Monday, 31 May 2010

Ribbon Inspiration


When I unpacked my last Papertrey order I pulled out these three ribbons in one handful and thought they looked so pretty together that I determined to make a card with them as soon as I got home. Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise and the newest colour Simply Chartreuse.




















I wanted something bold to reflect the colours and so went to one of my older PTI sets - Beautiful Blooms. They are not colours I would think to put together but it's good and sunny!

























I'm very glad that PTI are sending free re-inkers with their new formula inks right now as although the Chartreuse is a lovely colour the pad is very patchy - you can see that the leaves look more like they have been coloured with Copics rather than stamped in a solid colour - still I suppose it gives a bit of variation!

I hope you have all had a good holiday weekend - we have spent most of it in the garden planting out the bedding plants - well at least they are getting a good watering!


Stamps: Beautiful Blooms, Butterfly Dreams, Fillable Frames #1

14 comments:

Karen said...

This is a beautiful card, and the colors are wonderful together. I didn't buy any of the chartreuse, but see now that I will need some!

Pat said...

Love your card and your inspiration. Definitely a happy card.

Lorraine said...

Ooh, LOVE your card - the design, your background pattern and the beautiful colors! They do look great together!

Lana said...

Love it! Just had a little wander around catching up on your blog as I have been very bad at blog hopping! Stunning work as always...especially love the poppy beackground one! Congratulations, too! ;) xx

Sharon said...

Chris, your work is beautiful. I love the colour palette you have chosen and those ribbons are to die for!

Keep up the GREAT work!

Congratulations from me too! x

Karen said...

Back again to say Congrats on being the featured stamper at A Passion from Papertrey. So much fun to find someone you "know" being featured.

Aimes said...

A gorgeous, happy, fun, summer card! Now why won't the weather reflect these colours!?! LOL!
Ditto with the re-inkers - my Hawaiian Shores has been a pain in the you know what!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Brenda Weaver said...

oh wow! I love it! Those colors look great together.

Michele said...

Beautiful card! Love those colors together....so summery and fun!

Mary Jo said...

I just found your blog from "A Passion for Papertrey" and so glad I did! I love your style. These colors are great together! Thanks.
(Michigan, U.S.A)

Jill said...

Yes! These colors are great together! Don't you love serendipity? Beautiful card, Chris!

Caryn said...

Fabulous Chris - I am totally inspired! Also so jealous that you have your goodies and I don't, humph!

Caryn xxx

Michelle said...

I just got my order yesterday – love the colors you have paired here…so bright and fun…and girly – yum!

Teresa said...

Fabulous color combination and beautiful card, Chris!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!