Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Imagined Blooms

As it's such a grey and dreary day, I thought imagining some bright spring colours might cheer us all up a bit! This stamp is part of the Shady Tree Studio line releasing at Cornish Heritage Farms on 15th January.

Not only is it a new line, it's a new artist (some of you may know her as Phantom on Splitcoaststampers) and I think she's done a fabulous job. There are several sketchy flowers in this first release and this is my first play with one of them.

I thought some loose water colouring would suit the sketchy style of these beautiful blooms!

I remembered to let colours dry before moving on to the next one this time (some of you may remember the elk dribble incident!). I used Distress ink (lid squished down on to the pad and a brush to pick up from the pool of colour) as they stay true so you know what colour you're going to get on the paper.

Stamps (from Cornish Heritage Farms):
Artsy Blooms (Shady Tree Studio line) - releasing 15th January
Motivational Centers (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Paper:
140lb hot press watercolour
Suede Brown dark (Prism)

Ink:
Stazon by Tsukineko (Timber Brown)
Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger (used as watercolours - Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Broken China)

Other:
Sewing machine and thread

Want to win? There are sneak peeks of more stamps from this line and a chance to win some of them over on the Be Creative blog - why not hop over and leave a comment, you might get lucky!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the card!

17 comments:

Di said...

Ooo another beautiful card Joanne, just what I needed to see as the rain is pouring down outside right now so TFS xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Well, we're getting more snow here in NE Ohio, USA (on top of the 8" we already have) and this card certainly lifted my spirits! GORGEOUS colors and design ... LOVE it! thanks my friend...

Nancy said...

Joanne! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Thanks so much for creating such a beautiful card :). I love it!

Nancy (Shady Tree Studio a.k.a. Phantom)

Jennifer Roach said...

GORGEOUS Joanne!

Hazel said...

Another gorgeous card, Joanne - your colouring is superb. I'm now off to have a look at the Be Creative blog. x

Karen said...

The way you have coloured this is perfect for the style of the stamp. Gorgeous card X

Elaine said...

a beautiful card, from a lovely stamp.

Suzie said...

Gorgeous Joanne! I love the blue behind the flowers - really makes them pop!

Kaz said...

Oh that's beautiful. I love the watercolouring, it fits perfectly.

Net said...

That's a a beautiful stamp and a lovely card Joanne.

Beth said...

This is lovely Joanne, it almost looks 3D, the lovely blue colour has really encouraged the flowers to stand proud. Another lovely creation. XX

Gez said...

Beautiful card Joanne. Cheerful colours, just what we all need. :)

craftytrog said...

Beautiful colouring on a lovely card!

Lorraine said...

like the simple elegance of this design especially the sewn bit..roll on spring..thanks for your great comment on my blog

Hazel said...

There's something for you on my blog. x

Ellen said...

thats lovely . I like the way you left the paper behind the wording blank .
that watercolouring is beautiful

there's something on my blog for you

sue law said...

that's lovely Joannne...the colours are perfect!
regards
sue