Aug 15, 2009

365 Cards: Art Glitter Week!! (Toile Inspired)

Oooh! Today's challenge was SO fun! We have been challenged to use Toile as our background. Pam so generously provided a definition of Toile which you can find HERE . I did need a refresher. Well, I was fresh out of toile, but did remember this fabulous Amy Butler paper that I thought would fit the bill ok. Here's the card:

I fussy cut this peacock out of the full sheet. (*sniff* was my last full sheet!). I used PTI Ripe Avocado, Spring Rain and the dark blue on the paper I would say is close to Enchanted Evening or SU! Not Quite Navy. These colors are so striking together, so keep them in mind for your next card.  I also added some ART GLITTER to the peacock to doll it up a bit.
I then added the sentiment but made it a bit rustic. Kinda seems like they wouldn't go together, but I like the juxtaposition. It makes it different and fun to look at. I stitched the sentiment with some jute twine and added some sparkle to the button.

So thats it! Last day of ART GLITTER Week and I hope you have had a good time. I know I have! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Be sure to check back tomorrow for my Sketchy Sunday card. As usual Pam has provided a very fun sketch. It is sure to get your creativity flowing!

Have a good one today!

Stamps: Out On A Limb Sentiments by PTI
Ink SU! Basic Black
Paper: Ripe Avocado, Spring Rain, Linen Vellum by PTI
Accessories: Vintage button, ART GLITTER, Jute twine, Martha Stewart Double scallop line punch, distressor


Jenny S. (UK) said...

Super card, fantastic colours and love the twine. I have some of that paper but promise I won't use it as I think I have some Anna Griffin somewhere that will do the job nicely...somewhere being the optimum word..:D

TesaB said...

Stunning card! It's drop dead gorgeous!

Patti J. said...

Love the bright and happy colors of this paper! Great job of fussy cutting, by the way!!! Fun card, thanks for sharing!

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Vicky said...

ooohh...kristie, this is gorgeous! love the glitter on the peacock and you're right, these colors are just lovely together. i didn't realize you were from utah! that was my first time out there and it's very nice (i LOVED the no humidity!).

oh..and to answer your question from the other day about inking up the texture plate (Sunday's card) - that's exactly what I did! I used a brayer to add ink to the plate, placed my paper on top of that (carefully!) and zipped it through the big shot. it's a great technique!

Tasia D. said...

Excellent card - I love that peacock!! Great color combo!

Celeste said...

That peacock is gorgeous. I love the colors you used.

Lee Anne said...

You had an exciting night last night! Congratulations on your big win at PTI! Can't wait to see all you do with it!

Piali said...

Beautiful!!!! love the colors....sentiment with the twine is my fave.

Sherry said...

Kristie, this is beautiful. Now I am off to read the definition of Toile so Pam doesn't put me on the naughty list.

Carolyn V said...

Flippin' gorgeous!! That paper is fabulous!

Ink, paper and BLING! said...

I love this corgeous card! I am so looking forward to seeing what you do with your winnings from last night!
See ya tomorrow!

kathryn said...

You are the most amazing woman on the planet! Will you come stay with us and teach us how to do what you do?!!

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