Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Holiday Break!

I wanted to do a quick card and break from the coming holidays for a moment. Here is an image I have had for a while. Its the Stampendous Peony Panel image. It was stamped with VersaMark on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb cover cardstock and then embossed with Rangers Gold Pearl EP. It was painted with Twinkling H2O's Garnet, Lemon Yellow, Dreamsicle and Mallard Green. When the watercolors were dry, Dorland's Wax was used over the centers of the Peonies. It seals the watercolor so it won't run or leak color into the Diamonds glitter glue. Then Stickles Diamonds glitter glue was used over the centers. Stickles Yellow glitter glue was used for the centers of the orange blossoms.

The Stardream Chiara Amber background behind the main image was cut with a Spellbinder's Nestabilities Long Scalloped Rectangle. If you want a great price on Spellbinder Nestabilities, etc. , you better check out the link I just posted. They also carry most of the border punches and other stamping supplies too! If you check under Ritz Camera they sometimes will have what the other doesn't. And if you find a better deal, please let me know. The white dots are from a White Signo Uni-ball pen.

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb cover cardstock was used with the Cuttlebug Textile Texture folder. It was then scored horizontally and vertically with the Scor-Pal . The scalloped edges were drawn with a Sweetwater Scribbles Doodling Template and then Trimmed with scissors. The ribbon from Michaels $1 bin was then mounted to the embossed piece and then mounted on another piece of the Stardream Chiara Amber cardstock.

The 3mm pearls mounted on the scallops are Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Elements that were painted with a Niji waterbrush filled with Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution and dipped on the tip of a Senorita Margarita Jaquard Alcohol Ink bottle. I got the idea of painting them from a fellow card artist - Connie Thorson. She teaches classes at Stampers Alley in Mooresville, NC. Thank you for the tip Connie. She paints her pearls with Copic Markers. The secret to the whole thing is the alcohol ink. I don't have any of the Copics yet. LOL

Tip - You will read directions telling you to use drops of the alcohol ink in watercolor wells or on pieces of foil, etc. mixed with the blending solution to get your colors. To me, it seems easier and less wasteful to just dip the brush tip against the dried ink or a little pushed out of the top of the bottle. When I am done I swish the brush until its clean on paper. Very very easy. I store my brush covered brush side up in a separate place from my regular Niji waterbrushes. If you have questions email me.

The image was then mounted on the finished background. Both of the ovals for the word, which is from Word I Plate by Rubber Stamp Tapestry, were cut using Spellbinder's Nestabilities Large Scallop (small) Oval, if you know what I mean by small. Hello was stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold, heat embossed to dry, and then painted with Twinkling H2O Garnet.

Thank you for stopping by 'the blog' to look.

 

 Shirley

 

41 comments:

Lyn S said...

Wow Shirley! This is totally gorgeous! I love how you've coloured those flowers.......just beautiful!

LadyDoc said...

This card is SOOOOO pretty!!! REALLY feminine!!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Beautifully done...

Carolyn King said...

beautiful---your coloring is WONDERFUL!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow those roses are to die for. Awesome job.

The Country Rose said...

My goodness Shirley, you are amazing with those H2O's! This card is just stunningly beautiful!

~Barb

mochamama said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card!!!!!

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! Love the coloring on the roses and the outline in gold makes it even more beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Shirley this card is gorgeous! I don't have any Copic maarkers either, yet!

Shelly said...

Beautiful card Shirley, it's filled with so many wonderful details!

Beth said...

Beautifully done Shirley love every detail of this wonderful card.

Julia Aston said...

What gorgeous flowers and cuttled bg! just lovely!

Peet said...

This card is absolutely beautiful, Shirley!!!

Vicki said...

WOWZER!! What a totally GORGEOUS card!! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE this Shirley!!!

So soft, pretty, and feminine!!! A beautiful card for a special gal ... thanks for sharing!

~Hugs!!

The Rubber Maid said...

The flowers are totally beautiful, what great coloring. Love it. Still haven't used those sparkling H2O's and I have a complete set. Like what's my problem ! Pat

Mothermark said...

Hey Shirley! Thanks for the email! I made my change...and I came here to check out how it works! How cool!


This is the most beautiful card. I love the wonderful feminine feel to it..it is just gorgeous....

Wonderful blog!

Gunhild said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love your coloring and the colors!

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Gunhild

stampqueen said...

Beautiful flowers!! With the twinks and the glitter, I bet it just glows IRL!!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Shirley this is amazing! WOW! I don't think I've seen the h20's worked so beautifully! Gorgeous!

Renée/prchvs said...

Wow, Shirley, this is just GORGEOUS! I love the embossed image as well as the colouring. The layout is fab!!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is such a beautifully sweet and wonderful card! Love those flowers and your coloring is fabulous.

Theresa said...

Absolutely stunning, Shirley! Gorgeous coloring. Those flowers look positively yummy!

Juliana said...

Beautiful!!! I love the coloring and the colors!!
Thanks for the tips!!

Etha said...

beautiful card! I love the color combo that you used for coloring the flowers! so many little details!

Atty said...

A very pretty card, great details. Wonderful job with the
h20's.

Christine (Craftling) said...

Wow! Shirley, this is gorgeous! Love the really strong floral image and flamboyant colours. Very vibrant!

Chris xx

Kerry D-C said...

wowzers!! this is gorgeous! My H2O's never look this good!

Jorunn said...

Beautiful card! Love the fresh colors, and the great details!!

SusanneSj said...

Gorgeous.

/Susanne

Ann said...

Wow, Shirley! The coloring on this is stunning! :D

Maria Matter said...

These flowers are absolutely beautiful!
Blessings, Maria

Stampin' Designs by Sue said...

OMG this is gorgeously stunning!!! I absolutely LOVE it! TFS :)

Kim Etherington said...

The colouring of your flowers is just beautiful. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'm off to snoop more on yours!
Happy Stamping!

Ret said...

hiya Shirley, I love, love, loveeee this card!! So dainty & beautiful. You've done it again! I just love thi.
hugs,
Ret

Heather Lee-Reppen said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful image and wonderful coloring. I love how you're using those H2Os. I like seeing older stamps used like this!

Mel M. M. M. said...

SOoooo gorgeous! I love your colouring. Pure art! The little white tile cuttlebug background looks like a million bucks too. Super sweet! :O)

catdidit said...

Wow! This is GORgeous! I love the painting on it and how you did the middle of the flowers, wonderful piece of art!

Tammi said...

Whoa!! Gorgeous!! Such pretty colors, I love it!

Mothermark said...

OMG! Shirley, am I the lucky one or what! This card is absolutely beautiful! I am thrilled to have this card in my possession! Thank you so much for thinking of me on my birthday! Your card is gorgeous, wonderful, and absolutely beautiful in real life!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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