Saturday, July 7, 2012

Asian Artistry ....



Today's card is for this week's Freshly Made Sketches.  Here is my inspiration ...
This is my take on this fun sketch ...


Stamps:  Asian Artistry
Paper:  Summer Starfruit, White, Elegant Eggplant, Watercolor
Ink:  Memento Black, SU markers--Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze
Accessories:  CB textile texture embossing folder, blender pen, Baja Breeze ribbon, Elegant Eggplant button, twine, Sakura glitter pen, dimensionals
All products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.

To color the flower, I first added ink with the marker and then blended it out with the blender pen.  I've seen videos on this technique and wanted to try it.  It was fun but I still need a lot of practice!  This card actually looks a lot prettier in person.

My daughter and her boyfriend, Patrick, were playing cards while I was taking a picture of my card so I had to snap one of them.  I told them I was going to post it on my blog and this is their first reaction ...


Take two ... showing off their smiles now ...


Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day,
Pam~

7 comments:

mary fish said...

wow! gorgeous card and cute kids!
hugs, m

Jen Timko said...

How pretty! That flower is simply lovely...your coloring is wonderful! Love the smiles, btw. Glad you shared with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen said...

Gorgeous card with a great mix of texture and delicate watercoloring! And fun pics of the kids! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Sannes said...

Wow! This card is just lovely and that dragonfly accent and button really make it pop. Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch.

Ann Schach said...

A beautiful card, Pam! I love the embossing. The dragonfly is perfectly placed! And what an adorable couple! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

Donna Heber said...

Oh, I haven't used this stamp set in a long time. Beautiful card Pam! I like the look of the ribbon under the layers. Cute pictures of your daughter and boyfriend.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Pam LOVE your card. Your coloring is fabulous... and the photos are just an added bonus. Too cute. hugs.