Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sun Garden Medallion



{Second post for today. If you're looking for today's MFTeaser, MFT Guest Designer Challenge, and Sketch For You To Try (all rolled into one), scroll down one post, or click HERE}

How I love the Holly Berry House medallion images! The end results are so striking, but the steps to get there are pretty easy. Stamp the image a bunch of times, trim away a little bit more of the image each time, then layer them back together. I worked with the Sun Garden Medallion for today's card and actually started my base layer with only a portion of the full image. All the layers are stamped on watercolor paper and gold embossed with Judikins Detail Gold embossing powder. You don't see the full effect in the photo, but the EP has a really nice sparkle in it, so in real life, the medallion almost twinkles. Very cool! The amazing, vibrant colors on the flowers and leaves are all thanks to the Tombow Markers that I colored with - love them! The medallion is layered onto a Spellbinders Fleur-de-Lis pendant die-cut first, and then a series of watercolor paper layers. I added the lattice scoring using my Scor-Pal. Some rich green silk ribbon by May Arts and little gold pearls provide the finishing touches.

Holly Berry House medallion images can be found at Stamper's Dream, although the Sun Garden Medallion is currently out of stock (sorry!).



Stamps: Sun Garden Medallion (Holly Berry House)
Paper: 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories:
Judikins Detail Gold embossing powder, Tombow Markers (062, 025, 991, 856, 899, 133, 126, and 177), gold pearls, Scor-Pal, May Arts green silk ribbon, gold cord, foam adhesive, Spellbinders Fleur-de-Lis pendant die
Size: 5 1/2" square

21 comments:

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

Amy, this is another stunning card. I love your choice of colors--so vibrant. And the layered effect of the sun garden medallion is so beautiful. I'm in awe...

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, this is absolutely STUNNING! Perfection my friend! Wow!

marcelle schauer said...

This is just beautiful, I love again your color combinations. God certainly blessed you with an eye for color and you use your gifting so well. thank you for your inspiration.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Holy Macaroni!!! This is STUNNING!!!! Love all the white with the vibrant pops of colour and the beautifully layered image!!!

Loretta said...

Wow, Amy! This one is a real show stopper. I love how vivid the image is against the white background.

Kazan Clark said...

Gorgeous!

Leyla said...

wow!!! So beautifull!!!!!

Bastelfrosch said...

Oh WOW, this is a wonderful card. I love it.
Annette

Cindy Lawrence said...

WOW! This is absolutely STUNNING, Amy! Love the lattice background and your vibrant coloring on the medallion...GORGEOUS!!!

Anne Laflamme said...

WOW! this card is absolutely gorgeous... beautiful... wow... and wow...

All details are perfect... very very beautiful...

Wow... BRAVO!!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

THUD! Seriously FANTASTIC card, Amy!

Marisa said...

This is gorgeous, Amy!!! Love the colours and the way you scored the white panel. Fabulous card :D

NancyS said...

WOW, Amy, this is breathtakingly GORGEOUS! Love how the fantastic colors pop against the white. Totally dramatic...love it.

Emily said...

Wow, wow, wow Amy!!! This couldn't get more gorgeous!!! I love the texture on the white and your coloring is divine:))

Tiffany said...

Oh wow! This card is absolutely stunning, love the ribbon!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

STUNNING!!!! There's nothing more that need be said!

Jen Shults said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the white on white. So much inspiration on your blog! I just love it!!

Oliwiaen said...

Oh my! So delicate and elegant!

Viv said...

This should be PUBLISHED!!! It's totally stunning Amy!!
Hugs Viv xxx

Linda E said...

This is just gorgeous!!! Thanks for inspiring.

Mihaela said...

Gorgeous work, Amy!!! Love it sooo much!!!

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