June 15, 2009

Purple Peony for Twinkling Tuesday

So sorry I missed last week’s sketch! Everything was so crazy around here between when Grandma died Sunday morning and the funeral Saturday. Now things have calmed down and I am back to some serious card making! YEAHHHHH!!! This card is also cdspurple peonythe first one I made for my Guest Designer time with Clear Dollar   Stamps (might end up being the second one published though). It was so frustrating to not be able to use them right away. So since I couldn’t make cards, I at least could watch the baby while I coloured. My shading isn’t as smooth as it could be and my lights aren’t as light as I would have preferred them because of terrible lighting in the family room. I got the frame idea from Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace. She does this kind of thing all the time.

The grosgrain ribbon looks kinda brownish here but it is  really purple peony copicsdeep eggplant. Did you notice what I did with it? It didn’t look right over the stem so I cut along side carefully with my xacto knife and slid the ribbon underneath. Much better! I goofed a bit and stamped the sentiment right over a darkish spot in the pattern. It made the words hard to read so I used the tip of my sanding files to scrape the colour off the paper inside the letter ‘e’ and along side the ‘h’ beside the ‘e’. Now you can read it just fine!!

This great sketch is by Madelynn of Twinkling Tuesdays. She is only 9 but produces a sketch for us grown-ups nearly every week. clip_image002Play along with all of the Twinkle Team (links on sidebar) by producing your own awesome version of the sketch. Be sure to upload to PCP or SCS using MTTSC27 or your blog. Leave a direct link at Madelynn’s blog so we can all see your creation.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Ink:
Memento brown, almost amethyst and eggplant-SU!
Stamps: Peony by Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: Almost amethyst and ?BB purple CS-SU!, DP-Basic Grey
Accessories: Copics as pictured, Kaisercraft pearls bliss, ribbon-Masterstroke, grosgrain ribbon-SU!, Nestabilities Mega rectangle, foam dots-Jody Morrow

16 comments:

Justine said...

Absolutely Perfect coloring, I could take lessons from you!

Laurie tx stamper said...

How pretty! What beautiful coloring and such soft papers! love the sketch too, just lovely!

Yvette said...

What a beautiful card! Love it!!!

Kimmie0270 said...

I love how your flower turned out!

Sandra MacLean said...

Rebecca! YOu can definitely see the shading on the flower! Great take on the sketch too. :D

Jacquie said...

BEAUTIFUL Rebecca! I ADORE this!! So......pretty, ya know?? Great image and you did AWESOME on this sketch!! OH...that coloring?? Hello? Can we say....AMAZING!!! HOpe you are well!!


Take Care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper!!!

Kim R said...

What a beautiful card. You used my favorite colors!!! Great job!

Heather said...

Beautiful card!

Gloria Dojlido said...

Just gorgeous! I love purple! Glad to see things are settling down and you had an opportunity to create!

Darla said...

Very pretty card - and I love the frame look of the flower. Purple is my favorite color...so I'm all about that! Glad life has calmed down a bit so you can stamp. It's therapeutic, isn't it? Take care!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

You did a super job.. I love the colors. I think your depth of color is amazing. Super job.

Cassie said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Great sketch and wonderful coloring ;D

Cassie said...

this is exquisite bec!!! very elegant and great coloring too!

Lisa said...

Just love the colors... so calming. Beautifully done... love the wavy edges on the frame. =D

Debbie Lee said...

Very pretty flower - great coloring. Great trick w/ the ribbon & the stem. :) Great take on the sketch and LOVE your color choice! :o)

Lisa Lara said...

You're kidding. 9 years old Madilyn is making sketches? I am so impressed. Must have artistic blood in her for sure. I just love your card Rebecca. Love your coloring. I am sorry for your loss recently.