Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Color Inspiration 22



I took a break from picking faucets, doors, brick and shingles, and thinking about how I want the cabinets to look to play in the color inspiration at www.kwernerdesign. It was a relief. Check out the house progress. At first I didn't really like the card I stamped. but it is starting to grow on me. I was trying some background techniques, and this one is Faux Linen. The bird is stamped in Burgundy on glossy paper then sanded vertically and horizontally until the gloss is gone. Then I sponged Soft Sky over the whole paper. I think it should show up better, so next time I will try higher grit sandpaper. In person it looks much better. For my next trick I cut the back off one of the new flower brads and glued it to the top of the bow square.

I appreciate you looking. Let me know what you think!

Dawn

13 comments:

BeckyB said...

love it! very nice card

Crafty Girl Designs said...

Pretty card! I love how you added the brad to the center of the ribbon- it makes such a great accent!

Kathryn said...

So very pretty -- LOVE the bird-- :)

Becky said...

Beautiful!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

I like it..you could even glitz this up for Christmas! ~Donna

Sherri said...

Cute!

Brooke S said...

Congrats on making top ten.
Hugs
Brooke

Savitri said...

I love that stamp set... I think you did a fabulous job!

travelingmama said...

Gorgeous card! Love what you did with the brad! Congrats on top 10 too!

Kristie said...

Lovely card! Congrats on making the top ten!

Andrea said...

beautiful card. Congrats on making top 10.

Sherri said...

congrats on being in this week's top 10!

Anthonette said...

I'd never heard of the faux linen technique. I'd like to try it. Congrats on making Top 10. I loved your card.