Friday, February 24, 2012

Peachy Hugs

Hello and happy Friday! I'm sponsoring a challenge over at The Play Date Cafe this week and this is the card I made for the challenge. There are three of my stamp sets up for grabs to one lucky winner, Whimsical Spring, Celebrate The Season and Little Critters. The challenge colors are baby blue, orange and basil. I used images from Whimsical Spring for my card.

To start, I stamped the flowery branch on Pure Luxury White card stock and colored with Copics, beginning with YR07.

Added YR04.

Filled in with YR000. I got careless about staying in the lines, but I planned to cut out the flowers, so I just went with it.

I colored in the leaves with YG03.

Then added a bit of shading with YG25.

I cut an oval from white card stock, using Spellbinders Classic Ovals die templates, then sponged with Memento Summer Sky ink, while still in the die.

Sponged very lightly with Memento Danube Blue.

Then sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.

I stamped the brand on my background and colored in the limb with E57.

I cut out the flowers and leaves from my colored image and adhered them to the background using Pop Dots. 

Stamped a silhouette branch on Pure Luxury Creme De Menthe card stock, using Memento New Sprout. 

I layered with Pure Luxury Sweet Mango and used a Pure Luxury White card base. The pattern paper is called Winter Wonderland from Gina K Designs. I stamped the sentiment on white and cut it out with Spellbinders Petite Oval Nestabilities die template, and added self adhesive pearls to the flower centers.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


24 comments:

Barbara Bryant said...

Theresa I just love your tutorial I check everyday to see if I miss anything lol I will be making this absoulte adorable

Theresa said...

Your card is very pretty. I love this stamp set. I will have to play along with the challenge to have a chance to win it.

Ching-a-ling said...

this is stunning.

Lesley said...

This is gorgeous, you have inspired me to get out my sponges!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh those colors are wonderful!
Such a beautiful design

Carol said...

Beautiful as always!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Another gorgeous card, Theresa! Congrats again on your DT at Spellbinders!

Patrice said...

Just gorgeous - hope you'll link up with me at 52 Card Pickup!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/02/52-card-pickup-week-8.html

Eloise said...

Wow, what a fabulous card!

Jean said...

Absolutely stunning card!

Angie said...

Wonderful!!! When I see a post pop up in my blogger reading list from you, I just can't wait for your page to load so I can see what you have created!!!! TFS!!!!

Julie Ranae said...

Theresa...thank you so very much for sponsoring our challenge over at The Play Date Cafe...a most generous prize indeed!
This design is absolutely stunning and as always, your tutorials are beautiful. We welcome you anytime!

Denise said...

Theresa, we are so grateful that you sponsored the Cafe this week. Your stamp designs are gorgeous and your creations are stunning. I loved the tutorial and seeing your step-by-step coloring. Thanks so much for your generosity and for sharing your talent!

Tracey McNeely said...

Excellent Copic Colouring.

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is outstanding, Theresa! I'm glad you gave a step by step with photos; it really shows off how much work went into this creation. It has such a 3D depth, between the shading and the coloring/trimming.

Thanks for your generous sponsorship at the PDCC this week; our team really appreciates it!

Alicia said...

You have some serious Copic skills. I totally envy that! One day I'll have some of my own...

Beautiful card and The Play Date Cafe colors look fabulous! Thank you so very much for teaching me something new. :)

Sharon said...

What a pretty card!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Theresa! Way to rock this color story! And your coloring skills are AMAZING! Swoon! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and sponsoring us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Melanie said...

Love these colors together, what a great challenge! Yay for sponsoring Play Date Cafe!

KonaRose said...

Hi, Theresa,
I simply love these flowers and the way you've colored them (here's to coloring outside of the lines :)
and layered everything, added the pearls - stunner of a card.

Carolyn King said...

Love your amazing coloring... You always wow me!! Xo

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! This is the MOST GORGEOUS card EVER! I loooooooooooooove your coloring and how those flowers are 3D!! Thanks so much for sponsoring our challenge! And thanks for playing along with us:) HUGS!

Lou said...

Beautiful card, i adore your tutorials (i think i say that every time i leave a comment) they are so helpful and i save every single email (not only do i visit blog but get email via subscription I'm not missing a thing!) Thank you sooo much for the time and effort it must take you and Thank you for sharing your talent and teaching me how to use my copics. Hugs Lou x

Ruby said...

This is beautiful Teresa! Thank you so much for sponsoring us over at The Play Date Cafe! I am definitely going to pop by more often, you've totally inspired me to look at my backgrounds in a different way!