Tuesday, August 21, 2012

PDCC #145 (Burnt Sienna, Mustard, Slate) and Hero Arts Sketch Challenge

Love the color palette of the current Play Date Cafe Challenge.  I think the slate adds a bit of sophistication to these harvest colors:



I always seem to reach for this Real Blossom stamp from Hero Arts whenever I sit down to create a fall card - probably because it reminds me of a mum:



I also wanted to play along with this month's Hero Arts challenge so I based my card design on one of their sketches.  For some reason I struggled with this one:(  I couldn't figure out how to add a border to the bottom of the stamped panel.  I finally remembered I had this striped ribbon in my stash and after adhering a strip of double-sided tape I pleated it onto my panel.  I've been seeing alot of inked and embossed panels in my travels through blogland and decided to use this Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder to echo the dots in the dotty pp.  Butterfly from Hero Arts Antique Engravings was embossed on pp.  Sentiment is from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings.  All edges were distressed with Ranger pumice stone distress ink.
Other Materials Used:  Stampin' Up rust and grey cs, Papertrey ink rustic white cs, WPlus 9 banner die, W R Memory Keepers corner rounder, Michael's pearls colored with grey Sharpie, Ranger rusty hinge distress marker, Tsukineko smoky gray pigment ink, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Sunshine pp, JoAnn's striped ribbon

Don't know if you've gotten a copy of the Paper Crafts Card Design Handbook yet - nearly every page of mine is dogeared already and I've read different sections aloud to my husband while "watching baseball" with him:)  I had to giggle when he looked at my card and without even batting an eye said "Well, it looks like you've made the mustard color your gallon, the rust your quart and gray your pint."  Gotta love a guy who actually listens :)

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!


13 comments:

maria mcclure said...

Luscious. Am I allowed to say that about a card? ...and now you've intrigued me about the Card Design Handbook. It sounds as though it contains solid advice because this card is LUSCIOUS. :)

~amy~ said...

absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Angi said...

Love the butterfly and the pearl gems. Thank you for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Barb said...

I'm giggling at you hubby's comment! :) (and he's right!) Love this gorgeous card, Robin! The stamping on the embossed panel looks so awesome! I LOVE that handbook too - many marked pages in mine also!

Kirsten Corby said...

Very elaborate card. And wow, your husband really does listen, lucky you! :)

Kirsten Corby said...

Very elaborate card. And wow, your husband really does listen, lucky you! :)

joy said...

Yep! Your hubby is right on! This is a wonderful example of that principle and I love the embossed panel. I so enjoy seeing your cards, Robin - you are an inspiration to me!

Lin said...

Beautiful use of these colors, Robin! I love that you added dps and embossing to your stamping! This is a real standout, my friend - I'd call it a winner!

Rosemary said...

one word: STUNNING!!

Maureen Morton said...

Such a knock-out with so much rich texture, Robin! I am not a fan of harvest colors, but you have used them so masterfully with the slate as a balance. And that ribbon - I have tried this numerous times without luck. While hubby was watching baseball, you hit a home-run!!

Brenda said...

Oh Robin this is so beautiful, beyond words really! I love your style! (Hopefully I can find mine again once we are settled down). Hugs, Brenda

Michelle said...

I think men hear better while watching sports...your hubby is funny! But, oh my, Robin your card is drop dead gorgeous!!! I can see why you love the floral stamp...beautiful! I love the embossed panel and the ribbon is the perfect accent!! Love it!

Greta said...

Loved this card when I saw it on Flickr. Made me laugh--what a hubby!