Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Look at this ribbon!

Good morning everyone, a damp day here in Pennsylvania but a nice temp. Fall is just around the corner, you can feel it in the air but I love the cooler temps and the leaves changing, such a pretty time of year I think. Ok, enough rambling, my card for today is for a couple of challenges, the first one is for Kraftin Kimmie and that is to use one of the first stamps you received by her. My image is Clara and I have always loved her. She seems almost Victorian to me and so charming.


And the gorgeous ribbon you see running down the side is from my fellow ladybug (and owner) of Ladybug Crafts Ink, Kerry. She sent me some with my last order and the color is just stunning! To make sure nothing takes away from the color I kept the rest of the colors in the card pretty simple and used a bunch of taupe shades. The sentiment is a digi from Bizzy Becs and I put some scor tape down and crinkled the ribbon along it for some texture. The second challenge I am entering is A Card and a Half which my friend Clare's sister runs. They are asking that you add texture to your card and have a lovely sketch to follow, not too many layers which I like. So I pulled out one of my embossing folders which I really should use more often and centered my image in it then used some chalk to enhance the edges. Anita and Lisa, thanks for the tips and will let you know how the ink dusters work out by the way. Okay, time to make some tea and have some breakfast. Enjoy your day!

14 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Amanda - what a gorgeous colour .. i love it ! - and yes i can see the victorian side of her lol
Lisa x

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful ♥

Elaine said...

oooo delicious Mrs!
Love this card..the image is sweet and your colouring and colour scheme is P for Perfect :)

Love that ribbon, very yummy.

Hugs
You
xxx

Danni said...

That ribbon is gorgeous as is the butterfly! What a wonderful card, so pretty!

Anita said...

This is gorgeous Amanda. Love the colors you've used and that ribbon is stunning and so perfect for your card.

Rea said...

Adorable card Amanda, the ribbon is so pretty, and I like how you laid it on the card. Love how you used the white, to keep it simple.

Clare said...

Wow such a lovely card hun. That ribbon is totally lush!!! such a gorgeous colour as is the colour on the image. I agree the image does look victorian, a very sweet young lady. Thank you for supporting Helen's Card and a Half Blog darlin. Big hugs Clare xxx

gobeagirl said...

Amanda this is just stunning! I love your card and how you have colored her to go with your wonderfully beautiful ribbon. Gorgeous! I too think this looks victorian and I think she looks so sweet surrounded by your embossed frame. Have a great evening. Hug, Lisa

Patty Sue 2 said...

I love the suttle colors and the ribbon is beautiful. That is a beautiful embossing folder and the butterfly is a wonderful touch. Great job!

Pami said...

OMG Amanda this is just fabulous, I LOVE the gorgeous lush colour! Hope all ok with you. Pami x

Karin said...

You are not kidding about the ribbon! That is a stunningly beautiful color! Very sweet and I like the butterfly embellishment too :)

Mary J said...

WOW!!! This is totally amazing Amanda!!! You've framed her beautifully, coloured her beautifully and embellished it beautifully!

Hope you have a fab weekend planned my lovely friend!

Marta S. said...

oh!! So pretty card! Love the colors - fabulous :)
Hugs from Poland :)

Helen Jolly said...

So beautiful! thankyou for coming to play x