Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Red and Pink - It does work!

Looking at Dawn's latest Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge I wondered how to make Bright Pink and Bright Red work together - after all they clash, don't they?! This photo is just stunning though, and these colours work so well in nature, so it shouldn't be too hard to translate it to paper, right?

I took inspiration from the beautiful flowers in the photo, and the stone work and made another flower pot card (which I saw on SCS a few months ago) - this time in a 'cement' pot.

I tried to recreate a cement look by using the Sanded background stamp with Versamark on Going Grey. As most of the cement pots I've seen are square, I just trimmed a little bit off the edge rather than on an angle. I used Circle Circus for the flowers, punching out the biggest part of the flowers with the scallop circle punch, the middle part with the 1 1/4" circle punch and then cutting and layering the little centre bit, and the leaves are courtesy of the 5 petal flower punch.

The actual card part!

Such a beautiful photo Dawn - thanks for the inspiration!

Stamps: Circle Circus, Sanded
Card: Going Grey, Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Pink Passion, Real Red, Versamark
Other: Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" CirclePunch, 5 Petal Flower Punch


danni reid. said...

love the interactive card, so beautiful!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Let me be the first to say your card is just fab! I love the flowers on the top of the pull out tag! Wonderful card!

claudia shadler said...

very nice! I love the cute flower pot as the pocket and the flowers as the insert! love it :D

Clouds :D

Jennifer E. said...

Love your flower pot card, and yes, red & pink do work! :-)Thanks for visting my blog during the 4th of July Blog hop! Hope you had a wonderful 4th!

Karen said...

What a fun, cute, interactive card! Those circus circles are great as flowers! :>

Janelle said...

Love your card. The flowers are great and the pull-out idea is a great one, too. Gotta love SCS for the abundance of inspiration! Wonderful job on the challenge!