Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blue Delphiniums

I had a lot of fun yesterday with the sketch challenge (SC378) so I used it again for today's card.  Hope you like.

"Blue Delphiniums"

Stamps:  Echoes of Kindness, Vintage Labels (SU!)
Paper:  Old Olive, Night of Navy, Everyday Enchantment DP, watercolor paper (SU!)
Ink:  StazOn black, Baja Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant; Old Olive Re-inker (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Border punch, small oval punch, medium oval punch, artist's brush, blender pen, sticky strips, adhesives, and dimensionals

First I created a "wash" on the watercolor paper, using old olive re-inker and water (both main panel and scrap paper for sentiment).  I used a small artist's brush and swiped it back and forth across the paper.  I left the paper to dry before proceeding.

I stamped the delphinium in Stazon black ink.  Using a blender pen, I swiped it across the Baja Breeze stamp pad to pick up color.  I colored in the flowers, covering most of the area ... but leaving just a little white space on each flower.  I repeated this again with Baja Breeze to intensify the color.  I used the blender pen again, swiping across the stamps pads and adding colors to the flowers in this order:  Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant.  With each additional darker color, I added less to each flower ... mainly at the base or center of the flowers.

I mounted the panels of DP as per the sketch outline, adding a border on the bottom horizontal panel for interest.

I mounted the main panel, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.  I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on the scrap piece of "washed" watercolor paper, punched out a small oval and framed it with a medium oval of Night of Navy cardstock.


Yesterday I was in the kitchen with Jeremy.  I've mentioned before that Jer is a TOC (teacher-on-call ... or substitute teacher we used to call them).  His degree is in Art with a minor in English, but he can be called to sub for any subject.  Well, the week before spring break, he was asked by a principal of a local high school, if he'd consider filling in for the Cooking teacher.  He said yes, even though he doesn't have much experience.  He made it through the week, but found out recently that he is scheduled for another week when school resumes (next week).   One of the classes he'll be teaching is "Cake Technique", and he wanted to do something fun for the kids with an Easter theme.  So yesterday, I showed him how to make these little beauties ...


Anonymous said...

Hiya I have just found your blog through pinterest and I am so glad I did. Your cards are just stunning! Thank you for the ideas you have shared with us bloggers xx jo xx

Susan said...

Beautiful card! Delphiniums are my favourite flowers. And your cupcake is wonderful! Good for your son, filling in as a cooking teacher! A great role model for the boys!