Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Blue Tulip

I made this card for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge this week. The challenge is to use piercing on your project. I had been wanting to try this tulip, from Thank You Tulips, in blue and finally got around to it.

Here are a few of the details...

I colored the image with Copic markers, B04, B23, B26, B21, B02 and B00. That is a lot of colors, I know. I don't use my blues very often and was experitimenting.

The stem and leaves were colored with YG05 and YG93.

Next I went over the image with my Versa Mark pen and heat embossed it with clear. I did this because I intended to do embosse resist and sponge the background. Well, my background didn't come of very pretty, so I wound up cutting the image out.

Here is my new background. I sponged with So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst and Lavender Lace. Then I inked up the background stamp from Thank You Tulips with Basic Gray ink and stamped off once on scratch paper, then stamped onto my background.

I layer with Pure Luxury Black Onyx, then a piece of patterned paper from Die Cuts With a View. I sponged the edges of the patterned paper with Ballet Blue ink. The pattern isn't showing well in the photo, but there are horizontal bands of blue. That was backed with more Black Onxy and the cardbase is Lavender Lace.

Remember my card from yesterday, that I entered in the MFT Idol Judges contest? Well, it moved on and now it is entered in a poll on SCS with the nine other projects that were chosen. There are some really impressive and creative projects. If you want to see them all and vote for your favorite, you can find the poll here along with links to all the projects.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is filled with fun and stamping!

21 comments:

Elena said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa! Very beautiful background and amazing coloring!

Beth S said...

As always stunningly beautiful. Everytime you do a new tutorial I end up with a new list of copics i need to get. The list is getting longer.

Robin McK said...

Hi Theresa!
Love this card. Your sponging is great!

Julia Aston said...

This is gorgeous Theresa! the depth you achieve with your coloring is amazing and I love all your piercing!

Gvendalen said...

Gorgeous card! Love beautiful background and your amazing coloring!

Julie Koerber said...

WOW! What a complete treat to come to your place today and see this jaw dropping creation! I also love your MFT card--- tooooo creative for words missy! Off to check out the action on SCS.

craftimamma said...

Fabulous card Theresa. I love your Copic colouring (those blues are gorgeous).

I've just checked out the poll on SCS and you're out in front, just as your entry deserves.

Lesley Xx

Patti J. said...

Beautiful card girl - I just voted! You are in the lead as of 6 pm Central time! Woot!!! (I had no doubts!)

Deb Neerman said...

Just gorgeous, Theresa!!!

Tracey said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Theresa!!

Anna (Siberian Stamper) said...

Theresa, you are magic :) I love getting updates from your blog in my mail box and always check them last - they are perfect to end the day with beauty!!! Keep sharing, your creations make us all happy :)

Sue said...

Stunning card Theresa, luv the colours, beautiful image, thanks for showing us how you did it, sue.x

Becky said...

This is stunning, love the rich colors, and thanks for showing use what colors you used.

Tina Gilliland said...

Theresa... I LOVE this card. My FAVORITE colors too!!!! Great job!!

Sharri said...

Theresa, This is just gorgeous! I love the colors!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh so gorgeous Theresa - I really want to know how you learned to sponge so well. Seems to really finish off your cards so nicely. :-)

6 wacky women said...

Absolutley gorgeous, Theresa.
Your coloring of the tulip is amazing. I just love the color combo.
Stunning card!!

Karen x

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

OOooooooouuuu Ahhhhhhhh. This has me drooling. All your talent AND my favourite colour. WOWza! TOO beautiful! :O)

Shirley said...

Also I forgot to tell you how cool the wallpaper was too! This card is just so elegant and lovely! Great sponging on the edges and lovely lovely flower~

Ruchi said...

Excellent content - as you always provide and inspires me to come again and again. You are on my RSS reader now.

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Oh, my word,Theresa!!!! This is just absolutely stunning in the blues!!!! Beautiful colors and coloring!!! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!!!!