Monday, March 28, 2011

Fifth Avenue....Here For You

Hey there.  I made the background paper for this card by using 2 pieces of photo paper, 4 colors of glimmer mist and a brayer :) Then I had seen the Color Challenge over at Stamping 411 (Color Inspiration #153) which was Old Olive, Pretty in Pink and Night of Navy. I usually really struggle with even the thought of a color challenge but I figured I should get out of the box I was hiding in and boy am I happy with the results. I also paired this with the Paper Players Challenge #40 which was a sketch challenge.

I stamped the Fifth Avenue Flowers onto vellum with Stazon Ink and then colored the backside of them with my Copics....really trying to stick to the color palette chosen. I backed them with some white cardstock just to make the colors stand out from the colored photo paper. The sentiment is from Occasional Quotes (a SU Hostess set). I am super shocked that there is not 1 piece of ribbon as that would also be my usual M.O.

Thanks for stopping by :)                                                            Jessie


Always Playing with Paper said...

Okay,let me try this again! I just wrote a comment but then the screen blanked out of me so if you get two comments, just think of it as twice the love!! *wink*. I love the paper technique you used and the flowers look stunning coloured in this way!!! So happy you joined us Jessie!

Anonymous said...

I love what you did with the glimmer mists and brayer! Really fabulous technique. It works so well as a background to the 5th avenue set. Gorgeous card and a fabulous take on the sketch.
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Jessie! I love the background paper you made with the glimmer mists! Gorgeous coloring on the flowers! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Christy Q said...

Love the glimmer mist background you created and the beautiful Manhattan Flower coloring with Copics.

Nance said...

Beautiful coloring on the vellum flower and your glitter mist BG is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players! :-)

Anne Marie said...

So pretty, Jessie! Love the technique you used with the vellum. The glimmer mist background paper is a very rich and elegant touch. The sentiment on the banner is a nice touch, too. Wonderful take on the sketch. So glad you played along with us at The Paper Players this week! :)