Monday, August 31, 2015

Whole Lot of Wonderful

Welcome back!  I had time to make a couple cards this weekend, one of which I shared last night, so I thought I would share the 2nd with you tonight.  This card was made with the sketch for this week's challenge at Pals Paper Arts.

It is such a great sketch, because it's wide open to interpretation.  The cute Vivid Vases stamp set immediately popped into my mind as it would fill the space perfectly.

After stamping in Memento Tuxedo Black, I used some of my retired Blendability markers to color the flowers and vases, and add a little shading at the bottom.  Even though the alcohol markers are not available anymore, this is a super great sketch for water coloring too, especially with the new Archival Basic Black and Basic Gray inks that will be available in the new Holiday catalogue beginning tomorrow.

Because there are multiple vases and flower types, I had to plan the color combinations, plus I didn't want all the vases to be the same color.  So I chose Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive for the vases colors, then matched up the flower colors with what I thought would look best, using Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, and Calypso Coral.  Very bright and cheerful! 

After the coloring was complete, it was easy to finish up with a few layers of card stock, designer series paper, ribbon and adhering the sentiment.

Thanks for taking time to drop by!  As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated.  Be sure to use the link above and enjoy all the wonderful inspiration!  



Product details:
Stamps:  Vivid Vases
Paper:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Welcome Neighbor designer series paper (retired)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Blendabilities:  Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive, Smoky Slate; Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon (retired), 


Windy Ellard said...

Amazing coloring on all of your image ..great card and sentiment, too! Thanks for joining the Pals sketch challenge this week!

Just a Thought... said...

FABULOUS!! Very creative! Just love the coloring you did with this set!! Thank you for playing with the Pals!!

Rae said...

Stef, this is gorgeous. Your water coloring is impeccable. Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!