March 19, 2009

Theme Thursday


The theme today at Theme Thursday was "orange." I scoured around for some orange patterned paper -- but couldn't find a single piece. So rather than limit my orange to a small flower or embellishment I went all the way with the color by brayering Pumpkin Staz-On onto some glossy cardstock.


From there I picked up some of the new stamps from Oxford Impressions I had just received and was in the process of cutting and mounting on cushion. Not the first color I would have picked for this Beau Monde set (yes, I had to google it to find out it meant high society), but I think I made it work when I paired it with this window stamp from Serendipity Stamps. I had a punch that fit the window panes perfectly, so I punched those out from the window stamp to reveal the image beneath.

23 comments:

Femmy said...

great card!! love the window and the image behind it!

vintage wil said...

Beautiful card !great image !!

nise said...

That window is really neat! You definitely got the "orange" part of the challenge down perfectly. I think your art is always High Society, Louise.

Hanne said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for explaining how you did this:)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

oooo Louise, you stepped up to the orange challenge beautifully! Love your card!

Sarah said...

I love this look and color scheme. The window is wonderful and the white flowers below the window are just enough to enhance the boldness of the orange. Nicely done, Louise!!

Diane said...

Well done - nice work making those stamps work together!

marciad said...

Love your use of orange. I find the window amazing.

indybev said...

Well, the effect is great. I love the use of windows!

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG what a stunning creation.
Very impressive. Love them.

ScrappyPam said...

Wow, this just pops! Lovely piece!!

Stempelfrosch said...

Wonderful card! Love that window ! Great idea!
LG Anke

June said...

How beautiful !!
Fabulous art work
Hugs June xx

Jann said...

It's perfect, Louise! You did a fantastic job with a color that is a bit of a challenge! Lovely . . .

Rein said...

Fantastic Louise!

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful and Love those stamps!! I just got my magazine and I saw several of yours also, Way to go girl!!

Amy said...

beautiful

hastingshall2 said...

Wow, Louise, what a great job you did in creating this wonderful window scene in orange. I love the brayering in orange StaZon.
Faye

Buffy said...

She's beautiful,love how you did the orange. It came out beautifully.

Ozstuff said...

Whooooooosht!! Amazing colour and I love the window effect. A stunning take on the orange theme. Great work.

Kris Dickinson said...

This is gorgeous Louise!

Angelina said...

Beautiful Louise!

Jacqueline said...

This is a fab design, very clever!