Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Flourished Thanks

This is my first card using Flourishes stamps. This image is from Figs and Pomegranates. I made it for the Holiday Challenge Extravaganza today, which was to alter an embellishment. I my Copic markers to color the brads as my altered embellishment.

I colored the image with Copics and cut it out. I also stamped and cut out an extra leaf to fill the card in more. The background is sponged with Bravo Burgundy ink and dry embossed with Birds and Vine CB folder.

I just inked up the "thanks" from the "give thanks" sentiment and then used my oval nestabilities to cut it out, backing it with a Basic Black scalloped oval.

The main image panel is backed by Basic Black and then Blush Blossom and the card base is Chocolate Chip. The upper left corner looked a little empty, so I used my EK Success flourish punch to punch out a Bravo Burgundy flourish for that corner.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

19 comments:

fishlips said...

Wow oh wow this is stunning....Love everything...Perfect!!!!

mudmaven said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! ~chris

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Your coloring is fabulous!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! I love the sponging on the background.

catdidit said...

Gorgeous Theresa! Love the colors and the coloring on the leaves and figs, just beautiful! (I LOVE YOUR SPONGING!) LOL!

Shirley said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What else is new!!! Just kidding! All of your cards are just beautiful!

Patti J said...

You have such a knack at making your cards have such depth! I wish we lived closer and I could learn from you! Thanks for sharing with us all - and don't you just LOVE flourishes? They are so much fun!

Sharri said...

Gorgeous! I love your coloring and all the little details you add to your cards!

craftimamma said...

Absolutely beautiful once again Theresa. I too love your colouring and sponging. Wish I could do half as well.

Thanks for sharing.

Lesley

Deb Neerman said...

Absolutely stunning!! Love the color palette and your stamped image is just beautiful!

And thanks so much for coming by and welcoming me back to the fold, lol. You're a doll, know that?!?

~Hugs, Deb

Colleen said...

This is beautiful..I love the earthy colours you use!! It makes so much difference to a card when you choose the right ones

Ifat Art said...

Simply awesome!

I love everything about it, the colors, the coloring of the stamp, the stamp, the ribbon. Everything.

Thanks for sharing!
IfatArt

Elaine said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

Elena said...

So elegant! Love the colors! Love all the details to the card!

Toni K said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful! Your coloring is wonderful!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love how this simply glows!! The shading on those leaves is amazing!! So beautiful!
hugs, Jami

Deb Wood said...

WOW!! What else to say, your color is always amazing, love the layout the piercing, the fabulous ribbon, and punch!!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous!

Phree said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous! I really must not fall so far behind with visits here!