Saturday, October 4, 2008

Gardenia Greenthumb Gets Ready For Fall



Jen del Muro has a super fun "Sketch for You to Try" this week! Head to i{heart}2stamp to see it, plus her sample and a sample by the NEW guest designer (wonder who it is?!). More inspiration awaits from Amy, Carole, Shannan, and Susan. We'd love to have you play along! If you upload to SCS, use keyword: SFYTT.

I wanted to try Gardenia Greenthumb (Stamping Bella) in fall colors - I kind of like her! Those could be mums she's planting. Some B-I-G mums, LOL! I have to say I'm totally trying to imitate Paula Williamson's amazing coloring style using Prismacolors and Gamsol. I first saw her work back in the Spring, shortly after she'd won a Verve guest designer contest. I've been dropping in on her ever since - she blows me away!! Paula, if you see this - thanks for the inspiration! I WISH I could color like you can! I used the paper tole technique and raised up some portions of the image. The dp is from the Dill Blossom collection by SEI.

FYI, my sample for this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner is HERE. Also, I have a fun blog candy game ending tomorrow morning (Sunday). Details on THIS POST.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



Stamps: Gardenia Greenthumb (Stamping Bella)
Paper: Papertrey white; Chocolate Chip, Really Rust (SU!); "Dill Blossom" collection (SEI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Prismacolors and Gamsol; dimensionals, 1/4" circle punch, Vintage Brads, paper piercer, scalloped border punch, Kiwi Kiss double-striped ribbon (SU!)

27 comments:

Sue said...

Wow great card...I love all the levels you have going!

Danni said...

This is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Lydia said...

Wow. This is amazing!!!

Lydia
www.understandblue.blogspot.com

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely beautiful Amy! Thanks for inspiring ME...I'm going to pull out those pencils and gamsol today!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Ummmm. . .Amy your coloring IS fabulous! What an adorable card!

Nancy Riley said...

Amy, the dimension you've given the main stamped image is awesome and the coloring of it is absolute perfection! Fantastic colors you've used! All your details are wonderful -- the paper piercing, brad treatment, ribbon ... love it all !

Jackie Pedro said...

What a fantastic card! Love the dimension on the main image...

Bunny B said...

Wow!! This is such a gorgeous card!

Amy said...

As always, Amy, a feast for the eyes! I love your coloring, scallops, stitching and combo of colors and papers--amazing, my friend!

Alyssa said...

This is incredible! I love all the dimension and the color combo is great! :o)

smallcity said...

Your cards, (everyone you make are absolutely beautifl) this gardening girl is so cute.

smallcity

JenMarie said...

WOW, this card is so FABULOUS!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Your coloring is sensational, Amy! What a beautiful card.

Michelle said...

Oh Amy!! How adorable!! I *love* your coloring, & I can see a peek of the inside of your card as well ~~ the whole package is just perfect!!

Shawn said...

This is gorgeous! I love the popped-up pieces!! Great work!!

June Houck said...

This card is AWESOME. You are amazing, Amy Sheffer!

BTW, I showed off all your cards to the ladies last night :) Lots of "oooooh"s & "aaaaah"s!

Shirley said...

She is really quite lovely and very Fall I think. I really like the turquoise scallops and the brads are the perfect add too!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is some gorgeous coloring, and I love all the brads and papers. Awesome!

ChrissyM said...

Wow what a fantastic card!! I'm going to play with this sketch tomorrow. Love what you've done!!! Love the image!! The colors everything is perfect.

Cindy Major said...

Oh wow, your lady is so delicate and elegant! Great job!

Cindy

Conniecrafter said...

such a darling image, terrific coloring and just love the way you use your brads!

Basement Stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely lovin' this card...the image...the colors...layout...everything! She's so purty. :)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Amy, this is so beautiful...the colors, the layers, the coloring, the piercing, the tole.... love everything about it!! That Bella is precious!
hugs,Jami

Jessie/knightrone said...

OMGosh Amy, this is just awesome, I love it!!

kathleenh said...

Your card is amazing! I love the colors, the scallops beneath the layers, and the brads on top!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

WOW! Amy your coloring is outstanding on this card!! just beautiful!!

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