Monday, October 12, 2009

Oh yes, the kraft mood continues!

Good thing I bought a whole bunch of kraft card stock at the last show! :)
I see so many awesome things 'out there' that I just can't seem to contain myself. lol This particular one was inspired by a lovely card done on kraft with daises. Now, I don't happen to have any appropriate daisy images, but I thought this flower image was fairly close. Upon further reflection I realized that I didn't do very much the same at all! Much like the card that was inspired by Etha, this one took on a life of it's own. Don't get me wrong - I'm grateful that my mind works in such mysterious ways (usually!), but I really do *love* that daisy card!
I started by stamping the flower from the Brenda Walton Inkadinkado set on kraft paper with Desert Sand memento ink. Then I used a white, very light blue and light yellow prismacolor pencil to color it in. Except the stem which was colored with my new Zig chalk white marker (which goes on clear then dries to white). I trimmed out the flower piece, added the sentiment and edged the entire thing with more Desert Sand.
The background was stamped with Desert Sand - it's another stamp in the Inkadinkado set - and then dotted with the Zig marker in the center of the flowers. I popped up the flower piece on double foam dots, cut a slit for the ribbon, et voila!

I really love how simple and clean this looks!

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Vanessa said...

Hi! Wow, this card is fab! Love this delicate flower on Kraft!


Etha said...

This is just beautiful!! love the stamp ink that you chose, the desert sand would have never came to my mind when using kraft but it works so well for you!! ahhh, that zig marker has me intrigued, must remember to find that one :)
always on the hunt for good white stuff... always!
love your background treatment!

Heather T. said...

Wow, you do beautiful work! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog... =)

ChristineCreations said...

Oh this is JUST GORGEOUS! Love the Kraft on Kraft and the beautiful white accents!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh man! I do not use enough kraft. You have been ROCKin' it. Stunning with the white & all the others are ab fab too. I gotta break out some kraft asap! :o)

lauren said...

oh ♥WOW♥! ok, of course i had to go and look at the daisy card, and it's *lovely* and so dramatic...but...THIS!!!!!!!!!!! this is sooooooo amazingly soft and ethereal and wonderful and pretty! (& i mean, you can always have another go at the harder edged style...but in the meantime...HUBBA HUBBA!!!) ♥