Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rose Bouquet

A while back I told you I had a flower melt down and ordered myself a whack of flower images from Stamping Bella. Rose Bouquet was part of this little bit of retail therapy. It never ceases to amaze me how you can take a simple black outlined image, add a bit of color and bring something to life! I enjoy it so much and if I could just sit and color all day I would. Of course my family would starve and we would go bankrupt but I might be in such a euphoric state I might not even notice..LOL! Okay, enough dreaming...I've got a day job and a family to feed, a reno to pay for, and children to put thru school so I'll just be content colouring in my spare time for now.

I used pencils and gamsol to color this image and mounted in on three layers of Nesties. I really like to add all these nestie layers if my main image is cut small enough to do it. A bit of glitter in the flower centers (which sadly you can't see) and a nice bow finished it off. The paper is from the Basic Grey Porcelain 6x6 pad which I seem to be using a lot of lately. I also used one of my favourite layouts with a 51/2 x 51/2 card and that is to cut the front of the card 1" shorter and add paper to the inside of the card to create a border. It balances the front of the card, and adds some interest to the inside! Besides that, it's easy and uses up that scrap of paper that would have otherwise hit the trash.


Don't forget to check Emily's blog tomorrow to see who is the winner of the Bella Bucks and to get our next challenge! I KNOW I'll be ready for a bit of colouring after our little whirlwind vacation.

9 comments:

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Simply gorgeous. I too like this layout for something different. Colouring is amazing as usual so vibrant.

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness! Your cards are beautiful! Took a little trip to Stamping bella and had a wonderful time, as usual!

Terri said...

You can make anything "come to life" and this little image is no exception, simply amazing! Love it!

Shannan Teubner said...

Love this, sistah!

Betty Meyskens said...

Beautiful card Linda! I wish I was the recipient of all your cards. The colouring is awesome - you have such natural talent.

leenda said...

Absolutely LOVELY! I think you need more therapy! That means more eye candy for us!!

Judi said...

Very pretty! Love the scallop edge.

Tatyana said...

Really a wonderful job of making card of rose bouquet. I appreciate it!!

paulatracy66 said...

ok, so i was casing this idea earlier this week and didn't get the time to comment...ahhhh this is just gorgeous, as usual! It is so delicate and I have been into yellow lately, who knows why, so this is perfect in every way!!

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