Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring Violets


Hi everyone.  Had so much fun in my art studio this morning! :)   LOVED working with this sweet pot of flowers from Clear Dollar Stamps.  This card is for two challenges ... SCS Ways To Use It (WT418 - A Knotty question - include a knot) and Inkspirational #11 - photo inspiration.

Here's the photo that inspired my card:





Stamps:  Spring Violets (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Yellow Gingham (Making Memories); watercolor paper
Ink:  Black, Elegant Eggplant, Gumball Green, Garden Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  blender pen, Lilac Twine (The Twinery), glue, adhesives, and dimensionals


I printed out the digital image three times:  1) card front; 2) yellow gingham DP; 3) watercolor paper.  I cut out the gingham pot and glued onto my card front (paper piecing).  I used the marker layering technique to watercolor the violets and leaves on the watercolor paper and then cut them out.  I used my Black Stampin' Write marker to go along the cut edges of the watercolor paper so that it looks better when placed on top of the printed digital image on my card front.  I glued the violets to my card front, added a strip of the gingham paper at the top, and finished it off by adding two strands of twine with a double-knot just off-center.


Here's a close-up of the pot of violets:




The sentiment is also part of the same stamp set ... as is a small violet posey that I printed separately, watercolored, cut out and glued to the inside of the card.  In hindsight it would have been easier to photograph if I had made a separate panel for the inside, but here's the best I could do ...

Inside of card:



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15 comments:

Mynnette said...

LOVE! The yellow gingham paper is amazing and your purple flowers are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Loll and super image beautifully coloured..love your paper piecing and use of twine

Anne

Laura said...

Beautiful card!! I love the color combo,so bright and cheerful.and i love the layout.TFS

Susan said...

Love your beautiful violets! Roll on spring so I can see the tiny violets blooming in my flower beds!

shirley-bee said...

This is gorgeous, Loll! Your colouring on the violets is fabulous - it's such a cheerful card, just what we need in the UK right now, a bit of spring!

sandie said...

Hi Loll, gorgeous spring card, love the water colouring and those purple flowers really do pop! Thanks for joining us again this week at Inkspirational.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Loll! I totally see that inspiration from the photo. Your flowers are great and I like the twine detail! Always a joy to have you play with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

nancy littrell said...

What a sweet gingham pot of pretty purple violets. Loll, your coloring is fabulous too. TFS

Lisbeth K said...

This is so beautiful! Beautiful coloring of the flowers, and a very harmonious card! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week :)

Ruth M said...

Gorgeous Loll, just a pure burst of springtime goodness! I love the yellow gingham, such a cheery touch, and the twine accent. Wonderful colouring on the violets. A decorated inside too - all adds up to another fabulous card from you! So nice to have you playing along with us at Inkspirational, looking forward to seeing what you make for us next time! Ruth x

Ellen said...

Oh my I love that pot of flowers! You did such a great job with the watercoloring! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Bonnie said...

I love violets and they are especially pretty in the yellow gingham pot! What a lovely Spring bouquet!

Anonymous said...

Totally charming Loll! Awesome take on the photo challenge! The inside is gorgeous too!

Yvonne Garner said...

Love your card! Such a fan of gingham check. Beautiful job on the flowers too. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Nikki said...

Gorgeous Loll!. I love the paper pieced pot and those flowers are just beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Inkspirational this week.