Tuesday 11 November 2014

Thinking of you

Hi everybody
                      This week I'm sharing a card featuring one of my favorite flowers... sketched Tulips(which I won during a blog hop at STAMPlorations)! I just got it in the mail last  to last week , A big Thanks to Shery and have been itching to ink it up.  My card  features mixed media art, layers,  text stamping, watercolors techniques, gelatos, and wooden block stamping. And I am very much inspired by Shirley Bees and Shery's work at Stamploration!!!
  I stamped the tulips several times (masking the blooms) in black archival ink on a watercolor paper. Then spritz some water for water coloring and  using gelatos and for the stems I used water colors( wet on wet technique). For the center part, I hand cut the upper part of tulips and then die cut it using label framelits.  I once again stamped the image on an another paper  and wanted to highlight that part, So I opted to fussy-cut the image and popped it up.
Here is the closer  view:
  To create my BG, I used  text stamping in a book print style on an another watercolor paper. Then  I blended some gelatos and water spritz them and gently rubbed with my finger. I wanted a lighter effect. Before drying the paper I stamped with a wooden leaf block using distress ink. I inked my stamp, spritz with water and then stamp.  It gives a watercolored look to the image without any of the work.  Super simple and fun to do! ( I have several wooden stamps since my childhood and do you know how old are they.......its my Grand Maternal Mother collections who gifted me......How Amazing and give thanks to her!!!!).

I  stamped my sentiment, layered it all up and added a felt border, some burlap piece for texture behind the image, a butterfly charm and gems to finish.
Hope you like my creation!

Supplies used:
Whisper white CS, Textured watercolor sheet, Textured bottle green colored felt snippet
Spellbinders Nestabilities Label four framelits;  Sizzix Thinlits dies banners and borders
Prima Marketing Lady Bird #2 Clear Stamp Set  (for text) 563134; Sentiment from  Sizzix framelits 20 stamp set
Faber Castell Gelatos- banana, blood orange, aqua dolce; watercolors from Milan
Distress inks-Scattered straw, barn door, pine needles; Archival jet black ink

 I would like to enter my creation into following challenges:
http://beyondgrey.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/bgc-62-fall-challenge-karen.html-inspired by fall colors



Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! The flowers are so pretty!! I love the colors and textures!! It's fabulous!! Have a great day :)

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debby4000 said...

What a fabulous card, love the colours and design.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Gunn`s Kort said...

Such a beautiful card :)
Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
Hugs, Gunn

Lori Kobular said...

Love those Tulips!! You colored them beautifully! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #5!!

Donna Ellis said...

What a lovely mixed media masterpiece, Vinita! Gorgeous colors, and wonderful textures! I am your newest google follower. It will be fun seeing what new creations you make! Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! We hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

Monika Reeck said...

Top area is cooool and much things to do there right
cool really cool and great colored the Tulips too..and the bottom area nice and white
sweet beautiful card my friend..
big hugs

PS: now it is 22:09 in Munich must go to bed soon ...hehehe

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is lovely, Vinita! So many different techniques you employed - the watercolour background is beautiful! The stamps are gorgeous - and congratulations on winning them - how exciting! I like the little butterfly charm too!

Darnell said...

Really lovely, Vinita! Excellent coloring and use of snippets! I tried to join your site, but Google is playing mean and just giving me the "We're sorry" message at the moment. Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creation...love the sweet image and design aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

Di said...

Oh Vinita - what a stunning make. Love the colours and every little element is beautiful!


Di xx

Laine Kammeraad said...

Wow Vinita - your card is stunning and I absolutely love all the tulips. The colors are so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Fingers. We hope you will join in our next challenge too.

With smiles
DT Creative Fingers

Anne Temple said...

Wow, this looks fabulous and I love the colors.

Rachel said...

beautiful card and lovely coloring! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Sandy said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
-Sandy, DT Sweetie

Tina said...

thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Lovely work!

Lady E said...

Beautiful card! The background is so gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land challenge and Good Luck!

Carole Pollard said...

Gorgeous so pretty love and hugs Carole x

Cara said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

Donna B. said...

Love how you colored the images and that background. The texture you added is great. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love that bg! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time

Alyx said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Unknown said...

Love the layering! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at BGC !

Shery Russ said...

This is gorgeous, Vinita! Love the mixed media techniques you used to put together this bold and beautiful card! Super creative way to use the tulips stamps. Hugs!

Melanie said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

PJ said...

Wow sooo wonderful !!! beautiful fall themed project !
Thanks for playing with us at BGC !!

Aneta said...

It's really beautiful! You used perfect colours for this challenge.
thank you for playing at BGC this time!