Saturday, December 18, 2010

New Obsession

I am stoked to actually have some mojo today. I've been feeling stressed; this holiday is filled with love, wonder, giving, family, and friends, but also holds a lot of sadness for me (see post below if you're curious). It's therapeutic for me to sit down at my scrap desk and create. I found sweet pea stamps months and months ago, but I was a bit intimidated about coloring them. So much detail and many of them have quite a bit of background to color, as well. I finally bit the bullet and colored one for a friend's Christmas card. Now, I admit it. I'm hooked. I promptly took my wallet and myself over to their online store and bought more. Here is one of my new sweet pea stamps. Isn't she beautiful? I chose to color her with very muted, soft colors: a bit of green, some lavender, and a very light grey. I just love her and think I'll be using this image a lot in the future. I can see her with burgundies or oranges for fall and yellows or pinks for spring..she's just so versatile and pretty!
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used the Martha Stewart trellis border punch behind the ribbon, Recollections pearls, copics for coloring, and a sentiment stamp that I recently got at my friend Kimi's store. The image is cut with my spellbinders ovals and backed with the scalloped oval die. I can't recall the name of this fold, where the card opens in the center. Gate fold, maybe?
I plan to enter her in the In a Sweet Pea Dream challenge. It's anything goes this time. You should give it a shot!


Brenda said...

Wow Gina, this is an amazing card. I love the colors used. I also have been looking at these stamps and have been intimidated!! Yours turned out gorgeous. I love all the flowers, the whole design, ribbon and pearls!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Gina, I have to say you did an amazing job on coloring her. So beautiful......

KymKreates said...

I am so very happy you found our stamps. Your card is simply stunning!!

Thanks for joining us on our Anything At All challenge. Good luck and hope to see more of your wonderful artwork!
Sweet Pea DT

miskyla said...

Gorgeous card!! Love your coloring and the roses you added :)