Monday, August 8, 2011

Charlene - Patchwork Beautiful Blossoms

Designer: Charlene Merrick (Lilluvsstampin)
Date Posted: Aug 8, 2011
Category: All Occasion
Keywords: DOLCE, JustRite
Stamps: JustRite Beautiful Blossoms and Just Because Sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Up Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Embellishments: Latte Buttons, Crocheted Lace
Tools: Paper Piercer, Chocolate Chip marker, Horizontal Stampers Nested Frames dies, oval Nestabilities, Just Rite 2 ¼” x 3 1/16” wooden stamper, sponge dauber, dimensionals
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Elegant Soiree dp by Stampin’ Up

For my card design today, I knew I wanted to do sort of a patchwork background design with this beautiful Elegant Soiree designer paper and that gave me my basic sketch design and color scheme for my card. I stamped and water colored the floral image twice so I could cut out the second one and layer it on top of the other one for dimension. I intentionally set it off just a little so you can see the image stamped underneath. I water colored the flower image with reinkers and a water color brush, using Marina Mist for the petals and a mixture of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede for the flower center. I paper pierced the Very Vanilla layer and did some faux stitching with a Chocolate Chip marker. I sponged the outer edges of this same panel with Chocolate Chip.


Cindy said...

beautiful My friend!!!

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

This is gorgeous Charlene!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is a stunner! Love the fabulous mix of colors and patterns. The patchwork background is such a lovely backdrop for the gorgeous flower. Great dimension and details.

Ellen said...

Beautiful patchwork Charlene! Your colors and flower are fantabulous!

Stamp Muse said...

Oh my word! This is fabulous, Charlene! Love it!