Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Blackeyed Susan and Butterflies


I have had this gorgeous Northwoods stamp for a while, and just now found time to color it. I DO LOVE to color my Northwoods stamps! This one is called Blackeyed Susan and Butterflies .

I stamped it on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

The stamped image was colored with Tombow (water based) markers and a damp paintbrush.

I stamped the image once again and cut out some of the flowers and the butterflies, colored them, then popped them up using foam tape.

The sentiment I used is Penny Black's Eternal Bliss . (And it's on sale in the store!) I stamped it then cut it using my Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio die. Before taking it out of the die I sponged a little lavender ink.

The main panel was cut out using my Spellbinders Curved Rectangles Mega Nestabilities . The size I used was the second from the largest in the set. The notecard was cut using the largest size. This is the first card base I've made using the Nestabilities, and I actually like it!

The ribbon is purple sheer by May Arts.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will be back before I leave Saturday morning for CHA!

Until then...

14 comments:

Lynette said...

Gorgeous!

Kimberly said...

*whistle* WOW! That is So beautiful! I love the dimension you gave the butterflies and the beautiful colors! Makes me want spring!!!

CHA YAY!!!! Its a good thing we are busy for the next few days, to keep my mind of being so excited! :)

Joan Ervin said...

GASP!!!!! This is soooo stunning, Michelle!!!! WOW, girl, the coloring on this just blows me away....Looks like another shopping spree is in my future!!!

Christi said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, your colors and that gorgeous stamp make for one AMAZING card!!

Carol said...

You simply cannot miss with a stamp like this! Your coloring is outstanding (as always) and the way you popped up some flowers and butterflies just adds so much gorgeous detail! Love it!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

who you callin' a black eyed susan!?!? this is greatness, michelle! i am getting these nesties from alma. i'll have to find out from you how you make them into a card!! have a super fantastic time at CHA!! maybe someday i'll get to go!

Silke said...

FANTASTIC CARD - Michelle!!! You've done an amazing job on this card - I love it :)!!!

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Holey schmoley! Look at all that coloring! This is simply GORGEOUS! And your popped butterflies are fantastic!

Marilyn Hitterman said...

Really lovely card, Michelle. The colors and design are simple, just like the Black Eyed Susans themselves.

Yvonne Jackson said...

Great card, I love the colouring it brightens my day thinking of spring around the corner.
Have a great time at the CHA. I look forward to seeing all the products in your store.
Hugs Yvonne

retiredheather said...

Wonderful card. That stamp is fantastic...now on my wish list.
Have a wonderful time at CHA. Get lots of goodies.
Hugs
Heather

bluemoon said...

This card is soo Gorgeous!! I also love colouring daisy family flowers. WOW! FAB! One of the best cards I've seen, great stamp! :)

Jennifer Scull said...

beautiful colors - so bright and springy which is so unlike the weather here! :D