Friday, February 20, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

I actually had time this week to join in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge. I also have lots of their sets and need to use them more. The colors I used for the card are muted, but this picture is a little pale due to bad lighting. I stamped the magnolia images from the Lilacs set with Colorbox Queues, then I watercolored the blossoms (*gasp* no Prismacolors! hehe). First public viewing of my watercoloring, still lots of improvement needed here. I cut out an oval with Nestabilities from center of the green paper, then ran it through CB folder twice (paper too wide for one pass). I attached the paper with the image to the back of the embossed paper, then that stack to the base CS. I then stamped and watercolored two more of big blossoms and popped those up on foam tape to come outside the frame. Sentiment from another Flourishes set, cut out and embossed with small oval Nesties. I then used Pebbles chalks because they haved such a pretty shimmer and chalked around the sentiment and top of the blossoms with peach, and around the blossoms with pale pink. Pale pink Kaiser pearls in the corner.

Stamps: Flourishes Lilacs and Many Sentiments sets.
Paper: SU! CS, My Mind's Eye DP, The Paper Studio CS.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Kaiser pearls, foam tape.

8 comments:

JULS~ said...

Nancy! This card is so pretty... Is the green paper embossed??

Also ... I tagged you for Purse of the Day, go check out my blog! You're it!

Shirley said...

How very elegant and lovely too! I really like the colors, the out of the box technique for the image, and those pearls!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Nancy, this is so pretty. You did a lovely job watercoloring. Very pretty card and don't you just love the Kaiser pearls.

Janine said...

Wow Nancy! Very very pretty!

Curt in Carmel said...

Nancy, this is super pretty! I love the colors you used together! The layout is wonderful! Best, Curt

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh so pretty!! Love your texture!! ;)

Elyse said...

WOW! My jaw hit the table when I saw this one. You know I love those colors. Does that green paper have raised parts on it, did you do that? Do me a favor on your next card, e-mail me a pic of what you start with so I can see and then look at the end result. Maybe can get a grasp that way. I know, I'm being difficult, but you still love me.
Hugs!

Jenny Gropp said...

I love the colors and image -- combined that you chose! Outstanding card--feels so soft.