Thursday, March 3, 2011

It's A Blue Challenge, Not A Blue Day!!!

When someone says blue to me and doesn't define anything else, for some reason, I think of Delft art or china.  Soooo here's how I did my card for this challenge.

I stamped Alesa Baker's new image, Wire Garden Bench, with StazOn Ultramarine.  It was painted with Twinkling H2O's Sapphire On Ice.  The great thing about watercolor is the different shades from just one color.  I highlighted the flowers with a Clear Sakuro Glaze Gel Pen

The edge was done with Martha Stewart's Around The Page String Lace and Neenah Classic Solar White Text paper.  I didn't like the white so I ran the StazOn Ultramarine over it and mounted the image on to.

I thought Impression Obsession's Cover-A-CardTM  Round Floral in Ancient Page Cobalt would look a lot like Delft tiles.  I stamped it once using my  Mega MountTM,  for the 5.25X5.25 background, and once more for the left inside of the card, the lower left-hand corner of the envelope and the 4 square tiles you see on the corners. I first punched the three squares like you see in the lower right-hand corner where you see the word "hello" with a .75" punch.  I highlighted them with a Clear Sakuro Glaze Gel Pen.  Then to get the other 3 tiles I used a .5" punch.  They were mounted with 3D pop dots.   One of the left over hollow frames was used for the word "hello",  from Impression Obsession's Sentiments II Clear Stamp Set.

The image was placed on the background with 3D pop dots.  I mounted the white seam binding ribbon and then mounted all to the folded card, added the pearl embellishments, did the inside and the envelope and done.

Now there's more fun waiting for you.  Below are the blogs of the DT members with more wonderful "Blue Cards".


Supplies:
Image: Impression Obsession - Cover-A-CardTM Round Flowers, Alesa Baker Garden Bench, and  Sentiments II 

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock and text
Inks: Stazon Ultramarine and Ancient Page Cobalt; Twinkling H2O's Sapphire On Ice
Accessories: Niji Waterbrush, Clear Sakura Glaze Pen, Martha Stewart Around The Page String Lace Punches, 5 and 2MM pearl stickers, White Seam Binding,  Bow-Easy

Thanks for stopping by to look and share.  Hope to see you all soon!!

 

 Shirley

 

25 comments:

Anesha said...

Beautiful card Shirley, very elegant colours!!

Katarina said...

That is one of my favorite stamps, and I love what you've done with it. Beautiful card Shirley!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very elegant!
Visiting you from Watermelon Sugar's blog. Have a good day.
Hugs, Sandra

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Shirley
Such wonderful details, love the blues...so elegant!

Karen x

Deborah March said...

OH-MY-GOSH Shirley!! This is absolutely positively GORGEOUS!!! WOW!! Umm...can you tell...I really LIKE it...

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh girl this is GORGEOUS!!

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, what a lovely card! It looks a bit Dutch, because of the colours I think, great! greetz, Miranda

Shannon White said...

Such a Beautiful card Ms. Shirley! It reminds me of a beautiful set of China that My Auntie had with all the lovely detailing and deep blue. So pretty! 8-)

Dina K. said...

Perrrrrrrrfection! Love it, Shirley!

Katie said...

What a beautiful card! I really like this Alesa Baker IO stamp in blue, and you really added to it with your painting. I agree, I really like the punched background in the dark blue, it really grounds the card. Your card reminds me of my moms collection of blue and white china, her friend in Holland started her with a white clog with a blue scene on the side of it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card! I have to get that cover a card stamp, love it!

Katie

Jane Wetzel said...

hi Shirley- I really love blue and this is gorgeous!

Daniela said...

This is so pretty, I love how you colored your image! Wow.

Julie Koerber said...

Just lovely Shirley! Reminds me of that Dutch blue china that you see in fun patterns - love this one!

The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful & beyond. I did a card with this exact stamp ( thanks to DD) and after posting it saw yours.
Don't know how to forward to you but joined the fun anyway. Pat

Karen McAlpine said...

I love, love love, this. Fabulous card Shirley!! What a great new stamp too. I have to get over to the IO web site and check out the new releases.

Lyn S said...

This is so lovely Shirley.......and, yes, it is just like Delft china!

Suzanne C said...

That is what I thought before I even saw your description was delft china! :) Beautiful! Love what you did with the sweet images!

Shar said...

Stunning card, Shirley! p

mustavcoffee said...

Hi again, very classy this image and I know exactly what you mean about Delftware, simply gorgeous :0) xxx

stamps&cars said...

Hey, Shirley......this blue one is really awesome....love the monochromatic look. thanks for hopping on over to my blog. I signed up to get e-mails from yours. ;-)
BTW.....I used my spica glitter pens for the glitter on the baby card.

Michelle VP said...

Peaceful and divine! Love all the blue tones and added swirls in the sky. :)

Sharli said...

This definitely doesn't make me "blue" but it does make me happy! LOVELY card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

I am in awe! This is inspirational.... what a fabulous monochromatic creation. Gorgeous image and coloring. Reminds me of my mother's china which I cherish.

Vicky said...

Beautiful! So so elegant! :)x

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, this color combo always makes me think of the china too, lovely scene!

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