Friday, May 29, 2009

Stampin'Bs DT Challenge

The hostess for this week's Stampin'Bs Design Team Challenge was NancyRuth. I couldn’t wait to use the new Flourishes set called Nasturtiums, and NancyRuth’s challenge to use flowers on our cards was the perfect place. In searching the internet for photos of nasturtiums, I found that they come in shades of yellows, oranges, and reds.

One of my favorite (retired) In Colors from Stampin’ Up is Groovy Guava. I’ve got a stash that I try to use sparingly so it will last. So I used some of the GG designer series papers for the background and also on the three small squares. All matting is done in Garden Green.The image is stamped on Very Vanilla with Palette Noir Black and colored with Copic and Prismacolor markers, with the exception of the small ones in the right-hand corner, which were stamped with Garden Green pigment ink and embossed. To carry the “flowers” challenge even further, I used the sentiment from the same set and cut it out with some Nestabilities. The background is stamped with Itty Bitty Backgrounds and sponged with River Rock. To add some texture, I popped up the flowers and two of the leaves, adding a little Stickles to the centers of the front-facing blooms.

* Stamps - Nasturtiums by Flourishes, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
* Paper - Garden Green, Georgia Pacific White, Groovy Guava DSP
* Ink - Palette Noir Black, Garden Green pigment, River Rock
* Accessories - Nestabilities

If you'd like to play along with us, stop over at the Stampin'Bs Design Team Challenge Blog.

5 comments:

Anita said...

Beautiful card! Amazing coloring of the flowers.

Joanne (jojot) said...

look at you, doing research and all....no wonder your cards are so fabulous

Carol Southern said...

This is a gorgeous card and I like the colour of the paper too.

Etha said...

this is just beautiful!! love the popped up leaves and flowers, and the colors are wonderful!

Jan said...

The layering on your card really makes it pop! Great stamps and colors!