Sunday, July 6, 2008

Violet Bouquet

It has been such a long time since I played along with the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS. So today I decided to give it a whirl. The featured stamper is Teneale Williams. I had never been to Her Gallery before, and I found some AWESOME things in there.

The card I chose to CASE can be seen HERE . I changed the stamps, but kept the general layout and color scheme. Of course, since I don't have any SU! cardstock I had to improvise with the colors.

The stamps I used are Memory Box Tall Vase and Violet Vase . I stamped the vase first, then used my Stamp Positioner to get the flowers in the vase precisely where I wanted them.

The flowers and vase were colored using Tombow (water based) markers. I aged the edges of the flower panel using Ranger Vintage Photo ink. On the red panel I stamped the Violet flowers with VersaMark in to create the watermark effect. I used my Design Ruler by Tim Holtz to pierce the red panel as well as the lines above and below the flower panel.

The ribbon is May Arts Brown Satin , and the sentiment is from Hero Arts Anytime Messages clear design stamp set.

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed mine, and AM NOT excited about going back to work tomorrow. Oh....what would it be like to be a lady of leisure? ??

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


Gabriela Divine said...

Michelle - your card is lovely. I particularly like the shadow beneath the vase and the burnishing you did around the perimeter of the main image. I adore piercings! Paper piercings, that is. One more thing - you just HAD to bring up the dreaded W word didn't you? I was sitting here happily stamping all day and now you've abruptly reminded me that I must report back to work first thing tomorrow morning. Have a great week.

Kerry J. said...

Gorgeous!! Love everything about this one!

Carol said...

what a beautiful cased card! I played along with the FS today too for the first time. Great fun I must say!
I love these colors and especially the paper piercing. What a great touch that lends to this beauty! Nice job, TFS!

Anonymous said...

what a stunning card!

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Christi said...

This card is breathtaking!! I am in love!!!

Deb Neerman said...

Just gorgeous, Michelle!!! You've really outdone yourself this time ...


Amy Sheffer said...

How absolutely gorgeous is this?!?!? I love your coloring on the vase, and the brown ribbon against the rich red. Just stunning!