Friday, July 16, 2010

Tropical Blossoms


Happy Friday! I played along with another Moxie challenge with this card. This challenge was to make a classy & elegant card. Hopefully this qualifies.

I started by stamping three of the plumeria flowers, from Aloha, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used Copics to color, starting with YR14 in the center.

Added Y17.

Filled in with Y000.

Then I used C3 to add shading along the edges of the petals. This was to make it look like the petals curve up, forming a slight bowl shape. I used the colorless blender to push in some highlights along the edges.

Then I used my white gel pen to really bring up the highlights. After coloring all three flowers, I cut them out.

Next, I used a flower stamp, from Hugs and Prayers, inking up just the swirly bottom with Versa Mark ink. I stamped, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink, keeping it darkest in the corner with the swirls.

Sponged Memento Potter's Clay.


I stamped a sentiment, from Hope Grows, and added my flowers using Pop Dots. I layered with Pure Luxury Sweet Mango cardstock and used an Ivory cardbase.

Thanks for popping by. I hope you have a great weekend!

18 comments:

TheChirpNDesign said...

Love it! A very stunning card.

Miesje said...

Oh yes - that certainly qualifies as an elegant card! I love it....

lakistler said...

Wonderful card - the longer I look at it the more comes out and it gets better. I love the art you produce. It always catches my eye.

Cassie_lu said...

what a pretty card. love the shades of yellow you used

Liway said...

Beautiful....you make me want to purchase every stamp set you use!! LOL!! :)

Becky said...

This is beautiful.

sandie carter said...

This looks gorgeous. TFS

Glenda said...

I cannot describe how lovely this is! Great job!

Line´s world said...

A wonderful card...
hugs Line

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Theresa your card is so beautiful, I love it.

Anke

Sue McRae said...

Beautiful card and love the colours!

Lori said...

I think it is classy and elegant! Love the colors.

Sandy Knecht said...

So classy and elegant! Anyone would love to receive this card. Great work.

SuseQ said...

Exquisitely classy and elegant Theresa, just like ALL your cards. And I love how you make the petals look like they're curling up. Brilliant.

Betty Benton said...

Theresa, this is stunning! I love the softness of it!

Lea L. said...

Wow! The stamping, and inking, and coloring is just amazing here! Great job with the Moxie Fab challenge!!

♥♥♥Lea

Katie Cotton said...

this is just stunning!!!!

Cath said...

Hey Theresa! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Classy & Elegant Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)