Sunday, 23 August 2009

Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge 15

This card nearly went in the bin several times this afternoon out of sheer frustration! What with Paul in the lounge shouting at the cricket (out, ozsat, sack the umpire) and the grand prix (oohh, ouch, come on man!) in equal measures as he channel hopped between the two (I'm not sure why as he has them both recording on Sky+) and me shouting, ok swearing, at the umbrella as I tried to cut out the handle and sheer the ribbon, we made a right pair! But the sun is shinning and it's a beautiful day so all is really right in my little world :)


So this was made for Dawn McVey's colour challenge - these colours really remind me of lollypops for some reason and maybe I should have popped down to the shop to get one to calm me down!














I love Melon Berry and Hibuscus Burst - I think they are my favourite colours from PTI and I had a little scrap of Spring Moss card left to do a little border. I gathered the ribbon by running a length through the longest running stitch on my machine and then gathered it up - note to self - don't use silky ribbon again!


So here we are - I tried to do the rule of three but went adrift somehow, and the melon berry umbrella looks so much darker than the matching In Bloom paper in the photo but I just love the ribbon and will do that again. Lisa Johnson gives a great demo on her blog here.






















Here's a little photo of the ribbon - I stuck it to the card with a run of score-pal tape to keep it secure.

















Thanks for popping in today - I hope you are having a fun and crafty weekend too!

14 comments:

Scrapping Julie said...

LOL, glad you stuck with it! the card turned out fabulous!!

Becky and Stacy said...

I love the ribbon! Very nice.

Maureen said...

This is fabulous! Love the ribbon treatment and your use of the colours...it all works so well..wow!

Dotty said...

Love your card. This is one of my favorite stamps set. Great job.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love your card!! You are a braver woman than I for having cut out that tiny umbrella handle!! :) I'd be hollering up a storm, too. Great work!!

amber said...

your card turned out very cute...even with that challenging handle. never would have guessed! :) and that ribbon is fabulous! i'm off to check out that tutorial!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

love your card!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the ruffled ribbon.

Linda said...

Oh my, check ou that ribbon...how gorgeous! Great job!

Ange Kelly said...

Just gorgeous!

Penny said...

Very pretty, I love the gathered ribbon detail. Oh, and just the Grand Prix here , only with the headphones on so I don't have to endure it!!

Kimberly said...

That ribbon is divine! Great and beautiful card! :)

Terri E. said...

Great ribbon detail! Way to rock this color combo challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sue Lelli said...

Love the scallop and the ribbon! Pretty card!