Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lily Cross


It's been pretty wild here at the Rodgers household this weekend. Both of my sons and three of the grands are here. We've been making cards for everyone they know! LOL! Needless to say, there wasn't much stamping going on for me! But that's okay. I can always stamp when they aren't here to entertain me. :-)

I started this card before they got here yesterday...and finished it up while they were taking their baths. Geez...I don't know how you moms do it with little ones around!!! The stamp I used is Northwoods Lily Cross . It's such a beautiful stamp, and so appropriate for the season.


I stamped on watercolor paper, then colored using Tombow (water based) markers. I did my shading using a damp paint brush. After coloring the image I cut it out and placed it over the ovals cut with my Spellbinders petite ovals. The ovals were lightly distressed using Antique Linen Distress Ink .The background was embossed using a Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.

The cardstock used is Sunflowers Prismatics light medium and dark. The lighter green is Spring Willow Prismatics medium. The darker green note card is
Herbal Garden Prismatics dark.


The oval panels and the cross were popped up using Scotch foam tape. This last picture is just to show you the dimension.

I'd better get back to the kiddos. They are much too quiet, and that usually means trouble!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

13 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Michelle...what a beautiful image and OMG, just look at all that perfect cutting!!! Such gorgeous work on this, gf!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous image (how in the world did I not see this one when I was looking through the Northwoods section??), beautiful colors, and I love the dimension!

Sandy said...

That is just beautiful. How do you cut so perfectly in the tight spots? Do you use a craft knife or scissors?

southernscraps said...

That is a beautiful card. I love yellow and lilies together.

Becky said...

This is a beautiful image, and a beautiful card. Ya how did you cut this out, inquiring minds need to know :).

Carol said...

Michelle, you've outdone yourself once again with this stunning and exquisite card!! You continue to amaze me with these gorgeous creations of yours every day! I love the colors and layers and everything about this one! WOW!!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

WOW! Whistle! That is SO gorgeous! That definately says Easter morning!! :)

Denise said...

Wow, what lovely card, I love the way you used the dimensionals!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous Michelle!! Absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE the color choices!! And your sketch makes that cross and lilies just POP!! WOW!!

retiredheather said...

Such a beautiful image. The card is absolutely fantastic. Wonderful work.
Hugs
Heather

dlove2scrap said...

What a beautiful card. It's truly gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card. TFS
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Elaine said...

This is beautiful. Great color scheme.