Friday, September 9, 2011
CSS Blog Hop!
Welcome to Gina K's CenterStage Spotlight Alumni hop! You should've arrived from Cheri's...if not, visit the StampTV forum to start at the beginning!
Pier 1 Imports bedroom! The tufted headboard, wool rug, dressmaker's form, and the cool gray-blue/warm cinnamon-brown color scheme caught my eye. I love the contrast between dark and light, and the interesting textures throughout the room, which create a semi-formal yet still relaxed atmosphere.
I chose a beautiful floral paper to mimic the rug, and a cool gray-blue solid, cut with a Nestabilities label and scored with a Scor Buddy, to bring the texture of the tufted headboard and quilt to my card. The gray seemed a bit too cool for the colors of the floral print, so I sponged it with tea-dye distress ink to warm it up slightly before removing it from the die. I used a lined block to stamp the sentiment, but if you prefer, you can use a stamp-a-ma-jig.
This dress form is one of my all-time favorite GKD images! Fussy-cutting isn't my thing, but it looks so delicate and feminine that the time it takes to cut out all those beautiful scrolls is well worth the effort!
I really wanted to bring out the warm colors of the inspiration photo with a bit of rust-colored ribbon, but the options I had were either too red or too burgundy so I chose brown instead, accented with a button and jute bow. Hopefully you can see some correlation between my card and the inspiration photo!
From here you're headed to Giovana's! Enjoy the hop, and have a fabulous weekend!
Gina K Designs Springtime Silhouettes
GKD Pure Luxury card stock in chocolate brown
Basic Grey Curio, Nordic Holiday designer paper pads
Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink
Nestabilities Labels 18
Mono multi glue (I use this on all my cards)
Pop Dots (these too!)