Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Framed Coneflowers

This is my fourth week as Melanie's guest designer, featuring her new stamp set, A Year of Flowers. This week I made a framed project, using the large Gerbera Daisy stamp to create cone flowers.

To make the flowers, I stamped the images on white card stock, then colored them with Koh-i-noor pencils, blended with OMS. Then I cut out the flowers and removed petals, leaving the center intact. I varied the number of petals so they would look like they were opened to varying degrees.

Next, I made the stems and layered the flowers on top. Melanie showed an easier way to make cone flowers by inking up a portion of the stamp, but I always mess up when I try to do that. I also don't have to worry about staying in the lines, when coloring, if I cut out my image.

For the background, I sponged Certainly Celery and Old Olive, adding an extra bit of greenery with the foliage stamp from Botanical Dreams. There is a bit of So Saffron in the center to mimic the sun, which is surrounded by Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue.

I layered Pink Pirouette, Basic Black and Sahara Sand behind the image panel and mounted it all in a frame from Michaels.

For another project I made using A Year of Flowers, be sure to check out Melanie's blog. Gina's next release is on November 13 and that means I get an extra week as Melanie's guest designer. Heehee, I swear I didn't bribe her.

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a happy Thursday!

11 comments:

catdidit said...

Omg! This is just stunning Theresa! They look like they are sitting in a open field, awesome creation! What a wonderful gift this would make, although, I'd be wanting to hang it on my wall if it was me that made something this gorgeous! LOL!

Shirley said...

Another stunning work of art. Have you ever considered doing some of your work for sale on a larger scale. What a beautiful piece.

Stampin_Melissa said...

Oh Theresa! I just left a comment on Melanie's blog about your work and the next posting in my Reader was this one. Jaw-dropping I tell you!

Melanie said...

Fabulous Theresa!!!!!!! Thanks for exaplinign this option for people who prefer not to try and omit part of the image!

Sharon said...

Stunning, as usual!

Catherine said...

WOWawie :)
i just love it!

fishlips said...

The cone flowers They really like they are growing from the gasses right out of the card, you just amazing me every single card... I'm speechless!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

My jaw hits the floor every time I visit your blog my friend!!!! I seriously wanna hang all your artwork up in my house!!!!

Allison said...

Gorgeous...love it in the black frame (so much drama!).

Mistylynn said...

Love this framed image and your Twilight card is awesome!

Deb Wood said...

GORGEOUS< GORGEOUS< GORGEOUS!!! What amazing color!!