Oh So Dreamy!

A card for CCG #182
This week's Inspiration Board?
Soft, smooth, gorgeous!
Oh, and the colors, they're pretty neat too!
The song you are hearing right now?
It's what's playing right now at CCG.
Love how it TOTALLY suits the inspiration photo this week!

{ The Design }
Here is the card I made for the challenge. I managed to get some creating done. I had a terrible time getting good lighting this week. I was hoping for sun today, but to no avail. So I had to take the photo indoors and it was yucky. Either my point and shoot camera is a terrible one, or I just stink at photography! I played with the different camera settings and lighting, but it photographed either too dark, too yellowy, too grainy, and way too frustrating. So I added the glow. I like the pretty glow!

From Studio Calico: Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Everafter (Hey Diddle kit); Stamp: Studio Calico (Yearbook kit)
From my stash: Cardstock: Colormates (white), Bazzill (cream puff); Punches: Martha Stewart (bracket), EK Success (fleur de lis), Fiskars (unknown); Stamp: Sassy Stamps (floral leaves); Other: Chalk, Ink, unknown ribbon

{ My Inspiration }

{ Color Combos Galore #182 }
 { Pencil Lines Sketch 227 }
The Color Combo: The Designer's Challenge was to create a tone on tone project using three of the colors and one color as the accent. I chose the silver as my accent. The last color was a little tricky because I meant it to be a gray with a hint of green. It didn't realize until after the Reveal, when I looked at my bedroom comp, that it hinted more green than gray.

The Sketch: When I saw this sketch, I knew I wanted to make a card. Simple. Easy. A bow in place of the title and the HOME stamp was my journaling spot.

{ Some Details }

The Deets: I really tried to make a bow. Key word: tried. I really don't know how to do them. I will keep practicing though! I think it looks flat and smushed, lol!

In the second closeup, get ready for this....I whipped out the corrugator-crimper-maker thinga-majiggy from WAY BACK WHEN. I used a 2.5" square piece of cardstock, punched the edges, then ran it through the crimper. I think that is the width you need to punch once all around.

I used two different lace punches, sanded the edges a bit and chalked them. I ended up having to chalk the HOME image with pencil because I didn't have a deeper gray ink.

This color challenge is over now, however a new one will be revealed later on tonight. Stop by and play along with us, Studio Calico's Waleska Neris will be joining us again and the colors are divine!

Thanks for looking!
Have a fantabulous day!

The Links:
Color Combos Galore #182 | Pencil Lines Sketch #227 | Studio Calico | Waleska Neris

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Bente Fagerberg said... [Reply]

Woo hoo Janet. So glad that you are posting on CCG again.And you are truly back in style!
Love the take on the sketch. So clever to swap the title for a ribbon. Is that seambinding...? Oh,-I love seambinding!
Pure elgance janet, is what this is, and very appropriate for fashion week...Tfs!

Melinda said... [Reply]

WOW I think your bow looks flippin fantastic!!! Loved these colours but I couldn't get anything to work for me this week.. :( Looking forward to the next one tho! take care xx

Nerrida said... [Reply]

That is just the most beautiful card and so perfectly made. I am loving every piece of your work that I see! Off to have more of a look.