Gardening Tools

Saturday, July 5, 2014

I've been busy since yesterday making cards from the images I colored on vacation, and the image I used on this card is one I've colored unsuccessfully several times over the past few months, but I think I finally colored one acceptable enough for a card!
Isn't this a pretty stamp? It's fabulous for summertime! I love the detail in the tools, and all the elements around it. I colored the image with Copics, adding white highlights with a Prismacolor pencil and a little sparkle on the butterfly with a clear Wink of Stella pen and a black Spica pen. I used a copper Krylon pen around the edge of the Labels 4 die cut and added color inside the die with Distress Ink. The sunflower on the gingham bow is an MFT Die-namics flower. I added black "seeds" in the center of the flower with a black Pearl Pen. This is a rather large card, as I used the 5x7 Elegant Labels 4 die set to cut the layers. I don't normally like cards this large, but it was nice to have plenty of room for embellishing with a big bow and flower. :)

The sentiment on the inside of the card is from JustRite stamps, as is the stamped flourish on the bottom of the panel. After cutting the bottom border with a curved border die, I left the die on the cs, then airbrushed just the bottom area of the panel using the chisel end of a Copic marker, then turned the marker around and added spatters along the edge of the panel using the brush tip.

I've got a couple more cards to post, but probably won't be able to get to them until later tonight. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the day!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Impression Obsession Challenge: Colors of Summer
Corrosive Challenge #202: Color Me Happy
Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge #68: Summer Days
The Paper Shelter Challenge #165: Photo Inspiration


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Nannieflash said...

A lovely card, love the sentiment inside as well. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyx

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful stamp and so expertly colored! Love the sunflower and gingham bow and the gorgeous setting you gave your image. All so rich and inviting!

Conniecrafter said...

Fantastic job of coloring , love your flower with the "seeds", such pretty airbrushing on the inside too!

Angela said...

This card is really gorgeous....
thanks for playing along with us at TPS and good luck in the draw.

Marianne said...

Great card and good luck with the challenge.
Thanks for joining us TPS.
Hugs, Marianne

Karen Amidon said...

Cheryl, this is beautiful! Love the blues and greens. The sunflower is so fun and great with the gingham bow.

Rachel B. said...

Congrats on your win! Your card is beautiful!