Melissas Paperie

Monday, March 1, 2010

True Friend

Melissa Phillips has offered another beautiful inspiration photo from A Creative Mint.



Orange can be a difficult color for me to work with, but I wanted to give it a try. I am really enjoying purples lately. I stamped the background with an image from Vintage Label onto Vintage Cream cardstock, using Orange Zest ink. The sentiment is stamped in Plum pudding ink onto Lavender Moon cardstock. Everything is sponged with Walnut Stain ink for distressing.



Thanks for looking!
Melissa

"True Friend" (All PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Vintage Label and In Bloom
Ink: Plum Pudding and Orange Zest, Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Lavender Moon and Plum Pudding
Other: Orange Zest twill ribbon, Foam Tape, Gems, sponge

30 comments:

Jen said...

I love these colors!!!

Heather P. said...

So gorgeous! These colors are totally unexpected yet fabulous together!

Mucia said...

great matching :) colors are great!

Dana said...

Lovely. Before I read your post though I thought the twill was melon berry, not orange zest!

ashjoy said...

You get so many challenges in, how do you do it? Beautiful card, love the soft background you created. Beautiful!

megspaulding said...

So sweet. Love your background paper!

Kara said...

So pretty! Love the gem accents.
Kara

Belinda said...

Lovely! Did a great job with this!

Aimes said...

Way to work that colour combo - I'd have been stuck on the plum pudding! A gorgeous layout, I love the handstamped DP!
x

Diane Jaquay said...

Really pretty, LOVE the damask and it works really well with these colors!

Anika said...

This is such a fabulous inspiration picture! You did a beautiful job on your card!

Cammie said...

This so lovely. The damask, the the layout, the distressing--such great results from the inspiration.

Lori said...

oooh that is pretty!! love the damask

MintStamps said...

I would've never put those colors together, but you nailed it! So pretty.

Sherry said...

Love it!

Emm said...

Very Pretty!

Gayatri said...

Love the damask background.Beautiful card!Great take on the challenge!

Gayatri said...

Love the damask background.Beautiful card!Great take on the challenge!

Sue Ann said...

So very pretty!!

Lee said...

Love how you stamped the background and the colours are lovely together.

Cheryl said...

That background is great, and you really pulled these colors together beautifully.

Nadine said...

I love the design of your card Melissa, really showcases the colors you had to use! I also like how you used that stamp from Vintage Labels as your background. Very nicely done!

Mara... said...

YOu did an amazing job with those colors!! Great card!

IamDerby said...

Another fab card, you are on a roll Melissa

Jennifer K said...

This is beautiful!

Courtney Baker said...

This is totally gorgeous Melissa!

Melissa said...

Such a wonderful interpretation...I love your take on this challenge...beautiful in every way!
Melis

BethieJ said...

Melissa this is FABULOUS!! Nice job on the challenge!!!

Joan B said...

Gorgeous job.

Taheerah said...

Beautiful card Melissa, I love how balanced you've made the colour combo. Stunning!