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.
However!
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!


5 comments:

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?!?!???!?