Saturday, 20 October 2012

Cherish Friendship

This is my first time using this lovely stamp set, Cherish Friendship.  I combined several challenges in producing this card:  the sketch challenge at iSpy Sketches; the chevron challenge at Just Add Ink; the color challenge at Color Me Beautiful and the inked embossing folder challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


The sketch is actually rectangular but I changed it to a square card as the chair image is actually quite large.  I watercolored the image using markers and blender pens and managed to get in all the colors in the challenge.    The chevron layers were inked in their matching colors using a brayer then run through the embossing folder.  I made sure to line up the chevrons between both layers.

To finish the card off, I attached a button to the bottom right hand corner.




Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):

Stamps:  Cherish Friendship
Cardstock:  Soft Suede; Perfect Plum; Old Olive; Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Black Stazon
Accessories:  Soft Suede, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, River Rock, Baja Breeze, Going Grey markers; blender pen; circle nesties; Chevron EF; brayer; bronze button; linen thread

Cheers
Karren


17 comments:

Leslie Orman said...

So cute! I love clean and simple. Love it.

Kerry (Kez) Bunting said...

Karren your card is sooo sweet! Thanks for joining us once again at CMB

Christine Blain said...

Wow, Karren, those embossed chevrons look outstanding!! LOVE your use of colour, and texture, on this card. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink :)

Kim S said...

It all came together beautifully!!

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Pretty!!! Love the softness of this card- colors so pretty!!! Great job with the inked emobssing folder!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

Shana Gaff said...

Lovely! The chevrons are so cool like that! Love the chair too. Thanks for playing at CMB this week!

Vicky Hayes said...

This image could look quite traditional Karren but I love the way you've given it a contemporary touch with the lime and purple chevrons.

Margaret said...

The image is colored so beautifully and the chevron embossing works so well with it! Thanks so much for joining us again at Color Me Beautiful!

ebeth9267 said...

Wow, your card is so inviting and beautiful. The preinked chevrons are soft and subtle which makes for a gorgeous background. I am so glad you added your card to our technique challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

Shannon said...

Love the softness of the image against the boldness of the chevron pattern. Great job with the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Erika Clark said...

Very pretty scene! I love your soft pallette on the chair, and the first thing I noticed was that you got the chevrons lined up :D Great job! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

KimB said...

Lovely card Karren, the chevron background is striking but still subtle enough to not dominate and adds great texture! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is so lovely Karren! I love your double embossed chevron cardstock. Great use of this stamp set for the first time and your colouring is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Great idea to use tone on tone for your card. It looks great and I love anything chevron! Thanks for playing at HSS!

Bobbie said...

I'm a HUGE sucker for a CAS card, and you hit the mark! I too love how you used the tone on tone, and who can resist a chevron...not me! Thanks for playing with us at HSS.

Jackie said...

Great card & sketch! Thanks for playing with CMB!!!

delysc said...

love your colour combo and the chevron background makes your image pop. Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI this week!