Thursday, January 6, 2011

Paper Pals Arts-2nd post for the day...

I'm back with a second post-for today's creation I wanted to participate in the Paper Pals Arts Challenge. The color combination for the current challenge is Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, and Pear Pizzazz. Here's what I came up with:

The image is actually cropped from a piece of the new Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog called Botanical Gazette. It has all kinds of interesting prints ranging from birds and bird cages to moths and encyclopedia print-like paper.
I used a combination of Watercolor Pencils, Water Color Wonder crayons, and the inside lid of the ink pads to color the image and also to give some tint and definition to the background.
The Pear Pizzazz layer was given a little texture using the Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper Texture Folder and is popped up off the Baja Breeze card base with diensionals (sorry, that part doesn't show very well).
Another fantastic new product used here is the Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon. I love this stuff, and am so glad they brought us some fresh new colors of it to use for Spring. I layered several loops of the seam binding and then secured them with an antique brad to form my multi-loop bow. Then I just attached the bow to the card with glue dots.
And last, but not least, I added a row of small pearls to the top, just because I like them! I'm still undecided if they go along with the rest of the card, so we'll see...maybe I'll do something different with it later.
Ok, well, if you'd like to play along, you can click HERE to go to the Stampin Pretty site and submit your link.
Thanks for stopping (back) by to check out my stuff...and remember if you'd like to order any of the supplies used for this project, you can access my site 24-7 at


  1. Love the ribbon treatment! Beautiful use of that paper!

  2. Fabulous way to use the designer paper! Love the bow with the Antique Brad.

  3. I love the ribbon detail and antique brad! Thanks for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.