Saturday, March 21, 2009

My friend Teri said this looks good enough to eat!

I made this little “Thinking of You” card for the Splitcoast Stampers Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC212) yesterday. I know that I wanted to use my new ($1.00 from Michaels) Hampton Arts “Tulips” stamp and since we were supposed to use soft colors, I decided to use watercolor paper and do a washed background using pastel colors. I had also used watercolor paper for the image, except instead of using watercolors for the image I used a technique with my Sharpies and alcohol. I colored on a ceramic tile using my Sharpies and then dipped my brush in alcohol and picked up pigment off of the ceramic tile! The sentiment was done using Photoshop CS3 and some digital brushes that I have. I used the Edwardian Script ITC font. The large lavender flower was designed by a lady (Doris the Crafter) at the UK Scrappers site and was cut using my Pazzles “Inspiration Creative Cutter”. I "paper sculpted" all of the flowers. I hope you like!

Here is a close-up of my coloring:

Finished Card Size: A2/4.25”x5.5”


Papers: GA Pacific White CS, Darice Paper Crafter CS and Bienfang Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Hampton Art designed for Studio G
Ink: Brilliance “Graphite Black”, “Pearlescent Purple” & “Pearlescent Yellow”
Tools: Pazzles “Inspiration Creative Cutter, Quickutz “Revolution”, Fiskars “Sunburst Border Punch”, Fiskars “Flowers” Corner Punch, and EK Success Flower Punch
Accessories: Spellbinders “Standard Circles & Standard Scalloped Circles SM” Nestabilities, Offray “Sheer Petit Dot Orchid” & “Lavender” Ribbons, “Crystal” Stickles, “Petal Pink” Liquid Pearls, Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers and Daler Rowney Watercolors


Gibson_girl5 said...

Yes Pam, it DOES look good enough to eat! I love it - especially the flowers... ;-)


Atty said...

Wonderful card Pam, such pretty soft colors. Great job on the coloring and the background.

Patti J said...

Wow Pam, what a great idea with your coloring! I just found your blog on PCP, and I will be following you! Feel free to stalk mine as well, if you like. I'd love to have some more visitors! Great work - beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing.

Susan (rainy) said...

Yup.. This is one yummy card!! lol Really though... it's wonderful.

*Michaela* said...

Hello Pam: I just came across your blog and I am astonished! What beautiful cards you make!!! You are in my favourites NOW!!! Have a great week!!!

The Country Rose said...

Beautiful as always Pam! Love the design and the soft colors.


Allison said...

Oh my! You have rocked my world with a dollar stamp! Love all those layers on that image...I may just have to try that myself! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors!