Friday, August 22, 2008

Thoughts of you

Beate is one of the all time superstars in the papercrafting industry, and after a summer hiatus she is back with a weekly sketch challenge. I combined Beate's sketch with Kristina's colour challenge to come up with this card.

Unfortunately the photo isn't very good because it is raining and overcast here so I couldn't get a good natural light shot.

Here is the sketch I worked with.

And here is Kristina's colour inspiration.

She said we could use any colour of our choice as the accent, but I took the stool as my cue and used Purely Pomegranate. I may have used too much colour, but I tried and tried to stamp a rose in grey and black but it didn't turn out.

I still think that the black and grey are the focus, but the Pomegranate rose and ribbon add a nice pop. The rose is stamped using Maria's fabulous multi-step Kitchen Sink Stamps. I have no idea how she gets them to look so realistic, but they are GREAT!


beate said...

Tamara, I am blushing. Thanks for your kind words!
Thanks also for participating in the challenge. Your card looks great!
Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

Rebecca said...

wow, what a great combo of challenges..just lovely

Kathryn said...

This is gorgeous!
I totally agree -- that red color does POP off the page -- it's FABULOUS!!

travelingmama said...

This is lovely! The rose is so beautiful!

Antje said...

very nice color combo.... beautiful card!

Heather said...

I don't think that the red is too much. I think it looks wonderful with the grey roses in the background. It's a great compliment.