Friday, February 27, 2009

Dizzy!

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy stampers! Welcome to my blog! It's the last stop of the day before you head back to the store blog to finish up! I hope you've been enjoying yourself!

I wanted to showcase a card using Sweet 'n Sassy's new Easter lily, so I visited American Meadows to find an example of a rubrum lily to use as a model for coloring. These are my favorites! Just look at how gorgeous these flowers are in real life! This particular variety is called Dizzy because of the vibrant contrast of the colors of its petals. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it is also highly fragrant. Such a striking beauty!

I got some rich pinks and violets in my Copic marker pack from class last weekend, so I really wanted to color with them and try my hand at blending, but I discovered that the paper I have is too soft, so that even Memento ink bleeds when the alcohol-based color is applied . Back to the more familiar technique of prismas and baby oil for now (I'll be ordering some Neenah from Korin ASAP)! I used several shades of prismas from soft pink to fuschia to burgundy to mimic the petals. How do you think I did? Once my SNS Copic Club order arrives and I've got some suitable paper, I'll have to try again with the markers and do a comparison!

I wanted my card to be dainty and elegant, so I ran a piece of Core-dinations card stock through my cuttlebug and sanded it to show the soft pink color underneath. I love how rich and yet subtle it turned out. With the small pattern of the Basic Grey designer print and the detail of the dry embossing, this card didn't need much embellishing. For a bit of sparkle, I colored the center of the bloom and the veins of the petals with my clear At You Spica pen. The tips of the stamen were colored with my new gold Spica to look like glistening pollen. After stamping a Happy Mother's Day sentiment from the set on a piece of green card stock and fiddling with it for half an hour trying to find a good place for it, I decided to stamp the sentiment inside instead, and added a sheer ribbon and stick pen to the card front for some interest.

I hope you have enjoyed your stay here! I'd love it if you'd make it a regular stop! For now, head back to the Sweet 'n Sassy blog, but don't forget the release party tonight! It starts at 9 on the Sweet 'n Sassy Forum, and I'll warn you...come prepared! Visit the bathroom at the last minute before you sign on, and have some refreshments at the ready! Once the party starts you won't want to miss a minute! You might even want to have a kleenex handy, because you might just laugh until you cry (or worse, which is why the first instruction is so important)! I hope to see you there!

33 comments:

  1. This is beautiful and what I was hoping to figure out to do! I love stargazer lilies! :o)

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  2. So pretty card, love the lilies! Hugs, Moni

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  3. wow! beautiful card

    hugs, Benedicte

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  4. Such a stunning card...I love lilies! This may be a set that I have to have!!!

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  5. This is stunning! What a beautiful coloring job, and love that "core" paper!!

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  6. This is Beautiful you did such a great job with the coloring!

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  7. I love the coloring of the lily. I can't imagine the attention to detail it took to make it look so beautiful.

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  8. Your card is wonderful. You did a beautiful job on the flower it looks so real. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Fabulous card. Your coloring is superb!

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  10. WONDERFUL coloring job! That lily looks real enough to reach out and touch! Great card!

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  11. these lilies are so nice. And everyone has done fabulous jobs in coloring them! They'll be added to my wish list also!

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  12. Great coloring of the lily.
    Naneruth

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  13. OMGOSH! This is absolutely adorable! I love stargazer lily's and even had them in my wedding bouquet. Amazing job here Deb!

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  14. WOW DEB!! I think you did FABULOUS! This is just stunning. It looks just like the photo!!

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  15. I love stargazer's. Your card is wonderful!!!

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  16. What a beautiful card! I love the colors.

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  17. So lovely,Deb! They are indeed lovely flowers and Dizzy is an appropriate name.....I am allergic to them boo hoo! My son sent them to me last year for Mother's Day and as beautiful as they were, the fragrance was too much! But...the stamp set has NO frangrance....yay!!!

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  18. Holy cow!! What a perfect replica of the flower!! This is amazing!! So pretty Deb!! TFS!

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  19. Bea-U-tiful, Deb!!!! Love your perfectly colored lily!

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  20. Your lily is amazing!!

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  21. Your technique is awesome, thanks for sharing. I have enjoyed "hopping " so much with you ladies.I plan to be a regular visitor.

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  22. Oh, that is stunning! I love stargazer lilies....just beautiful!

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  23. Lovely card. I do like the lily stamp. You did a wonderful job of recreating it.

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  24. Oh my gosh, Deb! This is beautiful. It gives me spring fever. Great coloring!

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  25. such a pretty card....ok off to the party again...Cher

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