Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sweet Violets

Hiya! This pretty image from Flourishes has been calling to me lately. The image is part of a set called Sweet Violets.

I stamped the image, then used Copic YG99 in the darkest parts of the leaves.

Added YG95.

Added YG93.

Next, I filled in with E51 and used my blender pen to push some highlights back in.

For the violets, I started with BV17.

Added BV13.

Used my blender pen to soften the highlights and used Y17 in the centers.

I cut out the image using rectangle Nestabilities and sponged Memento Cantaloupe while it was still in the die.

Sponged Memento Desert Sand.

I stamped and colored an additional image and cut out some flowers and leaves and popped them up on the first image, using Pop Dots. I layered the top panel with Pure Luxury Black Onyx cut with scallop rectangle Nestabilities.

The yellow layer is Pure Luxury Sweet Corn, sponged with Desert Sand and embossed with my Swiss Dots CB folder. Additional layers are Pure Luxury White and Black Onyx, with a Vibrant Violet cardbase.

Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day!

16 comments:

Laurie in MN said...

Stunning. You made a beautiful card.

Lori said...

Love these violets! A definite beauty of a card.

Melissa Cash said...

So gorgeous Theresa! Now, I need that stamp!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

another beauty! love the color combo!!!

Kim (Life with the RICHARDSON's) said...

This is gorgeous! Love it!

Deb Neerman said...

Stunning, Theresa! Love the color combination and the way you popped up the flowers ... yet another beauty!!

betty benton said...

Beautiful!!

Gloria Westerman said...

Absolutely gorgeous.....I love this set....I guess I need to go and check this out.....thank you

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Holy smokes! This is beautiful! I love this!!

Charlene said...

Beautiful! Like all of your work.

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

OMG simply gorgeous....love checking your blog and getting a tutorial with your cards. With just getting into copics myself this is soooooo very helpful. TFS

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh I just love this, Theresa! I received Flourishes, Year of Flowers for Christmas and ever time look at it, I think how beautiful it would be if YOU colored it! LOL.... I have not touched it yet.

Joan said...

Gorgeous - I love how the little violets pop off the page. Yesterday I finally went to the copics website and saw that there are over 300 different marker colours - I burst out laughing. No wonder your art is so fabulous when there are so many shades to work with. I would never know how to blend them so well!!! Always inspired. Thanks.

Becki Jo said...

I love your work and greatly appreciate the tutorials to show how you used your markers...so exciting !!

Julie Koerber said...

Wowzers Theresa, this is off the charts beautiful! You brought those violets to life! :-)

The Art of War said...

It is a nice flourishes image design. I am really impressed by your piece of art. It is such a beautiful flower design. The colour combination is so nice.