Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Perfectly Plum ...

Cupcake Creations has the most gorgeous color challenge this week.  Mona is a fantastic artist and I encourage you to pay her a visit.  Her work is fabulous and the card for this challenge is absolutely breath-taking.  You'll understand when I tell you my "crown dies" have already shipped and I can't wait until they arrive!  Here is her inspiration photo ...

Isn't it wonderful?  I couldn't resist creating another project with this week's delightful sketch from The Waltzing Mouse.  Using some retired patterned paper with beautiful shades of plum, cream, kraft and grey,  I added the soaring bird from Notably Ornate which I stamped in Perfect Plum Classic Ink.  This little beauty is stamped a few times across the page which gives us different shades of plum.  A Scallop Trim Border Punch with Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper created a trim edge that I layered with Raven Black Lace.

A chipboard flower shape is painted lavender and covered in Fine Cosmo Glitter.  You can see the edges peeking out.  My "poof" flower on top is made from layers of dress patterns.  After scrunching each layer, I brushed the edges across a Perfect Plum Classic Ink Pad ... the finished flower is fantastic.  See the Antique Brad in the center?  Pure vintage ... I love it.

The tag is made from Very Vanilla cardstock stamped then punched out with our Large Tag Punch.  I distressed the edges and embellished with Basic Pearls.  A length of embroidery floss adds another texture and a touch of grey.

Simon Says Stamp and Show asks everyone "What Makes You Happy?"  For me ... it's flowers!  Click on the link for other expressions of joy (and some fabulous inspiration too)!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!



  1. Oh my Joanne! What a beautiful card! I love the tissue paper flower with the glitter layer peeking out looks lovely! Thank you so much for playing along with the WMSC and the CR84FN challenge :) Hope you enjoy your nested crowns :)

  2. Wow this is stunning. Fabulous colors and you made such an elegant card. That tissue paper flower.... I LOVE it!

  3. A wonderful creation - Thank you so much for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again soon!