Friday, April 15, 2011

I'm in the know.....

.....or am I on the go?.........

Actually - I am "On the Grow".........LOL!!!!  Yeah - that is the best I could come up with today ;)  I bet you are wondering where I am going with all this nonsense talk about what I know, where I go and what I grow..........

Well - You know - Create with Connie and Mary has a new challenge this week - a color challenge - check it out:

I immediately thought about flowers in water - you all have seen pacific point water, right?  lol!  Well - maybe they are in a tinted vase or jar ......AND, it just so happens that I still have new goodies in the house from the upcoming Summer Mini......and I thought you all might want another sneaky peeky.....

So, here is what I have to share with you today:

Still wondering where all the know, go, grow talk is coming from????  Well.....I am in the "know" since I am a demonstrator and I have the new mini catalog in my hands and Stampin' Up! allows us to preorder new merchandise.  I am on the "go"....well......that just rhymed!  LOL!!!  But -  this is "On the Grow."  The stamp set is called On the Grow!!!  {{luv}} that!  It actually screamed out at me when I was browsing through the mini - I had to get it.  (wink)

Do you see more sneaky peeky things here?????......Well, one more thing?  Really?  Look again:

Now do you see it?????  OH my word!  that is another triple layer punch - it is called the Doily Triple Layer Punch.  One punch.  Three different punched out images with just a slide of a lever - GENIUS.

Lets' start with the card base layers.  The card base itself is pumpkin pie.  I dropped my black staz on pad on it.....so we went with black staz on swiped on all edges.  crisis solved.  lol!!!  The printed dsp is newsprint.....listen all you stampers - if you don't have First Edition DSP yet - you really need to get it - this month before the current mini goes bye bye......I pull this out as my go to paper - lol!  I ripped off a corner and adhered some real red designer series paper from the brights pack behind just where the tears are - great way to use up some scraps :)

Like the ribbon?  It is actually a piece of wide striped pumpkin pie ribbon that I cut in half and frayed the edges to make a narrower striped ribbon - not my original idea - but genius,  just the same ;)

The jar of flowers comes from that new stamp set I was talking about earlier called On the Grow - absolutely darling, huh?  I stamped it onto watercolor paper with black staz on.  I stamped the image twice so I could color twice as much - JUST KIDDIN' - I stamped it twice so I could cut some of the flowers out to give it more dimension - see?

Some of the flowers were cut out and just adhered down with mini glue dots, others were cut out and adhered down with stampin' dimensionals.   so pretty {{sigh}}

I watercolored the images with classic ink refills and an aquapainter.  When you color an image like this, I find it takes on a whole new look if you "ground" it persay.  I am not an artist, by any means.....but I do think watercolored images need some shadows and a horizon if it is an object that would sit on a table or something.  you know what I mean?

Did you get a look at the jar?  I gave it a coat of crystal effects to make it look like glass.  Everyone need some of this in their goodies.  really. 

Oh yeah - one more thing.  The sentiment comes from the level one hostess set, Because I Care.  Another must have.  ;)

Well, I think that is enough of my rambling.  I would love to know what you think of this.

9 comments:

Lisa said...

Great card, Regina. Love all the patterns and textures!

Debbie Henderson said...

Love the sponging and your watercoloring is so perfectly done! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

~Erica~ said...

I love, love, love theses colors with the First Edition DSP! It really makes things pop off the page! Fabulous job! Thanks for playing at CCMC!

Patti Willey said...

Oh My Word! I want to watercolor like YOU! Now I'm a follower. Wonderful Mason Jar of flowers! Way to "grow" girl! :)

Deb said...

This is beautiful! I love your watercoloring! You did an outstanding job with the color challenge! Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie Babbert said...

Great card, Regina! I'm having fun cutting up that wide ribbon, too! Great watercoloring! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

Oh Regina...this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love all the different details on this...the red striped peeking out the top, the use of the new doily punch and it all works so nicely with the image! Thanks for playing along with week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Stunning! Your colouring is just fantastic and you married the colours of the challenge beautifully in your design. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

Ann Schach said...

Great job coloring! I love how you used the new doily punch!