Sunday, April 13, 2008

Wicker Chair with Flowers

I took a little time to stamp this afternoon. Sadly, I didn't get as much done as I wanted to! :-(

For a week now I have tried to find the time to play with this gorgeous stamp. It is Northwoods Wicker Chair with Flowers . I can't begin to tell you how much fun it was coloring this beauty!

I stamped it on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. I almost always emboss when I am going to watercolor. I like the definition that embossing powder gives to to the lines. Of course, everyone has their own way of doing things...no right or wrong. Do your OWN thing!


The stamped image was colored with Tombow markers and a blender pen. I tried to do a lot of shadowing and shading to give it some depth.

The bottom was scalloped with my corner rounder, and the ribbon is May Arts Purple/Pink Iridescent .
Gosh, it took a lot longer to make this card that it did to describe it! LOL!

I'm posting a little early tonight so I can get all the packages wrapped for the store in time to watch the new episode of Desperate Housewives. I have no idea where they left off...but I'm sure they will catch us up on that, won't they?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

13 comments:

Kerry J. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your colouring - the dimension you created with your shading is awesome! Enjoy your show my friend!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that's amazingly intricate.

Arlene,
University Place florist

Hope said...

Another lovely card. I love the colour, and that image, well it looks like such a beautiful place to sit and relax.

valerinie said...

Love the stamp - and amazing coloring and shading! Beautiful color combos! It's telling us to "Come and sit a spell!"

Bethany Paull said...

Wonderful coloring of all those flowers!

Jennifer Hodge said...

This card is absolutely stunning! I love it!

Diane said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is beyond beautiful!!!

leenda said...

Excellent artwork!

Beverly A said...

Gorgeous card. I love your color combination. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Carol said...

I'd love to be sitting on that chair right about now - I think I can almost smell the flowers:) Gorgeous colors, fabulous shading - what a very pretty card!

Tosh said...

Gorgeous colors and coloring Michelle!!! I am soooo in love with these Northwoods stamps!! They do all the work, and we get to play!! Woot! Awesome card my friend!!

Crafty Connie said...

Beautiful card!

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous...so glad you got some time to play today!

Your store is so stocked and looks great---congrats!