Thursday, October 23, 2008

Moonlit Mums

Wow, I can't believe it is already my third week as Melanie's guest designer for her latest release, A Year of Flowers and Say it With Flowers. Be sure to check out Melanie's blog for another project I made, using these sets.

For today's project, I made a card and matching note pad holder, that fits a 3 x 5 scratch pad. I bought a set of 8 of these little scratch pads at Office Max for around $5.

The flowers were stamped and then colored with Koh-i-noor pencils. I added some extra color with a purple craft marker, then cut out the flowers and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

To make the background, I cut a circle from scrap paper and used re-positionable tape to hold it in place. Using that as a mask, I sponged the night sky, using Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Lavender Lace and Basic Black.

The background panel is backed with a very narrow black panel and again with a layer of Lavender Lace. The card base is Almost Amethyst.

To make the note pad cover, I cut a piece of card stock to 7-1/2 inches and scored at 3-1/16, 3-7/16 and 3-15/16.

Added two horizontal cuts to hold the pen. Glued the wider center scored area down to the back section. Then I glued the scratch pad in place.

Thanks for stopping by. I will be back mid-week with another project using Say it With Flowers, since I neglected it on today's post. Oops!

Have a great day!

27 comments:

Cathy said...

OMG Theresa, Every time I think that I have seen your most beautiful flowers you do another that makes me exclaim OMG outloud when I see them. I am speechless and that doesn't happen ofter :)

Heather "Hev" said...

That is truly stunning!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh gosh Theresa..............another incredibly GORgeous creation!!!! That moon is just stunning!!!

Two Happy Stampers said...

Gorgeous!!! So beautiful! You've inspired me.
-Adriel

catdidit said...

WOWZA!! I am loving this set! Love how you created depth with the flowers, thats awesome! Of course, the coloring and sponging is knock your socks off fantastic too! You rock Theresa!

Patti J said...

Theresa, you have such a talent for coloring! Your cards are amazing - thanks for sharing them!

Melanie said...

I just loves these blues and purple together, need to pull them out more often! Just stunning composition/work!

Donna said...

gorgeous, wow! about to pick my jaw up off the floor with this post & the one on Melanie's blog - you ROCK, woman!!

Stampin_Melissa said...

Wow! This is jaw-dropping gorgeous!

Jocelyn said...

WOW! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! My favorite color too!

Catherine said...

Oh my, Theresa, this is so gorgeous, love it!

Elena said...

Gorgeous project! Love the colors so much!

fishlips said...

Ok, Ok ,This one is my all time, most... favorite... Wow Oh Wow... it's so stunning and elegant,,,and its purple...

Annapurna said...

Gorgemous!! Love the purples and how you created the scene. Great matching pen too.

LadyDoc said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!!

Jennifer Love said...

Wow Wow Wow! This is just the prettiest thing I've seen today! :)

Phree said...

Absolutely beautiful work.

Carolyn King said...

woooweee girl--what a stunning set! not even a purple girl and I LOVE it on this! Way to go!

6 wacky women said...

WOW! Just beautiful! I love the way you sponge your backgrounds. I think I need to watch your tutorial. Your water coloring is awesome.
Take care
Karen

Lori said...

Just stopping by during hip hop.
Your super talented, your cards are beautiful!!!
Lori

Shirley said...

Wow! It really is breathtaking. So lovely! I would be framing both of those for sure.

Sandy Knecht said...

Beautifully done!

Toni K said...

These are gorgeous! The colors and sponging of the sky are perfect.

Claire said...

Wow, these are amazing! beautifully colored. Can I just ask if you know what make your swirly ribbon is? I have some that I bought at a craft show and would like to buy more but I haven't seen any on-line. Thank you!

Cindy said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

jeweledrabbit said...

I love this set. Purple is my favorite color.

wild4blue said...

your clear embossing technique is awesome. Great results! I love all your cards.