Sunday, August 8, 2010

JustRite Inspiration Challenge


This is the JustRite Inspiration Photo


It is time for another JustRite Friday Challenge. You may use the photo above for inspiration of a color theme or combo, general overall feeling or even as layout inspiration.  When I first saw this picture I immediately thought about using the colors in the burgundy pillow with the yellow flower.  These are not colors I normally use but this was a challenge and thought would be fun. 

I found a piece of Basic Grey design paper that I thought would make a great background. The red is a little deeper tone but everything else matches well.   There is a big yellow mum in the design so chose the mum from the JustRite "Beautiful Blossoms" stamp set.  The border I chose from this set has flourishes on it to go with the dp.  The image was stamped three times and colored with Copic markers.  I found a great video called "Karen's Spellbinders die and JustRite Stamps alignment tips" on the JustRite Stampers blog on how to line up your Spellbinder dies to get a perfect cut and I had to try it on this card.  If you haven't checked out these videos you should because there is so much great info. 

One of the images I stamped was cut out with the technique shown on the JustRite video.  The second image I cut around the entire flower design, and on the third one I just cut out the largest flower.  I wanted to create layers with this flower to make it my focal point.  A Nestabilities Label Ten die was used for the yellow background.  I sponged around the cut out design to help blend it into the yellow cs.  Some Martha Stewart punched ferns were glued down behind the flowers.  I didn't have pearls to match my dp so I used a Copic Marker to color white pearls. 

I have a lot of dimension with the floral piece so decided to take a strip of the design paper and pleat it. There is a ruffle around that pillow so this is what gave me this inspiration.   I used the ScorPal to score lines every fourth inch then did an according fold.  A took a piece of yellow card stock and scored long lines on it (sadly they don't show up now) then placed a piece of ScorTape down the middle.  I placed the pleated dp on top and used a scoring tool to press down between each pleat so it would stick.  A silk bow was added with some additional leaves. 
 
My DH just washed all the windows on the house and I need to go put some things back in place that have been pulled out.  We had such a wet and windy Spring and the windows sure got dirty.  Nice to have them clean again!  Hope you are having a great weekend.

10 comments:

Liz Weber said...

Hi Selma, your card is just gorgeous! I LOVE that paper range and I love your gorgeous stamping and colouring in and the flowers look fantastic popped up like that! Loving the spellbinder shapes you used!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Lovely card and way to go on getting all of those colours in, beautiful!

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Selma! The DP background is really stunning and sets of your coloring beautifully.
"Hugs" Carol

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just beautiful Selma!! What a fun challenge idea!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Beautiful card!

Mary Jo said...

What a very pretty card. Love the colors.

Sheri said...

Really pretty! I like the colors!

Stampin' Pam said...

Fabulous - just lovely lovely. Well done.

Marge said...

Sooo pretty!!!

Tanya said...

Beautiful! Love your paper, fantastic cut work!

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