Friday, February 26, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge # 6

Organic Grace

It's time for another challenge at Just Add Ink and this week it's a SKETCH CHALLENGE, my favourite sort! If you haven't already, go and check out the other Design Team Members' gorgeous creations on the JAI site or visit their blogs! I'm blown away each week by the amount of talent amongst those lovely ladies.

This time around I wanted to do a card using black, white and shades of grey and seeing that SU don't have any DSP in those neutral shades (except a bit of black in the Urban Oasis), I thought I'd make some of my own using the collage technique.

Firstly, I embossed the flourish stamp from the Baroque Motif's set onto the Going Gray textured cardstock, using white embossing powder. Then I stamped the En Francais background stamp over the top using Basic Gray ink. I rubbed the ink off the embossed flourish before stamping the flowers from the Organic Grace stamp in Staz On Black. The flowers and dragonfly were stamped with the black ink onto the Going Gray textured cardstock and put on with Stampin' Dimensionals to add another layer. Some distressing and sponging with Basic Gray ink around the edges of the cardstock, helped to add a little more texture. The black cardstock has been mounted onto the Basic Gray textured cardstock using Stampin' Dimensionals. Lastly, a small stamp from the new SAB set, Vintage Labels, was used as the sentiment.

I tried all sorts of 'squares' down the side, thought about using the black ribbon from the Valet Ribbon Originals or the Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon but nothing seemed to give the 'look' that I was after. It is unusual for me not to add any embellishments but I thought it would end up looking a bit busy!!


Sketch #2 at JAI (Challenge # 6)

Here's the sketch to play around with for the week. I'm looking forward to having a peek at what you come up with.

Until next time, happy crafting!
Bronwyn

9 comments:

Paula said...

Beautiful Bron! I love the Organic Grace set and black and white. You have put all my favorites together in a gorgeous card!

Sharnee Torrents said...

This is really lovely Bron!! YOu really are a super star with your ideas, colours and tech!!! Thanks for sharing!
SMIles Sharnee :0)

Leonie said...

Wow, this is soooo pretty!

Mae Collins said...

There is something nice about doing black and white cards, and they often make me thing of weddings and special occasions!

Danielle Daws said...

I love that you've been able to combine so much and still have an elegant uncluttered card. It's a gift!

Chantal said...

What an elegant card! Loving the whole black and white thing! :)

Tui Nathan said...

Veeery nice Bronwyn, this card is very elegant and quite stunning in it's black and white tones ...very effective without looking too busy, and the flowers are the only embellishment needed. Well done!!!

Patrice said...

I love these colours, always elegant. Really nice card.

Sam said...

Your card is elegant and striking Bronwyn. Your collaged 'DSP' is fabulous.

:-)
Sam.

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