Sunday, March 16, 2008

A Garden of Color



I had so much fun watercoloring this huge flower called "From the Garden" (current Stampin' Up hostess choice). It's a big image, so it takes a while to color, but what an impact it makes! The layout comes from Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #39.

Stamps: From the Garden, All Holidays, Linen
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, watercolor paper
Ink: So Saffron, More Mustard, Apricot Appeal, Bravo Burgundy, Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: aged copper hodgepodge hardware, Soft Sky double-stitched ribbon, distressing tool, aqua painter, sewing machine, corner rounder, sponge daubers, diamonds in the rough embossing folder (Cuttlebug), 1" circle punch
All supplies by Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.

23 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS!!! I love everything!

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  2. very pretty, I love the image...Beautiful...:-)

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  3. Wow, what a beauty! You did an awesome job coloring this flower, looks so real!

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  4. Wow! your flower is beautiful! It's almost look real!! Have a great day!

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  5. Amy, this looks fantastic! Your coloring, your distressing, the hardware, the dry embossing! Amazing card! Hugs and smiles

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  6. Oh..WOW - this is fabulous!!! I love what you have created with the new set!!! The flower looks so real you have done an amazing job coloring it!!!

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  7. Oh goodness, Amy, this is gorgeous. I think this is the prettiest card I've seen made with this image. I have the same image and it is fun to color.

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  8. OMG, this is beautiful! Your coloring on the flower is unbelievable!

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  9. your watercoloring is amazing! love that diamond embossing too.

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  10. This is by far and away the best card I have seen using that stamp!!! I absolutely love it!! Great job!!

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  11. So fantastic! Love that colored flower on the soft sky!

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  12. wow, I did not know what to do with that stamp. I thought it was too big to use on a card but you so beautifully proved that wrong!

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  13. Wow! This is totally gorgeous! What a fantastic job you did, and I love the new CB folder with it! TFS!

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  14. Really beautiful , love it !

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  15. oh sweetie you outdid yourself on this one!! wish i coukld get the hang of watercoloring though i am beginning to suspect i need to go with better pencils....something for the next Ms coupoun!

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  16. Amy, this is just stunning! You definitely have a knack for coloring- such depth and richness in that bloom! I adore that CB embossing folder too- looks fabulous here!! Great job!

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  17. Gorgeous coloring job! Beautiful card, Amy!

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  18. After I picked up my jaw, several words came to my mind: stunning, gorgeous, WOW! Great job!

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  19. Uh - ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ....

    I think I "neeeed" to put in another order .... so that I can get this stamp set!!

    BTW ... I don't often let someone else "persuade" me so easily!!!

    !~Tex

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  20. Who wouldn't love that card AND drool over it for ages AND show it to family,friends and neighbours. Your flower is so realistic, so beautifully coloured. WOW.

    Mary Mac

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