Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It Feels Like Spring!

We are in the midst of a chinook wind and it is all that makes the very long cold winter bearable.  I feel like a kid all spring giddy when it starts to warm despite knowing to the very core of my being that it won't last and we will again be plunged into arctic air masses before long.

To celebrate, I made this card using Heartfelt Creations Semper Augustus Tulips stamp set;

I coloured it using prismacolour pencils on kraft paper.  I wanted a blue delft feel for these lovely tulips.  I used another newly released set, Inspire Me Sentiments combined with an older set, Elegante Borders and Swirls for this project.

I like the drama of the blue scale starting at black rising to indigo through bright sky blue and landing on pure white.  So much like a clear spring day!

I love doing this with stamped flourishes.  I stamp the flourish in white on coloured card stock and then highlight it (draw a line where the snow would accumulate in a snowfall) with white gel pen and shadow on the bottom (no snow!).  This technique causes the flourishes to take on a look of stone on the card stock.  So cool!

Check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for some more inspiration!

stamps; semper augustus tulips, inspire me sentiments, elegante borders and swirls (heartfelt creations) 
paper; kraft (american craft card stock), oxford, blind date, unknown medium blue (bazzill)
ink' whisper white craft ink (SU!), pitch black adirondack, stormy sky distress ink (ranger)
accessories; iron works emboss folder (provocraft), prismacolour pencils (938, 1086, 1023, 906, 901, 935), white gel pen, black 0.2mm pen(sakura), lattice pendant, petite ovals large and small, labels 14 (spellbinders), clear rhinestones (heidi swapp)


Stamping Becky said...

Wow! Very bold and dramatic! Beautiful work, Loretta.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is amazing Loretta. Your technique is astounding and provides such elegant results.

Olena said...

gorgeous card! Great job! Olena

Steph said...

Stunning card. I love the colours you've used!

Cassie_lu said...

your coloring on this is out of this world amazing. love how the blue pops off of the kraft and the little extra details you added to the flourishes

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