Well, thanks so much for a wonderful inspiration challenge, to use something in our homes. I love flowers, just LOVE them. And I also like antiques, they can be chipped, discolored, I do not care, I love old stuff. hence the teapot in my card, a little yellowed, a little chipped, but all the more beautiful because of those imperfections. One of my favorite flowers is lily of the valley. When I was little my mom would let me pick them and bring them to my teacher, I was a bit of an *eddie haskell* even back then for those of you who remmeber him! Anyway my inspiration for this card was this lovely bone chin a plate in my house thAT you see in the photo. And I am sending it to Florida to my friend Jerri Kay to thank her for bringing us her stunning creations, many of which use the * Me and Carrie lou* stamps. And to thank her for this card which she made for mE!! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...si=jerri%20kay So I hope you like it, I am thrilled with the outcome if I do say so myself, and thanks for looking.
I stamped garden silhouettes in the background in stamped off pine needles distress ink, and sponged soft sky and cool carribean over them. I touched the flowers with white liquid pearsl after I watercolored them. The flowers and teapot are stamped in versamark on watercolor paper and embossed in different gold eps. I used a darker gold for the teapot because i wanted to make it look old and a little beaten up, unlike the fresh and beautiful flowers that grace my yard each spring. I watercolored with distress inks. The lilies and teapot are cut out, the small liles are put behing the bigger spray which is popped up.
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2008 GMT Views: 1887
Registered: February 1, 2005 Location: Temple, Tx Posts: 37740
Sat, Mar 29, 2008 @ 5:55 AM
OMG, Nancyruth...this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! What a beautiful tea pot and the Lily of the Valley are exquisite!! I love those little flowers....we had them in our yard when I was little but can't get them to grow in the hot Texas heat. Jerri will flip when she sees this....AWESOME!!!!
Registered: August 9, 2005 Location: Tampa, FL Posts: 16817
Sat, Mar 29, 2008 @ 6:31 AM
Oh my gosh, Nancy, I'm totally speechless!!!! (and that's some feat for me - LOL). This is so drop dead gorgeous! Thank you, thank you, thank you! The entire card is gorgeous and I love the stem silhouettes in the back, just perfect! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see all of your "Me & Carrie Lou" masterpieces.