Greetings Cutie

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Good Morning!

I hope you're all having a great week so far. It's been very humid and sticky here in the North East these last couple of days and we're expecting more of the same today. Thank the Lord for air conditioning and fruit smoothies to keep me hydrated! :)

I didn't quite get my vintage fix yesterday, so I created another card to curb my hunger. :)

I had colored this sweet Blossom image from Sugar Nellie two weeks ago and she just sat on my table waiting for some inspiration to come my way. She didn't have to wait long; the Sugar Nellie Sugar Bowl Sketch Challenge 15 was posted the very next day! But since I was about to go on vacation, Blossom had to sit some more until I returened and was able to make something this past weekend.

Isn't that frame striking?! I just loooove how it turned out! It's a faux wood frame technique recently posted on SCS by one of my idols, Kim Teasdale. Thank you Kim! I wanted to create more of a white washed look so I used white paper as the base and the Tea Dye/Vintage Photo ink combination to create my frame. It's definitely a technique I am going to use again soon!

I popped Miss Blossom and the two flowers around her up on dimensionals to give the card more presence. She's colored with SU reinkers and an aquapainter and the background was sponged with the Cool Caribbean and Certain Celery ink pads. The flowers all have a black Tiny Twinkle in the centers and the frills on Blossom's dress have some Diamond Stickles added to them. The other panels were sponged with Vintage Photo and then machine stitched.

One of my other idols, Paula Williamson, recently shared one of her tips/tricks she likes to use when adding grass to her colored images. She colors with pencils and gamsol, so I adapted her technique to suit my watercoloring. Not bad for a first try, but I will be practicing this technique again until I'm 100% happy with it.

After I finished off the inside of this card and decided that I would put it up for sale in my card shop too. It's not as hard as it used to be to part with my cards and the hubby is especially pleased that I'm not hoarding them too! LOL

I hope I'm not making anyone dizzy with all the different styles I've been playing with lately. I really like to try new things with this hobby and explore different techniques, so you just never know what you might see when you stop by my blog. ;) Happy creating!


Supplies
Stamps: Sugar Nellie 'Blossom', The Greeting Farm 'Panda Friends'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Cool Caribbean, Taken With Teal, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Certain Celery, Distress Inks 'Black Soot, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain'
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Georgia Pacific, Bazzil Basics, PP - K&Company 'Ancestry.com'
Access: Ribbon, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Stickles, Button, Twine, Martha Stewart Tag Punch, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals

24 Comments:

~amy~ said...

Sandra, this is absolutely darling!!!! wow...I love all the details that you put into all your projects!

Karina said...

What a lovely card you made!
Love from Karina

Chris said...

This card is brilliant! I missed that tutorial; I'm so glad you used it for this card...it's perfect!

Pam S. said...

so glad you shared the tutorial, I missed that one too! Your coloring is awesome...
all the attention to detail is wonderful!
Pam Going Postal

cheryln said...

soooooooo super cute!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Keep this up girlfriend because this card is beyond amazing! I saw that grass tut too. Missed the frame one so I'll have to go scope that out. BTW...this card is no longer for sale. LOL!

Lorie said...

I will NEVER get enough of your vintage cards!! You can keep them coming every single day, and I will be completely happy!! I love it, Sandra!!

deifen said...

Stunning card Sandra!!I love the vintage look!

Shannan Teubner said...

WOW Sandra, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love it!

kadie said...

I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy! Get outta town, Girlie!! I'm running out of adjectives to describe how truly incredible your work is. That framing is stunning and the way you created the scene with the hand drawn grass is outstanding. Wow wow wow. In the dictionary next to card maker...I see your picture! They really should give you money if they're going to use your picture ;)

WickedPixie said...

I need to broaden my vocabulary, because I know I keep saying the same things - this is GORGEOUS! I love seeing your artwork!! :-) Traci

Jacqueline said...

Oh My this is AMAZING!!! The frame is perfect gorgeous-ness! The images are colored so beautifully too! Wow Love this whole card!! You are sooo talented!

Sparkle said...

What a darling card! I love the frame.

Jenn said...

Gorgeous card Sandra! :) I am some Sugar Nellie's that need some lovin'!

Tab said...

oooh another gorge card, just love the style of it, truly delish!
Hugs Tab xxx

Cindy Major said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the little girl with her bright-colored polka dot dress and that fantastic wooden frame!

Cindy

Heather P. said...

Whoa! This is simply amazing!

Lilian said...

This is awesome work Sandra! Love your frame and coloring technique! Thanks for joining the SB challenge and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

Juls said...

just stunning! I love how you have coloured her, and the frame, actually just love everything about this! gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Oh Sandra! This is who I want to be when I grow up! Fun and quirky and beautiful... Thanks for giving me something to aspire too!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Such a stunning card!! Love your details!! :)

Kerry D-C said...

OMG!! This is way too cute! You did an amazing job on this card! The wood looks so real! I want to be you when I grow up!!!!! :)

Shesjetlagd said...

Sandra, I love this card and that Sugar Nellie stamp is soooo adorable! You did a fab job on it!! :)

Shesjetlagd said...

Sandra, I Love your card and that Sugar Nellie is sooo adorable! :) Great job!!

(sorry if this is a repeat... wasn't sure if it went thru the 1st time)

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