Sunday, August 7, 2011

Long Stem Flowers & Elegant Weeds

Happy Sunday, all! Here are a couple more cards that I made for the Fanatical About Botanical Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World.

I used the beautiful Long Stem Flowers for my first card. I actually colored this image a long time ago and it was just sitting in my "colored images" stack (yeah, it's about 1 1/4" tall now...) waiting to be used on a card.

The beautiful poppies are colored on PTI's Stamper's Select White card stock and colored with Copic markers.

Since this is such a pretty image, I decided that a clean design will best showcasing it. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Up Up & Away set.

I am not so sure if I like this second card, but I decided to share it here anyway. =) I played with Ranger's Adirondack Color Wash and created the misted background with Sunset Orange and Purple Twilight on watercolor paper.

The image from Elegant Weeds is then stamped with vintage photo distress ink with a spritz of water. The sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Botanical Silhouettes set is stamped with the same ink.

That's all for today. Have a happy Sunday, my friends! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

for the "Long Stem Flowers" card:
cardstock: (Pure Poppy, white) Papertery Ink
stamps: (Long Stem Flowers) Hero Arts, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
coloring medium: Copic
silk ribbon: Papertrey Ink
pearls: Hero Arts, Recollections
other: foam squares
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

for the "Elelgant Weeds" card:
cardstock: (Terracotta Tile) Papertrey Ink, (off white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
stamps: (Elegant Weeds) Hero Arts, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
mists: Ranger 
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
baker's twine: The Twinery
button: Papertrey Ink
other: foam squares
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Vanessa said...

I love when you go elegant, Alice!!! Gorgeous cards! Vanessa x

Unknown said...

these are great, Alice!

the rain on weeds really came out nice!

Maria Therese said...

Wow these cards are gorgeous!! Especially love the last one ♥

Thanks for telling me about the tag die :) Saves me a lot of money not having to buy the long plates :)

Exclusively by Mel said...

Alice they are both so beautiful!
The elegance of the poppies card is perfect.
Love how you put the pearls on your card.
The thankyou card is superb!!
Love the background.
Love, Mel. xx

CinnamonSally said...

Great cards Alice as always, love your beautiful poppies and the weeds card with the rain is so unique I love it!!

Kim C said...

I like both cards but I really do like the 2nd card because it gives me a sense that it's raining! I really liked it! Fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous elegant cards - the simple look really suits them both to showcase the stamping ;)
The vintagy look with the weeds is so great!

Karen B. said...

I'd love to see your "waiting to be used" colored images stack, what a sight of beauty to behold that would be! Your cards are both so pretty!

Cheri said...

Both cards are beautiful. The background on the thank you is interesting. Very nice.

Lin said...

Beautiful cards, Alice! Very different, but equally wonderful. The Adirondack color wash is a new product to me - the effect is lovely.

Beate said...

Alice, both cards are absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs and smiles

Unknown said...

Such gorgeous cards!

Tasha said...

Oh these are really serene, so beautiful
love tasha xx

Virginia L. said...

I love both!! The first one is simply elegant and the 2nd one is rustic and gorgeous! How versatile are you, Alice!

Shirley N said...

Love them all Alice, beautiful cards!

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE the red poppies!!! :)

Merry said...

That first card is stunning Alice and I love the spray of colour in the second card looks like rain.

donna mikasa said...

Botanically beautiful, Alice! I looove the second card! It looks very rustic but still very elegant. Hope you're having a great coloring Sunday! (Thanks for the pokes!)

yyam said...

Wow Alice! These are so elegant and beautiful! :)

Gretchen said...

Your poppy card is adorable Alice.

lynn said...

oh my goodness, how darling are the poppies?!

Zora said...

This two cards are just lovely:O)

Amy said...

These are both gorgeous, Alice! The poppy card is so striking, love that you kept it so clean! I love how the color wash you misted on the second card looks like raindrops falling on the pretty!
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Alice! Thanks for linking this up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Tiffany Ervin said...

Love your elegant styles on both of these cards, Alice! So graceful!

Brenda said...

Wow! These are absolutely stunning! I love that colourwash effect you got for the background in the second card, it looks like rain!


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