Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Painted Pomegranites

Hi all! It's time for another fabulous release of stamps from Flourishes and this one features three new sets that are PERFECT for your fall creations! When I saw this first set called Figs And Pomegranites created by Marcella Hawley, I thought about the rich, deep colors of fall. That led to me trying all kinds of mediums to paint these pomegranites before I finally settled on my Prismacolor Pencils! I knew that in order to see what I did - the best thing to do would be a step-by-step tutorial!

Looking at the finished card, you probably wondered how I got the light reflective qualities in the coloring. Well, it was as simple as stamping my image with Versafine Black Onyx and then using a brush to bleach out the areas of the pomegranite.
After that, I picked up a cream pencil and colored the stem and leaves. I used Deco Pink to color the pomegranite.
From there, I colored over the entire leaf with Lime Peel. And, the entire berry with Mulberry.
Now comes the shading! I used Dark Green for the leaves and stem and Tuscan Red and Dahlia Purple to shade areas of the pomegranite. I know this looks really rough at this point but stick with me! That is about to change!


I used a paper stump and some odorless mineral spirits to blend my colors together. What I have now is just a blended piece that is shaded in just portions of the fruit and leaves. How did I get the outlined image overtop?
Because the stamps are clear, I used Staz-On Black ink, lined my image up over my colored pencil creation and stamped my image over top! I love the effect this created!


From there, I edged my colored pencil piece with a gold leafing pen. Added a decorative piece of green that has a sewn edge. I used a second green layer and added a decorative punch (Martha Stewart). The ribbon is Martha Stewart as well and the ribbon was threaded through a tag created by a Spellbinders Tag set. The saying "Give Thanks" is also a part of the Figs and Pomegranite set!

Here's one last look at my card.....
And, here's a look at all the images in the set!

Want to see what other members of the Flourishes Design Team cooked up? Just click on the links! You won't be dissapointed!


Remember, if something I design inspires you when you hit the Flourishes store, remember to use the promotional code juliek! There's even a huge sale - you can get 10% off all three sets when you buy the new release bundle! You can click HERE to see all the other goodies that are on sale too! Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Julie

27 comments:

Juliann said...

Beautiful!!!
I love poms! Yummy!
Thank you so much for the step by step. I really love how you stamped over it again, gorgeous coloring!

Anonymous said...

I love your card Julie.. Your work is always inspiring. Linda D

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, what gorgeous, warm, rich colors you've used! Beautiful design with the scalloped border. I just love this! Wonderful coloring tutorial, as well. You did a fabulous job, as always, Julie!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! Great tutorial and interesting technique to stamp over the colored image - never would have thought of that one! Thanks for taking the time to put it together.

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh, Julie, these are fabulous stamps! What a gorgeous card!!!! Okay, Flourishes is going to send me into bankruptcy, I've got to have these new sets!

mochamama said...

oh my word girl this is stunning, oh yea. Love it!! And your tutorial is great. I think I need this set, noooo, I know I need this set....

Joan Fricker said...

Julie, this is wonderful! Thank you for the step by step tutorial.
You make it sound so simple. i like the new stamps too. Great job!

Joan

mochamama said...

you are such an enabler!!! I just went over to Flourishes to order this set and purchased three of their stamp sets!!!! (I put your code in!)

Sewflake said...

Wow! What a beauty, and yes I was wondering how you managed the "light" glow That is one I would like to try myself. Thanks ever so much.

denise g. said...

Hey, BLONDIE! This is one gorgeous card ~ love the overstamping and those green layers. You are the BEST colorer! Hope you're having a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed morning.

Diane said...

Super nice Julie!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Simply stunning a very rich and beautiful card as always. Mom

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Julie. I just love the way you colored it. Very elegant. TFS
Have a great day
Karen

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so beautiful, Julie so inspiring.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous Julie! Love the intensity of the colour! Fabulous design and beautiful card!

Janine said...

WOW!!! Love this Julie!! Thanks for the play by play too!! Have a great day!

Latisha said...

so so beautiful
and thanks for the little bleaching tip :)

Ann said...

Very beautiful!

I've never heard you can use STAZ-ON with clear stamps.

Elena said...

Julie, this card is so beautiful! Wonderful tutorial! Thank you for sharing it! And your coloring is gorgeous!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a gorgeous technique.. Those poms are divine! Love your card.

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Wow, I love how you stamped over it again, I tired doing that once but only made a big mess, hehehe, but I'll have to try it again!

Anonymous said...

Dude! your talent just blows my mind. everytime i look at your creations- i get idea overload!
this card is a beyond beautiful. beyond description. i love the steps and steps and stamping over it again.
how do you think of these things? must be your angels, huh?

LgdC.

cargo:
i had fun with you and bell. i drove home smiling. i hope i wasn't too annoying. i behave better nex time. thank you so much. that day meant a lot to me.

hugs...

LaY hOoN said...

Beautiful & cheerful !!!

ChristineCreations said...

Julie, I have to say I think this is one of my favourite I've seen with the pomegranates... your color is so gorgeously done!

Lila H said...

THUD!! This is the most gorgeous card! I love your instruction and that set is a MUST have!!

Barefootstamper said...

A beautiful card and a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing this Julie :D

You were the Runner Up Tutorial of the Week at Card of the Week.com. You can see the original post here.

I did use a picture from your post, with links back to the site and the original post. I hope that is OK. Please feel free to email me if you need me to change anything.

I also have an “I was featured” on badge for you if you want it :D

Thanks again for sharing!

Shirley said...

How elegant, rich, and so gorgeous, all rolled into one! I love it!!!