Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hello From the Heart


 Remember this card set? I promised a colored version of Stampendous's Jumbo Peony image, and today I finally deliver. I stamped this beauty onto 140-pound cold press watercolor paper, heat embossed, and then watercolored with Tombow Markers. Sigh ... why don't I watercolor more? Love it so much! Such a bold, dramatic image, isn't it? I didn't want to busy it up with too much else, so I stuck to an all-white background and just added some minimal, understated embellishing ... buttons, a punched border, dry embossing, a bit of ribbon peeking out, and some clear glitter. The sentiment is from a new JustRite set called A Warm Hello -- such sweet sentiments in this one!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend planned!




Stamps: Jumbo Peony (Stampendous), A Warm Hello (JustRite Stamps)
Paper: 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: clear embossing powder, Tombow Markers, water brush, Martha Stewart punch, May Arts ribbon and burlap string, Papertrey black buttons, Spellbinders Lacey Circle Nestabilities, paper piercer, needle, thread, Pizzazz Aplenty 3mm clear rhinestones, Sakura Quickie glue pen, Art Institute crystal ultrafine glitter
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

24 comments:

Debbie Carriere said...

Absolutely stunning, Amy!! I love the colors, too - such a striking image. Gorgeous :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, Amy! Love the big, beautiful bloom and your watercoloring just makes this pop right off the card!

Sheree said...

Wow!!!! Love that image and your watercolouring is spot on! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Michelle said...

Oh My this is BEAUTIFUL - LOVE everything about this!!

Marisa said...

That is one gorgeous flower! fabulously coloured and loveing all the white embossing and punched border.

Brenda Devall said...

Very nice. Love the clean simple look of it. Flower was color beautifully.

justsomestuffimade said...

Adorable card Amy - I love the striking black outline and soft colouring ;)
Great job, hugs, Ruth S

Dotty Jo said...

Jaw dropping... again! Jo x

MmSs said...

Lovely card, Lovely colors and an Amazing flower and wotercoloring !!! LOVE IT !

veronica said...

this is beautiful!! love what you've done with it. i will have to try that with mine. i bought the peony and the dahlia, and am liking the dahlia better. but your peony is very inspiring! thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

This is beautiful! I love the sparkle on top of the watercoloring.

Luanne said...

Watercoloring is my favorite technique. :-) This is unbelievably beautiful! Love the soft colors and touch of sparkle. Your card is fantastic!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I have not seen anything like this! It is just stunning.

ladybugg61 said...

Eye-popping BEAUTIFUL is what this card is - amazing details, love tied twine detail at the top of the ribbon!

Dawn Easton said...

Simply beautiful! You've watercoloured that image wonderfully! Love the white on white background too!!

Caroline said...

While everything you do is incredible, this water coloring is truly a work of art. I agree, water coloring is an underused bold statement.

jan said...

Love this peony image! Beautiful!

Star Ark Creativity said...

I love the card and the colors you done on the flower. Great job!!!
Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day :)
Delama

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

kat said...

I was SO taken with this lovely card, AND the set you'd made with the stamp before, and wondered what I would use to duplicate it; coincidently, I went to a large Michael's for my 3M adhesive and there was the stamp set AND at 40% off! It was meant to be! Thanks for the inspiration!

~ Jo ~ said...

This card is so lovely! I absolutely love it, you did a wonderful job with keeping the background white and letting the color of the flower be the focal point. Love the watercolor effect!

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful watercoloring! This peony really makes a WOW presence on the card!

Beth Norman said...

What a beautiful and gorgeous card. I'm so late in responding because I'm just catching up on my subscriptions. I don't agree when you said you should have coloured it more. I think it is perfect the way it is. I bought one of the other large stamps, and now I wished I bought this one too.

Stampendous said...

Amy, you absolutely must email us when you publish these gorgeous creations using our products! We just love seeing what you've done! This is lovely, absolutely lovely. I am now tweeting, pinning, etc! Oh My!