Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hello Sunshine!!

I started out making a card for today's ways to use it challenge, but I didn't really use my scissors for anything insignificant. Too bad I didn't save the card I made yesterday. I fringed the edges.

I've had these yummy dp's for quite awhile now and haven't taken the time to use them yet. I discovered them while at CHA and couldn't find a place to purchase them until a few weeks ago. They are wonderfully textured and have such gorgeous patterns and colors. They're also made from recycled paper. They're by a company called Time Flies Design and they can be found HERE.

The stamp Image is Penny Black's Hello Sunshine!! I love sunflowers, and love misting with markers, so this stamp was fun to play with!! I stamped the image in More Mustard and colored the leaves with Old Olive and edged them with Always Artichoke. I colored the flower center with Close to Cocoa, and edged the center and flower with really Rust. I then spritzed 3x with JudiKin's extra fine mist spritzer bottle and stamped on watercolor paper. I used my aqua pen to fill in some spaces just a touch.

All the panel edges are ink distressed with Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

The Ribbon is Natural Burlap String by May Arts....I love the rustic feel it gives the card!!

I'm really working on my photos and trying different things. Lauraly is phenomenal at figuring out cameras, lighting, etc. and has been helping me. I have a black bg, which she doesn't use, but I love the shadowing that she does. I'm a work in progress. Thanks Laurie!!

Stamps: Hello Sunshine (Penny Black)
Paper: Whirls and Swirls (Time Flies), River Rock (Stampin' Up)
Ink: More Mustard (Stampin' Up), Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Markers - Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Really Rust (Stampin' Up), Burlap Ribbon (May Arts), Brads (Fun Expressions Oriental Trading Company), Scotch mounting tape

14 comments:

Susan (rainy) said...

Breath taking!!! I love the misting technique, too, Tosh. You have mastered it here. This is perfect. Oh and those dp's are so rich and wonderful. Fabulous card!!

Michelle said...

AWESOME, Tosh....totally AWESOME! This card is fabulous in every way. Your great attention to every detail makes it so extra special!

You rock!

leenda said...

Brilliant!

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is a truly beautiful sunflower image, Tosh! Gorgeous!!

Krystal said...

Gorgeous card Tosha! Love that paper and fibers. Amazing job coloring the sunflower. I love your technique and intend to keep practicing until mine looks that fabulous!

Krystal De Leeuw

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Janine said...

bjebrfqStunning! It should be hung on the wall!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh! This just blew me away...how incredibly fabulous! Wonderful papers and image but in your hands--over the top!

Lynda said...

This is so beautiful Tosh! Everything works so perfectly together! I have that ribbon and you have now inspired me. TFS!

~Lynda

Sheila D said...

OMG this is drop dead gorgeous. Just beautiful.

Julia Aston said...

Love the misting technique on your wonderful flower stamping! and the DP makes such a wonderful framing for it - just lovely!

dpkennedy said...

This is gorgeous! I love the watercolor look to the flowers and the colors are great! The dp is perfect and I just love the trim!!

Alyssa said...

This is incredible! My jaw dropped as I scrolled down the page...love it! Love it! Love it! :)

Daniela said...

Eine rundum gelungene wunderschöne harmonische Vintage Karte.ich bin hellauf begeistert!!!!Woooooow

 
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