Saturday, September 12, 2009

A touch moody.

So, I had this great idea. I was going to take the Agapanthus stamp (Stampendous) and stamp it, emboss in clear, then color the background with purple & black inks. Ummmm, yeah. The purple I used ended up almost black (whups) and I'm *still* trying to find a background for it.
Once I saw where I was getting too dark I did a second panel - this time with a lighter gray center! I really intended this to be an all black & white card, but when it came time to mount the panel I just had to use this blue bling cs from Bazzill. Yum. :)
Well, you decide if you think the blue fits!
The deets: Agapanthus stamped with versamark (on white) and clear embossed. Weathered Wood and black distress inks applied with a cotton ball (yes, I'm SO technical). That panel was mounted on black, then attached to the blue bling cs. I used my nesties to cut two circles and stamped the word Dream on the smaller with colorbox Frost white (yes, I know you can't really see it in the pic, but the angle to show the glitter was totally wrong to see the ink! Argh!). I used some great gray/silver ribbon from Archivers around the bottom & attached the circles using pop dots.
At the end I decided to add a little bit of Stickles (don't I *always* end up using some bling??) on just the line flowers (not the solid ones) in two different colors. Diamond and another clear one - it looks more greenish, diamond always looks more gold to me. Then I added a line of gray/silver glitter pen around the nestie embossed line on the blue circle. What can I say? I was on a roll! :D
I love how this came together... simple, but moody. Hopefully I'll figure out how to mount the purple/black panel - I do have some ideas, but....
Hope you enjoyed your visit! Next post I'll show you my very first Christmas card of the year!


Etha said...

ohh this is gorgeous! the lighter gray center is so subtle but effective, and I think the blue is amazing!

Sandy Knecht said...

Yes, you got it right and struck it rich. Beautiful!

stamps&cars said...

Love the blue! Of course, I'm a blue girl myself.

Beate said...

Gorgeous card! Very striking.
Hugs and smiles

lauren said...

much as i love all b&w...i have to agree the blingy blue bazzill is just gorgeous *and* it REALLY sets off the other colors in a way that plain black (even glossy black) just would not have. i bow to your superior color-incorporating skills!!!

& yeah--it's a bit moody, but in a brilliantly cool & constructive artistic way, unlike SOME OF US! ;)

ps: i s'pose a person COULD make a bling-free card at some point...the question is: WHY?!?!???!?