Wednesday, October 27, 2010

You Inspire Me/ Flourishes/Mercy Sketch

I am back today to share my card for Mercy Sketch challenge and Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge.  The challenge at Flourishes is "Anything Goes But Buttons and Bows".  Now that is a challenge for me I tell ya.  Oh my!
 So I used a paper flower and a pretty metal brad flower with some fall leaves.  I am beginning to wonder if  i should have used different color green leaves.  I tried both before I glued them but now that it is here I am second guessing myself.  Do you ever do that?
I loved these colors together.  Again I colored the image first then picked the paper.  When I do the opposite I have a harder time getting a good result.  I can't stop coloring these beautiful Flourishes stamps.  They are amazing to use my Copics on.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my vintage, pretty pastel colored cards too.  I use to sit and color for hours as a child.  I remember my Barbie coloring books were my favorite.  hehe.  This brings me back to the joy of coloring like I use to have when I was little.  It definatley is a lot more time consuming to make a card with all this coloring and stitching, but the reward is priceless.  I just have them all laying around and I keep looking at them. 
Are any of you missing my vintage style?  I think once I have played a little more I will still do some of them as well.  They are very quick and easy.  I can put one of those together in minutes.  These take me a couple hours.  Between the coloring and chosing of the papers and stitching.  I have been taking my time on my stitching.  I think I just wanted to get it finished before, which caused my cards to not look so hot.  Lesson learned!  Tell me what you think.  I want to know.  :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI/Rusitc Cream
DP: Basic Grey
Stamps: Flourishes/Sweet Violet
Others: Mulberry flower, metal brad flower, twine, mulberry leaves
Copics:

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave me such sweet comments. 
Hugs,
Heather

23 comments:

Sandy said...

That is just beautiful!

Cheryl Nelson said...

oh so lovely!

Margaret said...

I love it. Even with these leaves. Very elegant stamp.

Нети said...

Beautiful colours and image too! I like the flower embellishmen so much! Congratulations for the lovely work!

Annika said...

I think the stitching looks lovely - it just adds such a finished feel! And I love the diversity in your style I couldn't put together one of your vintage style cards even if I tried!!
Hugs
Annika

Dani said...

This is one of my favorite stamps and I LOVE what you created with it! So beautiful!!

Betty Wright said...

Heather, this is so gorgeous and beautifully colored! The soft colors and warm sponge detailing make the violets pop! I heart the flower with hardware detailing,too! I know what you mean without the BOW! LOL! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!

donna calamari said...

All of your cards are gorgeous no matter what the style. Your are doing a phenomenal job with your coloring. I love coming to your blog everyday and always hope to see a new card. I also love your DP collection. TFS!!!!

Lindsay said...

Sigh! Another wonderfully fantastic work of art Heather! Great work!

Sarah said...

Hi Heather your stitching is fabulous as is your colouring love these DP and colour choices there beautiful, I know what you mean!!! I think most of us question ourselves on our finishes creations!!! but love your card even with the leaves it's stunning!! Hugs
Sarah x

Lynnda Hosni said...

Oh Wow Heather... the card is absolutely gorgeous ... Love it.. love the colors and the image is awesome... love it all...xx

Kathy Martin said...

Wowza Heather! Your card sure is lovely! And that metal flower! You do find the neatest accents! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Heather! You did an amazing job coloring those beautiful flowers!

Stella said...

I love them both and talking about inspiration.You are inspiring:) I love the vintage cards but I know what you mean looking at this neauty. This is a jewel...

Julie Koerber said...

Beautiful coloring Miss Heather! This is just such a striking card and you really made those pretty little violets shine!

Linda Robinson said...

Oh so pretty. I love it..

Hugs, Linda

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Heather.. I love the way you colored the image and then added your embellishments. It takes me hours to make a card too. I think alot of love goes into each one this way..hehe. Great card. Hope your week is going well..hugs.

lynn said...

just lovely, heather! i think its good to mix the styles up sometimes, and i love seeing both styles-happy weekend:)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this! Your stitching is FAB! I think it's fun to play with different styles - you never seem to know where it will end up but in the end YOU always end up with something STUNNING - just like this card!

Rizzi said...

HI HEATHER,
PRETTY,PRETTY,PRETTY .....THIS CARD IS JUST LOVELY. YOUR COLORING AND SHADING IS GREAT.
LOVE THE FLOWER.....HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND....RIZZI

Beate said...

Heather, this is beautiful! Hugs and smiles

ChristineCreations said...

Heather this is just beautiful! Wonderful papers to go with these gorgeous violets!

Leslie Miller said...

There's still a bit of a vintage look going on here. I think it's just in you even when you're not trying. Gosh, Heather, this is so beautiful! I sure know what you mean about all the coloring. I love to color, but it does take time, which still wouldn't matter except for the need to be somewhat productive. I'm just loving everything you make, and I'm especially enjoying your Flourishes cards!

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