Saturday, 2 November 2013

Raspberry Ginkgo

Mother Nature will be rolling her eyes when she sees this card LOL.  The color challenge at Just Add Ink calls for Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Perfect Plum.  Not a green in sight and I chose to use ginkgo leaves for my card... Go figure!

I combined the color challenge with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and the Friday Mashup challenge to use chevrons and this is the result.

I used the Dictionary background on a Crumb Cake card base and also on some Whisper White squares.  For the squares, I bent the stamp so that only a portion of it touched the cardstock.  I mounted these squares onto Perfect Plum mats.  The focal point caused me some grief!  I started out with flowers, then moved onto butterflies, then finally settled on Raspberry Ripple Ginkgo leaves - not very natural I know!  The chevrons are also in Raspberry Ripple and the greeting from On Your Birthday is in Basic Black.

There are no embellishments on this card as I thought there was enough going on!

Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  On Your Birthday, Dictionary, Harvest Berries (PTI)
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories:  Harvest Berries Die, Chevron Punch

Edited to Add:  This card received an Honorable Mention at Just Add Ink


Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Super card, Karren. In my son's eyes red is green or green is red so it's all good! I love using images in different colors, and it works great here! Great card combining all the challenges. TFS at the Friday Mashup!

Christine Blain said...

I LOVE the gingko (ginkgo?) leaves in Raspberry Ripple, Karren; really striking focal feature for your card. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Amy O said...

I love the way you've used the chevrons with this sketch. And raspberry leaves look fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko said...

Well this is just gorgeous. Love the colors and the pretty elements. Glad to see you is week at FMS!

Narelle Farrugia said...

LOVE!!! This card is so striking! Yet another of my favourites of yours Karren! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink and Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Anonymous said...

I love the leaves this colour too. Great layout. Love how you have used the Chevron Punch. Chantell JAI

Heidi Baks said...

Very nice! Great mixture of elements and the sketch, and I love your ginko leaves! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

KimB said...

I really like how you carried the text across the different layers Karren and those ginko leaves are superbly striking especially so in raspberry ripple! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

hollybeary creations said...

Great take on the sketch.. I love how you combined it with the chevrons. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Avery Murphy said...

Great use of the dictionary background stamp! I love how you only stamped parts of it for your squares. Thank you for joining us at the Friday Mashup!!!