Tuesday 12 July 2011

Nature's masterpiece

A very simple design today but I think it's quite effective. I used white embossing powder for an emboss resist and then coloured the central bit with a touch of Copic marker (I think that bit is called a pistil but I'm no botanist so please don't take my word for it!).

A simple Nestie cut frame is raised up slightly on foam tape and mounted over the card front. I thought the sort of gallery feel to the framing went with the sentiment.

Emerging Hibiscus (CHF, retired)
Motivational Centers (CHF, retired)

Cryogen white

Versamark by Tsukineko
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Peeled Paint)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Olympia Green)

Detail white embossing powder by Stampendous
Nestabilities by Spellbinder
Foam tape
Copic marker

Thanks for stopping by!


Karen said...

This is really beautiful Joanne, love the colour & the design xxx

Hazel said...

The frame really sets it off - love the flower and the background x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Joanne, love the white flower...x

Kath said...

This card is really classy. The colours are perfect.

Rachelxx said...

Such a stunning elegant card Joanne :-)

Nancy said...

Oh my this is truly artful, Joanne! I love it and will *steal* it ;^) . It's a beauty!

Artyjen said...

Ooh it's gorgeous....as is all the other stuff you have been doing lately....sorry but blogger or IE or Google just has been a pain and not been able to comment for a while! Hope this works after I typed all that! LOL ;)
xoxo Sioux

Jenny said...

Oh wow this is beautiful, I love how you've framed it and what a gorgeous colour background:)
Jenny x

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful! What a great flower. Love the green background. What a wonderful sentiment.

paperpapier said...

Beautiful bloom! Love your stamping technique. Oh! I learnt a new word - pistil ... and you are right about the flower part. I checked the web and found the answer in this flower anatomy link.
greetings, Heaney

Nancy Ward said...

Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today.

Nancy Ward

Lavender Rose said...

It is very effective, this is fabulous.