Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy Birthday - Red, Roses and Ribbon

Hello Everyone!

I think we all know that I have a tendency to lean towards soft pastels and neutrals when it comes to my crafting, I just love pinks, peaches and soft greens, especially when making flowers. But today I was inspired by some challenges to do something different - RED - a colour which I normally reserve for Christmas projects. I think the red looks pretty good! Here is a quick peek, then I will dish all the details.



- the backgrounds were done with Impression Obsession stamps - Time Worn Roses and cover-a-card Batik Pattern. I used Tim Holtz distress ink Frayed Burlap and Ranger Archival ink Vermillion.


- the ribbon and roses were coloured with a combination of Tim Holtz distress inks Festive Berries and Aged Mahogany. What a messy business that was! Warning ladies, wear gloves while drenching ribbon in dye!


- the round frame was handmade using polymer clay and a Martha Stewart mold. The image inside is a Hot Off the Press stamp and was coloured with Copics and the die cut is Memory Box - Whimsy Circle. The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations.




I was inspired by the following challenges and their talented design teams:

(this is the challenge that inspired me to step outside my pastel comfort zone and try a new colour!)

( I usually make my own flowers, but this challenge inspired me to dig into my old stash and pull out those pre-made flowers)

(this challenge really inspired me to use extra ribbon and use it in a way other than just adding a bow)

(the inspiration for my layout, although I had to off-set my circles a bit to balance out the ribbon strands)



That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


60 comments:

  1. Pamellia, apart from loving your name, I LOVE this design...I bet it look even more stunning in real life...love the rose and the gorgeous colour combo. I am so glad we found each other, loving your work of art.xxxThe Journey is the Start


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    1. Thank you so much Annie! Your work is very impressive, so your wonderful comments mean so much to me! crafty hugs :)

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous ... so unique and pretty! I hope you will also enter at CCCB!!

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    1. Thank you so much Ros! I am all over it, entered my Pink and Yellow Damask card into CCCB! That one had handmade roses! :)

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  3. Beautiful card Pamellia. I cannot pick a favourite thing, just love it all. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog and we are thrilled that you joined us at ABC. We hope you join us again soon. Meighan DT

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  4. Yet another masterpiece! I love every single detail on this card. Color combo is just gorgeous!

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  5. So pretty and all those lovely roses are just gorgeous! I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Tuesday Throwdown DT

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  6. Very pretty Pamellia. I like the red and don't be afraid to use it outside christmas period cause it looks fantastic on this project. Hugs Veerle ;-)

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    1. Thanks Veerle! You're right, I need to expand my colour palette more, that's what I love about the challenges! Happy day :)

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  7. This is totally LUSH,oh Pamellia you have done it again!! It's soooo beautiful,I bet it looks even more wonderful in 'real life'. You really do create the most gorgeous works of art :)

    By the way,have you looked at the Frilly and Funkie blog today......

    Extra big hugs

    Donna xx

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    1. Thank you so much Donna!! Yep, I just came from there, I almost fell off my chair when I saw that I won! I am really honoured about that, there is so much talent on their DT and all the other entries! I'm totally thrilled...and thank you for leaving me a lovely comment congratulating me! You are so sweet! Big crafty hugs to you! :)

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  8. Well girl, there's one thing that is sure ... Each and every project you make is amazing. I love all the elements on this one! Hugs! xx

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  9. Stunning red and white combo

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Smile, It's a brand new week!

    Hugs from

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  10. Wow Pamellia, this is an absolutely stunning creation! I love the boldness of the red and white together but it still retains a wonderful romantic feel with the beautiful roses and the lovely little frame. Very shabby chic and very beautiful! Anne x

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    1. Thank you so much Anne, you're so sweet!! Hugs :)

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  11. This is absolutely stunning Pamellia!! I love the colors and your gorgeous hand dyed ribbon! Beautiful image and I love the little clay frame too!
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy, big crafty hugs to you! :)

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  12. Another stunning creation Pamellia. I adore the colour scheme. beautiful images and gorgeous detailing too.
    Sue xx

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  13. stunning card Pamellia. Love the red my favourite colour xx

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  14. Hi Pamellia! Another stunning card! I LOVE the pop of red colour, it's so passionate looking! I love how you interpreted the sketch, brilliant! It's such an AMAZINGNESS! :) hehe... Big hugs,
    Ingrid xxx

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    1. Thank you my beautiful crafty friend! We went opposite today...I did bold and you did soft. Ha, the world is in balance! Hugs :)

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  15. Absolutely stunning love all the vibrant red and fabulous distressing and beautiful papers -very shabby chic
    Carol x

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  16. Darn.I missed so many of your posts.I am still figuring out google plus and forgot that you have to actually go there to see new posts.This is gorgeous.Red is striking and it makes such a statement.Love the background stamping.Lovelove love the twisted ribbon.Brilliant.

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Pallavi!! If you're interested, I have added the "follow by email" gadget. That way you get an email when a new post comes up. Sweet smiles to you :)

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  17. Gorgeous creation again Pamellia, and I also think that red always makes things pop, just gorgeous.x

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    1. Thanks Janette! I definitely think red is going on my list of colours to try and use more often. Hugs :)

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  18. This is incredible! I adore the red and white together, the wrapped ribbon, the rolled roses. All of it is just fabulous, amazing details!!
    <3 Emily L.

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  19. Pamellia this is just gorgeous so romatic and whimsy
    how can you wear gloves that's the best part of crafting getting all messy the nessier the hands the more you have enjoyed making it that's my moto heheh
    stunning creation yet again you should do more with stronger colours
    enjoy the rest of your week
    Jacki x

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    1. You are too funny Jacki! Thank you, and you're right, it is better when it's messy! Crafty hugs :)

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  20. You are so talented and creative, Pamellia. There is so much passion in each and every creation of yours. I lived the colors here and the small frame. Glad to be following your blog, so much eye candy!

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    1. Thank you Rupa! I was surprised how much I enjoyed the red, once it was all done! Big hugs :)

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  21. I too , as you may know by now, work a lot with pastels, not as soft as yours but still pastels. Red is one of the most challenging colors for me, and I think you did a great job. Your card looks very elegant and the tone of red is just perfect. Thanks for joining us this week at Hiding in my Craft Room.

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  22. Beautiful project, love the use of the red roses !

    Congratulations too on being chosen by the Frilly and Funkie DT as the winner of the Vintage Travel challenge ! To find out the details of your Guest Designer spot please email me - carringtons22@yahoo.co.uk
    Sue C
    x

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    1. Thank you so much Sue, this is all very exciting!! Hugs :)

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  23. Hi Pamellia
    Red is like turkey. . . . . not just for Christmas lol! Red is hubby's favourite colour so I have to include it on his Christmas and birthday cards. Its a great colour.
    Your card is super and I love the stamps. . . . thought it was fancy designer paper!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Ang! All of my projects are done using paper that I stamped or painted. I don't own a single sheet of patterned paper, it's difficult to find where I live, so I just do it myself. Plus, it's more fun that way!! Crafty hugs :)

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    1. Thank you Fabiola, for ALL of your wonderful comments! Crafty hugs to you :)

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  25. Fantastic creation Pamellia, the blooms are awesome! I love the pretty layers too!

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  26. Beautiful card Pamellia :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  27. A beautiful shabby/chic card, love the boldness of the red but still looking soft and romantic. Love the little frame.
    Avril xx

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    1. Thank you Avril, and thank you for all your wonderful comments! Hugs to you :)

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  28. I love the red, it looks so striking! The roses are absolutely beautiful and you've done a lovely job dyeing the ribbons.
    Rebecca,

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  29. Wow...just WOW!!! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! And such a GREAT way to usr ribbon. Thanks for joining us this week at Hiding In My Craft Room for our "use ribbon" challenge. Hope you join us again this coming week.

    Kathy - HIMCR DT
    UpintheNightwithKat.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Katherine! I really had fun with this one! :)

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