Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Greek Gardens from Artful INKables


This was such a fun card to make, but I will bet that I took at least 20 pictures of this card just trying to get a good close up. It is so much prettier IRL. I used SU's Sage Shadow for the cardstock. The beautiful paper came from Tracy Porter Colorbok Memory Craft. I just love this paper and have lots more in different colors. I bought this paper from Michael's, and it came in a 12x12 book...the title on the book was "Surround Yourself with Loveliness!" And I just fell in love with it...I hope there are others out there that get excited over paper...My DD thinks there is something kookoo about me and paper. I feel the same way about fabric and when my DD was little I made all of her clothes for her (ungrateful wench). Sorry...got a little side-tracked. I used Nestibilities Oval Dies and stamped this beautiful image with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then colored the image with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I used stickles on the flowers and on the water. The butterflies are, of course, MS Punch with little rhinestones down the middle. The flowers and the silver charm flowers were bought from Michael's. I ended by using a corner punch on all 4 sides because I felt it matched the curves on the ovals.
I have more images from these new sets coming up. Artful INKables has them posted at Kristin's store. I just want all of them! Talk about stamp versatality (sp?) and low cost...Check them out...she has stamps for every kind of whim !

















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18 comments:

Elena said...

Oh, this card is amazing! I love the soft and gentle colors! Love the close up picture you made, Velta! It really shows all of the detailed work you did with the gorgeous stamp!

Ila said...

This is So Gorgeous Velta!..I love the soft colors, papers and lovely accents....Beautiful!!...
I have a thing with the paper too..and fabric...although I haven't bought fabric in ages...I was a fanatic and have a ton. Out of my 3 daughters...2 are like me...lol..it's no contest...the three of us together are going to go out with the most fabric and paper..lol....Still..I'm so glad to see I'm not the only paper, fabric fanatic still around Velta..I should really make some quilts and use some of that fabric up....Hugs, Ila

Rose Ann said...

Wow...this is so elegant and beautiful, Velta!! I am loving your color choices as well!! So lovely!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

This is so pretty! You add such gorgeous details to your cards!

Kerri said...

Absolutely beautiful, Velta! I love the soft colors and the other beautiful details! You are definitely not alone in your passion for paper : )

LisaHale said...

What beautiful keepsakes! This is a gift you took your time on and gave it a piece of your heart and soul. Beautiful.

toners said...

Ummmm...nope - you're not alone with your paper addiction :) My daughter laughs at me because I love to sniff new paper after I buy it!

And this card is STUNNING,Velta! Beautiful details!

Joanne Travis said...

Velta, this is so elegant and beautiful. I love the colors and the way you showcased the image. SO lovely!!

Rosella said...

What a gorgeous card Velta! Love the colors and totally agree with you about the paper. Beautiful!!
Very soft and elegant, but then, you know I am your fan and love EVERYTHING you create!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

ROFL Velta, you are so funny... my dd is an ungrateful little wrench too.. LOL.. I so love reading your posts.. and your card is beyond beautiful...

Thanks for stopping bye my blog, I almost have a few pages to post... I don't think I will ever get done with this album.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I have tried so many time to add your blog to my blog and it just isn't working... I wish you had a "follow this blog" button. I have even tried copying and pasting your blog address.. but you won't show up.. :-(

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this is so beautiful!
Love the soft colours and your detail is so gorgeous!
Fabulous card!
hugs
kim x

Cindy Haffner said...

Velta this is gorgeous, soft and pretty.

Ila said...

Hi Velta...Thanks so much for entering my candy!!...I think I will be watching the Twilight movie tonight...and I may have to read those books too....Thanks!!... Good Luck..Hugs, Ila

Bev said...

Fabulous detail, gorgeous image and delish papers - just perfect! x

Julia Aston said...

This is so pretty Velta! I love how you decorated that fountain!

Stampin' Meg said...

ohhhh so soft subtle and exquisite, Velta!

Leslie Miller said...

The paper is very pretty and delicate. I just love how you added the sparkles. Don't feel alone about how excited you get about paper. I'm the same way. Interesting how we're so attracted to these pretties and feel a need to gather them around us. I, too, collected fabric before I gave myself over to stamping. The only thing I saved from my sewing days is the lace and ribbons, and maybe a few tools.