Thursday, March 27, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - week 40

edited to add.....i thought today was friday! oh my! well...i guess i am a day early. i am usually a day late so i guess this makes up for that, right? lol!

Well...can you believe it???? I am posting my blogger's challenge on time! whooohooo!!!!



This week we were to use spring flowers...that's it...spring flowers. So I thought....and I thought....and you know what??? I haven't even mounted or inked my From the Garden Level 1 Hostess stamp. I wanted this right away because I enjoy doing a little water coloring....this is a lot of water coloring!!! I earned this stamp right when this catalog started and haven't used it yet. What is wrong with me???? My poor lonely, clean - uninked stamps!







The card base is mellow moss. I stamped the entire flower with always artichoke ink and then twice more onto watercolor paper with jet black staz on. I stamped my sentiment from It's Your Birthday in jet black staz on also. I watercolored the whole flower with my aquapainter and classic ink refills - so saffron, more mustard, blush blossom, apricot appeal, groovy guava, and ruby red.



I cut out the whole flower and just three petals of the other. I put the three extra petals on the card with stampin' diemnsionals to give it a more 3 d look. see:





I tied a simple knot with vanilla 5/8th inch grosgrain and 1/4 inch mustard grosgrain ribbons stacked on top of each other.



Let me know what you think.....I really like this flower stamp but it is very large!

13 comments:

Connie said...

VERY pretty...love the watercoloring and the colors you used!

Karen said...

WOW! love how you cut out the flower part, but left the stem/leaves stamped on the moss cs!! very pretty!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Stunning card and it looks like so much effort went into the intricate flower. Great job!

Barb Hardeman said...

You did a beautiful job on this one. Your flower is exquisite with the extra petal placed in there. Warm rich colors, just a beautiful job...

tonistamps said...

Great job coloring Regina!

Nikki Bond said...

Its gorgeous! Love the colors!!! {{{SMILES}}}

Charlotte said...

Gorgeous card. Your idea for the 3-D flower was creative. Love it!

MJ said...

Great idea for this stamp. Love it.

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous! The colors you chose to watercolor with are perfect!

Lisa Bohler said...

Very pretty watercoloring!

KimberlyG said...

Very beautiful! This is so well put together! Thanks for sharing! :D

Amanda Sewell said...

Oooh, the coloring on that is absolutely beautiful! Awesome spring flower!!!

Sheryl said...

Beautiful! Love your coloring on the flower!