Monday, December 1, 2008

Northwoods Pinecone

Hi everyone!

First, huge CONGRATS to Dawn (flowergal36) for being yesterday's Featured Stamper on SCS. Not only do I love Dawn's gallery, but she's a sweetheart too. I chose THIS CARD of hers to CASE. I went with the layout, layered ribbon, and incorporated plaid in the DP. I used different stamps, colors, and added a sentiment on the front.

My friend Tosh stamped some of these Northwoods Pinecone images for me. Thanks again, Tosh!! She stamped this one on watercolor paper. I watercolored it with reinkers and then added some Cinnamon Brown Twinkling H20's on the pinecones for a little shimmer. The edges of the main image and sentiment are sponged with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The main panel was faux stitched with my piercing tool, mat pack, and a Chocolate Chip marker....then the whole thing is popped up on Dimensionals. The sentiment was cut out using my Spellbinders Double Ended Tags and it was popped up on a second layer of Dimensionals.

The Northwoods Pinecone stamp and the Spellbinders double Ended Tags are both available at Stamper's Dream.

RECIPE ~
Stamps: main image-Northwoods Holly Pinecone (Stamper's Dream), sentiment-SASI Season's Sweetings (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Watercolor Paper, PTI Chocolate Remix DP
Ink: Perm Black, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Wild Wasabi, Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip marker, Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories: Dark Chocolate Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Red Glimmer Ribbon (Taylored Expressions), Dimensionals, Spellbinders Double Ended Tags (Stamper's Dream), Brown Sparkly Brads (LSS), Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Cinnamon Brown Twinkling H20's
Technique: Watercoloring with Reinkers and a damp watercolor brush
Card Size: 5.25" Square


25 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so pretty...I love that image!!

Rose Ann said...

This is just stunning, Denise...and your coloring is exquisite!!

Alexandra said...

Absolutely gorgeous Denise - WOW!!! Your coloring skills AMAZE me! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Wowsers can you color!!! This is fabulous Denise!! And your sketch does a fantastic job of highlighting your stunning image!! My, oh my!!!
You're sweet to mention lil' ole me too!! Sweet and talented...what a combo!!

America said...

Denise, I love your stamp combo choices, the DP mix and your fab coloring. Its so beautifully done!!! tfs

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Denise. I just love your stamping...It has inspired me many times. This card is beautiful and so are you...
Hugs,
Dawn B.
flowergal36

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Denise, LOVE the pretty design and your coloring is wonderful!

Hugs and have a wonderful week,
Jennifer :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Denise! LOVE those colors! :)

LeAnne said...

Love that image, too!
LeAnne

Michelle said...

What a GORGEOUS card! Your coloring is total perfection! I love the plaid, the inside, and all the special attention to every detail! Beautiful work, my friend!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous image and colouring Denise!!!

silkeledlow said...

Fantastic card - Denise!!! The pinecone stamp is beautiful and you made it look stunning the way you colored it!!!

Jetstudio Designs said...

What a beautiful card!!! I love the colors and the design.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OH wow!! Gorgeous card!! Love your watercoloring!! You need to come over here and teach me how do it!LOL!!! Fantastic case Denise!

Kimberly said...

Oh WOW! that is Gorgeous!! The coloring is fabulous!!!!!!

Carolyn King said...

wowweeee...this is gorgeous girl! Love those pinecones!!!

Gail S. said...

Beautiful card!

lakind said...

Wow! Those pine cones look like they are jumping off the page! They look so real! Beautiful card!

Ryann said...

This is stunning Denise!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is soooo beautiful!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh my gosh, Denise! This card has me drooling all over my keyboard! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Gorgeous water coloring!! Your faux stitching looks so real!
hugs, Jami

Bev said...

Beautiful, Denise! Beautiful!! :)
-Bev

Amy Johnson said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the big pinecone image and the plaid background. Beautiful job!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh, Denise, this card is totally awesome girl! It's soooo beautiful! I'm seriously behind on all my comments and will catch up when I return from Chicago!!{{{hugs}}}