"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese
Thursday, September 2, 2010
So... it was really hard to take a picture of this photo. I got one I like, but the card is just soo washed out. Wishing I had one of those lightbox thingies.... sigh! Enough about bad picture taking, the card is really neat IRL, though and I made it for Color Throwdown and Pals Papers Arts (PPA58) challenges. The PPA challenge this week is to use pearls and I initially thought I would go with something using the colors in their inspiration photo (black & white), but then I saw Color Throwdown's colors and went off in a completely different direction.
I have had these fantastic pearl flourishes from Zva Creative and have wanted to use them for the longest time and the PPA challenge gave me the perfect opportunity. I like the idea of combining something elegant (the pearl flourish) with something a little more rustic (the leaves). I recently purchased one of Hero Arts new Little Clings - Maple Leaf and wanted to ink it up. What caused me to have difficulties photographing the card is the fact that I used So Saffron ink to stamp the leaf... it doesn't show up real well. Sigh..., again! The sentiment is from the HA set Thoughtful Messages. I cut a strip of So Saffron cs and a strip of Choc. Chip cs, punched on edge with my favorite punch, Upper Crust, crumpled both a bit and layered them. The pearl flourish was layered over top of the strips and then the leafs attached with a pop dot. A bit of dark brown satin ribbon was added, as well.
Thanks for taking a peek... have a wonderful day!
Supplies: Cardstock: PTI kraft, SU! So Saffron & Choc. Chip; Ink: SU! So Saffron, Choc. Chip & More Mustard; Stamps: Hero Arts Little Cling Maple Leaf; Thought Messages; Fiskars Upper Crust punch; Zva Creative pearl flourish; PTI Dark Choc. satin ribbon.