Monday, November 3, 2008

Layers Of Color Monday - Color Blocks

Hello All!

Hope you had an enjoyable weekend. It was chilly here, but the sun was out both days. We had a busy weekend too, visiting with family and running errands. Hope you're all recovered from the Halloween festivities too. It was a fun week and weekend, but I'm glad it's over! Now on to November, can you believe it!

I have a couple cards to share today from my Layers Of Color Gallery. I made both of these cards using the stamp set Architectural Blocks. These stamps are great for creating backgrounds and/or focal points.

This first card has a sunflower design for the focal point, stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and colored with watercolor crayons. I framed it with a piece of Old Olive cardstock which was punched with a square punch and then paper pierced around the frame. I then added gold eyelets to the corners. I layered this finished image piece on to Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Chip cardstock.

This next card demonstrates how you can use these images to create a background and a focal point. I used this cross image on my Artichoke cardstock. Then I added a piece of designer paper and ribbon. The main image, the same cross as the background, was stamped on Very Vanilla in Artichoke ink and mounted on River Rock cardstock.

Both of these cards were very simple to make but also contain a good amount of detail, which these intricate images create. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to be back tomorrow with a couple workshop cards I made this past weekend.

Have a great Monday! Happy Stamping!! :)

12 comments:

Vicki said...

These are just gorgeous creations!! I love the designs and the colors on the first card are so pretty!! TFS!! ;)

mudmaven said...

These are beautiful! ~chris

Alexandra said...

These are gorgeous cards Denise - I love the dsp on both of them!! Fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous cards Denise. Love the colors and design. TFS

melody said...

beauituful cards denise..love those stamps!

Catherine said...

They're both beautiful, Denise :)

Lauren said...

These are so elegant Denise!! TFS.

Denise said...

Denise
Thank you for the beautiful card & stamps. I will use them this weekend.
Aloha,
Denise

Andrea, said...

Beautiful cards, i love the stamps and the colour combos you have used

ink'n'rubba said...

very elegant cards you have created here - both gorgeous! hugs, annie x

Emily said...

These are both beautiful Denise! Great colors! Love all the matting in the first one! TFS!

Jo said...

Beautiful cards Denise....so elegant and sophisticated.