Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sweet Peas for a Sweetie!

Last weekend, SCS picked my bud Stacy Morgan as the Featured Stamper and I couldn't have been more excited for her! So... I quick-like searched her SCS Gallery and found a beauty to case! I just love her crisp and clean design. She does it so well!

So THIS is the card I picked. And below is my version!

For starters, I stamped my Sweet Peas (Flourishes) off the right side using Versamark ink and then embossing it with silver detail embossing powder. Then... let the fun begin! I started by coloring all the flowers with Shimmerz! Many times you will see folks color their image with markers, colored pencils or even Copics and then go over their image with a neutral color of Shimmerz. Well, I opted to paint directly with Shimmerz!

For starters, I used a base coat of Pink Poinsettia. While the paint was still wet, I dabbed on some Pink and Hotty Pink to add some depth to all my flowers. For my leaves, I painted the base in Celery and then added a splash of Sagebrush to add some depth. It you meld these colors while the base color is still wet, these paints blend beautifully!

The rest is pretty self explanatory - my dp is Stampin' Up, Silk ribbon tied in a knot, Scallop created by an SU edge punch, grommets (Mark Richards) and pearls (Kaiser Craft)

Now for a peek at the sparkle! It just looks so soft and feminine in real life!

I am convinced that there are hundreds of ways to use these paints!!But, when in doubt, a simple paintbrush and a lovely stamp to color works beautifully too!

For more details on the Featured Stamper -- click HERE. This is one of my favorite challenges so it was double the fun being able to case a friend!

Thanks for stopping by!

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