It's Not All Black and White

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sparkling Surprise

This is the last week for the Meet the Verve Diva challenges on the Verve Forum at Splitcoast. Jen's the host and her challenge is to use purple. So here we go!

I was shopping last week and saw a
really pretty pale purple comforter with really dark brown swirly stitching and details, so that's where my color combo originated. I wanted to keep my layout simple and modern like that comforter was.

I stamped
the bird on pearl white paper and gave it some light color with my water brush and SU! inks, adding Star Dust stickles when it had dried.

In It?
Paper: pearlized white (Paper Accents); pale plum, chocolate chip (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: onyx black (Versafine); pale plum, perfect plum, certainly celery, old olive (SU!)
Accessories: paper piercer and template, white embossing powder, 1/2" and slot punches (SU!); circle nestabilities dies (Spellbinders); brads (Creating Keepsakes); ribbon (American Crafts); Star Dust Stickles; corner rounder (EK Success); white thread, dimensionals

can find three more gorgeous Storage Units, Ink and More sneek peaks today. Be sure to check out Kimberly, Susan, and Kathie's blogs.


Lisa Olson said...

Wow!! found your blog through Dawn's blog and I have to say not only is it a great blog, your creations are absolutley stunning... you are one very talented lady.

Rose Ann said...

This is so sweet, Bethany!! I love how you've colored that cute little bird, and the pretty colors of your card!! Love the scalloping too!!

Christi Flores said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Wow!!

Stacy Morgan said...

This little birdie is just too darn cute! Love the party hat, great clean spaces I like that!

Carolina said...

Love what you're doing with these sweet little birds...another beautiful card!

Unknown said...

You are doing great things with this set Bethany!! I love the colors - so pretty!! :)

Alex said...

Very pretty Bethany, love the purple and black together, looks fabulous and of course, that adorable little bird! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Catherine said...

very pretty, Bethany! not crazy about purples but this is just too pretty =)

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Bethany! You always put such lovely colors together! :D

Anonymous said...

Love the plum and brown! This bird is the cutest! Very pretty scalloped layout and I like the ribbon and circle sentiment. Love the blush of color on the bird. Really a darling card, Bethany!