Enjoy The Little Things

by Joanne James19. January 2016 07:00

Good morning lovely readers! Today I am sharing a card for this week's challenge over at Pals Paper Arts:

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I'm not usually one to gravitate towards colour challenges (I'm more of a sketch gal as you well know!) but I thought this was a great colour combo chosen by the equally great Brian King and so that, combined with the fact that he finds my English spelling of the word 'colour' in and of itself rather quirky, I just had to play along! Here's my card:

I decided to make a bold statement using blocks of colour, with Basic Black as my base and each of the other colours cut with both the positive and negative pieces of the intricate leaf framelit from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and pieced together for my base. I stamped my sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it in white on an oval of Basic Black, which I then popped up on dimensionals in the centre of my card. What to use to tie the whole thing together though? I decide to have a go at making a loopy flower out of the new thick baker's twine that comes in the challenge colours; I made a few but decided one was enough to ground my sentiment and bring the whole thing together. If you've never made one of these before, they are really not that tricky when you know how. With that in mind, I made another short technique tutorial to show you how it's done - I haven't yet had time to edit it though, so will share with you later in the week. 

That's all from me today; I have a private class this morning with a wonderful group of seniors at a local residential care home and then a few jobs this afternoon before taking the James Juniors for their music lessons. Another busy day!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/19/2016 6:57:14 PM #

This is amazing!  LOVE how you did the BB die!

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Brian King
Brian KingUnited States
1/19/2016 8:44:09 PM #

OK, Joanne.  I love how you've pieced together the vine from this set of framelits in two colors.  I'm going to have to remember that I copied it from you so that I can give you credit when I do.  I love it!  Love, too, the twine pom pom you've created on your lovely card.  Thank you so much for playing along with my color challenge this week at Pals Paper Arts - I'm so glad you did.

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Katy McGloin
Katy McGloinUnited States
1/19/2016 11:04:23 PM #

What a neat way to intertwine the colors with the Botanical Builder edging framelit.  I definitely have to try this out!  I also will be back to see how you did the little twine loopy bow.  Makes me think of crochet.  Thank you for including the PPA color challenge in your stamping fun this week.  I always look forward to your participation.

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