Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pear in a Chair


A pair in a chair. Kind of like Sam I am and Green Eggs and Ham. Or one fish two fish red fish blue fish. I am partial to Thing One and Thing Two, since I'm an identical twin.
Ahh, gotta love a Dr. Suess reference...
I am absolutely delighted to have a Carbon Copied visit with the super talented Jennifer Rzasa. We are both featuring our version of the Card Positioning Systems sketch using the stamp set by Furnishing Fun from Schlosser Designs.


Jennifer's work blows me away every time I visit her blog. I love her use of bold designs and color. Her composition and execution is spot on in each and every project she posts. Congratulations to her as well for making the top 5 in the 2011 Gallery Idol Contest! Stop on over to her blog, Our Change of Art, if you haven't already, to check out her Carbon Copied project. You will be amazed, for sure.

The card's background has been impressed with woodgrain and then a panel-with one rounded corner, also featuring the pear in a chair, was adhered on top of that. Hand dyed silk ribbon was tucked under the panel to finish the sketch. Darn photographing at night, the card has a lot more depth in real life but I ran out of time to photograph during the day!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Ivory) Georgia Pacific

Stamps: (Furnishing Fun) Schlosser Designs
Ink: (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint Distress) Ranger
Fiber: (Ivory Silk) May Arts
Other: (Woodgrain Impression Plate) PTI, (Glossy Accents) Ranger
Tools: (Corner Punch) WR Memory Keepers

37 comments:

Lindsay said...

LOVE this Karen! The woodgrain, yum, the colors more yum! Great card!

Julie E said...

What a great organic feel to this one Karen! The texture from the embossing and then that pop of green is just all good :>)

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous, Karen! Love that ribbon tucked behind the panel and so much detail on that tiny pear!

Aimes said...

Oh I love that rustic stamped chair! And the finishing touch has to be that pear! Fabuloooous!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Simply beautiful!!!!Love it!!

Lynn said...

Oh...love the ribbon popping out at the edge Karen. Gorgeous card! Off to see Jen's work!

Laurel said...

LOVE this card, wow!

Rose said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! Looks like a beautiful work of art :)

BabyBokChoy said...

A pear in the chair, love love love that :) now how about an orange in a ???? :)
Gorgeous colors!!! it has that monet look!! :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Hey Karen, this has been so much fun! I love your pear in the chair, and the hand dyed ribbon is absolutely gorgeous! And don't worry- we can still see all the amazing texture your card has in the photo!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

love it! the ribbon, the chair and especially the pear on the chair. Identical twin? I didn't know that.

Dana said...

So pretty! That ribbon is gorgeous!

Michele Gross said...

Oh Karen! this is GORGEOUS! I Love the watercolory effect and that scrumptious green ribbon. Fabulous!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful work! LOVE the aged look of the chair image, the woodgrain embossing, and the way you tucked the ribbon under the focal panel! Another fabulous Carbon Copied!!!

Chunyuan said...

Love the rustic look of the chair and color you used. And pear in the chair!

Christina said...

Love that hand dyed ribbon in a delicious shade of green. And the pear in the chair? So fun and clever!

Jenny said...

Wonderful card Karen,I love the ribbon border..what a cool idea to use it that way. Fab rustic feel too :)
Jenny x

Brandi said...

Love the wood grain embossing in the background and the fabulous green ribbon!

Lea L. said...

Love the clean and graphic design of this...the woodgrain embossed background is fab! Thanks for playing at CPS this week!

jen said...

I can see the fabulous texture (although I'm with you on disliking taking pics at night!) This is so yummy- the pear colored ribbon (beautifully hand-dyed!) with the pear in the chair is so fun!

Heather Innusa said...

This is too cool!!! I love the shabbiness!

amber said...

karen -- i LOVE your card...so simple and striking!

Laurel said...

I LOVE your stamped chair look! It is awesome! Paired with that woodgrain background - HELLO! Gorgeous

*Alison* said...

girl you are so amazing! this card rocks.. I LOVE green.. and the ribbon coming out the side of the card is so fun! HUGS

Jess said...

Fantastic Karen! I love the woodgrain and the fluffy ribbon border!

Janetcraft said...

I love this stamps..simple but full of meaning behind..it's like a picture with thousand words...
love the clean white background as just like your style always..
and thanks for 'visitng' me with your sweet comments..will come up with other project soon..do come by..thanks

Theresa said...

Karen, this card is fabulous! I love the chair. I may have to CASE this card. Love it!!

Pauline said...

A fab card, love the pear in a chair!

lostinpaper said...

Awesome card Karen! Love the woodgrain embossed background and the 'pear in the almost watermarked chair', sweet green ribbon hightlight too!

yyam said...

Love!!! That woodgrain, that stamping, that tucked in ribbon....a winning combination! :)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is such a unique and wonderful card!

lynn said...

karen--this is way cool! love the chair and your ribbon!

Trinh said...

Love the rustic feel to this card!

Alice Wertz said...

love your hand dyed ribbon and how you stamped the chair and pear. love the rustic look! super card, Karen!

kasia c. said...

Fabulous, really fabulous! I love that gorgeous green ribbon off to the side, and that cute little pear. :)

~Tammy~ said...

Total fabulousness! Off to check out Jen's card now! This is soo fun!

donna mikasa said...

Such a cool card! Love the tucked green ribbon!