Friday, June 12, 2009

Eclectic Birthday

Happy Friday! I made another card using the new StampTV Eclectic Summer kit. I found this pillow in my internet travels and decided to use it as inspiration for the card.

Here are the deets...

I stamped both images on Pure Luxury White cardstock. Then I drew a stem for the flower.

I used Copic markers to color, starting with B23 and B24 around the edges of the petals. I didn't bother with some of the petals, since I knew I would be cutting them away.

Blended out with B21, keeping some bare white.

Used my blender pen to soften the transition between the bare white and B21. Then used B24 to add a bit more shading to the edges.

Used YG03, YG93 and YG95 for the stem.

For the butterfly, I started with YR07 on the inside of the wings.

Using small circles, I blended out with YR16.

Did the same with YR12.

Finished off with Y21. It's not pictured, but I used N5 and YR16 on the body. Then I cut out both images.

For the background, I sponged So Saffron and just a bit of Summer Sun in the corner.

Sponged Certainly Celery.

Sponged Old Olive.

Used a post-it note as a mask and sponged Certainly Celery to create radiating lines. I wish I had gone darker with this step, since after adding the images, the lines barely showed.

Used a branch stamp from Tropical Flowers and Old Olive ink for the foliage. I stamped twice before re-inking to get some fainter images.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and SU Bashful Blue.

Thanks for looking. I hope you have a great weekend!

14 comments:

Heather "Hev" said...

This is stunning and anyone would treasure it :)

Have a lovely weekend :)

Cathy said...

This is absolutely Beautiful Theresa. Love that you made a corn flower from the Eclectic Summer flower! Have a great week-end. Say hi to Brenda for me!

Tracey said...

Just stunning Theresa! I always love your cards!!

lindal said...

Wow! This is beautiful. I got the Eclectic Summer kit and just love it. The stamps feel so neat when you stamp with them. I love the way you did the flower. Thanks for the showing how you did everything. I love it!

Donna said...

Beautiful card, Theresa. I so admire your tutorials. I keep saving them in hopes of one day getting Copics that I can actually do the same thing. Maybe one of these days. But thanks for such inspiration. I just love looking through your blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

Deb Neerman said...

OMIGOSH, this is stunning, Theresa!! Love the stamps, the color combo, the "rays" and all the sponging ... simple. gorgeous!

Gidget-Trish said...

Wow! Gorgeous card. I guess you like cutting images out way more than I do!*LOL* :D
Trish

JediSergei said...

wonderful card! I love your coloring! The backround color is great! Thanks for posting comments on my blog and sorry I haven't being posting them on your blog.

Elena said...

Beautiful card! I love how you cut the flower! Thank you so much for sharing tutorial, Theresa!

Rhonda Langley said...

Love the rays of sunshine! I can see them just fine!!!

Ranjana said...

Simple but effective.Very original.

Jane Wetzel said...

TOTALLY STUNNING CARD....WOW WOW WOW...

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa.
Your details are fabulous!

Karen x

Shirley said...

Beautiful! Love how you mounted your images too!