Saturday, June 30, 2007

Boho chic Phoebe

When Basic Grey introduced the Phoebe line a few months ago, I just HAD to have it! I think it appeals to my inner hippie chick. If the tie-dye tutorial a couple of weeks ago didn't already clue you in, my inner hippie chick is alive and well, though often well-hidden! Anyway, I reached for the Phoebe 6x6 paper pad - it's the perfect size for cardmaking! - tonight and made these two cards from one of the sheets. I've only managed to cut up a couple of them; I need to quit hoarding, I guess. I was working on two challenge cards tonight. The first one is for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. I had the idea that I wanted the half circle on top to be a flower, so I cut a giant teal Prima daisy in half, then one of those pieces folded that in half again to get the desired effect. The card base is chocolate chip cardstock cut in for a 5.5-inch square card; the flower center is a piece of chocolate chip paper cut with my CM circle cutter and topped with a pink fabric-covered K and Company brad. The Phoebe paper is layered on pretty in pink, with one edge distressed, and taken with teal. The Phoebe/pink layer is on dimensionals. The sentiment is one of my favorite Michael's $1 stamps.

The other card I made tonight was for the Inspiration challenge on Splitcoast. The inspiration piece this week was a shirt in Caribbean, blush and chocolate, which inspired my color scheme and got me to pull out the Phoebe paper to begin with. I used my CM cutting system to make the waving line on the Phoebe and Caribbean paper. The card base is blush, but it seemed a little bright, so I lightly sponged it with chocolate chip. The flower is a $1 Rhonna Farrer acrylic stamp, inked in chocolate chip then colored in with caribbean and blush. The sentiment is A muse in chocolate chip. I did another even lighter sponge over the image to dull it a bit. The finishing touches were a pair of brads on the lower right of the card and a bit of twill and sating chocolate ribbon stapled in the upper left of the image.

6 comments:

mum on the run said...

Beautiful cards!

Great take on Beate's sketch

beate said...

Great cards. I Love the paper you used. Thanks so much for participating in the challenge. Hugs and smiles

Corie said...

Love what you did with this sketch. Great idea with the flower.

Heather said...

Wow, love your sketch card... That flower is awesome. :)

Rose Ann said...

Your cards are beautiful...and I love what you've done with Beate's challenge!

Leigh said...

both of these cards are gorgeous.