Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Splash of Colour

Hi, I'm feeling particularly smug as I sit down and write today - my Christmas cake is in the oven, the Christmas pudding is steaming away, the mincemeat is soaking and the slow cooker is bubbling away with a stew.  The whole house smells wonderful.

I sat down with a coffee at the computer half an hour ago, and saw this challenge at The Play Date Cafe and I just had to play along.  The challenge is black and white with a splash of orange, and had I seen it a couple of weeks ago I would have immediately thought Halloween, today, my first thought was this beautiful stamp from Hero Arts. The card came together 'just like that' - today is a GOOD, GOOD day!

The gingham strip is 1 1/2" x 5" and I used the yellow marvy punch to get the scalloped circles.  Now I am regularly laughed at because I hate to throw scraps of paper and ribbon away, but the ribbon was a 2" scrap that I found at the bottom of my ribbon box and it couldn't be more perfect - if only I knew where I got it from!

This was the inspiration photo:

I think I have it covered.  It closes very soon, but if you still have time why don't you play along too.

That's it for today - now I better get on with what I sat down to do!  Hope you enjoyed you visit and that you'll come back soon.

Stamps: hero arts, amuse
paper: Amuse studio - sugar, onyx, onyx gingham
ink: memento black tuxedo
misc: scrap of ribbon, Copic - YR07


Shari B. said...

What a beautiful card!

Lisa said...

Those poppies from Hero arts are so pretty! Love the pop of orange you gave them! And yay on your tiny scrap of ribbon :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

Your poppies are perfect in orange! Thank you so much for playing along with color splash at The Play Date Cafe.

Harmony Paper Arts said...

Adorable card! Love the gingham pattern.

Julie Ranae said...

I love this stamp so much and you've inspired me to get mine out and play around with it.
This is a GREAT splash design and I'm really happy you were able to play with us in The Play Date Cafe!

Chelsea said...

What a fun card!! Love it!

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