Thursday, April 28, 2011

Challenge Entry: Red & Gold

I LOVE being on staycation...I've got a nice clean house and now I can just create my little heart out! And I have time to answer some of the wonderful challenges out there in blog land.  Today, I tackled Gingersnap Creations Color Challenge: GC100 Red & Gold and had a BLAST!  I see many more challenges in my future...

A good friend IS cheaper than therapy, and it will have to be a GREAT friend who receives this card!  ;-)  This baby is detailed and I love every inch of it! 
A Few of the (many) Details:
  • The French girl is stamped on red damask pattern paper, then stamped again on SU! Blush Blossom cardstock.  The BB image was adhered to scrap cardboard and cut out so I could color her and she wouldn't have red skin.  I'm loving this layering technique lately.
  • The top of her dress was accented with furry fibers and Xmas Red Stickles.
  • Her hair was accented with Gold Stickles.  Gold Stickles dots were also placed randomly along the gold cord in the background
  • The champagne glass was covered in Glossy Accents so that it would look like real glass.
This card was just so much fun...I hope the Gingers like it and you like it too!

Paper:  Stampin' Up! 'So Saffron', 'Blush Blossom', & 'Ruby Red' cardstock; DCWV
Stamps:  All Night Media; 7 Gypsies 'Friends'; SU! 'French Script'; Scrappy Cat
Inks:  StazOn 'Jet Black'; Encore Ultimate Metallic 'Gold'; SU! Classic 'So Saffron'; Distress Ink 'Barn Door', 'Wild Honey', 'Old Paper'; Martha Stewart Craft Markers, Zig metallic marker 'Gold'
Embellishments:  Stickles 'Gold', 'Xmas Red'; SU! gold cord; ribbon; fibers; Recollections amber jewel; Tim Holtz Memo Pin; Glossy Accents
Tools:  Tim Holtz Paper Distresser; 3M Super 77 spary adhesive
Misc:  cardboard


  1. Lovely work. I like those furry fibers!

  2. Wow Vicki -- this is really pretty cool. the details add interest without overpowering the main image

  3. Beautiful card and a great design, so glad you joined in the Red and Gold Challenge at Gingersnaps. Annette

  4. Such a delightful card--love the vintage poster stamp!


  5. Love your card- wow- great funky fibers and great bow!

  6. That is beautiful and such detail!

  7. Such a beautiful card I hope when you do give it away, it's appreciated. Thanks for joining in the Red & Gold Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

  8. this is most fabulous! bright bold and vivacious! i shall have to clean my house and see if i get similar results! lol! xo

  9. Wow, a beautiful piece of work, I love everything about it. Fab. x

  10. Love the details on this card! Layering is my favorite, too. It adds such great dimension to a stamped image or vintage graphic. Whee!

    (obviously having a poke around after seeing your fabulous GM #5 entry *grin*)


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