Sunday, February 7, 2010

Painting by Numbers

I have been super busy over the last few days, trying to get ready to take advantage of some sales. I have a lot of scrapbook pages ready to be printed and was going back over them checking for typos before I send them to be printed. Which meant no card-making time! But I sent a bundle of pages off tonight, and so that meant as soon as I saw the latest PTI challenge posted, I could play along. Papertrey will be releasing acrylic paint soon (which would have come in very handy for me back before I switched to digital for my scrapbooking). So the challenge is a "paint by number" challenge. You have to pick a color palette depending on what your screen name is on their forum (mine is rj77, so fun and exciting!). So here is my color palette:
And here is the card I made, which also follows the sketch:


I love the flowers from the Life set, and the minute I saw the sketch and the colors, I knew I had to use them. After I got them stamped and the paper glued down, I noticed that I could have added another little bundle of the flowers down in the right hand corner. But I wasn't going to risk messing the whole card up to add that little detail. If I make another one, I'll stamp some more flowers there in the corner.

Well, now I have stayed up way too late, and will certainly pay for it tomorrow. But it was fun to be stamping again after a bit of a break.

And I get that the ribbon is covering the flowers. Sometimes that would totally drive me insane. But I just liked the way it looked this time, and went with the flow. Kind of more like I was covering patterned paper than a stamped image!

Stamps: Life, Signature Greetings
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Smokey Shadow
CS: Kraft, Sweet Blush, Smokey Shadow, Vintage Cream
Accessories: Vintage Cream Twill, SU Scallop Trim Punch

27 comments:

..::Paulina::.. said...

This is so gorgeous! You did an amazing job with this card! I have the same color challenge...trying to figure out what to do since I don't have anything Scarlet Jewel...

Katiejane said...

Wow, this is really gorgeous xx

Amy said...

Wow, this card is absolutely gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Whoa - you were up late!! I'm like isn't this the challenge from last night...?? Holy hat. Fantastic colors...OK, Nichole picked them out - LOL - but this is such a pretty card, love that you used the Scarlet Jewel for your flowers...they look so great on that vintage cream; and your bow is so pretty.

Banu said...

WOW!! Stunning card. Really Beautiful. Loved it :)

Susan Raihala said...

WOW! You rocked this challenge for sure! Love, love, love the colors and your use of this sketch!

Kerri said...

Rebecca! We had the same idea with the colored panel! I stamped the flower image from Life :) Yours is absolutely gorgeous, girl!!!

Alyssa S said...

This is beautiful! Love how you double stamped the flowers...so pretty! :o)

Alyssa S said...

This is beautiful! Love how you double stamped the flowers...so pretty! :o)

Debra said...

This stamp set is on my wish list.Such a pretty card, I love the simplicity.

skideep1212 said...

This is a lovely card! So nicely put together and great use of the color palette!

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Terri E. said...

Wonderful card! I used Dawn's signature greeting as well. Way to rock the PTI paint by numbers challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Angela said...

Well, you really rocked this! Your card is beautiful and I love how you have applied the colors....

Jen Vogt said...

Wow, great job on the card! Love how you used the colors. And that border punch is so pretty!

Jenni said...

This card is stunning, and you used the colors so well. I love it!

Shannan said...

A beautiful, elegant card! Awesome job with the challenge!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

This is SO pretty. You did a good job on the challenge. I did this too (will post tomorrow) and used the same color combo.

Cheryl said...

Oh, this card is just beautiful! I really wanted this color combo but got a different one. You did a great job!

Chris said...

very cute!! life set looks awesome here!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous!! Love your colors and the design. So elegant!!
hugs,
Chris

Ange Kelly said...

Such a lovely card!

Cindy Van Sluys said...

Great card Rebecca! Love the softness of the PTI products though, I do not own any. Very hesitant to start on another line of products.....so devoted to SU right now!

XO
Cindy

PS I have blog candy if you are interested!

laurie said...

Just perfect! I love it!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Rebecca, you have to know that I love this card! You and I use Life more than anyone else I know!

Jen A said...

Oh this is beautiful! That color combo is one of my favorites and you did a fabulous job!

Susan said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the layout and your choice of stamps!