Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Arranged With Love for a Blog Hop

When Melanie asked me if I’d like to play with her new set coming out and showed me a picture, I *gasped* and jumped at the offer! Anyone that knows my stamping style knows I LOVE flowers and floral scenes!
This set takes the guesswork and fussing with sticky notes to mask away… it’s all done for you! Just stamp it!

Arranged with Love” is a floral beauty! It’s available for purchase at 10CST on Thursday the 25th at Gina K Designs.

This is one entire image with 10 lovely sentiments you can put on the “card”.

Arranged with love full

I stamped the image twice on Gina’s Pure Luxury #80 with Versamark and Black Soot distress ink. (although distress ink stays wet long enough to apply embossing powder, with this being such a large area I didn’t want it to dry before I got all my ep sprinkled on, so I added the Versamark)

It’s a combo of Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils, starting with Copics to lay down my base colors then doing most of the shading with the pencils blended with baby oil. I went back and added some highlights with Copics again… cool thing about the combo is the Copics slide around on the waxy Prismacolors and barely soak in, making it easy to blend and hightlight! *wink*

Arranged with love side And this is why I stamped and embossed it twice! All the flowers are layered and some of the leaves. This meant double coloring too! I think it was well worth the effort though don’t you?! Some of the petals are double dimensionals to raise them a little higher.

Towards the bottom of the flowers I took my green dauber (just the distress ink left from previous usage) and sponged. (all the sponging was done before layering the petals!) Then I took Faded Jeans distress ink and sponged around the top area.

The “card” is outlined with a Zig Painty gold pen.
*Here’s a tip* The area to be filled in is narrow and when I started my pen (you know…shake~shake… press the tip…) it left a puddle on my scratch paper and the tip was TOO wet to fill in the narrow part! So I got rid of the excess on my scratch paper and used the “puddle” to dip the pen tip in and color the border.

I wasn’t sure what sentiment I wanted until the very end, and since I need an anniversary card for some friends, I chose this one to stamp and emboss.

Popped up on foam mounting tape on Prism Candle Glow med then layered on Blush Red med.

Now, be sure to hop around to all the others so you can see their awesome creations!

Gina, Carolyn, Cathy, Cindy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Kurtis, Lee, Lynn, Theresa , and Melanie Muenchinger, and, be sure to check out Gina K’s CenterStage Spotlight girls joining us in Previews today: Carla Suto and Melissa Waldorf and Melanie’s Guest Designer this month: Selma Stevenson! plus Denise

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Thanks for Stopping!

Dawn

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19 comments :

Jerusha said...

WOW! This is so beautiful and soft. Great job!!

Carolyn King said...

gorgeous dawn...love the dimension!

catdidit said...

Oh WOWZA! All those dimensions, this is just AWEsome Dawn! And the coloring just ROCKS!! Such a gorgeous creation, LOVE it!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is stunning, Dawn! Your coloring is exquisite! Love how you added dimension and sparkle with the embossing!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Your coloring has so much depth and the layered flowers are amazing.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful and your coloring is awesome, but you're messing with my head with that tiny typeface - lol.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Breathtaking, Dawn! Love that you added dimension to some of the petals!

Melanie said...

this card is fabulous! I knew you would work magic with this set! thanks so much for joining us to doday!!
((hugs))

Loretta said...

Dawn, I love it! I just don't know what else to say... {happy place}

Jessica said...

Oh, Dawn!!!! This is stunning! I was thinking about popping up the flowers but didn't get a chance to try it! Your stunning card shows me that I HAVE to try this out - your card is perfect!

Selma said...

This is so beautiful Dawn. Love the dimension and your coloring is fantastic.

Connie said...

Oh my, Dawn!! This is just stunning! I really love your layered flower petals!

Elena said...

Very beautiful! Your coloring is so talented, Dawn! Really love the dimension you created!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow Wow Wow and did I say WOW!?!! This is one fabulous card, Dawn! Love the vibrant colors, and all of the popped up sections! Incredible!

leenda said...

WOW Dawn! This is lovely! You need to send it to someone who truly appreciates the artistry of this card! My address is 3205....

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Dawn, what a spectacular job you did with this set. I love all the extra care and work you did creating all the wonderful dimension to this card. Very well done!

- dlm. said...

Dawn - This is absolutely beautiful! Your colouring is perfect. I love the look that you are able to achieve with your Copic Markers and your Prismacolor Pencils. Your use of dimension adds the perfect touch. TFS!

Donna Baker said...

this is GORGEOUS, Dawn! I love your coloring the bright colors and the gold outline. congrats on being Melanie's guest designer!

Linda Peterson said...

I just ordered the stamp and was really excited to see your card. You did a beautiful job.
Linda Peterson