Thursday, March 11, 2010

Live the Sweet Life



I've had Impression Obsession's yummy Candy Jars stamp on my desk for months and have been too intimidated to ink it up. Why?? Now that I've colored it, I have no idea. Oh my gosh, was this a fun one! The image + the colors = pure joy.

I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah solar white card stock, colored with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, then trimmed out the image and added some clear glitter to the rock candy swizzle sticks. I was playing around with some different layouts and combos of patterned papers when yesterday's Splitcoast sketch challenge (#271) popped into my inbox. I took a look at the large focal image panel and decided to make it work. I also scrapped all the dp in favor of the fresh all-white design. The sentiment is from a Flourishes set, Cherries and Peaches, and is cut with a Labels 1 Nestie and tucked in between the two large rectangle panels. Fun!

Hope you're having a great week!




Stamps: Candy Jars (Impression Obsession)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, white gel pen, clear glitter, glue pen, Papertrey ribbon, Cuttlebig D'Vine Swirls embossing folder, Scor-Pal, EK Success scallop border punch, Spellbinders Labels 1 Nestabilities, foam adhesive

44 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh....this is simply GORGEOUS! So fun and happy! I absolutely LOVE the way you colored those candies, and your design and sentiment and perfect! GREAT job, my friend!!!

Kim said...

You colored that candy to perfection, Amy! Looks good enough to eat. I love how you left everything else white. Really makes the candy pop!

Carmen said...

This card is adorable!

Jenyfur said...

No one colors as well as you do - this is fantastic!

Allison said...

I absolutely love this! I love how the candy is the only colour on the card - it really makes it pop! And you've coloured them so beautifully too! Now I want to go to the store and get some candy!

Barbara said...

I have that image stamped on my desk and now I'm intimidated because I'll never do anywhere near this good a job on it. But, I'll sure use yours for inspiration. Just amazing, Amy.

Oliwiaen said...

Simply delicious :-)

cardcrazy said...

I love this image it is so sweet and takes me back!

Til said...

Okay that is way to cute that I just ordered it! Thank you!

Niki Estes said...

Oh, I just love this, Amy! The candies just pop over the white cardstocks. I love the embossed layer, too!

Lynda said...

Wow, Amy, beautiful coloring on that candy! Great job with the SCS sketch too...love your work!

elizabeth said...

This is a fantastic card and great colors!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh I LOVE this card!!!! The coloring is so fantastic, they look REAL!!!!

Melisa Hunter said...

A beautiful card! Love the bright colours on the white. Gorgeous colouring! It looks like they're sitting on a shelf in an old fashioned general store!

Ayana Posadas said...

This card is definitely one of my favorites!!! I LOVE your coloring! And I love the white on white background and embossing!
So elegant & pretty!

~ Ayana
www.ayanaposadas.typepad.com

Chris said...

I love your monochromatic approach to the base of this sketch challenge. WOW! Your images, of course, are fabulous too.

Jackie Pedro said...

You're intimidated by a stamp set? You sure made this set proud!! Fantastic card! Love all the (very unboring) white space!!!

Deanna said...

Very nice. The all white was definitely the way to go! Love it!

Lea L. said...

Wow...this is amazing! The coloring is utterly fabulous!!

♥Lea

Donna said...

What a happy card! It makes me smile. Thanks for sharing it,
dmc

Gretchen said...

These look delicious! I love the white on white panels! Beautiful!

Nancy said...

This is one of the most amazing cards!! The coloring is tops!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous Amy! Perfectly stamped and coloured images and I love the white texture!

Shantaie said...

This is so fabulous!!! Your colors are gorgeous, the candy sticks look good enough to eat!!

Melody said...

Love this! The all white with the pop of color is amazing!

Shabby Horse said...

Gorgeous! Love the colorful candy against the awesome detailed background. Love all your work!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautifully FUN card, Amy! Love how all those colors POP against all the white.

Painter said...

Perfect!!!

Ruby said...

Oh that is GORGEOUS! I LOVE everything about it, it's fab!! :o)

pezadoodle said...

super cute amy! SO good to see you yesterday!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness! This is amazing! That candy just pops off the page and wants to be eaten! It's coloured perfectly! The white on white is amazing with it!

Tina said...

Wow, this is amazingly gorgeous! I don't imagine you being intimidated by any image ;) You're coloring always amazes me. I enjoy visiting your blog daily!

NatQuebec said...

Ohh it's more than Adorable...it's Yummy :-) Love it so much !

Marimer said...

Super creativo, eres genial. Bss

Katherine said...

This card is so beautiful.

Leigh OBrien said...

Amy! This card is scrumptious and just perfect in every way!

Ree Donnelly said...

Amy!! I bought that very stamp last week and haven't inked it up yet! I think maybe I might be intimidated by it too...
It is a gorgeous stamp though, isn't it? And YOU, well, you just did it so much justice, it's amazing. Beautiful job!
I saw it in a store that showed a sample card, and they had used "Rock Candy" Stickles on the rock candy pops... and it looked like real rock candy! cool...
Anyway... gorgeous card, Amy! XO

Viv said...

Amy, this is just stunning!
Hugs Viv xx

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Love the bright colours against all the white - those sweets look good enough to eat!!! :)

NancyS said...

This is just about the most wonderful card I've EVER seen, Amy. Love the use of colors against the white and the textures. TFS...it will be cased, I'm sure.

pescbrico said...

I love this card! So yummy! The colors are bright and it's simply eye catching (in a good way of course!)

Anonymous said...

Just a wonderful card. Playful and stunning. Great creativity. This is the kind of candy I can have around me all day and never gain an ounce. Its a good thing you waited all those months to play with the stamp, it was its time and you did a great, great, great job.
Luvglitztoo

LindaH said...

my LSS has this stamp in their store...now that I've seen it all coloured and pretty I just may have to get it. hmph! your blog is costing me money! LOL!

dpkennedy said...

The white background is amazing on this! Wow, how that candy just pops! Gorgeous woman!