Friday, July 20, 2012

A Little Pop of Red & Giveaway Friday!


Welcome to Friday!  It's Taylor here today, filling in for Steph.  Sometimes just a little bit of color can make a dramatic statement, especially when that color is red!  I colored up the lovely Poppies and Daisies recently and loved the way it turned out so much, I decided to make the backdrop for it just black and white, and let the reds really shine.

I began by inking up the stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black, and stamping on Ultra Smooth White card stock.  Here is a breakdown of the Spectrum Noir markers I used:

Reds: CR8, DR1, CR6, CR7
Greens: DG4, DG4, DG2, CG2

I really, really love the range of reds in the Spectrum Noir markers.  So many possibilities for adding depth to projects!  They definitely add some "wow" to things.

Here's my little crafty tip for today: I am an obsessively neat crafter.  I cannot stand it when my table is covered in tools, and I am always trying to keep things away from my young kids!  I've just started using the Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool for cutting and scoring, and it works SO well!!!  And it all folds back up an stores away quickly, so the little hands that are always roaming around while I craft don't snatch anything they shouldn't.  Every crafter should have one of these tools - seriously!  I can't wait to use more of the features it offers :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Poppies and Daisies (Crafter's Companion)
Card Stock: Red (Bazzill); Black (Recollections); Ultra Smooth White (Crafter's Companion)
Patterned Paper: Enchanted (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir
Accessories: Ribbon (May Arts)
Tools: Classic and Scalloped Long Rectangles (Spellbinders)
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It's time for the giveaway for this weekend!  This week we are giving away this lovely Poppies & Daisies stamp set from Sheena Douglas
A Little Bit Sketchy Stamp Set - Poppies and Daisies 
To enter to win you must be a US resident, be a follower of the blog and leave a comment on this post by 8PM Pacific Sunday.  The winner announced on Tuesday, July 24th.

37 comments:

ParkNSlide said...

Beautiful, dramatic card. Poppies and daisies are two of my favorites. I would LOVE to win.

Marianne said...

Lovely card.... and Beautiful poppies!!! I love poppies, so I'm very glad to have a chance on winning them! Hugs,
Marianne MW

ScrappyRae10 said...

Beautiful! Love the background and the layout of the card!

Donna G. said...

Beautiful card!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Really pretty! Those poppies are gorgeous and expertly colored!

Caryn S said...

Oh just lovely! love the red on the black and white paper, so fantastic!

Pat said...

Your little pop of red makes a big impression! So vibrant, it really brings out the beauty of the image! Thanks for sharing your card and your tips!

Kathy S. said...

Gorgeous card! The red really pops. Would love to win this stamp!

Kathy said...

Great card!!The bow is awesome, really makes it pop.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the red poppies. Great card.

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the poppies and the colouring that you did. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win. Hugs, Velma

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Really love the pop of red design...stunning for sure

Korin said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! The stamp set and the card!

Gloria Stengel said...

I love that stamp set, and I love the red!! Beautiful card!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Stunning stamp set and card! Love the pop of red!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card and love the stamp set used!!! Hugs,Cheryl

Emily H said...

Oh my! This is so gorgeous!! I love this tamp!

staci haden said...

signed up for blog today and love the stamps

ScrapGirlfriend said...

Beautiful!

Roberta said...

Beautiful card, I would love to win!!

Dorina D said...

Elegant and stunning card. Love the combination of B/W & Red. My favorite combination. What a great job on the fcard. Thanks for a chance to win this stamp set. It's awesome.

Aliya said...

Beautiful card! I LOVE the stamp!!!!

Trena Johnson said...

That is a beautiful card. It would make a great anniversary card.

Jingle said...

SUCH a gorgeous card!

jeanne johnson said...

Beautiful card and great stamp set. Would love to win this set.

Brenda Lee said...

A gorgeous card!! I love red and I love poppies. I would totally appreciate winning this set. Thank you for the opportunity.

Cheryl said...

Wow this is gorgeous, Taylor!! I LOVE that stamp!!

Amy E said...

What a stunning card!!! I just love the pop of color like you mentioned! And I like the way you "tied it all together" (no pun intended!) with the gorgeous red bow. I have poppies that look exactly like the ones on the card, growing in my yard!

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Natasha G.P. said...

Poppies are one of my favorite flowers!!! I especially love the Oriental ones.

sharon g said...

Your ribbon and flowers match beautifully. This is a great card--formal yet not too formal, with great colors. Nice.

Rufus said...

Would love to win this stamp as I think that the poppies are gorgeous! Really like the way you used the black and white background papers to make the poppies pop!
R/

Barb Turpin said...

This is gorgeous with that Poppy Red!

KYCrafter said...

What a great card!!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful card. Love the read and the stamp is very pretty. TFS AJ~

Dana C (KyStamper) said...

Beautiful poppies !!

Ruby Taylor said...

The poppies are gorgeous and you made a beautiful card!!

Michelle (aka Meechelle) said...

Gorgeous card, Taylor! That red is fabulous. I WISH I was an obsessively neat crafter, but unfortunately, I am not. I tend to work on top of piles, lol!