Thursday, February 3, 2011

Feel Better

Sometimes inspiration hits in the strangest places... Take for instance the other night. I was watching "The Biggest Loser" and saw Allison's (the host of the show) "Summer Sunrise" vest with "Plum Pudding" and "Raspberry Fizz" scarf and thought, "Wow! That certainly packs a punch!  What a pretty color combination."  Isn't it funny how we (I) even tend to think in PTI colors!  :)  Anyway, I went to my table right away and laid out those 3 colors of cardstock to work with the next time I sat down. 

Also on my table was the sketch for the "Wee Memories" Get Sketchy Scrappy Saturday Challenge, so I combined my inspiration colors with the sketch!


When I first started working with the colors, I wasn't sure how I would make them work, but in small doses, I think they worked very well together!


To make the rose, I cut 3 roses (one of each in the 3 colors) and then cut them apart at different places.  I started with the Raspberry Fizz color since it would be on the outside.  I cut off about 4 inches of the rose (from the inside of the rose), rolled it very loosely since it would be the layer on the outside and then used a large glue dot to secure it down.  I made sure that there was room on the inside of the rose to add two more layers.   I then took the middle section of the Plum Pudding rose and rolled it a little tighter than the previous layer.  I used my glue gun to add some glue to the inside of the Raspberry Fizz rose and tucked the Plum Pudding rose inside, again making sure there would be room for the final layer.  I cut off another 4 inches or so of the outside of the Summer Sunrise rose and then wrapped it very tightly, added some more hot glue to the inside of my rose and pushed the SS layer down into it.  Then, I topped it off with a silver pearl.  (Hope that all made sense!)

Here is the Wee Memories sketch I was working from:



To make the ribbon, I pulled on the thread on the top and bottom of the saddle stitch ribbon and then gathered it and adhered it under the popped up Summer Sunrise panel.

This card is proof that inspiration can be found anywhere, even on a weight loss show!

Thanks for visiting!! I was going to post this tomorrow, but the challenge is ending tonight so I'll go ahead and post it tonight.  Have a good evening everyone!!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps:  Healing Touch, Turning a New Leaf, Background Basics Tin Types & BB: Text Style
Paper: Kraft, Plum Pudding, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: True Black, Palette Landscape, Champagne VersaMark
Other: Silver Pearls, RF Ribbon, Pop Dots

24 comments:

Christina said...

Wowzers, Jen! This is totally fabulous! Summer Sunrise alone scares me, but you totally rocked these colors! I love that skinny strip of yellow at the top and your gorgeous rose.

Eva said...

Jen this is great...I have to say I would have struggled balancing these colors but you completely rocked it! Love the multicolored flower...all the little beads...the green pop in the leaves.

Khin Hnin said...

Beautiful cards! I was scrolling down wee memories challenge gallery and your card caught my eyes ((: Really Beautiful, I truly love your style (: Thanks for sharing, Jen.

Hugs,
Khin

Debby said...

Jen, this is such a clever way to do the flower. Love it!

Laurie said...

Jen this is so pretty! I love the colors! The way you stamped the leaves is so fun! And that ribbon of course is so pretty!!

Kristin said...

great job on the sketch and I love those colors together :-)

BethieJ said...

Jen I LOVE it!! It turned out FANTASTIC!!! (we LOVE Biggest Loser too!)
Have a GREAT day!

Camilla said...

what a great color combo! you really made the colors work well and supplement eachother. the flower is great!!

Sara Mac said...

Beautiful Jen! I love the bright colors. I wouldn't have thought to put those together, but you are right -- they do pack a punch.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg this is such a sweet card love the colors!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories!!!

Amy Kolling said...

I'm just blown away by this awesome bloom you created!! I would NEVER have thought to do that! You are so creative! I loved reading where the color inspiration came from!

Lee Anne said...

Once again, you have picked colors that are wonderful together! This is a great card. I haven't had a chance to play along with this sketch, but I loved it.

kasia c. said...

You are amazing! It's so neat where you find inspiration sometimes huh? :)
I love this card. The colour combo is unreal and your ruffled ribbon and gorgeous flower are just the perfect touch.

Jinny Newlin said...

Wow, Jen! Those colors really do pack a punch! LOVE how bright and playful they are! Thank you so much for playing along with us in Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Renee said...

These colors are gorgeous!
Makes me think of Summer...
heat...humidity...frizzy hair...
I can't wait!!
The card is beautiful!

Sue Ann said...

WHOOT WHOOT I love that flower and how you changed the colors up .......... you always do something so fun on your cards and I love it!!! Maybe because it is like my personality :) xoxox Have a great weekend!!

Ann said...

Love, love, LOVE this color combo! Wow! SO glad you played with us at Wee Memories this week!

Stephanie said...

Jen.......I just love that flower!!! You gave perfect instructions and I understood them perfectly. Your card is just beautiful!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous card. Those flowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories. :)

jen said...

This is terrific! Congrats on your fab 4 at wee memories! :)

Stacy said...

Pretty! Love the multicolored rose.

AmethystCat said...

beautiful card, Jen. Love the color combo! cute story too!

Risa said...

What fantastic colors! BEAUTIFUL!

Monica K. said...

This is so beautiful! Love what you did with the rose!!

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