Monday, May 26, 2008

Sketch Dahlia

When I don't feel rushed to make a card, I always seem to reach for my Northwoods Rubber Stamps. This stamp is called Sketch Dahlia . And I have to tell you, it was really easy to color.

I stamped on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. Actually, I almost always emboss my stamped images. I like the crisp defined lines, particularly when watercoloring.

The stamped image was colored using Tombow markers and a blender pen. To make the light blue background around the flowers I used my Tombow markers and a damp paintbrush.

The edges of the panel were lightly distressed with Ranger Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink using an Ink Sweeper . I really love how evenly I can apply the ink with the Ink Sweeper.

The designer paper is from Bo Bunny Press. I think everything else is self explanatory.

I hope you all remembered our troops as you enjoyed your Memorial Day. As the mother of a former Marine who served his country proudly, I can't tell you how meaningful it is to each and every one of them. Semper Fi!

Thanks for stopping by.


Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous, Michelle! I love the color combos and you are just the best when it comes to using your Tombows. The designer paper is sooooo pretty (!!) with this image.

Love this card! :)


Flossie's Follies said...

What a beautiful card, your coloring is fantastic.

Carol said...

another beautiful card! Love the DP and the colors - soft and so so pretty!

Janine said...

What a fabulous image and the coloring is wonderful!

Gabriela said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I adore these dahlia's - they're stunning.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a beautiful card, Michelle! Love the happy colors!

Cindy Haffner said...

Michelle, so fresh and fun, your corners, just set your image off so nice, TFS.

Julie Koerber said...

Beau-tious!!! Love your watercoloring on this - it's truly fabulous. You are amazing with color and matching everything together!

Deb Neerman said...

This is just stunning!