Friday, 29 April 2011

I Was Wrong

Well my prediction for the Play Date Cafe was wrong lol. They didn't opt for a red, white and blue combo. In fact, none of the colour inspiration sites I visited this week used those three colours. Teaches me to try and be clever haha.

So instead, we were given an inspired choice which incorporated the vivid contrast of red and green balanced out with a cool neutral grey.

It's a bit of a hotchpotch of techniques and materials layered together. I dyed a strip of Rayon ribbon, then spiralled it around a punched out circle of card. To this I added bakers twine, a button and a pearl. I then took a needle and thread to a strip of lace to create a background layer for the ribbon flower. I threaded two pins with beads and stuck those through before attaching the whole thing to a circular nestie diecut.

I embossed a piece of grey card and border punched the green paper before adding it to the sides. Finally I adhered an Anna Griffin sentiment and a grungeboard heart coated in Stickles.

Hope the wedding has made you feel all loved up today. Whatever your plans, have fun. Px


Evelyn S. said...

You're ambitious....and it turned out beautifully!

alexa said...

Well, it doesn't look very hotch-potch-y to me! Elegant and soft, I'd say. :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Love that flower Paul, it looks like it was crocheted! Awesome job with the colors, even if your crystal ball was a bit cloudy...:)
This is a card that I would definitely be proud of!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I am drooling over that embossing folder, Paul! Do tell me who made it. ANd, I must say, I was thinking of you the last couple of days, wondering what your reaction would be to our non-British color scheme for our challenge this week! Thanks for playing at The Cafe with us. :)

Tracey said...

LOVE it!! A tad more traditional vintage this week Paul :) Thanks so much for joining us again this week!

Ruby said...

Very elegant card Paul. Hope you got time to watch the Royal Wedding, it was beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Wow, I bet this looks really beautiful IRL. You have such great details in it and I love that embossing. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.