Saturday, July 16, 2016

Tuscan Vineyards

Welcome!  Today I'm sharing two cards that were inspired by the current sketch challenge at Fab Friday.  One closely follows the sketch but I included an added element to the second one for some needed balance.

The new Tuscan Vineyards stamp set has several beautifully detailed stamps, including a lovely vineyard scene that was not used here today.  Instead, two of the smaller images were used for the focal points and all the other stamps in the set were inked up in Delightful Dijon to create a collage on the panel beneath.

The first card uses this lovely grape bunch.  It was water colored with Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive reinkers.  After drying it with my heat tool, a little Delightful Dijon was used to add a little glow around the image.

To keep things from being too busy with the stamped collage on the Dijon panel, the embellishments were kept to a minimum, with just a bit of Jute Ribbon under the main image and the wooden sentiment.

For the next card, the basket and bottle stamp was colored with Soft Suede, Old Olive and Crumb Cake markers and stamped on Shimmery White paper.  After mounting on the Cajun Craze rectangle, it really seemed to need a little something more, so an Antique Brad was added.

For this card you can see I included an embossed horizontal piece wrapped with Linen Thread.  No sentiment was added on the front, leaving options as to how it could be used, maybe as a masculine birthday card or just inking a note to let someone know you're thinking of them.

Thanks for looking and I hope you'll be sure to use the link above to Fab Friday and check out all the wonderful inspiration. As always your visit is so appreciated and I'd love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment!

Until next time,


Product details
Stamps:  Tuscan Vineyard, Timeless Textures
Paper:  Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Watercolor, Shimmery White
Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Elegan Eggplant, Old Olive, Delightful Dijon
Other:  1 1/4" Jute Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread, Antique Brad, Woodgrain Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Expressions Natural Elements, Corner Rounder punch


stampwithamyk said...

Oh my goodness, that's beautiful! Love the colors, you background is just perfect too! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

Heather said...

This is so wonderful - your coloring is just gorgeous! And I love how you floated those threads behind the image panel - brilliant! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Amanda Mertz said...

Well done with the coordinating cards using the same sketch but different images! Would be perfect as a notecard gift set! I really like the natural elements of the jute twine and wooden sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Brian King said...

Absolutely beautiful! Both cards are great, but I love the pop of purple from the grapes. Your coloring of the images is really wonderful. Thank you so much for playing along with this FabFriday sketch challenge!