Monday, August 23, 2010

Secret Place for Dreams

I have my third instalment of the Verve Challenges today, one more to go after this!   It's a nice straightforward sketch for this one...

And check out this gorgeous inspiration bedroom!  Look at all that deep chocolate and gold  - delicious!!! 



So I took the inspiration quite literally, creating the swirls in gold on this deep chocolate espresso color.  


I embossed the rows with the Verve set Blue Skies, using both clear and gold embossing powder.  I bordered it with gold metallic paper using Martha Stewart's Ring corner and border punches, then adding a few chocolate pearls to the main sentiment.  


On the beautiful chocolate satin ribbon I've added some "Say it with Pearls" which really matches the inspiration piece too.  Simple but rich and classy too.  

For those of you who are here regularly, I'll get back to my regular feature "The Creative Process" on Monday's shortly.  Thanks for stopping!  

Today I think we'll be going "school shoe shopping"...man you can spend a small fortune on shoes hey?  

Recipe:  Stamps:  Verve - Blue Skies;  Ink:  VersaMark;  Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Gold Metallic Paper;  Accessories:  Martha Stewart Rings Border and Corner Punch, Satin Ribbon, Gold and Clear Embossing Powder, Say it with Pearls Accents, Kaiser Pearls - Chocolate, Dimensionals.

9 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christine. Oh your take on that bedroom is awesome!

Marisa said...

You nailed this one, Christine! Gorgeous use of the inspiration challenge!

KarinsArtScrap said...

great embossing and beautiful ribbon
beautiful card christine

Dotty A Cards & Things! said...

Rich and Classy is an understatment! You did a BEAUTIFUL job on this one... Very, Very Elegant!

Linda Carson said...

Very rich looking! You nailed that challenge!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, this is breathtaking!!! Your card is so rich and elegant....an absolute beautiful card!!! Hugs, Sabrina

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*GASP* Rich, Elegant and absolutely STUNNING!!!!

Mari said...

Quite seriously one of *the* most gorgeous cards I've ever seen! I love this - every single thing about it is stunning!

Gayle said...

Love your take on the elegant chocolate bed. The card is awesome!