Friday, June 19, 2009

Inspired Tulip

Happy Friday! Today I played along with the Timeless Tuesday Challenge from Flourishes. This week the challenge was to choose a Kim Poloson poster as inspiration. I chose this one as inspiration for my card. I also played along with the Limited Supplies challenge at SCS to use foreign language, hence the "merci" sentiment (from an retired SU set).

Here are the details...

To color the flower (from Thank You Tulips - Flourishes) I used Copic markers, R20, R22, R24, R27 and R29. I started with the darkest color at the bottom of the petals and worked lighter toward the tops.

For the leaves and stem, I used G21, YG03 and YG93. Then I cut out the tulip.

To create the background layer, I sponged So Saffron, Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip lightly on a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock.

Then I inked up the script stamp with Creamy Caramel, stamped off on scratch paper once, then stamped on my background paper.

I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss (Gina K), Purely Pomegranate (retired In Color from SU) on a Close to Cocoa (SU) cardbase. The top piece of patterned paper is Basic Grey Bittersweet and I can't remember who makes the bottom piece, but I bought from my local scrapbooking store.

I cut out the sentiment using Nestabilities and added some punched branches using my Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend.


Beth S said...

Beautiful as always. Love the tutorial.

akagreenhouse said...

This is truly beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Wow! This is so breathtaking! I love the play on dark and light. You really made the image pop! Great design.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Wow! This is so breathtaking! I love the play on dark and light. You really made the image pop! Great design.

Elena said...

How beautiful this card! I love the script on the background and branches around the sentiment!
Thank you for sharing tutorial, Theresa!

Tina Gilliland said...

So very pretty, Theresa... wish I knew how you decide on what colors to blend... they are perfect together. And the sponging, as always... luscious

Anna (Siberian Stamper on SCS) said...

Stunningly beautiful!!! As were the previous few creations I didn't have a chance to comment on :)

Lori said...

Very lovely, Theresa. Your tutorials look wonderful. I just need to get some Copics!

Louise Fox said...

Theresa, ALL your cards are so very lovely and inspiring, but I especially love this one! Thank you for sharing your talents with us as always. You are a blessing to me and to us all.

Jules said...

Hi Theresa

I have just found your blog whilst "hopping around".

What a find!

Your blog is wonderful as are your creations.

Wonderful tutorials - thank you for sharing your fantastic skills.

I am going to follow you now as I don't want to miss anything.

Love Jules xx

Marimer said...

Precioso, precioso, card y tutorial, gracias por enseƱarme tantas maravillas.
Saludos desde Tenerife

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Simply gorgeous...thanks for the tutorial! Your work is fabulous!