Sunday, March 13, 2011

An Idea That Went The Other Way

And a little bit of everything!!!  I've had this image forever!  I had stamped Magenta's Dasies In A Rectangle on white cardstock with Encore Gold pigment ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder, probably 4 years ago or more.  I had painted it with Radiant Pearls and they had faded over time, like Radiant Pearls can do.  I went through my "saved images" the other day and decided to do something with it.

The embossed area had tuned a little dark like antique gold.  I painted over the ares with Twinkling H2O's Lemon Yellow, Gold Dust, Mallard Green, and China Black.  They really made the flowers pop.  I added Dimensional glue in dots to the centers sprinkles with AIG Old Gold

For the background I embossed on Neenah Classic Solar White cardstock with Cuttlebug Love Language folder and on orange cardstock with Sizzix Floral Flourishes and Vines.  I had a card I had done a long time ago that measured 4"X8.5" and I saved some folded blanks I hadn't used.  I punch the top layer with Martha Stewarts Around The Page Eyelet Lace.   I measured, cut, and mounted the backgrounds as shown.

I taped the back of the May Arts ribbon, mounted it over and under the embossed backgrounds, and mounted the bow, done with the Bow-Easy.  The gold flower finding (bought at a stamp convention) on the bow was bent to fit the knot and a 5mm pearl sticker added with some Glossy Accents.

A corner of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb text was punched with the same corner punch I used for the edge of the card.  The words from Just Rite's Friendship Nested Sentiments were stamped with StazOn Forest Green at an angle to the corner.  A ruler was used to measure where to cut so the punch could be used on the opposite end.  Then the Scor-Pal was used for decorative lines above and below the words.  3mm pearls were added.

Supplies:

Image:  Magenta Daisies In A Rectangle, Just Rite Friendship Nested Sentiments
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock and text; orange cardstock
Ink: Encore Gold; Stazon Forest Green; Twinkling H2O's Lemon Yellow, Gold Dust, Mallard Green, China Black
Accessories: Niji Waterbrush, AIG Old Gold glitter, Cuttlebug Love Language embossing folder, Sizzix Floral Flourishes and Vines, Martha Stewart Around The Page Eyelet Lace Punches, 5 and 3MM pearl stickers, May Arts ribbon, Bow-Easy, Brass (Gold) flower finding.

Okay, now I am scared.  I just did spell check and it didn't show me any misspelled words.  I just misspelled on purpose and it didn't catch it.  Oh well, you know what I meant to type!! Yikes!!!  I should be back soon.  This Thursday is IO's "Anything But A Card" challenge.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share. Praying for the Middle East and Japan. :-(  Hope your weekend was good!



 Shirley

15 comments:

Anesha said...

Beautiful card Shirley. Love the image,can't believe you coloured it 4 years ago, it looks great. Have a lovely day. Hugs.

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, beautiful card and great stamping! Had to give it a closer look because it looked like a photo/picture.....greetz, Miranda

The Country Rose said...

As always, amazingly beautiful card! When I saw this show up in my blog list news feed I thought it was a photo of daisies you had used. We have snow falling down as I type :(, so seeing this little splash of warm weather color really brightened my morning :). Have a wonderful day Shirley!

Your old blogging friend,
Barb

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! i thought the flowers were a photo. Wonderful coloring and design.

*Vicki* said...

So pretty and full of Spring! :)

Crystal said...

SOOOO Pretty, WOW!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is stunning!

mustavcoffee said...

So pretty, gorgeous colours and love that lacy edge:0) xxx

Lyn S said...

Beautiful image Shirley, your colouring is amazing! I do love your ribbon bow too!

Shannon White said...

Miss Shirley, this is so pretty! Love all the Springy flowers. 8-)

P.S. Thanks for all you kind comments on my blog, Hugs. 8-)

Michelle VP said...

What a stunning group of flowers! Love that you took an old image and re-did it for this card. :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

OMG, this is stunning. What a creative and gorgeous design! Love everything about this spectacular creation.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, elegant feel to this, I love the yellow flowers!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is gorgeous! At first, I thought it was a photo of daisies that you had incorporated, but then read about all the work you did on those flowers. Fantastic.

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured flowers! They look 3D from here. Beautifully use of the EF and bodrer punch too.

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