Saturday, August 1, 2009

Feathers, flowers or flourishes??

I picked up this stamp set called Damask Floral at Stamping Around Connecticut from Donna Marie. Well, when I saw the colors for this weeks Color Throwdown #53 (so NOT me colors), I thought this set just might work.  There are actually seven images in the set;  I just used a few here.  As I was working on this last night, I thought they actually looked a bit feathery.  I also decided to try some different techniques coloring wise on this.  So out came the chalks and blender pens (that I have never used!)
The challenge colors are Bordering Blue, Pink Pirouette and Rose Red.  I used  chalks and my blender pens to color, combining a few different pinks to try to get close to Pink Pirouette.  I also sponged chalked around the outside of the image.  To give it some dimension, I stamped it twice, layering the flowery feathery parts of the image.  I think it works!

I used Bella Birds DSP to accent the Bordering Blue, and layered Pink Pirouette and Rose Red papers.  I happen to have some Pink Pirouette ribbon and tied it off of the front. After I did, it seemed to need something, so I cut out a little circle design from the DSP and covered it in Crystal effects, adding a little blingy rhinestone to the center.  I also cut out a flourish design from the DSP and added it to the inside for some excitement (woohoo!!!  I know how to party!! haha!)

After all is said and done, I like the way it came out!  Even though I was not sure when I first saw the colors!  I am glad I am starting to do these color challenges...they are really helping me  try some new things, and I hope I inspire you to get out some tried and true supplies, like chalks!

stamps:  Damask Floral, Impression Obsession
paper:  SU! Bella Birds, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red
technique:  chalks and blender pens
accessories:  crystal effects, bling and pink pirouette ribbon


Barb said...

Lauri, this is a beautiful stamp and your coloring is wonderful! The stamp stands alone and I like your simple showcasing of it. Very nice!


Jean Marie said...

very nice blending of the chalk and I love the layering adds so much to this card and beautiful stamp.
As always lovely work!

MiamiKel said...

Lauri!!!!!! I have so missed you and your blog and posts :) This is as gorgeous as the rest of your creations! So good to peek in here again! How are ya!!!!!!!!!!

Donna Marie said...

I love your color choices.
This is one of my favorite stamps!!
You rocked it.
Thanks for the shout out!!

Donna Marie said...

I think we were commenting at the same time LOL

Julia Aston said...

I totally agree about the color challenges stretching your creativity Lauri - I guess we all tend to grab certain colors that we like most of the time - your card is just lovely - that stamp set is wonderful and I love your layering of the blossoms - nice job on this!

Too bad you didn't pick up that land on Lake Winnepesaukee years ago - the values have gone through the roof now!! of course - so have the real estate taxes on waterfront property!!

LeAnne said...

Just beautiful what you've done with this image and the colors! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful Lauri! This image is perfect for these colors and great coloring too! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

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