Sunday, July 24, 2011

Two Artists & Two Challenges

This week over at Flourises, one of my favorite crafters, Silke Ledlow is this host. How could I not play along? She posted a photo inspiration challenge for the Timeless Tuesday Challenge #127. In addition I went up to see another one of my favorite crafters and friends, Holly McMillen and she asked if I would consider using my card for her challenge (TLC - Technique Lover's Challenge) on Splitcoast Stampers. How could I possibly refuse this??

Flourishes-Purple-1This card has been worth the wait for me. I hope that I made you proud Silke and Holly.

Flourishes-Purple-2I signed up for a coloring class and it began last Tuesday. The first class began with some really basic information on stamping pads, paper, and how they react to each other. I had no clue!! One of the techniques that the instructor pointed out I used on this card. I stamped my image on watercolor paper with chocolate ink and then I took a watercolor brush and pulled the ink out to give it a glow around the image. I love how it looks.

For Holly's TLC335 challenge making a box for emblished cards is such a fabulous idea. I think the box showcases my card so well. Once the four of us (Holly, Lee, Angela and myself) got through all the "math" calculations on the box - honestly I think we all had to many M&Ms and we were on sugar rush - the 2nd (mine), 3rd, & 4th came out great. Lee made her box first and had to remake it. From that, we learned that the weight of your cardstock and the scoring tool used makes a small difference in the measurements. It's so fabulous when it's completed.  



It was so worth doing. I hope you agree.
Stamps: Flourishes (Zinnias)
Ink: Close to My Heart (chocolate); SU (chocolate chip)
Paper: Canson (watercolor); SU (kraft & a purple); DP (unknown)
Accessories: May Arts silk ribbon (rust); pearls and Swarovski Crystal beads; embossing folder; BasicGrey magnets


Angela Maez said...

I LOVE the way it turned out! Great job coloring...and the script behind it is perfection. Super Cute....the warm glow you gave it really makes the card. Yay you!

Katina said...

Absolutely agree Theresa!! This is stunning work. The lilac and gold look wonderful together and the stamp is beautiful! xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just stunning well worth the effort,and time this must have taken,that embossing is just brilliant and the stamp and detail are just perfect hugs cheryl xxxx

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Miss Theresa, these are both so Gorgeous! Such a Pretty Pretty card box & Card! I Love the embossed BG and your Beautiful coloring.. Fabulous technique, the shadow effect with the chocolate ink and waterbrush. Really Lovely!


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Theresa! You did an amazing job coloring those beautiful flowers and I love the window! Thanks for the inspiration!

Allison Cope said...

Absolutely stunning Teresa!

Karen B. said...

Oh my dear goodness, I'm in awe. Your card is such a beauty, and what a wonderful image to showcase your technique! I'd like to try this sometime, thank you for explaining it. Your box is beyond beautiful as well, it is really worth what sounds like a lot of time spent figuring it out.

Silke Ledlow said...

G-A-S-P!!!! Theresa, you have outdone yourself this week with this fabulous Set! Where do I begin???? ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS DESIGN!
Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm so happy we have been blogging friends for so long!
BIG HUGS ~Silke~

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is simply breathtaking, thanks for sharing!

Heather Jensen said...

AMAZING! I love the window and script you added to the image. Such a classy card with beautiful accents. :)

Thanks for joining us at FTTC.


Melissa Craig said...

Jimney freakin' Christmas Theresa!!! This card is AWESOME!! I love every part of this, the colors, the technique with the watercolor paper looks amazing - you really out-did yourself. That's my birthday card, right? LOL

~Tammy~ said...

Love love the juicy ribbon! This is beautiful and so elegant!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

This is STUNNING Theresa, fabulous colours and wonderful design. Love it

Ali x

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous image and embossing :) Really adore your bows - they add so much luxury!

Beautiful card my friend,



Lisa Petrella said...

I think the box was well worth all of the time and energy you put into it!! It really DOES showcase your card beautifully!!! And that card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Every detail is just PERFECT!

I can DEFINITELY stamp next Tues, Aug 2nd!! YAY!!! See you then!!!!

Kathy said...

Holy moly, this is incredible! The box is a wonderful idea. Love the card design, the brilliantly colored image, pins, pearls and gorgeous bow. Totally amazing card!

onecraftymama said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Congrats on being featured - you must be over the moon :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Oh my's so GORGEOUS!

Cheryl said...

Oh Wow! I was scrolling through your blog, just checking it out, when this card stopped me in my tracks. It is SO beautiful! The background embossing, the colors, that gorgeous ribbon, your coloring, and the elegant script stamp behind the flowers are all just stunning together. My 7 year old saw it on the computer and was really impressed with my new card. Unfortunately, I had to bust her bubble and tell her I didn't make it :D