Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Large Flower Pattern

Hi ya, my friends! Big, big thanks to all that left me love on Facebook, in the Moxie Fab World and on my blog. I am truly humbled by all your sweet comments! No words of gratitude can express how I felt when I was reading your comments. You know how to make a crafty girl happy! =) Here is a card that I made for the Back in Black challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays and as one of my "homework" for the Stretch Your Stamps online card class.


The challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays is to use black card base and my card is mounted on a True Black card base.


One of the classes in the Stretch Your Stamps online class was focused on using reverse/negative stamps. Kristina made an amazing card stamped with Jet Black archival ink on white cardstock using this stamp then colored it with colored pencils, so I decided to give it a try.


I used Large Flower Pattern from Hero Arts for my card and colored in the flowers with Prismacolor Colored pencils. The sentiment is from the super cute Life is Fun set by Hero Arts/BasicGrey.

That's it for now. Have a beautiful day, my friends! =)



Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (True Black, Berry Sorbet, white) Papertrey Ink
wood stamp: (Large Flower Pattern) Hero Arts
clear stamp: (sentiment) Hero Arts
archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
coloring medium: Prismacolor Colored Pencils
accent: (pearls) Recollections
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

29 comments:

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card love the flowers which are coloured beautifully and they look really effective against the black. Caroline xxx

Dotty Jo said...

Your colouring is fabulous Alice and I love your attention to detail with those little pearls, Jo x

Karen said...

how gorgeous...congrats on being featured on Moxie Fab...

~amy~ said...

WOWZA alice...this is sooo gorgeous..LOVE your stamping!

Susie said...

Very different for you but it is so gorgeous!

Lin said...

Beautiful, Alice! You are just as good using pencils as Copics!

Lepistocha said...

so beautiful!

Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful! I've never seen a black card base before. It really makes the colors pop!

Carla S. said...

Congrats on being Moxie Fabber of the Week, Alice! Missed telling you yesterday since I was out all day. Your card today is gorgeous! The flowers really pop against the black background!

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful colors, Alice! Love this technique idea.

BabyBokChoy said...

I can only hope to buy patterned papers for background like that and you colored it!!! amazing!

Alyssa S said...

OMG this is gorgeous! I ordered what I thought was this stamp and ended up getting something much smaller. Oh well! I will still have to CASE this... your coloring is fantastic!

judy said...

Beautiful card, Alice; your coloring is amazing!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card Alice!
Love what you did with the background stamp ;-))

Alyce said...

This is just so pretty Alice. Oh wow!! I didn't realise that you coloured those flowers...I thought they were a paper! SUCH an AWESOME job!!! You are so talented missy :)

Kathy Martin said...

This is FABULOUS! Love the sentiment!

Sue McRae said...

Wow, gorgeous colouring Alice!

Beate said...

Oh...I LOVE how you colored the background. It's gorgeous!!!
Hugs and smiles

Virginia L. said...

Absolutely outstanding!! I love your colors (so does everyone else!) and this really showcased your big talent! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Seeing our work always makes me smile!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Genius Alice... wonderful way to start with a white base and alter it to reflect a black background. Gorgeous colors.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card. The black background makes it so outstanding! I enjoyed the interview on Moxie Fab world!

~ Jo ~ said...

I SO LOVE IT Alice!!! Black is definitely bold and I love how it stands out. This is just beautiful!

Hugs,
Jo

Queen Mary said...

Wow! Your coloring is gorgeous! I seriously thought it was patterned paper until I actually clicked on the stamp at SSS! Absolutely stunning! I can see it with lots of color combinations too! Thanks for such a gorgeous card and wonderful idea! (I took the class too, but I am sure I would have balked at this stamp!) I can feel my stamping muscles stretch just thinking about it!

yyam said...

Goodness! You seriously do not need any patterned paper. This is brilliant Alice. Just gorgeous!

Monika Reeck said...

Aliceeee....oh My God...this is really FUNTASTIC CARD...agree with Yvonne you dont need any DP....soooo Beautiful dear Alice..hugs

Lisa A. said...

Beautiful!! LOVE the prisma coloring...stunning:)!! Thanks for being a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

paperella said...

Oh, wow Alice! I am speechless... This card totally knocked my socks off! You inspired me to give a go to my neglected pencils.
So glad you are playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

This is simply stunning - every detail just takes my breath away! Love the cool technique!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!!

Trinh said...

Congrats on being the Moxie Fabber of the Week, Alice! Your card it stunning; your coloring skills are just out of this world!

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