Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bloomin' Moxie

Hello and happy Saturday. I'm feeling happy and proud for my daughter today. She graduated from high school last night and then spent the night at the Sober Grad celebration held by her school. She came home this morning, exhausted, but so happy after spending all night having fun with her fellow grads.

Today's card is for the Moxie Trigger Tuesday challenge.

Here is the inspiration photo for this week. I was inspired by the peach and green colors and the flowers. I added those two horizontal stripes at the bottom of my card to mimic the bands on the back of the chairs.

To start, I stamped the flowers from Hope Grows and colored with Copics, starting with R27.

Added R22.

Added Y17.

Then filled in most of the way with Y21 and used my blender pen to transition the highlights.

For the centers, I used Y17 and Y21.

Colored the remaining flowers the same way. I also used YG95 on the stem (not pictured). Then I cut out the image.

For the background, I sponged some Memento Cantaloupe.

Then sponged Memento New Sprout along the bottom.

Sponged Memento Angel Pink at the top.

Added Memento Tangelo along the very top.

Sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves along the very bottom.

Added Memento Rose Bud to the top to intensify the color a bit.

Stamped the leafy stem from Hope Grows with Memento New Sprout.

Then stamped it with Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Stamped the tiny leaf branch with Memento Tangelo, stamping a second time for a lighter image, before re-inking.

I popped up the image with Pop Dots and layered the Pure Luxury Black Onyx. The cardbase is Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White and those little bands on the bottom are just some scraps.

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


Patti J said...

Congratulations on your daughter's graduation! A huge milestone for daughter AND mother! Keep us posted on her next endeavors! Your card is gorgeous - perfect for the Moxie challenge! I think I'm going to HAVE to order that set! Hugs...

Chelsea said...

this is gorgeous! Congrats too!!

Kary said...

Theresa,this card is so lovely. I can't wait for the mailman to deliver your stamp set. I love it! Congratulations to your daughter too. A happy ocassion for both of you.

Selma said...

Wow Theresa I didn't know your daughter was that old. Congratulations. Love your card. The bow is so pretty with the flowers. I just received your stamp set today and have posted my first card. Another great set!

Ann Flowers said...

Beautiful cards! These florals are gorgeous and nice job illustrating them! keep on posting.

Estelle said...

This is bloomin' beautiful!

glenda said...

Goodness, how pretty! As usual the way you use color is outstanding! I wish I had that gift!

Olga said...

Congratulations on your daughter's graduation! Your card is another creation of art!!!

Tara said...

I don't comment very often, sorry, but I'm a long-time lurker on your blog. I love your colouring and am learning a lot from your pictorials... thank you for sharing your beautiful creations along with instructions!

Donna said...

what?! I had no idea your daughter was a pre-adult (I guess you scrapping her as a child threw me for a loop about her age)! congratulations - you should be proud. I hope you will share her graduation picture with us! your card is BEAUTIFUL and thank you SO much for my lovely birthday card - I will share it soon on my blog, it made my day!

Sylvia said...

Congratulations! Graduation is an important occasion. Your card is beautiful!

Cath said...

Hey Theresa! What a beautiful approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

jean wilson said...

Hi Theresa! Always enjoy seeing your work! Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation and to her school for the sober graduation party!!! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the instructions. Your card is just beautiful.


Trena in Naperville said...

very pretty blending Theresa!! Lovely layout!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Robin McK said...

Theresa, this is just stunning! Love what yu've done with the colours on this one!

modeflowers said...

I love the way you blend the colors and your design is just so perfect. Keep it up.