Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pink and Orange?? Yikes!

Shock and horror!! I am actually voluntarily using these colours together. Can't say I am too fussed on the combo yet but I do love the Sweet Always DSP pack and especially this lovely stripe.

For the rose I have used the watercolour method of doing them. Here is one blog where there is a video tutorial but I have seen this method used on many many cards since. Thank you Patty for sharing this technique. I just used Whisper White card though instead of the shimmer card. It worked OK - just had to make sure I had it really wet before adding the colour. I just adore the Fifth Avenue Floral set and even on the insert of this card, I have stamped the flowers from the set - looks so nice.

For the white background piece, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Cuttlebug embossing folder Forest Branches.

Stampin' Up! colours used here are Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip.

19 comments:

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Beautiful. I LOVE this set, and am going to have to buy it now!!!!
Gorgeous card Jean.

Sarah
xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Ooooh this is GORGEOUS!!! Love that watercolouring on the rose - stunning! And the pink and orange look fabulous together - ths DP ties it all together so well!
xXx

Leigh said...

Well I went straight over to the video link Jean and I love that technique. You have made a gorgeous card.

Kylie said...

Hi Jean,
One word...BEAUTIFUL!!! Love your card and thanks so much for sharing the video link, can't wait to give this technique a go!

Take Care,
Kylie XX

kirstyscardnscrap said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jean! Will definately have to give that technique a go. I'm proud of you going out of your comfort zone to do it too. Pink and Orange is a toughie!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv this card, I really luv these colors together.....outstanding creation! Happy Mothers Day! *~*

Leanne. said...

Hi Jean, I've just ordered pumpkin pie ink pad and am working on a few cards using this very colour combo. I think yours looks great! Love Leanne.

Andrea said...

A beautiful card and colour combination, and your watercolouring is amaaazing!

sarahw said...

I love pink and orange together, throw in a little chocolate chip and I am in heaven. :) Your card looks great! I love the rose. Hugs, Sarah

Juliana said...

Hi Jean What a beautiful card I come home from Convention and just had to order this set along with a couple of other things Im going to have tto CASE your card XX
Juliana

LaToya said...

Beautiful job. I love the color combo. I need to stop being afraid of coming out the color combo jail.

jackiestamps4fun said...

Wow! This is just beautiful! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog so I could come and take a look at all of your lovely creations!

Wendy said...

I agree - the first time I saw this DSP I was a bit thrown by the colour combo, but it totally works. Nice job with the card!!

Scrapping Julie said...

Jean, this is GORGEOUS. you should use that color combo again sometime!

Kristy said...

This is just gorgeous, I better check out that technique.
Kristy

Julie Jacobs said...

Jean, Love the bright colors, so springy! You always do great work.

Julia Aston said...

This is SO pretty Jean! I'm seeing this wonderful flower and technique everywhere!

{Sarah Coyle} said...

wow this is so beautiful! I love that flower!! Great job!

KimB said...

HI Jean,
a really beautiful card. The flower has real WOW impact and you picked a great selection of complementing colours.

Thanks for your feedback on the sage ribbon :)

Kim