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Monday, 31 May 2010

Gatefold of Salad Piled Onto Blue China

front of gatefold card
 main panel based on sketch

close-up of smaller shrink plastic flowers 

close-up showing larger shrink plastic flower, textured Moondust
cardstock & linen effect blue paper 

gatefold card open showing decorated side & centre panels

close-up of message panel & embellishments
showing the sheen of  Moondust card base

The ninth challenge at the Sugar Nellie Splitcoaststampers forum is to make a gatefold card. My main panel is based on the Friday Sketchers sketch which I have turned 180 degrees (I am hoping it is permissible to use the sketch as an element of the whole card) whilst the card's colour scheme carries a fair amount of symbolism inspired by the theme of "Eat Your Veggies" for the Pile It On challenge. Basically the colours are those of salad vegetables (the deep purple & white of red chicory, pink of radishes, orange & red of capsicums, pale green of lettuce, red of tomato to mention a few) on a blue & white china plate eaten with gold coloured metal cutlery. I also used the linen effect blue paper & Antique Linen Distress Ink to further the "table linen" connotations.

The shrink plastic flowers were made by punching the shrink plastic prior to shrinking & afterwards using dots of Stickles Glitter Glue or adhesive pearls for the centres. For the medium & large flowers I mounted the shrunk shrink plastic onto punched cardstock.

I used a circle punch to punch two flowers from the patterned paper & mounted these on two scalloped circles to make the embellishments for inside the card below the message panel.

The edges of the sketch panel are inked as are all the remaining paper & cardstock elements excepting the base card. The various inks are listed below & the colours were matched  according to the colour of the paper/cardstock.

Stamp Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Poppy Fields.
Inks etc... Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen Distress Ink, ColorBox Ice Blue Fluid Chalk, Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue & Brilliance Rocket Red Gold.
Colouring ProMarkers, Letraset Black Fine Line Drawing Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue (Xmas Red).
Cardstock Bright Gold Cream Moondust & Textured Bright Gold Cream Moondust, cream, blue & red from "stash".
Papers Linen effect blue paper from "stash", patterned - Papermania Retro Paper Kit.
Punches Woodware (scalloped oval, circles & scalloped circles, shrink plastic flowers), Xcut (blue flowers), EK Success (red flowers).
Pearls Kanban.

Challenges Entered
Cupcake Craft #93 - Summer Delights (salads - see above)
Pile It On #21 - Eat Your Veggies (see above)


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Paula, what a brilliant gatefold card. Thanks for joining in with our anniversary challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

xxxtglxxx said...

Excellent Paula! I totally get the whole salad thing :) Love your card and all the details. Thats a very sweet stamp, and I think its very clever to use a sketch on a gatefold. I have been scratching my head on that! lol x hugs alison x

Andrea M said...

So pretty! Love the colors :) Thanks so much for playing along with Pile It On! We appreciate your support and hope to see you back again next week :)

Michele said...

Such a fabulous card Paula. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

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Debs said...

Fab card Paula, such a lot of work has gone into it. Good luck in the challenges. Debs xx

Marion said...

Fab card Paula. Love that shimmer.

Julie said...

great veggie colors! thanks for playing along with pio

Elaine said...

This is beautiful. I love the image, and your shrink plastic flowers are fab, I love them.
Hugs Elaine xx

Anna said...

Fun card! Love how you described it! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

jojo79 said...

Beautiful card Paula and I love the way you have decorated the inside.


Annie said...

a fabby card Paula and I love the shrink plastic flowers - how ingenious! thanks for the email, I'm ok just got a lot of stresses and 'stuff' to sort out at the moment. thanks so much for thinking of me.
hugs, annie x

Illy said...

Great interpretation, it's gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Pile it on!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Such gorgeous work!
kim x

Janneke said...

Great card ;0)
Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week!

Janneke X

Linda said...

Hi Paula love the design for your gatefold card this week and the colours are fab. Must have a go with more shrink plstic. Mine is in the bottom of a drawer somewhere LOL!! Good Luck Hunni!! xx

Patricia Garcia said...

Great card, love the flowers!! Thanks for joining us this week at the PIO Challenge!!


Debbie said...

Adorable!!! Thanks for joining us at PIO!

Lorraine said...

this is gorjuss huni love the colours and the preety flower detail xx

Marzelanche said...

Very cute :-)Thanks so much for playing with us at Pile it on!. We appreciate your participation and support. :-) Hope to see you again next week!


Elise said...

Hi Paula! This is a very pretty card! I love the Gorjuss image, and I love the gatefold style as well!

Thank you so much for joining in on my blog candy and good luck to you!


Sheng said...

This is so cute. Love the embellishments.

Suzanne said...

She's adorable - love the blue/red and the little flowers.

Beth S said...

Great card. Love the flowers and colours. She's just too cute.

PaulaM said...

Paula, this is gorgeous. Love all the little shrink flowers - wow - that takes alot of time. I haven't done shrink in forever - and probably won't - just too much time I would rather do something else - but you have done a great job with it. Your coloring is wonderful. TFS