Sunday, May 20, 2012

Spring Flowers and DT Call!

Over at Craft a Scene we are having a new design team call along with our Spring Flowers challenge.  The DT position is a 4 month term, you need to have a blog and love to make scenic projects.  Team members make 2 projects per month and comment on entries. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please email me at the email address found on the Craft a Scene blog.  The deadline for entering the DT Call is May 31st.

For my "Spring Flowers" card this week I tried a few new techniques.  First, I stamped the Old Mill 063G from Stampscapes onto my new Cryogen White Cardstock (purchased from Tanya at Peddlers Den at the Savanna retreat). Then I colored the scene with my new PanPastels (I bought a starter pack from Karen Wallace and a few other colors from a store near me). I really like the look of the PanPastels.  The color goes on very smooth and does not fade like other inks.

Next, I tapped in Copic Opaque White paint in the shape of clouds (a new technique I learned at the retreat from Lynette).  I added a little grey PanPastel to give definition to the clouds.  Lastly, I added dots of color to look like flowers in the grass using a few Copic colors - V06, R85, RV29, Y17.

Card Recipe:
Images: Stampscapes Old Mill Lg 063G
Paper: My Minds Eye - So Sophie, SU Garden Green
Markers/Inks: PanPastel chalks, Copics - V06, R85, RV29, Y17, Opaque White paint
Embellishments: Wild Orchid flowers, Really Reasonable Ribbon, MS Leaf Punch, Spellbinders Label 23, Bow Easy to tie the perfect bow

Challenges for this card:

Have a great Sunday!


Dora said...

I saw your card on the challenge-blog.
this card is beautiful....colours are so pretty.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is so stunning, I love the beautiful scene and the bow and flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Deanna said...

This a fabulous scene with the flowers along the bankside with lovely colors. Beautiful inspiration card.

Ren-Yi said...

What a lovely landscape. I love the detail of it. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful scene, beautiful card. Wonderfully done!

Sue B said...

Wow! what a beautiful card Nancy!! and it's perfect for our 'keep it real' theme. The image is gorgeous and your colouring is beautiful - I love the papers and embellies - it's a really stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in our Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Linda Grady said...

Nancy, awesome scene; love the pop of flowers.

Miesje said...

WHat a beautiful scene! I really like colors you chose too. Thanks for joining us at SSIC!

Lisa Jane said...

Beautifully coloured scene
Thanks for keeping it real at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nancy this is a WOW creation, what a stunning image that scene is awesome so is the design, superb card.
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

I love your card!! It looks so peaceful it makes me want to go inside your image. Thanks for joining us at DYSU and good luck! Hugs, Joan

Colleen said...

Hi, Love your scene! I thinking of purchasing some pan pastels, for my scenes. How did you like working with them? Are the tools easier than the cats eye thing I have that I always make mistakes with. LOL I've seen them only once before and held on to the sample. It's as good as it was when I first did it 2 years ago.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Nancy - this is divine - I love the scene and the colouring - perfect for this challenge...thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team