5.5 x 4..25 card like I wanted. I think I took a mess up and made it work and I think it worked to make a better card as well as the white of the eyelet softens all the darkness of the black. (actually the base card stock is SU's Basic Grey; the ribbon and Designer paper are true black)
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