Monday, March 14, 2011

Orange and Blue for Spring

When we went to the stamp convention last month, one of my favorite booths was Sweet Stamps.  Not only do they carry the most awesome embossing folders and dies, but their stamps are absolutely gorgeous.  Since I spent too much on their dies, I did not get any of their stamps.  Something I truly regret.  Thank goodness my friend, April, had purchased a gorgeous one the last time we saw them at convention and let me borrow it for the weekend.


The theme for the Sweet Stamps challenge was to use vellum.  I used to do a lot with vellum but then kind of forgot about it.  Just lately I have been pulling it out and playing with it again, so I enjoyed this challenge.  The image was stamped and embossed in gold on vellum and colored using a blender pen and Tombow markers.  I colored on the front of the vellum so the coloring and shading would be more intense, though the use of the blender pen helped keep the colors from being over powering.  This stamp is so lovely and feminine and the subtle look of vellum was perfect.  After coloring it, I layered it onto a blue Spellbinder die.  This is layered on some beautiful orange floral paper I purchase when I was at Scrapbook Creations and sponged the edges with distress ink.  It was so nice to just walk around and find the exact paper I wanted to compliment my image and card.  This is layered on blue and then a white card base.


I added some lace in each corner that was white but I sponged lightly with orange distress ink.  Peaking out from each lace strip is a Spellbinder border.  The sentiment is stamped in blue on an orange circle that I layered onto another Spellbinder die.  All the pieces were sponged around the edges with either blue or orange distress ink.  I added flowers and pearls to complete this delicate look.  These are not my first choice for colors, but I was pleased with how it came out.  It reminded me of bright spring flowers that peak out as the weather warms up..

This card was entered in the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #71 – Pearls and Lace











Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
Joan’s Gardens Weekly Challenge #9 – Orange and Blue, Spring Theme, Die Cut, and Circle

15 comments:

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wow stunning card love your colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps this week
Hugs
Tamara

Judie aka Craftymess said...

this is gorjuss, love all the colours they go so well together, great card

thanks for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers

hugs
Judie xx

Lin said...

Thanks for joining in with our fabric challenge at Crafty Cardmakers with your GORGEOUS creation. I love the image and how you have coloured it.

Lin xx

Sandy Hulsart said...

Gorgeous card, love the rich colors you chose. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Sweet Stamps.

Sandy Fredrick said...

What a striking use of colors. I like how you used the lace and pearls and your coloring on the Dresden Rose Circle is beautiful. Thanks for using one of our stamps and for joining us in our challenge at SweetStamps.com.

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

I love the colors you used on the Dresden Rose Circle! Great colors too! Thanks for joining the challenge at SweetStamps.com this week and good luck!

dmbennett said...

Beautiful Card. Love the colors you chose and the stamp that you used. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps and Good Luck!!
Dawn B

polkacabana said...

What a gorgeous job you did on this! Thanks for joining along with the Sweet Stamps challenge!!

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh this is so pretty! Beautiful colors both on the stamp image and papers. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stamps.

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Great card. Love the colors. This is also one of my favorite images from Sweet Stamps. Good luck in our challenge.

Jane said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps challenge! hugs,Jane x

Kathy said...

So pretty and elegant. Love the blue and orange together. It looks wonderful. Thanks for playing along at Phindy's Place this week.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Just wanted to stop by and congratulate you on winning our parchment/vellum challenge on Sweet Stamps..

Hugs
Tamara

Gemma said...

Great take on our sketch of this week, love the colours you used and the stamp is just adorable! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week and enjoy your weekend! Hugs Gemma

Gemma said...

Hi me again, not sure your roses are a stamp but they are adorable anyway! Hugs Gemma