Thursday, October 1, 2009

You brighten my day :)

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! We've been getting some chilly and rainy fall weather over the last few days and I am already starting to miss summer. I was in need of some bright color so I pulled out my Bloom set and watercolored the beautiful flowers with my blender pen and inks. These flowers are so easy to color and the results are always perfect because of the details of the images.

This card isn't your typical 4.25x5.5 because I couldn't bare to trim off any more of the flowers that I had just finished watercoloring so it is a little longer (and shorter) than usual. I have noticed that I find myself creating 'odd' sized cards more and more lately and have been loving the results! It's almost freeing in a way to know that I'm not 'confined' to a certain size. It does however make it a little harder to actually mail the cards to someone lol!

Because there is so much going on with the flowers, I chose to keep the layout and sentiment simple. I added a black mat to the flower panel and popped it up using dimensionals on a Kraft card base. The sentiment panel was created by cutting out vellum with a SU die cut, stamping the sentiment, adding a glue dot (that I cut in half) to the back and adhesive peals to the front.
I also kept the inside nice and simple by just stamping the one flower image on the inside and watercoloring it with my blender pen in the same colors as some of the flowers on the front. I love the way decorating the inside of a card really ties everything together giving it a more finished look!

I hope you all enjoyed my card today! Thanks for stopping by :)


Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Wow Jess! This looks like a beautiful garden! LOVE this!!

Judy McMullen said...

This is terrific! Love this stamp set and really like that you've created this odd size card...think I'll have to try doing this myself! LOL

Gretchen said...

Wowza! Your coloring is just fabulous!! This is a beautiful card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is stunning!! Love it!!