Thursday, 12 November 2009

RSS with stamina required!

The new challenge at Ready Steady Stamp requires some stamina - it's spread out over the next four challenges in the run up to Christmas and we're building a project as we go! We have an imposed shape (inverted triangle) and we need to pick a colour scheme for this first one that we carry across the other weeks. At the end, we'll link our triangles together to make a Christmas banner. Here are the ingredients this week:

I've picked black, gold, ivory and red as my colours - we'll see how the proportions of each change over the weeks!

I had a bit of a nightmare photographing this for some reason, I hope you get the idea! My triangle is about 4" across the top and 6" from the top to the tip of the point. The cardinal is cut out and popped up on some foam tape and I added some tiny star brads to the embossed swirls - they came to me as part of a swap so I'm afraid I have no idea of the maker.

I added some Spica glitter pen over the wing and crest of the cardinal for some subtle shimmer.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Swirl from Beautiful (Rummage Bin line)
Evergreen Holiday (All Things Considered line)

Paper:
Black
Cryogen white

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Other:
Detail gold embossing powder
Mini star brads
Nail art gems
Perfect Pearls by Ranger (Antique Gold from the Patina kit)
Krylon Leafing Pen (Pale Gold)
Glossy Accents (dotted on for the cardinal's eye)
Sewing machine and thread
Copic Spica glitter pen (red)

Foam tape

I'm not sure how they'll join together yet so I haven't punched any holes or anything - the top edge looks a little plain to me at the moment but I'm hanging fire until I see how the whole thing shapes up before I add anything!

Je sais qu'il ya beaucoup de participantes françaises pour les challenge RSS - si vous voulez me laisser un commentaire, mais vous n'aimez pas le faire en Anglais, s'il vous plaît n'hésitez pas à le dire en Français! Je ne le parle pas bien, mais c'est OK pour la compréhension de commentaires court. Merci de votre visite!

Thanks for stopping by!

33 comments:

Julie said...

How beautiful, Joanne! I love the colors you chose--can't wait to see your project unfold!

IsaNorris said...

This is stunning and elegant !! Thanks for playing with us
isa

Strobel Studios said...

OMG this looks totally fun! I love the idea of building onto your project. Looks like you have a fabulous beginning, and a unique look using the black.

Pammyjo

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Love it, can't wait to see the finish :)

Hels said...

Can;t wait to see the finished piece...it will be stunning...might have to have a play with this one myself x

tracy said...

beautiful joanne :)

Effie said...

Fab... I love your little scarlett birdie!

Karen said...

Oh this is so classical & so you my lovely!!! Its just gorgeous. BTW its the same size as mine!!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of this one X

Carol said...

So elegant! can't wait to see what the next few weeks bring....xx

CLARE said...

really lovely, especially like how you have stamped the swirls.

Kaz said...

That's lovely Joanne, very stylish. I shall look forward to seeing the others too xx

Janice said...

Great card Joanne.

LME said...

Beautiful :)

Gez said...

Your banner is going to look fabulous Joanne. Love the colours you have chosen & your red cardinal looks great. Love his chest. What I'd give to see one IRL! :-)

Sid said...

A very elegant piece, love its simplicity !

Paula said...

beautifully striking!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Sorry to be late as usual with my comments but WOWZA ... this is already awesome and I can't wait until it ALL comes together ... what a wonderful idea and I have NO DOUBT your part will be AMAZING!!! You are so good at this sort of thing!! GREAT choice of colors ... very rich!!

Fliss said...

This is really lovely and the colour choice is great, really non traditional but very striking.
Fliss x

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful - striking - classy - elegant - fabulous ... Yup ... I like it :0)

Lorraine said...

this looks lovely love that bird

craftytrog said...

stunning, love your colours and design x

Tova said...

gorgeous !!! It's so elegant, très classe ! Bravo !

Femmy said...

gorgeous banner

Neet said...

Lovely banner - your cardinal is gorgeous and I am so glad you did a closeup of it. I like your colour scheme and the red jewels just hit the right note.

NETTI said...

Oooooh, yes - loving this banner!
Stunning.

Line said...

very elegant banner!

nefertiti said...

Fabulous banner!!!!!so elegant!!!!!bravo!

Ellen said...

very elegant,the red looks striking in combination with the black and gold . I love banners

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a gorgeous banner! the stamping and bird are so striking on the black! beautiful!

Mervi said...

Stunning and so elegant, love this so much;-))m

Lesley said...

Beautiful banner, the bird looks great xx

P'tite Plume said...

Wow, stunning, beautiful!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Holy Smokes!! This is gorgeous! I never would have thought to use black! I LOVE IT!!