Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sweet Violets

For Ways To Use It Challenge 224: Bold & Bright

I suppose this isn't as bright as it could be, but Orchid Opulence has always been a bright color that I don't use very often, and today I got the chance!

I stamped my violets {Flourishes} in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then watercolored them with Orchid Opulence and Elegant Eggplant on top. The leaves are done with Green Galore and Mint Melody (retired). The surrounding color wash was done with Marigold Morning (retired). The flowers were then painted with Angel Wings Shimmerz.


I also made this for the Dirty Dozen/Fan Club Inspiration Challenge HERE.
Two more days of summer school and I am back to stamping every day! Tomorrow I will have a special fun card for someone special, so be sure to come back and see!

And how about some more Sneak Peeks for the July 1st releases at Our Daily Bread designs??
Check these out:

Angella
Deborah
Grace
Sandee

Stamps: Sweet Violets (Flourishes)
Paper: watercolor, Orchid Opulence, DPs by Basic Grey, K & Co.
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Green Galore, Marigold Morning, Mint Melody
Accessories: Cuttlebug Corner Die, Cuttlebug EFs, satin ribbon (HL), Angel Wings Shimmerz
Techniques: watercolor

22 comments:

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Gorgeous color!

Julia Aston said...

This is so pretty Judy! love those die cut corners!

Kelley said...

Wow, this is so GORGEOUS! I love the coloring and the corners!! Fantastic!

Yvonne said...

This is just fantastic and so beautiful!!

Connie said...

Stunning, Judy!! Your coloring is so beautiful, and yes...orchid opulence is bold an bright with what ever color you put with it, in my book!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER Judy!! This is just gorgeous....and not just because it's purple!! TEE!! :) Your coloring is fab!! HUGS

Becky said...

Beautiful card, love the purple.

Sandee said...

Judy your bold an bright card is gorgeous! Love every detail!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Beautiful, Judy!!! Wonderful coloring and love the details!!! Lovely card!!!

test said...

This is gorgeous! The leaves in particular are so perfectly colored. Beautiful!

Peggy said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Love the colors you used and your watercoloring is perfect!

Martha said...

just beautiful!

Grace said...

Judy this is gorgeous!!!! I LOVE this set and just have to buy it one day soon! I love violets and love how you colored them! Love the layout and corner treatements! Gorgeous!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

gorgeous...wow....love the corner treatments

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Gorgeous, stunning, lovely...this is one super card, Judy!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Judy! I love the purple colors and your corner accents.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Judy!!!! This is a truly gorgeous card and what a fantastic use of colour!!!!! Amazing!!! Fabulous layout too - love it a LOT!

Silke said...

FABULOUS CARD - JUDY!!!! I LOVE HOW YOU FRAMED IT!!! The colors are perfect for the bright & bold challenge!!! Hugs ~S~

Sue said...

This is so pretty, Judy! I'm finally making the rounds of the Shabby Chicks' blogs, so I can catch up! LOVE this! Talk to you soon!

Linda said...

Judy....

Wow the card lovely.... I love the detail and the colors.... this card is to die.... thanks so much hotwheels

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, Judy! I am totally in love with this card!!! Something about your purple and green creations just get my heart pounding!!!!!

Deb Neerman said...

OMIGOSH, this is just stunning!!! LOVE it!