Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Beautiful Sister, SIP68

Hi everyone! Today at Stamp Ink Paper, it's Card Maker's Choice. It's basically anything goes, but we love to hear what you favorites are. In my case, my all time favorite subject matter is florals. I can't help it, my parents had a garden center, nursery and florist and I was in greenhouses and surrounded by flowers all the time and was quite influenced by both my parents love for them. Thanks, Mom and Dad :)

Speaking of family, this card is going to be for my sister who grew up in the same environment and also loves florals and nature. She's not a pink and glitter kind of gal, but is more attracted to subdued earth tones, so I hope she'll like this card.

This is my first and only attempt at no-line coloring with colored pencils. I stamped my image onto Solar White cardstock using Memento Desert Sand ink, as it is a very light hue and easily colored over, hence the "no-line" coloring. It wasn't exactly what I was going for but I hope I'll get a little better with this technique over time. Speaking of which, I just need more time to craft! 

I'm also playing along with Altenew's Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop, and Anything Goes at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Peony Bouquet, Beautiful Lady (Altenew)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand (Memento)
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor

So glad you stopped by today! Please visit the rest of the team at Stamp Ink Paper, and we hope you'll play along, too!


Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy, I came over to your blog nice and early today, like when I'm not half asleep in bed. I can't seem to post from my iPad on a consistent basis. Sometimes it lets me and sometimes it does not. I did like you cat in the pumpkin yesterday. Your coloring always amazes me. You do have a very light touch . . . me I'm hurry, bold and not too delicate end result.
This no-line flower is beautiful. I am sure you sister will love it and especially that it says "sister" that is something my sisters always look for. That is so nice to know your parents had a nursery. A lot of work, but must have been beautiful.
Have a great day. :)

Rosanne Mulhern said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Sandy. Your attempt at no line coloring looks very successful to me. I'm amazed that this was your first try! Your sister is very lucky to receive this card.

LeAnne said...

This is just gorgeous. I would not be surprised if your sister framed it, it is such a work of art!

Nancy said...

This is gorgeous Sandy! Since you adore flowers..there is a new challenge site starting today that focuses on florals...here is the link! http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com.au

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandy, the whole design of this is so pretty! I am sure your sister will love it! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Leslie Miller said...

My mom's love of flowers is what got me started. She always had a big garden all around the house. This is so beautiful! Your no-line pencil coloring is exquisite. Such a gorgeous stamp image.

laurie said...

How fun to grow up surrounded by flowers!Your card is gorgeous.Your sister will love it!!

laurie said...

How fun to grow up surrounded by flowers!Your card is gorgeous.Your sister will love it!!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, beautifully colored. The lines and texture you created really add so much to the flower. I know your sister will have LOVED this card - I know I do :-)

Stef Perry said...

Hi Sandy, I was perusing your blog (love all your gorgeous projects!) and was so impressed to read that you colored the images in this card with Prismacolor pencils. Beautifully done - your shading and details are amazing! No doubt your sister cherished receiving it. So lovely!