Sunday, February 21, 2010

Peachy Daisies

Hiya, stampers! I played along with the SCS Featured Stamper challenge this morning. The featured stamper this week is JovialJudy. What a fabulous gallery. I chose this card for my inspiration. Participants were to change at least two things. I changed...

Different stamps
Changed layout
Added a bow

I used the daisy stamp from Purrr-fectly Delightful and stamped it with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I used Copic markers to color the images, starting with YR07 on the petals. I filled each petal in completely.

Then I used my blender pen to push color away from the centers of the petals, creating my highlights. Usually, I would just use a few different colors to get this effect, but I thought it would be nice to show an example of how much color variation you can get with just one marker and the blender pen. After using the blender pen, I went back with YR07 to make some of the shadows darker. Then I colored the other flowers the same way.

For the centers, I used Y17, then my blender pen to add some highlights.

For the stems, I used YG05 all over, then added YG93 along the left sides, to create some shading.

For the top panel, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory with my rectangle Nestabilities, then sponged with Memento Tangelo ink, while still in the die. I wanted very light sponging, so I didn't actually ink up my Jumbo Sponge Dauber, instead just using the residual ink that was left on the sponge from the last time I used it.

For the larger background panel, I cut a Piece of Ivory cardstock then placed Post-it Notes on the lower half as a mask. Then I stamped the branch from Picture It! (part of the current StampTV kit), using Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Removed the mask and placed the lower portion in my Paisley CB folder, then ran it through my Cuttlebug to emboss.

I stamped the butterflies from Purrr-fectly Delightful with Memento Tangelo. I layered with SU Apricot Appeal and used Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight Ivory for my card base.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

18 comments:

Melissa Cash said...

Me likey, me likey. Thanks for showing us how to shade with just one color and a blender. I am going to try that today.

Payne Holler Cards said...

another beauty! and much easier to case!!! LOL (I hope)

jovialjudi said...

Gorgeous card that I saved to my favs! Thanks for playing today! This is just an amazing version of my card. Judi :-)

Kathryn B said...

Such a beautiful card Theresa!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Enjoyed learning that you can get a lot out of your markers with a blender.

Joan said...

This is a wonderful springy card. Love that ribbon too!!!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

How I love your style...you are definitely one of my favourite bloggers....TFS

Hugs Brenda

Maria L. (Canada) said...

WOOOOW!! I just love love this card. Love the colors, love the flowers, love the ribbon, love everything about it.
Thank you for sharing !

Becky said...

This is beautiful Teresa. I love the half embossed panel. Did you cut out some of the flowers??

Gloria Westerman said...

Very pretty......love the colors and thank you for sharing you one color blending.....I only had the one set of copic marker..somethings you can not color with just those....

diane mcvey said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love everything about this card. Simply beautiful! Thank you! :D

Tina Gilliland said...

BEAUTIFUL Theresa!!! I love how you did the background stamping and embossing! So pretty!

Christiana said...

What a gorgeous card! I just tried out copics for the first time today (to see, check out my blog: http://christygetscrafty.blogspot.com)and wow, do I have so much to learn! Thank you so much for sharing the details of your projects with us!

Marsha said...

Beautiful. Love these colors and layout. Always enjoy your works of art.

TR said...

This is so pretty.
I'm "thinking" about investing in Copic Markers.
*deep breath* They are pricey! But the more
I look at them the more I want them.. you know
what THAT means!

hahahaha TR

Trena in Naperville said...

oh! great idea with 1/2 in the Cuttlebug folder!! Thanks for sharing!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! I love the layout too, stamping part of the card and ebossing with the ribbon dividing both ( kind of like the best of both worlds)
Where do you get your ribbon from??

Theresa Momber said...

Hi. Thanks for your kind words. I got that ribbon from Joann's. I think the brand is Offray.