September 08, 2010

Larkspur sketch




 
Every once in a while I get a hankerin' to create a larger A7 size card. I just feel the need for more creative space, KWIM?

So when I saw this week's sketch at Sasya's Sketches I knew just what stamp I wanted to use because it needs a big space to "flow". And also because I just LOVE this sketch too! *grin*


 It seems to be calling out for a large stamp and I complied with PTI's YOF: Larkspurs. After embossing in white, I colored it with Copics and cut it out with a nestie. On a Smokey Shadow base, with touches of lavender and green, this card is for my older sister Judy's birthday (which happens to be today!)


Why not try this sketch out and submit your card or project to Sasya's Sketches! You could win prizes or even be a guest designer!

Thanks for stopping by, have a good hump day!
PS. Today was the first day of school for us and I wanted to share some photos of my boys, but our computer totally crashed at home so I had to come to the library to type this post last night. Alas, no photos...*pout* I'm hoping something can be fixed becasue I have lots of cards to post!

38 comments:

abed said...

Oh, your card is so nice!!!

Alice Wertz said...

gorgeous! LOVE how you colored the flowers!

Laurie said...

Dana....GASP!!! WOW! This is beautiful! I love that you made the card bigger for that wonderful focal point! Your coloring is wonderful! This is beautiful!!

Lindsay said...

Be still my heart! I love the feel of this card Dana. It is just perfect in every way. So so sorry to hear about your computer, so not cool. Hope it's fixed soon!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Beautiful card Dana. Your sister is going to love it.

Sue Ann said...

OH MY GOODNESS~~ this stopped me mid tea to lips..... this is AMAZING and oh so BEAUTIFUL!!! Wow Dana you really just blew me away with this card!!! I hope your computer gets fixed ..... I want to see those cutie pies!!!

Karen B. said...

Just beautiful and so soft.

Rhonda said...

DANA!!! WOZZIERS! This is a beauty. Hope the computers troubles are fixed soon.

Keva said...

That settles it..I am getting an embossing gun. This is so so pretty, Dana! I love the colors together.

~amy~ said...

♥thud♥ incredibly gorgeous!

Belinda said...

Absolutely lovely! The coloring is just lovely! Hope your computer gets fixed soon!! That bites!

Diane Jaquay said...

Dana, this is incredibly LOVELY! There's something about the soft colors you used for your flowers against that gray background that just SINGS! Beautiful work!

Jackie Pedro said...

Holy Moly, Dana, I about fell out of my chair when this popped up! GORGEOUS!

Barbara said...

THUD! Positively stunning, Dana! Your coloring is awesome, girl! Love the color combo--Smokey Shadow is a perfect backdrop for this gorgeous image.

Mary said...

OMGOSH!!
This is so lovely! Nice job!!

Lisa V. said...

Dana, this is that perfect unexpected blend that you do so well. It reminds me of the soft flowers and the crow that you made. Unexpected, but it completely works. Your sister will love it.

Library post...now that is dedication.

Lisa V. said...

Dana, this is that perfect unexpected blend that you do so well. It reminds me of the soft flowers and the crow that you made. Unexpected, but it completely works. Your sister will love it.

Library post...now that is dedication.

BethieJ said...

Dana this is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE everything about it!! I need to come play along at Sasyas!! :)
Have a GREAT day!

Mariana said...

This is so beautiful, serene, soft, love it!! Stunning!

Rose said...

Wow Dana, I this card is super stunning i need to remember that next time I want a show stopper - emboss in white on white !!
Gorgeous !

Victoria said...

Oh wow, Dana! Your coloring is gorgeous! The flowers look so life-like!

Kara said...

most of my cards are 5x7, i very rarely make an A2 sized card, so i definitely know what you mean....the coloring on this is just so beautiful

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful! I love the softness of the colors on the flowers.

Kay said...

Bee-yooo-ti-ful! The coloring on the flowers is stunning, and I am a big fan of white embossing!

Ann said...

Perfectly beautiful card - colouring is so perfect!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous! Love your coloring!

Clare said...

This is GORGEOUS! I did not know you could color on a white embossed image...?! (yes, I know - I live in a hole!)
I love how you colored those stunning flowers!

Baseret said...

Dana this is beautiful!!You did an amazing job coloring those flowers.

Melissa said...

I feel like I always say "wow" in my comments, but seriously, Dana, WOW! I LOVE the white embossing--haven't seen that done with any of the YOF. Did you use white cs for the image? Your coloring is so very gorgeous. I'm totally going to try white embossing...such a beautiful, soft look!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

The coloring is so soft it looks like chalk. Beautiful!

Emm said...

Beautiful coloring job-it reminds me of stanined glass. I love the lavender with the smokey shadow!

Ginny said...

Dana, this card is just beautiful! I love your coloring and color choices!

Jen Carter said...

This sketch has been on my "to do" list. Love what you did here!! The coloring of the flowers is wonderful and the addition of the butterflies just adds so much charm to the card. Great job!

IamDerby said...

This is gorgeous! Love it.. the coloring is divine

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh My! This is beyond Gorgeous!!

..::Paulina::.. said...

I love this card, Dana! You did such a beautiful job with the coloring- it's so perfect! I haven't purchased any of the YOF sets, but you are really tempting me!

Alyssa S said...

Stunning! Breathtaking!! Gorgeous!!! Love this card! Is that the Lavendar Moon Copic trio?

Irene said...

Amazing!!! Love butterflies so much!