Monday, January 21, 2008

Flourish Lily

I've had this designer paper for a while, and just didn't know if I could work with it since it's out of my normal color palette. But since I found cardstock and ribbon in my stash to match, I decided to give it a go! It's good to work out of our comfort zone, right? LOL!

The flower stamp is Hero Art's Flourish Lily . I was drawn to this image because of it's wispy look. And since I love to watercolor, this image is perfect for that!

I stamped on watercolor paper, then colored with Tombow markers and a blender pen using colors to coordinate with the designer paper. I used a Tombow blender pen to blend the colors together.
The sentiment is also from a Hero Arts. It's a new release set called So Many Messages . I love the font, and the fact that there are 6 sentiments in the set...something for most any occasion.

The designer paper is from Bo-Bunny, and the ribbon is from American Crafts.

I was off work today for the holiday, but it's back to the salt mines tomorrow. I accomplished quite a bit, but there is always more to be done, isn't there? Where DID the time go?

Thanks for stopping by.....have a great Tuesday!

18 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, I adore this card and this stamp!!!! It's beautiful Michelle! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Hugs,
Amy

Flossie's Follies said...

Beautiful that flower and the flower is perfect for it, your coloring is awesome

Jackie said...

That's just beautiful, you did an excellent job with the coloring and the background paper fits perfectly with it!

mimiburroughs said...

LOVE your card!! I just love flowers and polka dots!!! Great job...have a great day tomorrow!

Becky in East Tennessee said...

WOWZAHS! Your coloring is AMAZING!!! It is absolutely a stunning card! Girlfriend you got it goin on...whether you are IN your zone er not!!! WOOHOOO!

Mindy said...

I love everything about it! From the colors to the image. WOW!!

Carol said...

You need to spend more time out of your comfort zone because you do some amazing things in that unknown territory! LOL Beautiful colors, awesome water coloring and a great presentation! Love it! TFS

Aimee said...

This is such a beautiful card...

Kerry J. said...

Gorgeous Michelle! I love the colours - even if they are outside your box! As usual your colouring is amazing!

Jennifer said...

Ooohhhh... I love these colors!! Love this card!

~ Jennifer

Debby Winters said...

Beautiful card...love the polkadots!

Alexandra said...

Very pretty Michelle - I adore polka dots and this looks great! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

SpAzzGiRL said...

beautifully watercolored!

Yosha said...

Great card! Brilliant job watercolouring, great layout!

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors on this...gonna have to pull this one out!!! lol!

Laurie S said...

Wow! Michelle, this is gorgeous! The colors are just soooo pretty!!

Glitter Queen said...

Your watercolouring is amazing. I have never used the blender tombow with the markers. Can you use the stampin blender with the tombows and get the same affect? I have always used tombows with water. Can you help me with this?

Tosh said...

Wow!! Your coloring is fantastic!! And those colors.....awesome!! Love the dotted dp too!! Terrific card!!