Friday, March 28, 2008

Something a Little Different

I have had this design idea in my head for a couple days, but last night I got it out and down on paper. I wanted to do something different with the flower in my Fairy Whimsey set from Artful Inkables. I wanted to not include the fairies in a card. The bloggers challenge for this Friday was to do something with "Spring Flowers" and I thought this was the perfect opportunity, so basically, I "springified" the flowers in the Fairy Whimsey set.

They are colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I just love working with prismacolors. They seriously do all the work to make it look so blended and realistic. I used my divine swirls embossing folder and my cuttlebug machine on the lavender lace paper in the background. I did two layers of ribbon to pull out some of the more subtle colors in the coloring. Both ribbons are from my collection (jars). Layout is pretty basic. Sentiment is stamped using Karen Foster Design Snap Stamps. I stitched (or attempted to) the edges of the card using my sewing machine and white thread. I accidentally went off the edge a bit on one side, but you can hardly tell, so I just went with it. By the way, good thread is on sale at JoAnn's this week if you have a minute to go pick some up. That is on my to do list for today. That and fire extinguishers for the house. Hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Artful Inkables Fairy Whimsey, Karen Foster Design Snap Stamps Paper: Pixie Pink, Lavender Lace, Whisper White Accessories: Sewing Machine, white thread, scalloped Marvy Uchida circle punch, circle punch, ribbon, paper piercing tool, white signo gel pen, prismacolor pencils, gamsol, blending stumps, cuttlebug, Divine Swirls embossing folder Ink: Memories Black Dye Ink

16 comments:

Jackie said...

Wow, that is beautiful! I love the colors and you did an awesome job on those flowers.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Amanda...this is really stunning. I love these flowers and your shading on them is perfection! Great job.

Barb Hardeman said...

Amanda you did an awesome job on those flowers. I always have such a hard time with that techniuqe. Your spring colors are amazing - a very cheerful card...

tonistamps said...

Great job on the flowers! and I love your cuttlebug background piece as well. Very nice and SPRINGY!

Nikki Bond said...

So very pretty!!! I love that flower stamp and the colors are so springy! {SMILES}

Teresa said...

This is gorgeous, Manda! Love those flowers and the colors are perfect!!!

amycara said...

Ooooh, this is beautiful! Wonderful color choice!

KimberlyG said...

This is a beautiful card! Your coloring is just lovely and those flowers really pop! Well done! :D

Sheryl said...

Very pretty and Springy! Love the flowers!

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Lisa Bohler said...

I love it, Amanda! Love the combo of ribbon colors and the embossed background is a wonderful compliment to the bright flowers!

Sharon said...

This is just gorgeous! Love it!

Cyndi said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colors you picked. Awesome coloring job too!

Connie said...

Very pretty! I love that flower and the colors you chose! Great job!

Basement Stamper said...

Amanda: Very pretty colors on this card! Vibrant.

Barbara said...

Just loving the bright, cheery, Spring colors! Wonderful card.